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Too much time in permitting is too little money for Miami

We used to learn by the grapevine that getting a building permit was slower in one city than another. For example, we always heard that Coral Gables could take seemingly forever to get a small project…

Let legislators know that we need our development agency

Let legislators know that we need our development agency

A battle between our Republican governor and his own party’s delegation in Florida’s House is likely to wreak unconscionable havoc in the economy by narrowing the stream of investment into…

To back transit system’s expansion, halt ridership outflow

To back transit system’s expansion, halt ridership outflow

While officials pin hopes for improving Miami-Dade County mobility on six future SMART transit legs, few are working to reverse a dangerous trend: residents are fleeing the mass transit we…

County’s mayor opens the door to a gold rush downtown

County’s mayor opens the door to a gold rush downtown

A new 40-page memo from county Mayor Carlos Gimenez opens the doors to a development gold rush in downtown Miami. It suggests the county could package nine of its sites…

Dull task may determine how well county meets our needs

Dull task may determine how well county meets our needs

How well Miami-Dade County Hall meets needs of business and residents will soon rest on a task that few know about and even fewer care about: a charter review. Stop.…

Don’t cut state spending that turns a big profit and adds jobs

Don’t cut state spending that turns a big profit and adds jobs

A hammer blow to tourism and jobs last week won’t prove fatal but should stun us all, because it could cost Florida’s economy billions. That 10 legislators could vote to…

Speaker looks to throw out state’s baby with the bath water

Speaker looks to throw out state’s baby with the bath water

A war on economic development led by the speaker of Florida’s House could leave the state’s economy in shambles by reducing new high-paying jobs to employ our fast-growing workforce. Speaker…

More tilting of county’s contract rules is too costly to public

More tilting of county’s contract rules is too costly to public

Miami-Dade commissioners are trying to raise the cost of county purchases and lower their quality. They’re doing it by rejecting bids from out-of-town companies so that local firms must win.…

Convert interest in running marine stadium into formal bids

Convert interest in running marine stadium into formal bids

Interest by four big-name operators in running a restored Miami Marine Stadium is exciting. But it’s a long road from inquiries to actually running the site. Before the city requests…

The many sides of Miami through the lens of Maxine Usdan

The many sides of Miami through the lens of Maxine Usdan

Maxine Usdan, a University of Miami graduate and news photographer whose work appeared from Miami Today’s first issue on June 3, 1983, to this month, died last week after a…

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