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County’s moves to bar out-of-town bids harming taxpayers

When Miami-Dade buys goods and services, it has already stacked the deck against out-of-town vendors. Now the push is on to eliminate any outsiders at all.The result will be continually rising purchase costs to taxpayers and…

Bid for new Amazon headquarters a winner even if we lose

Bid for new Amazon headquarters a winner even if we lose

Tri-county economic development chiefs, adhering to Amazon’s rule of just one bid from any region, are wise in jointly pitching the expanding giant on a headquarters site. Multiple bids would…

New federal survey offers vital clues to good transit policy

New federal survey offers vital clues to good transit policy

A bonanza of new data about Miami-Dade residents can be a goldmine for policymakers who use reality rather than assumptions to plan the future. Whether it’s trying to speed commutes,…

With intelligent community activists, the Singularity is near

With intelligent community activists, the Singularity is near

Twelve years ago Ray Kurzweil wrote his seminal book “The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology.” This book electrified Silicon Valley, thus the United States and the World. The…

Rules for public-private deals are OK, but pick proper rules

Rules for public-private deals are OK, but pick proper rules

To expedite public-private partnerships and unsolicited proposals for deals with Miami-Dade, commissioners are being asked today (9/7) to toss out every word of county code on the topic and add…

Jeter could turn the ultimate double play for youth academy

Jeter could turn the ultimate double play for youth academy

Pray that future Marlins owners were watching when New York Mets rookie Dominic Smith homered against Miami on Aug. 19. It could be pivotal not just to baseball but to…

Big wheels in DC, Tallahassee can learn from skate park

Big wheels in DC, Tallahassee can learn from skate park

Memo to Washington and Tallahassee on how to get things moving in these days of partisanship, division and government gridlock: just skate over to Northeast Miami-Dade – literally. A federal…

Six pivotal decisions vital before restoring marine stadium

Six pivotal decisions vital before restoring marine stadium

An architect has listed more than 50 uses for a restored Miami Marine Stadium, which is heartening, but before the city tries to actually restore the stadium it has six…

How to close the continental divide in county’s transit plans

How to close the continental divide in county’s transit plans

The chairman of the Miami-Dade County Commission says his bold, far-ranging plan for six new mass transit corridors is not really at odds with the mayor’s aim to focus for…

Why does our approved affordable housing take so long?

Why does our approved affordable housing take so long?

A report issued quietly Friday should startle anyone who cares about Miami-Dade’s future. In that report, Mayor Carlos Giménez details affordable housing completions and lists projects stuck in the pipeline…

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