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Commissioners are right: stamp out those no-bid contracts

It’s wasteful that one-sixth of all Miami-Dade product and service contracts have no competing bids. Government contracts without competition cost taxpayers more.The trend is for most governments, not just Miami-Dade, to contract more frequently without competition.…

Businesses need confidence, coordination to boost growth

Businesses need confidence, coordination to boost growth

“Are we in a recession?” A prominent banker asked me that question last week. It got my attention, because it hadn’t been on my radar. The reply is that locally…

Facing the challenge of 58% of all households on the brink

Facing the challenge of 58% of all households on the brink

A sobering view of Miami-Dade’s economy from the bottom half looking up has realistic implications far from the cranes that are building a seemingly separate world that recognizes only the…

Miami’s rules on hiring legal help need help of their own

Miami’s rules on hiring legal help need help of their own

Miami’s rejection of a top law firm to help in one of the city’s biggest waterfront deals ever doesn’t bode well for taxpayers, who in years past watched the city…

Speak up to county charter review or wait five more years

Speak up to county charter review or wait five more years

If you read only the daily newspaper and haven’t seen Miami Today’s reports, we’re going to tell you a well-kept secret: within two weeks a 15-member team should be named…

Too much time in permitting is too little money for Miami

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…

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.…

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