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Why parochialism trumps everything in local governments

When our commissioners battle parochially, it’s not good guys vs. bad guys. Because each wins office via geographic voting, they face a dysfunctional dilemma about how to serve the public. Assuming that they’re trying to do their…

Miamis Best And Brightest Shown A Shining Economic Future

Economic engines purred in harmony Saturday, an antidote to any post-holiday depression, as 100-some future leaders heard our economy's workhorses paint a glittering word panorama of Miami's future.…

Bet That Final Chip On A Smart New Deal For County Taxpayers

Miami-Dade commissioners are down to their last chip in the high-stakes power game of County Hall shuffle.…

Strong Mayors Job An Impossible Highwire Act With No Net

Strong mayor. The term appeals to Miami-Dade voters sickened by our three-ring clown circus of silliness, shortsightedness and scandals.…

False Cure For Countys Ills Could Turn Out To Be A Poison Pill

Anyone with even casual interest in county government's vast impact on the way we live, work and do business knows we need a shot in the arm. Miami-Dade County is…

Dont Tie Charter Review To County Commissions Leash

County commissioners are about to fumble away their last chance to do right by residents and simultaneously defeat next month's strong mayor referendum.…

Federal Aid Turned Off Because County Didnt Know Ndash As Usual

Because county commissioners kept diverting funds to banned uses and no county workers cried foul, hundreds of neighborhood programs will go hungry in 2007.…

Time Digs Up News On Miami Mdash Totally True Totally Misleading

Miami took a bashing last week in a Time article, "There's trouble — lots of it — in paradise," a report both perfectly true and perfectly misleading.…

Give Thanks The Leaders We Prayed For Have Appeared

I've spent a fair amount of time over the years lamenting the paucity of leaders in our community. Where, I've asked, is the leadership that can guide this county into…

Whose Failure Is Flippings Flop Dont Blame Messenger

A broker in our pages last week blamed the media for the residential real estate slide. And a developer wrote to us that press warnings of a condo bust had…

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