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County pilots Airport City toward high-cost crash landing

Airport City began as a model to help fund a $6.2 billion Miami International Airport expansion. Today it’s the poster boy for failed contracts that raise costs in other bidding countywide. Miami-Dade’s Aviation Department has decided use…

Will Killer Bs Sting Miamis Housing Boom Experts Waffle

Will Miami's housing market keep booming or bust? Expert panelists last week agreed that it will.…

Misspending Of Slush Funds Aids Mayor In Power Struggle

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez got a big boost in his bid to seize key county commission powers with the report last week that a commissioner had spent public money for…

Hialeahs Trojan Horse For Slots Races Through Legislature

Gambling interests hyped last month's vote to permit slot machines at Broward and Miami-Dade parimutuel sites by arguing that without slots, the area's racetracks, dog tracks and jai-alai frontons would…

Extended Term Limits Would Upgrade Floridas Legislature

When I became a Florida editor in 1974 and asked reporters to consult experts on environment, education or state funding, those experts often were legislators.…

Pay The Commission Move Contracts But Nix Strong Mayor

"There are no good guys in this one," a former elected official said last week of plans of Mayor Carlos Alvarez to gut the powers of the manager and make…

Heralds Backing Of Marlins Stadium Based On Pure Myth

As sure as Miami's summer brings humidity, a baseball stadium deal brings accolades from the Miami Herald. After all, that paper pushed for American Airlines Arena and the Performing Arts…

Reflections In Excellence Nonprofits Build A Better Miami

Five community leaders sat down to lunch at the Conrad Miami last week with a tasty assignment: They would sift and weigh the applications of 34 non-profit organizations to choose…

Government And Public Venues A Paradox Waiting To Strike

Paradoxes abound when government builds venues for events. Those paradoxes often wind up hitting us right in the pocketbook.…

Loose Ends Need Careful Tying In Lopsided Ballpark Deal

A planned county-owned ballpark at which the Florida Marlins would pay rent sounds like a business deal - bad business, but business.…

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