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In madcap development boom, a little less Christmas spirit

US consumer confidence charged to a post-recession high this month. In Miami, we didn’t need the uptick report in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal – we could see the confidence written all over projects ready and willing…

Convention center plans appeal, but nagging doubts costly

Convention center plans appeal, but nagging doubts costly

Our two-track route to better convention facilities won’t make us a top-tier meeting site. We can live with that, but not with doubts about just when better space with linking…

The lessons of Airport City have little to do with Airport City

The lessons of Airport City have little to do with Airport City

Talks can go on to build Airport City on 7½ acres at Miami International Airport instead of 33½ as planned. But it’ll be hard to find anyone who feels good…

When we pay government peanuts, that’s the quality we get

When we pay government peanuts, that’s the quality we get

Miami-Dade keeps cheating itself: We spend too many millions ineffectively in county hall rather than paying thousands to spend less. We don’t like what county commissioners do, so we pay…

Heed county’s sham request: broaden open government

Heed county’s sham request: broaden open government

A call to open more state lawmaking to view won near-unanimous Miami-Dade commission approval last week. It was so on target that you’d wish they meant it. Unfortunately, it was…

Billy, stop watching TV and go battle for global supremacy

Billy, stop watching TV and go battle for global supremacy

You wouldn’t play in the National Football League using the local Pee Wee League champs. You wouldn’t ask the high school aviation club to pilot the American Airlines fleet. You…

News flash to voters: repaying county bonds costs money

News flash to voters: repaying county bonds costs money

Commissioners have allowed voters to know that general obligation bonds are repaid from property taxes. In Miami-Dade, that simple truth is a step in candor. It is not the great…

Government flip-flops on bids burn businesses, taxpayers

Government flip-flops on bids burn businesses, taxpayers

Irresponsible bid handling by Miami-Dade governments is costing businesses and taxpayers hundreds of millions. Bidders incur high costs. Every time government changes its mind and starts over, bid expenses become…

Mr. Manners’ five solutions to the Miami RSVP dilemma

Mr. Manners’ five solutions to the Miami RSVP dilemma

Our Etiquette Department has received many requests (all from one person) to explain the mysterious term “RSVP.” Our serial requester makes that plea every time we go to one of…

Malaysian giant stakes casino gambit on illegal foreign labor

Malaysian giant stakes casino gambit on illegal foreign labor

If you harbor even a sliver of doubt about how promises Genting made in seeking a Miami mega-casino would play out, its pleas in federal court last week tell you…

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