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UM’s trustees must lead so that a new president does too

University of Miami trustees have a golden opportunity as they replace their retiring president to sharpen the vision of the university’s mission and future and select the person most likely to get them there. Just picking a…

Fire up convention center negotiations fast and play straight

Fire up convention center negotiations fast and play straight

“I think it’s just a bump in the road,” Commissioner Jerry Libbin said after an appeals court last week threw out a vote on a Miami Beach Convention Center rebirth.…

Best-seller to officials: ‘How to Kick a Can Down the Road’

Best-seller to officials: ‘How to Kick a Can Down the Road’

Congratulations, Miami-Dade, your county hall has preserved our library system via its tried-and-true fiscal policy: kick the can down the road. If we can’t pay now, let someone else pay…

County can score vital gain as commissioners reverse field

County can score vital gain as commissioners reverse field

In tackling a single unremarkable item, Miami-Dade commissioners last week faced up to lingering challenges that could reinvent county government. Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa promised them broad scope soon at a…

To raise playhouse curtain anew, solve backstage problems

To raise playhouse curtain anew, solve backstage problems

Most people who give it thought agree it would be very nice – good for everyone – to save the crumbling and vacant Coconut Grove Playhouse. Headlines indicate that restoration…

How independent an appraiser? Probably less than he wants

How independent an appraiser? Probably less than he wants

Energetic Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera has done a lot since he started in January. He rebuilt offices to be friendlier, issued assessed values three months earlier, created an informal assessment…

More, better taxi service would benefit visitors, residents

More, better taxi service would benefit visitors, residents

A vital concern for Miami-Dade’s economy is whether fixes to taxi service can defeat industry pushback. It’s a stretch to call it “service.” Taxis answer calls sporadically. Many are old…

The hooking of cheap crooks and the ones who swim away

The hooking of cheap crooks and the ones who swim away

Don’t you feel worse about the arrests of two Miami-Dade mayors because the scam was so cheap? Couldn’t FBI undercover agents have trolled bigger bait? After all, they hooked two…

Las Vegas model becomes even worse gamble for Miami

As we await a casino-ready resort to replace the vacant Miami Herald building on Biscayne Bay, a timely New York Times report should make even casino backers cringe. The Herald…

Our governments add costly corollaries to Parkinson’s Law

C. Northcote Parkinson would feel quite at home in Miami. That’s unfortunate. In the long run it’s very costly. Cyril Northcote Parkinson was a British naval historian who wrote 60…

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