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There is a way around the bridge that divides our city

A 1942 tune begins “It seems to me I’ve heard that song before.” The lyrics could refer to a bid by Miami’s Downtown Development Authority to keep the Brickell Avenue Bridge from opening for ships at…

New Beacon Council CEO faces challenges on many fronts

New Beacon Council CEO faces challenges on many fronts

A warm welcome – and free advice – for Larry Williams, new this week as CEO of Miami-Dade’s economic development organization, the Beacon Council. Fresh from Atlanta as the fourth…

After Affordable Care Act reprieve, who benefits in long run?

By Nancy Borkowski and Jerry Haar   The ever-changing implementation schedule for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has gotten more complicated. In July, the Obama administration announced that employers with…

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…

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