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Debate public-private deals before they’re set in concrete

Governments are signing more public-private partnerships, a healthy trend – that is, if deals serve a public interest and don’t crowd out pressing needs. Last week we wrote about two such deals: Swire shut down the Eighth…

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…

Isolationist bid preference plan a lose-lose county handicap

In a county whose income rests on national and global ties, we act like economic isolationists by erecting contract preference barriers. On the one hand we labor to lure hubs…

City Manager Needs To Weigh In On Convention Center Battle

City Manager Needs To Weigh In On Convention Center Battle

We've needed a modern convention center for so long that we'd like to overlook the process we're suffering to get one, as though the vital end justified the very ugly…

Commissioners Take Practical Approach To Sea Level Change

Commissioners Take Practical Approach To Sea Level Change

Miami-Dade commissioners last week took an environmentally and politically wise course in establishing a Sea Level Rise Task Force of six experts to determine potential impact of sea level change…

Stephen Ross Welcome To The Independence Day Festivities

Political action is the American way. It's part of what democracy is all about.…

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