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Take Melreese off the table and establish an assets trust

Take Melreese off the table and establish an assets trust

As Miami decides this week whether to tear up Melreese, its only golf course, it’s long past time to create a trust to protect city treasures from abandonment, decay and…

Railway deal is like stadium: no runs, no hits, lots of errors

Railway deal is like stadium: no runs, no hits, lots of errors

Ten years after the $3 billion Marlins Stadium fiasco, you’d think county commissioners had rethought public-private projects. You’d think they’d leave time to probe long before a vote. You’d think…

Give the scooter a chance to play role in Miami’s mobility

Give the scooter a chance to play role in Miami’s mobility

If governments in 1900 had greeted automobiles like we’re greeting the electric scooter, we’d still be in horse-drawn carriages. Fortunately, the Automobile Age dawned in laissez-faire days without the over-regulation…

Step up tourism marketing efforts rather than killing them

Step up tourism marketing efforts rather than killing them

The legislature is eyeing a “saving” that would cost businesses billions of dollars and thousands of jobs every year. Some lawmakers aim to end spending on Visit Florida, a public-private…

What’s the worst question in government: Where’s mine?

What’s the worst question in government: Where’s mine?

How election candidates view a job is vital: is it to serve the public or themselves? Some winners think they won not just a seat at the table but a…

So you want to run for public office? Here’s a dose of reality

So you want to run for public office? Here’s a dose of reality

Boy, if I got elected I’d change things. I’d pass laws to aid the environment. I’d get affordable housing for all. We’d have transit that would get us around town.…

Reaffirm college’s academic freedom after China pressuring

Reaffirm college’s academic freedom after China pressuring

On the pretext of protecting Miami Dade College from political influence, censorship, the stifling of free speech, and loss of academic freedom, a powerful faction has used political influence to…

College board picks fine temp, needs clear long-term vision

College board picks fine temp, needs clear long-term vision

Interim President Rolando Montoya returns to familiar grounds where he served well. If naming a temporary president of Miami Dade College was far from the best outcome of a contentious…

After side issues, look at the crux of golf course giveaway

After side issues, look at the crux of golf course giveaway

A three-day environmental scare last week nearly powered a below-par bid to plow under the only golf course in Miami city limits. Why did officials negotiating to lease Melreese Golf…

Use wisdom that gave Miami Dade College great leaders

Use wisdom that gave Miami Dade College great leaders

Trustees Chairman Martin Fine led a very successful 1995 presidential transition that expanded gains for Miami Dade College. He’s seen at the Wolfson Campus downtown. Miami Dade was shaken as…

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