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Miami needs to patch up its commission mess on live TV

When Miamians elected five commissioners, we presumed they aimed to do their best for the city. We still believe that. But they’re making it mighty hard for us to see that motivation.  At their meeting last week…

In Melreese talks, safeguard public interest, not dollar sign

In Melreese talks, safeguard public interest, not dollar sign

As Miami awaits terms due in May to lease Melreese Golf Course for mega-complex Miami Freedom Park, officials should use the precious months to probe why they’re caught up in…

It’s intellectual flu season: legislature again targets beliefs

It’s intellectual flu season: legislature again targets beliefs

The legislature is again being asked to order a probe into the minds of every faculty member and student in every public Florida university. We test learning regularly, but this…

Among our bucketful of mobility ideas, let’s let some get out

Among our bucketful of mobility ideas, let’s let some get out

You know the crabs-in-a-bucket story? One crab trapped in a bucket can easily climb out, but with a bucket full of crabs those that lag behind will pull the leader…

County commissioners are right: contracts aren’t their duty

County commissioners are right: contracts aren’t their duty

A tough but correct call by Miami-Dade commissioners will save tens of millions of dollars while vastly accelerating upgrade of the county’s top economic engine, Miami International Airport. Saving money…

Cliffhanger at the Gusman meets new and frightening peril

Cliffhanger at the Gusman meets new and frightening peril

A headline in Miami Today last week unveiled a lawsuit by three survivors of the Gusman/Olympia’s donor to take back the downtown landmark 44 years after he made it his…

New cities here are inevitable, so prepare for them now

New cities here are inevitable, so prepare for them now

Miami-Dade lawmakers were on target two weeks ago when they aimed a study at the impact of new cities, but they woefully undershot the bull’s-eye. Instead of the planned study…

Cutting visitor industry funding failed, so try spending more

Cutting visitor industry funding failed, so try spending more

There are times we wish our own forecasts were wrong. This is definitely one of those times. Last month Miami Today editorialized against the state’s current cut in spending to…

If Melreese lease goes ahead, more voices must be heard

If Melreese lease goes ahead, more voices must be heard

Miami commissioners wisely delayed a vote last week to lease the city’s golf course for a century to a massive shopping-office-hotel complex with a soccer stadium until they get all…

Ferry service might soon help relieve traffic on causeway

Ferry service might soon help relieve traffic on causeway

Ferries plying Biscayne Bay between Miami and Miami Beach could soon relieve road congestion at little to no tax cost while becoming tourist amenities. Despite the image of cute toys…

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