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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 the president of the famed public college…

College trustees shouldn’t cheat on their biggest test ever

College trustees shouldn’t cheat on their biggest test ever

Opinion leaders fearful for the future of Miami Dade College have just two weeks to weigh in with college trustees and the governor who appointed them to avert a train…

How can 2+2 add up to rapid travel in fewer US 1 lanes?

How can 2+2 add up to rapid travel in fewer US 1 lanes?

Can you believe it? As this county struggles to unclog roads, downtown Miami is working to actually cut the capacity of its major thoroughfare, US 1. The idea is to…

Let new cities and a big-picture county hall flourish together

Let new cities and a big-picture county hall flourish together

Miami-Dade commissioners stepped backward last week when they refused to let a large southern chunk of the county vote whether to form a city. The obvious misstep was blocking a…

High-flying golf course development hits county turbulence

High-flying golf course development hits county turbulence

A full year after a high-power group sought the City of Miami’s only golf course beside Miami International Airport for a vast office, retail and hotel complex including a soccer…

Miami protects Olympia, but county stumbles over monorail

Miami protects Olympia, but county stumbles over monorail

Unsolicited proposals that weren’t ready for prime time got polar opposite government response last week. Miami city commissioners wisely bypassed a glittering offer, but the county couldn’t resist lures dangled…

With taxes rising elsewhere, downtown can add to its gains

With taxes rising elsewhere, downtown can add to its gains

Give credit where it’s due to Miami’s Downtown Development Authority for consistent, successful focus on enticing niche financial operations to Miami, adding high-income jobs, ultra-high-income residents, and large-scale economic clout.…

Take three vital steps to ensure safety of Metrorail riders

Take three vital steps to ensure safety of Metrorail riders

A shocking independent report that Miami Today detailed last week points toward worse, less safe rides on Miami-Dade’s Metrorail in the next few years even while 136 new cars from…

How new transit zone could reshape the core of downtown

How new transit zone could reshape the core of downtown

We’ve been handed a great opportunity to remake the county’s center of government operations along Flagler Street downtown. It’s one of those can’t-miss chances – if it’s properly thought out.…

Rule in dealing with government: ‘Don’t be afraid to say it’

Rule in dealing with government: ‘Don’t be afraid to say it’

Meetings that began at 8:30 a.m. Thursday were winding down about 5 o’clock when, near the end of a panel discussion of mayors, Juan Carlos Bermudez gave those among nearly…

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