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Candidates with specific aims deserve funding, not aginners

At the end of a bitter election season, do you know in detail what any of the candidates you supported actually aimed to accomplish in office, or how? If you do, you’re far ahead of me. I…

Boring tunnels may be only total solution at Brickell Bridge

Boring tunnels may be only total solution at Brickell Bridge

Frictions are ripping scabs off the sores of a downtown divided by a river that takes ever-longer to cross. The longer it takes, the worse the frictions as agencies grapple…

It’s decades past time to get transit lines rolling – move now

It’s decades past time to get transit lines rolling – move now

Miami Beach sent the state a plan to join with Miami and run light rail from 63rd Street on the Beach south and then across the bay to downtown Miami.…

Add a Metromover fare, bond the money and build transit

Add a Metromover fare, bond the money and build transit

Miami-Dade made a huge mistake in 2002 when, to entice voters to support a tax for new rail lines, it made Metromover free. Ending fares shut off a small flow…

Real readers still need real news, not flash, fluff and blood

Real readers still need real news, not flash, fluff and blood

Miami Today this week concludes 35 eventful years of providing vital news that you seldom, if ever, find elsewhere. Back in 1983 we competed with three county-wide newspapers with a…

Which commissioner will adopt lesson of Economics 101?

Which commissioner will adopt lesson of Economics 101?

Although Miami-Dade commissioners proclaim they want to grow the economy to benefit all, they persist in local preference purchasing that helps a few businesses but actually costs taxpayers more and…

Bright green in the visitor industry merits closer attention

Bright green in the visitor industry merits closer attention

Miami-Dade’s visitor industry has every reason to smile as it looks ahead. Every visitor figure is a bright green – green as in growing revenues. Last year overnight visitors spent…

Vision of mayor, skills of city manager two different roles

Vision of mayor, skills of city manager two different roles

News item: Mayor Francis Suarez wants voters to dump Miami’s professional manager-commission system in November and let him run the city as strong mayor because “a strong mayor is, by…

Bus outsourcing so successful that county should try more

Bus outsourcing so successful that county should try more

Talk about terrible timing: just as the county transit union was asking voters last week to oppose transit outsourcing, the county’s first bus outsourcing wave was reporting better performance while…

Taxes are in too short supply to support random projects

Taxes are in too short supply to support random projects

Critics asking whether governments return enough bang for our tax bucks might add a second question: are we getting the right kind of bang? Take Community Redevelopment Agencies, which under…

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