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Bayfront home values fall, inland values rise: a sea change?

The latest report on Miami-Dade property values points to a sea change in the relative evaluations we place on dwelling places. Look at data on taxable property values that Property Appraiser Pedro Garcia issued July 1. While…

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…

Miami should ensure a happy ending for Olympia Theater

Miami should ensure a happy ending for Olympia Theater

One of Miami’s best dramas is a play for control now hidden behind the curtain of the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami.…

Flesh out new entrepreneurship study before we live by it

Flesh out new entrepreneurship study before we live by it

An entrepreneurship study calls for Miami to shift focus from aiding a flood of business startups to instead helping to expand those in six key industries that already total 50…

There’s no Best of Miami honor for hampering economy

There’s no Best of Miami honor for hampering economy

There’s no Best of Miami honor for obstructing economy The Best of Miami edition you’re reading stems from our tradition of highlighting people and organizations that are making a difference…

Leave foreign policy to Washington, protect Miami’s assets

Leave foreign policy to Washington, protect Miami’s assets

Miami doesn’t need a foreign policy. Our federal government alone is allowed to set policy for dealings abroad. Yet city commissioners are talking of establishing their own. The multi-layer question…

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