Two bad ballot questions would increase density in Miami Beach

Two bad ballot questions would increase density in Miami Beach

Miami Beach commissioners could move Wednesday to put two bad ballot questions — that wold allow developers to have more height and density on their projects — on the November ballot. It’s really unbelievable that this would even be considered. It’s premature at best, giving in to special interest at worst. And it’s not just […]

Miami Beach City Commission considers 4-year mayoral term

Miami Beach City Commission considers 4-year mayoral term

The Miami Beach City Commission on Wednesday will consider putting a referendum question on the November ballot that would extend the mayoral term from two years to four. Ah, power. The resolution would also ask voters to change term limits from three two-year terms to two four-year terms, giving the position — and incumbent Mayor […]

ADLP hits $250K, still leads money race in bid for Miami commission

ADLP hits $250K, still leads money race in bid for Miami commission

Former State Sen. Alex Diaz de la Portilla , now a city of Miami commission candidate, had his second best fund raising month in June, with more than $50,000 in additional contributions. That brings his total to just over a quarter million dollars, according to the latest campaign finance report. This would be The Dean’s fourth […]

Eileen Higgins draws 1st challenge from failed Miami city candidate

Eileen Higgins draws 1st challenge from failed Miami city candidate

Miami-Dade Commissioner Eileen Higgins has drawn her first challenger this week to her re-election next year: Miguel Soliman, a general contractor who ran for Miami City Commission in 2017. Soliman filed documents Monday indicating he opened a campaign account to run for county commissioner in District 5. You may not have noticed Soliman in the Miami […]

Miami incumbents sans opponents raise big bucks for re-election

Miami incumbents sans opponents raise big bucks for re-election

With little more than two months to go before the qualifying deadline, Miami City Commissioners Manolo Reyes and Ken Russell have no real challenge in their respective districts. But each has raised a ton of money. Por si las moscas. Reyes has raised almost a quarter million dollars and Russell has raised more than $350K, […]

Two newbies challenge incumbent Ricky Arriola in Miami Beach

Two newbies challenge incumbent Ricky Arriola in Miami Beach

Miami Beach Commissioner Ricky Arriola finally has not one, but two challengers. After months of flying solo and successfully scaring off one would-be opponent, the only incumbent commissioner seeking re-election has himself a race. Raquel Pacheco, a retired soldier, PTA mom and small business owner, and Jonathan Welsh, a PR and marketing executive at Care […]

New, secret Carlos Gimenez ‘Baylink’ proposal benefits pals

New, secret Carlos Gimenez ‘Baylink’ proposal benefits pals

Elected officials are set to consider a secret deal, months in the making, that gives public land for development and operation of a Baylink monorail to a partnership between a manufacturer in communist China, a gambling giant pushing for a casino in Miami — and two of the mayor’s best friends/lackeys. No, this is not the plot […]

Dade School Board candidates file, two will vie for vacated seat

Dade School Board candidates file, two will vie for vacated seat

We have three new interesting candidates wanting to get on the Miami-Dade School Board. In the District 3 race, we have Dr. Raquel Bild-Libbin challenging 15-year School Board Member Martin Karp. She filed paperwork last month naming political mailer Keith Donner as her treasurer. She is a Miami Beach-based licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of […]

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