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More money, less scrutiny in Miami Dade water projects

More money, less scrutiny in Miami Dade water projects

If there is anything we should have learned from the discovery last year that the mayor’s best friend was making $200 an hour as a subcontractor on a Miami-Dade Water…

Fundraising slow for Joe Carollo, Zoraida Barreiro

Fundraising slow for Joe Carollo, Zoraida Barreiro

Both Zoraida Barreiro and Joe Carollo filed their first campaign finance report in their race for the same city of Miami commission seat and they must be a tad disappointed.  Sure,…

Esteban Bovo to FDOT: ‘Open up NW 170th Street bridge’

Esteban Bovo to FDOT: ‘Open up NW 170th Street bridge’

Miami-Dade Commissoner Esteban Bovo wants the Florida Department of Transportation to open up the Northwest 170th Street bridge over I-75 so that people who live on the west side in…

The Cortadito Calendar for President’s Day week

The Cortadito Calendar for President’s Day week

February is the short month. And it is almost over already. Key word: Almost. Because first, there are a few more poltical events for the Cortadito Calendar: A town hall…

Jeannett Slesnick winning Gables mayoral money race

Jeannett Slesnick winning Gables mayoral money race

In the race for Coral Gables mayor, Commissioner Jeannett Slesnick is outraising her sole declared oppponent, former Mayor Raul Valdes-Fauli, almost two to one. According to the latest campaign finance…

Miami-Dade commissioners ignore public, facts on detainers

Miami-Dade commissioners ignore public, facts on detainers

The saddest part about Friday’s Miami-Dade Commission meeting wasn’t that commissioners ignored the fearful cries and pleas of more than 100 people who urged them to reject Mayor Carlos Gimenez‘s…

Miami voters: Watch your ABs; Al Lorenzo is back at work

Miami voters: Watch your ABs; Al Lorenzo is back at work

Miami seems to be a forgiving town, politically speaking. Miami-Dade Commissioner Xaver Suarez is a respected leader and viable contender for the county mayor’s post in 2020 despite having been…

Miami-Dade Muslims fear impact of Trump’s Muslim ban

Miami-Dade Muslims fear impact of Trump’s Muslim ban

So far, only President Donald’s Trump executive orders on Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests have sparked protests and discussions about the impacts in Miami-Dade, where Mayor Carlos Gimenez ordered…

Coral Gables explores more development along U.S. 1

Coral Gables explores more development along U.S. 1

Looks like developers saw the Coral Gables Commission pass the controversial Paseo de la Riviera development and started salivating at the mouth. Because now, Coral Gables city officials are working with…

Valentine’s Day week is big for Coral Gables, immigrants

Valentine’s Day week is big for Coral Gables, immigrants

Love is in the air. But just because it’s Valentine’s Day this week doesn’t mean we’ve taken a break from our love/hate relationship with local politics, right? This week is…

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