Local politics http://wlrn.org en Miami-Dade County Approves Deal To Subsidize Stadium Renovations http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-county-approves-deal-subsidize-stadium-renovations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Miami Dolphins can earn millions in tourism tax dollars each year for luring high-profile sports and entertainment events to Sun Life Stadium, according to a deal approved by the Miami-Dade County Commission Tuesday.</span></p><p>As part of the deal, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has agreed to spend $350 million to upgrade the Miami Gardens stadium.</p><p>The commission voted 7-4 in favor of the deal.</p><p>The Dolphins would get a share of the 3 percent tax charged for local hotel stays.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:19:20 +0000 John O'Connor 34087 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade County Approves Deal To Subsidize Stadium Renovations Doral Council Fires City Manager Joe Carrollo http://wlrn.org/post/doral-council-fires-city-manager-joe-carrollo <p>As television cameras, heckling residents and bickering council members packed Doral City Hall on Monday, Joe Carollo sat quietly on the dais in the city manager’s seat.</p><p>On Friday, he had predicted he would lose his job.</p><p>Thirty minutes later, his prediction came true.</p><p>Council members voted 3-2 to fire the outspoken manager, during a meeting that erupted at times into shouting, name-calling, spontaneous boos and applause. Carollo had been on the job for 15 months.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 03:07:11 +0000 Joey Flechas 31514 at http://wlrn.org Doral Council Fires City Manager Joe Carrollo Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado May Have Mixed Up His Numbers http://wlrn.org/post/miami-mayor-tom-s-regalado-may-have-mixed-his-numbers <p>In our <strong><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/miami-mayor-tom-s-regalado-responds-your-ideas" target="_blank">If I Were Mayor interview with Miami Mayor Tomá<span style="line-height: 1.5;">s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Regalado</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, we asked him a few questions about the state of homelessness in the area. </span></p> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 20:48:31 +0000 Wilson Sayre 28253 at http://wlrn.org Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado May Have Mixed Up His Numbers Local Officials Can Make Or Break The Election Day Experience, New Report Finds http://wlrn.org/post/local-officials-can-make-or-break-election-day-experience-new-report-finds <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We Floridians might as well have been voting on different planets during the November, 2012, election.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some of us waited in line for eight or nine hours. Some were in and out of the polling place in eight minutes.</span></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 20:55:39 +0000 Rick Stone 24919 at http://wlrn.org Local Officials Can Make Or Break The Election Day Experience, New Report Finds NEW TIMES: Should Miami Beach Institute Informal Ethnic Quotas? http://wlrn.org/post/new-times-should-miami-beach-institute-informal-ethnic-quotas <div>After last month's election, Miami Beach was left without having a Latino on the city commission. This got the city, which is 53 percent Hispanic, talking.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>In an editorial, the Miami Herald called on newly elected mayor Phillip Levine to institute what sounds like an ethnic quota when it comes to making appointments. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:58:44 +0000 Marva Hinton 24644 at http://wlrn.org NEW TIMES: Should Miami Beach Institute Informal Ethnic Quotas? Miami-Dade County Runoff Election Results http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-county-runoff-election-results <p>The seats for Miami's District 5 commission and Miami Beach's commissioners were filled in a runoff election Tuesday, Nov. 19. Look below for the results.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 18:08:29 +0000 Maria Murriel 23982 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade County Runoff Election Results Miami-Dade County Election Highlights http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-county-election-highlights <p>Below, we've compiled a list of notable results in Tuesday's Miami-Dade County elections, including the chosen mayors for Homestead, Hialeah, Miami and Miami Beach.</p><p><em><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/do-south-florida-mayors-do-anything" target="_blank">RELATED: Do South Florida Mayors Do Anything?</a></em></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:36:24 +0000 Maria Murriel 23261 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade County Election Highlights