On to Bicentennial Park and the Port of Miami. All the people this writer has spoken with feel that our commissioners should not sell or lease what little park property we have left. Most particularly not waterfront property. The city's Waterfront Advisory Board voted for and sent a letter to commissioners recommending against a baseball stadium in Bicentennial Park.
On Watson Island the cry to put cruise ships across Government Cut from the Port of Miami raises a serious question: Why does the port store empty cargo containers in an area that would hold three ships, and then want to spend taxpayer money to rent land on Watson Island?
This city is the fourth poorest in the nation because deals made with developers left it with the dirty end of the stick -- not because we have too many parks. It's probably time for the city attorney to look at all city leases to see where they could be improved to benefit the city for a change. Will this upset the chamber of commerce? You don't know how sad that makes me.
John A. Brennan MiamiEditor's note:John Brennan is chairman of the city's Waterfront Advisory Board.