photo by Tim ElfrinkJohnny Martinez takes the podium at City Hall.Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado tried to sound a reassuring note this morning while introducing Miami's third city manager in six months. The hiring of Johnny Martinez, previously assistant city manager, should reassure investors that M ... More >>
After six months of doing exactly nothing about a police department in disarray and a looming $40 million budget gap, Miami City Manager Tony Crapp Jr. is packing up his office this afternoon and bailing for a cushy private-sector job in Broward County.Gee, thanks for all the hard work, Tony. Any ... More >>
Is Miguel Exposito thumbing his nose at the mayor?Miami police arrested eight business owners and confiscated 32 gaming machines this afternoon in an operation that seems certain to escalate the ugly feud between Chief Miguel Exposito and Mayor Tomas Regalado.In January, the embattled chief accus ... More >>
We've been exiled from our own capitol! At least that's what a purported email from Miami City Manager Carlos Migoya indicates. If the memo is real, Migoya isn't too keen on city employees reading up on all the shenanigans he, his subordinates and his bosses are up to via Banana Republican and s ... More >>
Forbidden, fruit.Bumped out of the spotlight, local icon King Mango and hip hop superstar Will.I.Am have resorted to shamelessly donning blackface in order to resurrect their flagging careers.Critics say the move has set African-Americans and mangos back "1,000 years." "Will.i.am. wearing blackfa ... More >>
photo by Tim Elfrink This cop wants you to know his biblical thoughts on Tomas Regalado.They packed City Hall by the dozens this afternoon -- the firefighters in bright yellow, the police in dark blue, the general service workers in civvies. They beat the floor, pounded the windows and wh ... More >>
Speaking to a jam-packed room of reporters, cops, and politicians yesterday, Mayor Tomas Regalado trumpeted eight corruption arrests as proof of his commitment to cleaning up city government. "For the first time ever in the City of Miami, we have an anti corruption department," Regalado crow ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court Newscomstand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Up this week: Miami is in trouble again. The town's top bureaucrat -- City Manager Pete Hernandez -- has resigned and the U. ... More >>
via City of Miami Former City Manager Pete Herandez handed in his resignation on Friday. Bank exec Carlos Migoya will be announced as his replacement this afternoon.Mayor Tomas Regalado will name Carlos Migoya, a former Wachovia Bank president and Autonation executive, as interim city mana ... More >>
Sources tell CBS4 that businessman Carlos Migoya will be named Miami's new city manager. [CBS4]11 wild horses in Hialeah were captured this weekend. [CBS4]Kim Rothstein was still collecting rent on houses that had been forfeited to the government. [NBCMiami]SportsDolphins cornerb ... More >>
It's nice to have wealthy and influential friends, especially when you need loads of campaign cash
So you weren't among those lucky few who dined with the king and queen? Consider it a compliment.
Miami city manager Cesar Odio loves to hand out taxpayer money to his friends. It's not under the table, but it is under the radar.
Tropical paradise or violent hellhole? If you ask the wizards selected to design the city's publicity campaign, the answer is as clear as a bright summer day.