Dennis Moss

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    February 27, 2014
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    February 25, 2014

    Dear Javier Souto: Cubans No Longer Wield Power In Miami-Dade

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke responds to a county commissioner's claim that Cubans made Miami. Miami-Dade Commissioner Javier Souto tried to persuade his col ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    Incumbent County Commissioners Demolish Norman Braman's Slate UPDATED

    Norman Braman was no match for the forces backing Miami-Dade County commissioners Bruno Barreiro, Audrey Edmonson, Barbara Jordan, and Dennis Moss. The billionaire car dealership mogul's slate of Luis Garcia, Alison Austin, Shirley Gibson and Alice Pena produced an epic fail. All four candidates, wh ... More >>

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    August 14, 2012

    Miami-Dade Election Results Liveblog: Pit Bulls, Primaries, and County Hall

    Miami-Dade voters went to the polls today to vote on a long ballot filled with primary battles for both federal and state level legislative races, and the first (and in some cases, possibly final) rounds of the county mayor race, and several county commission seats. Longtime Miami-Dade State Attorne ... More >>

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    August 13, 2012

    Your Guide To The Mysterious Political Committees Raising Big Bucks For Miami Candidates

    Read "Carlos Gimenez Collects Half-A-Million Bucks In First Round of Fundraising" and "Carlos Gimenez Has Raised Nearly Twice As Much As Challenger Joe Martinez."With one day left before the primary, we're going to miss the proliferation of groups with cryptic, yet patriotic, monikers spreading misi ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012
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    July 26, 2012
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    July 26, 2012
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    July 24, 2012

    Joe Martinez For Miami-Dade Mayor!

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke makes his picks for Miami-Dade mayor and the county's black county commission seats.With the August 14 primary election approachi ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012

    Miami Marlins, Miami Dolphins Give Big To Political Committees

    Life on the field has not gone well for Miami's football and baseball franchises. The Marlins sucked ass during the first half of the season playing inside the team's sparkling new ball park, which was financed with half-a-billion dollars in taxpayer funds. Meanwhile, the Dolphins organization has b ... More >>

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    February 7, 2012

    Miami-Dade Nixes $3 Million Grant To Tax Evader After New Times Report

    A recent New Times article helped convince Miami-Dade commissioners Tuesday to rescind a $3 million grant they had awarded to the family of shopping center developer Yoram Izhak.At the commission's regular meeting, Commissioner Dennis Moss requested his colleagues reconsider a vote to help pay for t ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011
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    November 3, 2011

    Dummies Guide To Trashing Taxpayers: South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center

    ​Next week, New Times is publishing a guide to the eight of the worst public works projects in Miami-Dade, where bureaucrats and elected officials take pride in wasting millions in taxpayer dollars on crap residents have little-to-no use for.As we reveal each one of these boondoggles on Ripti ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Black-Owned Businesses Getting Screwed in County Contracting

    ​Though 15 percent of businesses in Miami-Dade County are owned by African Americans, only $260 million -- 2 percent -- of the county's $13 billion contracts were awarded to black-owned businesses between 2006 and 2010, according to a press release from County Commissioner Barbara Jordan."There is ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    The Music Making Industry Is Harder Than County Politics

    Alex IzaguirreUncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. In this special edition, Luke -- who is a candidate for Miami-Dade mayor -- explains how running a music record business is to ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011
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    May 3, 2011

    Miami-Dade's Black Commissioners Have Failed the People

    Alex Izaguirre​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke -- who is a candidate to replace more-boring-than-bread-pudding ex-Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez on May 2 ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010
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    December 27, 2010

    Sally Heyman Had Miami-Dade Commission's Worst Attendance Record in 2010

    At least she showed up for picture day.​If the Miami-Dade County Commission was a third grade classroom -- and in terms of maturity it often resembles one -- Dennis Moss would get a gold star sticker on his sweater. Sally Heyman would flunk. This year, Heyman, who oversees the sprawling northeast ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    Miami MetroZoo Gets New Horribly Long, Generic Name

    And this sign is so great. Good luck fitting the new name on anything like this.​Zoo is one of the funnest words in the English language, and the name "Miami MetroZoo" is just charming and pretty well known at this point.It's worked for 30 years, and there's nothing wrong with it. So leave it to t ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    The County Budget Hearings Have It Backward

    For several weeks, I've been reading passionate plea emails to save the $11 million in funding for Miami-Dade cultural programming, all of them written by the heads of well-established, reputable organizations such as the Miami Art Museum, the Wolfsonian, and Vizcaya. Because the funding they r ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    News Roundup

    The Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office decided the cops who pulled their guns on an innocent University of Miami student during his first day of school did nothing criminal. However, the student's parents want the officers suspended. [Herald]Commissioner Dennis Moss handed out raises to cl ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Town Hall Meeting Draws Big Crowd

    Scott Cunningham​Just got back from the Miami-Dade County Cultural Affairs Town Hall Meeting at the Miami Science Museum, where close to 300 people showed up to voice their dissatisfaction with Mayor Alvarez's proposed budget cuts of $11.168 million in public arts funding.The 240-seat audito ... More >>

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    April 24, 2009

    Land Use and Campaign Contributions 101

    On its corporate website, Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod boasts that its land use and zoning lawyers have "literally helped to reshape the skyline of our community." No doubt the influential downtown Miami law firm knows how to persuade local government officials to allow developers t ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009

    Isiah Who?

    From the Knicks to the Golden Panthers. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

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    March 24, 2009

    Let me get this straight

    So at around the 7:04 p.m. mark of the Miami-Dade County Commission's nine-hour bull session to approve the Florida Miami Marlins' new stadium, Commissioner Sally Heyman posed a rather simple business question. She asked what would happen to the ballpark's projected $1.9 billion cost if the municipa ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    Odebrecht Is Portuguese for "Big Money Donor"

    For the past two days, I've noted all the work Miami-Dade County awards Brazilian engineering and construction firm Odebrecht. Despite a history of completing jobs behind schedule and over budget, the company continues to get the nod to build county-funded projects worth hundreds of millions of doll ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Dennis Moss Picks Committee Chairs

    Dennis Moss is done putting together the new make-up of the county commission's committees and I'm impressed with most of his selections. In case you don't know, the commissioners use the committee system to hammer out decisions that ultimately impact our tax dollars, from formulating new ways to ta ... More >>

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    December 31, 2008

    Esto solo pasa en Meeyami

    Today, the last day of 2008, Banana Republican highlights his ten favorite news stories of the year, the tales that truly capture life in a sun-drenched, third-world dimension. 10. Marc Sarnoff's Memo to Himself. The Coconut Grove loving city commissioner has a super secret meeting with Joe Arriol ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    Dennis the Moderate

    Come January, expect to see a new dynamic take shape on the Miami-Dade County Commission when Dennis Moss becomes chairman. For one, Natacha Seijas will no longer have influence over the selection of committee chairs and assignments. Each of the last three commission chairs, from Barbara Carey-Shul ... More >>

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    October 18, 2007

    Law Library Checks Out

    The county is closing law libraries faster than whorehouses

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    June 8, 2006

    Inherit the Worth

    Political icon and saint Carrie Meek is a lobbyist juggernaut

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    May 5, 2005

    Miami Gun Rhapsody

    Who's packing heat in the Magic City? You don't have to conceal your curiosity a second longer

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    February 24, 2005

    Letters from the Issue of , 2002

    Garrison Keillor, elitist farmers, Lincoln Road hazards, and rodeo hell

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    January 27, 2005
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    December 16, 2004
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    November 25, 2004

    Commission Quest

    Miami-Dade's most coveted political prize is the chairman's Throne of Power. Those who dare to seek it must navigate the Swamp of Secrecy, endure the Guild of the Greased Palm, and avoid exposure by the Orb of Light

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    July 15, 2004

    Down in Flames

    Miami's business leaders vowed to yank MIA from the clutches of politicians, but the politicians yanked back

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    July 1, 2004

    The Gridlock Candidate

    The county mayors race is bumper-to-bumper with hopefuls, but a former traffic reporter thinks he has a shot.

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    May 27, 2004

    Bass Relief

    Check your mufflers, biker boys

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    April 19, 2001

    You Are Cordially Invited

    So you weren't among those lucky few who dined with the king and queen? Consider it a compliment.

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    June 29, 2000

    It's About the Money, Stupid

    Long, long ago the county promised to build a sports complex in South Miami Heights

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    May 11, 2000

    Best Whiners

    Miami-Dade County Commission

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    January 21, 1999
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    December 10, 1998
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    November 26, 1998
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    July 3, 1997
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    August 8, 1996
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    July 20, 1995
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    May 18, 1994

    They Saw Red

    The Dade Grand Jury scrutinizes the county's environmental attitude, and the verdict isn't very verdant

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