Former Miami police chief Miguel Exposito will remain the former police chief. After being fired by the city commission in September 2011, Exposito had his lawyers file a suit claiming the commission had no basis for firing him and that the termination was strictly political.A panel of Miami-Dade ju ... More >>
It looks like the plan to kill Scotty's Landing is going forward. In fact, unlike so many of Miami's snail-paced ventures, the plans to replace Scotty's, Grove Key Marina, and Chart House are steamrolling ahead.A few days ago, five bids were presented to a special selection committee to weigh t ... More >>
For two years, Miguel Exposito was the head honcho at the Miami Police Department. They were jolly times for the Magic City's muckrakers, who made an easy living as Exposito butted heads with Mayor Tomas Regalado and produced a too-crazy-to-be-true litany of scandals and shootings. When he was fired ... More >>
If ex-police chief Miguel Exposito didn't look all that torn up on Monday when the Miami City Commission sacked him, there's a good reason: Not only can he ignore all of Mayor Tomás Regalado's nonsense from now on, but also he's walking away with some serious money.Exposito will leave the city w ... More >>
See ya, Expo! Miami's finest reality-show filming, mayor-baiting police chief catastrophe is officially looking for a new job thanks to Michelle Spence-Jones's vote.MSJ evidently decided her district's outrage over the Miami Police Department's wave of seven fatal cop-involved shootings this past ... More >>
This morning Miami-Dade Judge Barbara Areces threw out suspended Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito's lawsuit against the city, putting his fate back into the hands of the commission.In case you've forgotten that we live in a very strange city, Areces decision essentially means that Michelle Spen ... More >>
Yesterday's suspension of Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito is certainly a Miami political saga for the ages, and in the grand tradition of 305 political saga we should only expect bitterness and some last minute lawsuits. Exposito has now filed suit against two city commissioner -- Wifredo "Wil ... More >>
That was quick! We were all set to start a "Miguel Exposito Firing Watch" at Riptide today after numerous reports surfaced on Friday that he was going to be suspended and possibly fired today. But City Manager Johnny Martinez beat us to the punch!Moments ago, Martinez suspended Exposito after a c ... More >>
In any other city, the ongoing tension between City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito would be bizarre. In Miami, it's business as usual. Yet, according to The Miami Herald's sources, the strange saga could come to an end on Tuesday. Apparently, City Manager Joh ... More >>
To sidestep union demands and deal with its burgeoning financial crisis, the City of Miami declared a situation of financial urgency. It is the second straight year the city has done this.
The idea stinks. (The text of Martinez's declaration follows the jump.) It gives the union 14 days to nego ... More >>
Miami has a reputation as a big sprawling city with little in the way of public transportation. A proposed new trolley system may change that, somewhat, someday, supposedly. According to Open Media Miami, the City Commission voted last week to allow City Manager Johnny Martinez to start contract ... More >>
via City of MiamiHours after the Hoedown in Hadley Park, Riptide caught up with Mayor Tomas Regalado in Little Haiti to press him on the $400,000 "bribe" Chief Miguel Exposito says he was offered to resign. This time Regalado argued the deal was a perfectly legal severance package -- negotiated s ... More >>
A story that started yesterday with blogger Al Crespo posting a mysterious, voided city check for $200,000 ended with more ammo fed into the raging firefight between the Miami Police Department and City Hall when Chief Miguel Exposito admitted the check was part of a huge payout he was offered to ... More >>
Miami police chief Miguel Exposito confirmed yesterday that he was offered $400,000 to quit.
The news was broken by uberblogger Al Crespo and then parroted by the WSVN-TV Channel 7 and the Miami Herald.
Exposito has been under attack by more than a year after numerous battl ... More >>
Concern over a looming budget gap and leadership turmoil has led Moody's, the bond rating agency, to downgrade its outlook on the City of Miami's $226 million in obligations from "stable" to "negative," according to an investor's report obtained by blogger Al Crespo. The agency also down ... More >>
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 >>