It appears Miami civic leader Joe Arriola wasn't too keen on how he's portrayed in my recent story about his former boss Manny Diaz's book, Miami Transformed: Rebuilding America One Neighborhood, One City At A Time."Your article is also full of lies," he wrote me in an recent email. Miami's city man ... More >>
Over the weekend, Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez revealed he is entertaining the idea of eliminating the city manager's position in favor of the strong mayor form of government. His proposal, which would require voter approval to change the city charter, makes sense because it gives residents one ... More >>
2009's Best Politician Michelle Spence-Jonesâ€‹Next week, this year's Best of Miami issue hits the stands. So you know what that means! It's that time of year we pick a kick-ass politician who'll end up getting kicked out of office! Getting named Best Politician is like an endorsement from The Miami ... More >>
The commish talks for the first time about his 2006 arrest.
New Times salutes Miami's finest fisticuffs of the past year
Watch for Frank Rollason to emerge from the slime
Who is thedirtmiami.com? Plus: Timoney drinks.
When people complain, we listen
“Has the mayor apologized for this remark?”
You are not a jerk, uh-huh
A 600-foot-tall monster stomps into your neighborhood. What can you do about it? In the City of Miami, absolutely nothing
What exactly does that mean? Today we know it means that two museums will receive hundreds of millions of dollars to build hulking structures in a waterfront park. But on November 2, most people had no clue
Are you sitting down? Ready for this? Try saying it out loud: Miami-Dade County Commissioner Xavier Suarez
Voters gave Miami's city commissioners a huge raise, but that hasn't stopped them from keeping their day jobs
Have Miami city commissioners lost their (illegal) marbles?
Think financing a Marlins ballpark is tricky? Just try finding a place to put it
The people of Miami take a crash course in art, parks, and democracy
Johnny Winton and some white boys say so
Why was Camilo Padreda so anxious to save the Chief?
A nightmarish chapter in the annals of Miami government ends. Or does it?
Why is "airport security" such a maddeningly frustrating oxymoron?
Miami's Downtown commissioner is still fighting, and still hopeful of big change
It's still the same old story, a fight for jazz and glory
If this catfight over a dog park gets any more beastly, it could claw apart city government
¡Grita! The Voice of the Fighting Cuban
So you weren't among those lucky few who dined with the king and queen? Consider it a compliment.
One plan for a new Marlins stadium could be a winner for Miami, which is nice since you're going to pay for it
If they concern Bicentennial Park, your presence is requested this weekend
He's Miami's premier citizen advocate. He attends scads of boring meetings so you don't have to. He's on a mission. And he's going broke in the process.
When an influential developer wants to cram a size-10 project on a size-4 parcel of waterfront land, who can he turn to for help? The ever-accommodating Miami City Commission, of course.
The Marlins cut a deal, and once again the pathetic public doesn't have a clue what just blew by
Quik Park's Hank Sopher has made a quick buck from garages and vacant lots. Now politicians are wondering if he's selling the public short.
From the issue of October 5-11, 2000
With no public input whatsoever, Miami officials have put together a deal to trade waterfront park land for massive cruise ship terminals and a lovely parking garage
After seventeen years in business, Lambda Passages, Miami's premier gay and lesbian bookstore, is in the fight of its life
Despite this newspaper's best efforts, drivers still must suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous billboards
In an act of audacious short-sightedness, Miami is offering its finest bayfront property to the highest bidder
How did Miami commission candidates spend their excess campaign funds? On family and friends, of course.
Johnny Winton used anti-incumbent backlash, new district boundaries, and plenty of cash to knock off J.L. Plummer
(Not so) honorable mentions
How a former FBI agent with a yen for computers became one of the most powerful men in Miami
No ideas, no agenda, and a lot of glad-handing. Welcome to J.L. Plummer's re-election campaign.