Manny Diaz

  • News

    February 20, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Manny Diaz, Miami's Former "Green Mayor," Is Now Representing Walmart Midtown

    Manny Diaz's legacy seemed set in stone on October 22, 2009. That's when city commissioners voted 4-1 to approve Miami 21: the new-urbanism-inspired, pedestrian-friendly zoning code that then-mayor Diaz had spent eight years championing. Miami 21 put the city on track to rival great metropolises li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Manny Diaz's Run for Governor Might Be Over Before It Even Began

    It's a particularly strange time for the Democratic Party of Florida, considering that two of the bigger names considering a run for the party's 2014 gubernatorial nomination have never held office as a Democrat before. Now one of them, former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, may pull out of the race before ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Manny Diaz Might Run for Governor of Florida

    Former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz's name has long been thrown around when it comes to possible Democratic candidates for statewide office, but it appears he may finally be preparing to run for Governor. He hasn't said anything publicly, but Naked Politics reports that there are plenty of signs that a ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Former Miami City Manager Joe Arriola Has a Beef With New Times Takedown of Manny Diaz's Book

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Manny Diaz and Michael Bloomberg Team Up Against Gerrymandering

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is coming to bat for his homeboy, former Miami ​Mayor Manny Diaz, this Friday. The pair will lay out their reasons for supporting amendments 5 and 6 on the November ballot at an 11 a.m. press conference at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Miami.The pitch ... More >>

  • News

    August 5, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz Being Buzzed About as Alex Sink Running Mate

    Since the latter part of Manny Diaz's last term as mayor of Miami, his name has been thrown about for a number of potential political positions: an appointment to President Obama's cabinet, a run for congress, candidacy for governor or senator. None of them panned out, but Diaz i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    News Roundup: Mayor Diaz's Last Day; Heat Off to Hot Start

    As of noon today Manny Diaz will no longer be Mayor of Miami. The Herald paints him as a "a sober, patient reformist up to his elbows in the minutiae of turning around a troubled city" who enacted "an agenda of a scope unmatched by any other Miami mayor in decades." One likely, for better or wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    On the Way Out: Mayor Manny Diaz Pretends to Eat Collard Greens.

    How can you tell a politician's lying? If his lips are moving? What about if they are eating? Monday, we saw Mayor Manny Diaz at a press conference at the Roots In The City garden and urban farm in the middle of Historic Overtown (NW Third Avenue and Ninth Street).We asked Mayor Diaz what his fav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Mayor Manny Diaz at Roots In The City Urban Farm in Overtown

    Mayor Manny Diaz is like the Bill Clinton of Miami, people just like the guy. Well, maybe not everybody, but here he is at the Roots in the City urban farm in Overtown (NW Third Avenue and Ninth Street, Miami) talking collard greens with South Florida historian Marvin Dunn, who is in charge of th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 22, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    News Roundup

    A local wedding dress shop owner gave away 100 wedding dresses to brides who just lost their job. [Herald]Manny Diaz's plan to remake Virginia Key has been pushed back, meaning it won't come to fruition while he's in office. [Herald]Carnival is coming to Downtown Miami this weekend. [SFLTimes]Channi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    News Roundup

    Fight at Miami City Hall. During a budget meeting, Mayor Manny Diaz said Commissioner Tomas Regalado had taken a cheap shot at him. Regalado said the mayor has been living like "the mayor of Beverly Hills." Diaz then reminded the commissioner that his office once spent $25,000 for coffee. Anyway, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Mayor Manny's Legacy Crumbles Before His Eyes

    ​Manny Diaz wasn't arrested for throwing a box of tea at his wife. He never showed up mad as hell, in his pajamas, at a constituent's house at 5 a.m. He never lead the city's budget into complete shambles. So, really, by those standards, he should leave office this fall as the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Manny Diaz Urges Senators to Vote No on Bill That Could Water Down Concealed Weapons Laws

    via Drab Makyo's flickrCity of Miami Mayor Manny Diaz has come out against the "Respecting States Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2009." The bill, introduced by Sen. Jon Thune (R-ND), would allow citizens who have a license to carry a concealed firearm in their state to carry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Obama, Biden Snub Manny Diaz's U.S. Conference of Mayors Going-Away Party

    Miami Mayor Manny Diaz's time as head of the U.S. Conference of Mayors has come to an end, and usually the sitting American president sends administration officials to the conference -- this year held in Providence, Rhode Island -- but the Obama administration pulled out. The reason: Providence May ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Manny Diaz Endorses Kendrick Meek for Senate

    Rep. Kendrick Meek added another impressive entry to his list of endorsement of US Senate today as City of Miami Mayor, and president of the US Conference of Mayor, Manny Diaz announced his endorsement. The press release came with equal amounts of back patting on the part of both men. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Best of Miami 2009 Readers' Poll: Yes, We're Listening

    For the most part, we've made our choices for this year's Best of Miami. Who won? Ha! You'll have to wait until June 11 to find out, but in the meantime, our Readers' Poll is open and awaiting your picks.Can't say we remember the last time readers and the editorial staff agreed on a choice. For ins ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Diaz and Mayors Call for Stronger Gun Control in Wake of Shootings

    The number of horrible mass shootings nationally in the past few weeks has been astoundingly sad. Incidents in Miami alone have taken the lives of a dozen people in the past few weeks. I don't know if you can explain something like this. Blaming it on the economy, as it appears some might want to do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    South Florida According to Brooklyn: Environmental Posers

    Photo by Justin Namon, thepopnessparty.comTo read past installments of South Florida According to Brooklyn, click here. What I'd like to talk about today is an event I went to last week at the Bank of America tower downtown in honor of Earth Hour 2009. A friend of mine was working the event, and cal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Manny and His Marry Band of Mayors Get Snubbed by Obama

    Mayor Manny Diaz is in D.C. exercising his duties as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and hoped to get some face time with another president. You know, that President Obama one. Flanked by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and others, Diaz is running around our nation's capital in su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    WaPo Video Serves Up Some Softballs for Diaz

    The Washington Post is the only media outlet claiming Manny Diaz is "in the mix," as some tend to say, to run for Senate, and earlier this week, the paper sat down with Diaz for a video. That subject wasn't addressed; the interview was mainly about "leadership."  It doesn't show anything all that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Miami Also Needs Dirt-Bike Trails

    Not a day goes by when I drive through Miami that I don't think to myself: You know what this place really needs? Some friggin' dirt-bike trails! Hell yeah! Apparently, Manny Diaz thinks so too. He was up in D.C. yesterday along with a host of other mayors asking for handouts from Obama. Out of all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Could a Manny Diaz Senate Run Exist Outside of Our Imagination?

    We're not sure whether the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza is pulling this out of his ass or if he's heard things we haven't (quite possible), but toward the end of a blog post about Jeb Bush's forthcoming Senate decision, he includes Manny Diaz as a possible Democratic contender for the Senate sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    CNN Says Manny Diaz Is Full of Pork, Ignorant of Water Slides

    Last week Manny Diaz and his U.S. Conference of Mayors decided to officially get in on the sweet, sweet federal government handout action and submitted a request for $73.2 billion for infrastructure programs in various states. CNN decided to take a closer look and found the plan has more pork in it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Obama Picks Some White Guy for HUD. What's a Manny to Do?

    Barack Obama continued his pattern of naming just about everyone from the Clinton administration to his cabinet, while simultaneously leaving Latinos out in the cold by picking Shaun Donovan as his secretary of housing and urban development. But hey, that was our Mayor Manny Diaz's fantasy position! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    News Roundup

    Hairgelz Carvalho will actually be suing the state for $35 million, thank you very much. [CBS4]Rep. David Rivera won the chairmanship of Miami-Dade's Republican party by just one vote. Outgoing chair Mary Ellen Miller moved the vote, leaving state legislators who favored Rivera's opponent, Carlos Cu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    US News Names Manny Diaz One of America's Best Leaders

    From the amount of buzz Manny Diaz has generated in the past year, you'd think he was the greatest mayor ever. Sure, he's amazing in comparison to some of the other wackos who have held his job, but damn, this city still has a lot of problems. US News & World Report's annual "America's Best Leaders" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    Manny Diaz as Homeland Security Chief?

    Yesterday we dreamed up all the future career steps Miami Mayor Manny Diaz could take next. The most interesting was as Obama's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Today, The Washington Post's blog is the latest to put Diaz's name out as a possible contender for that job, but also seems to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    WaPo: Wheel Of Corruption Was Totally Great, and Not Annoying At All

    What is up with you, Washington Post blogs? You keep coming up in my internet reading, so you must be doing something right, but you always manage to rub me the wrong way. First, you had incorrect information about the Spanish version of the Obama infomercial and called Manny Diaz a registered Democ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    Fire Fee's Back. It's Manny Diaz's Fault!

    I hate Mayor Manny Diaz, big-time lawyer Hank Adorno, and former Miami City Manager Joe Arriola because they screwed the public. I was reminded of it yesterday when I received a note in the mail saying I might be able to get $140 or so from the fire fee settlement --which is worth about $17 million ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2008

    Diaz at the DNC: American Dreaming

    Manny Diaz, Democratic National Convention

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008
  • Music

    May 22, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 18, 2007
  • Blogs

    June 20, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 10, 2007

    Diaz Spanks Sarnoff

    Sarnoff (left) and Diaz: Meeee-ow! This past May 7, Miami Mayor Manny Diaz pulled down Marc Sarnoff’s pants and spanked him silly. Via official memo distributed all over his district, Sarnoff had asked Diaz to veto the city commission’s approval of a proposed condo project near Vizcaya Museu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2006
  • News

    September 21, 2006

    The Price of Victory

    “All of these injuries could have resulted in death”

  • News

    July 14, 2005

    The Dullness of Being Manny Diaz

    Miami used to be a punch line, but now the joke is on bored reporters

  • News

    May 26, 2005

    The D Word

    Say anything you want, but just don't call them Democrats

  • News

    December 23, 2004
  • City Life

    May 13, 2004


    Miami Mayor Manny Diaz

  • News

    October 16, 2003

    Metropolis, Heal Thyself

    One year after Miami announced it would attempt to cure its own poverty, the patient remains in intensive care

  • News

    November 28, 2002

    Rats in Paradise

    Allapattah residents want Big Cheese Diaz to help them run the rodents out of the nabe

  • News

    November 8, 2001

    Letters from the Issue of November 8, 2001

    Three Stupid Screwballs: What do you expect when you spit in the eye of a wounded nation?

  • News

    November 1, 2001

    By the Numbers

    Experts ponder the possibilities for winning or losing the Miami mayor's race

  • More >>