Miami Beach City Commission

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    May 9, 2012

    Miami Beach City Manager Jorge Gonzalez Promises Reforms As He Fights For His Job UPDATE

    Miami Beach residents are happy, the city is a well-oiled machine and -- despite a string of embarrassments by the police and a mass FBI corruption bust last month -- the majority of city employees do good work. That was City Manager Jorge Gonzalez's upbeat message, at least, to an angry, packed roo ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011
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    April 25, 2011

    Civil War Erupts Between Tremont and Beach Towing on South Beach

    photo by Ruben de Rijcke via Wikimedia Commons​Every night, hundreds of unlucky partiers stumble out of South Beach clubs to find their cars gone, hauled to a grim storage lot on Bay Road and held for ransom. Towing is big business for the Beach's only two licensed companies -- Tremont and Beach T ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010
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    March 10, 2010

    Miami Beach Commissioner Jerry Libbin Named President of Chamber; Ethics Rules Reviewed

    Miami Beach Commissioner Jerry Libbin has accepted a new job as president of the Beach's Chamber of Commerce, Riptide has learned. courtesy Jerry Libbin​Libbin's hiring has prompted a review from the Miami Dade County Ethics Commission to alleviate any conflicts connected to Chamber board me ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    Candidate in Court

    Sure, Fredric Karlton had tough times with his ex. Who hasn't?

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    August 25, 2009

    Beach Commission Candidate Fredric Karlton Had Some Lady Troubles

    Alex Izaguirre​Fredric Karlton, a first-time candidate for Miami Beach City Commission, is getting a rude introduction to the city's gutter politics. The 49-year-old real estate investor's perceived enemies initiated a Miami-Dade ethics commission inquiry into allegedly improper business dealings ... More >>

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    April 15, 2008

    Political Contracting 101

    Today the Banana Republican is going to drop some knowledge about the way local government conducts business in south Florida. Tomorrow, April 16, the Miami Beach City Commission will decide whether or not to retain the company that has been operating the municipality’s public parking garages for ... More >>

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    January 31, 2008

    Cyclists Court Death Daily

    It's dangerous, but Miami is getting friendlier to bikes.

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    December 6, 2007

    Mount Sinai Mired and Sinking

    A doctor takes aim at the hospitals CEO and foundation.

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    November 15, 2007

    Alex Daouds Election Day

    Forget the runoff between Matti and Simon. Mayor Alex is the man.

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    September 29, 2005

    A Course of Course!

    Which patch of green grass has Miami Beach bluebloods brandishing machetes and clubs?

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    February 24, 2005

    Britto's Republic

    A "but is it art?' debate looms as a developer ties his civic largesse to patronage of a favorite sculptor

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    July 12, 2001

    Blacker than Thou

    When the Marlin Hotel canceled Louis Oliver's Friday-night soiree, it sent a mixed cultural message

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    December 16, 1999


    The Insider

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    October 28, 1999

    Not for Sale ... Exactly

    Mayoral hopeful Marty Shapiro bills himself as the anti-development candidate for Miami Beach. Problem is, he's not.

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    April 15, 1999

    A War of Addition

    A legal battle between developer Ron Bloomberg and Beach officials over the fate of the city's cultural campus has both sides fuming

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    November 19, 1998

    A Taste for Trouble

    When Ed Resnick agreed to help negotiate the Portofino Agreement, he never figured he'd become South Beach's public enemy #1

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    October 15, 1998
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    September 10, 1998
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    September 3, 1998

    Parking and Politics

    The friendly folks in Miami Beach who tow away your car and charge you big bucks to get it back will do anything to preserve their monopoly. Absolutely anything.

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    August 13, 1998

    The Fuss Over the Bus

    In six months of smog-free service, the Beach's ElectroWave shuttle has traveled a rough road

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    July 9, 1998

    Gelber Unbound

    He managed to leave office without being indicted, which may explain why Miami Beach's former mayor feels free to unload on development, corruption, and the bad boys across the bay

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    March 12, 1998

    Builder Beware

    Welcome to the new Miami Beach, where the citizens are angry, commissioners are cowed, and developers are Public Enemy #1

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    August 21, 1997

    The Strange Bedfellows of Miami Beach

    Why would David Dermer accept an endorsement from people who supported Portofino? To get elected, bonehead

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    April 3, 1997

    Everybody's a Critic

    In Miami Beach, experts are enlisted to commission artworks for public spaces. Too bad city officials refuse to listen to them.

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    June 6, 1996

    If You Sink It, They Will Come

    Creating an artificial reef is no longer a slam-dunk affair, despite an abundance of missile sites, water towers, and wanna-be philanthropists

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    May 16, 1996

    Queen of the Kingmakers

    If you're a political candidate with big ideas and little cash, the first call you make is to Irene Secada

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    December 7, 1995
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    November 9, 1995
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    October 26, 1995

    Mistaken Identity

    In her quest for a seat on the Miami Beach Commission, Matti Bower doesn't want to be labeled "the Hispanic candidate." She just wants to win.

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    July 27, 1995

    Dade's Greatest Hits

    A requiem for some heavyweights that have tussled with the wrecking ball and lost

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    July 27, 1995

    The Hell with History

    Dade's Architectural history tumbles toward extinction

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    June 29, 1994

    The Sultan of Schmooze

    Michael Aller can smooth-talk with the best of them. His political friends in Miami Beach love him for it. His creditors don't.

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    May 19, 1993

    The First Picture Show

    And the last parking spot. Get ready, South Beach.

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    April 22, 1992
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    April 8, 1992
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    January 1, 1992

    Break a Leg, Sweetheart!

    Two local producers say former theater king Zev Bufman also broke the law. Now all they've got to do is prove it.

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    July 31, 1991
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    January 16, 1991
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    October 10, 1990