Miami City Commission

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2014

    Midtown Walmart Plans Back at Commission as Opponents Threaten New Lawsuit

    Walmart's plans to build a mega shopping center in the heart of Miami's burgeoning Midtown neighborhood hit a speed bump last month when a panel of judges handed a partial victory to a vociferous group of neighborhood activists. The judges ordered the city to reconsider Walmart's application, ruling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    UberX and Lyft Could Get Closer to Legal Status With County Commission Vote Today

    For nearly two months, UberX and Lyft have been operating their app-based ride-share services around Miami in direct violation of the county's limo laws. In turn, the county has hit the services with dozens of citations and has even impounded drivers' cars. All of that carnage could end if county Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    Miami Commission Votes 4-1 to Keep Ultra Music Festival Downtown

    Good news, ravers. Ultra Music Festival isn't going anywhere. The Miami City Commission voted 4-1 to keep Ultra in downtown Miami at Bayfront Park. Mayor Tomas Regalado and Commissioner Marc Sarnoff had joined together to introduce a resolution to ban Ultra from downtown after the near-fatal tramp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Ultra Ban on Miami City Commission Agenda

    Chaos. Gatecrashing. Drug use. Graffiti. Crime. In the wake of Ultra Music Festival 2014, Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado and Commissioner Marc Sarnoff have hyperbolically enumerated the evils of the EDM fest in pursuit of a city-wide ban. There were two undeniable tragedies at this year's fest: the t ... More >>

  • News

    November 21, 2013
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    November 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    Richard P. Dunn II Is Getting as Nasty as He Wants to Be

    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 has a few choice words about a Miami City Commission candidate. Rev. Richard P. Dunn II is a desperate man. He thought he was g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Bud Selig Purged African-Americans From Professional Baseball

    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 exposes the biggest fail in Major League Baseball. Baseball fans across the country should be dancing in the streets. Bud Selig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Francis Suarez Campaign Caught in Absentee Ballot Fraud Probe

    Since winning a seat on the Miami City Commission in 2009, Francis Suarez worked hard to forge his own political identity and avoid the type of absentee ballot voter fraud scandal that derailed his father's mayoral run in 1997. But now the young Cuban American Republican is in full damage control af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    DecoBike is Coming to Miami (Pending Commission Approval)

    Is DecoBike finally going to cross the causeways from Miami Beach into the City of Miami? Possibly.The City of Miami Commission is slated to vote on a proposal to bring the popular bike sharing program to Miami on January 24.

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado on Ultra 2013: "One Weekend Is Enough, People Complain About the Kids"

    As usual, the City of Miami commission meeting convened at 9 a.m. today. Amid discussion of telecommunication contracts and waste management, our municipal pols will also decide whether vice chairman Marc Sarnoff was correct when he called Ultra Music Festival fans a "urinating, defecating ... thr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Gov. Rick Scott Stops By City of Miami Commission Meeting to Tell Everyone They're Doing a "Great Job"

    Around 4 p.m. today, Florida governor and über-tool Rick Scott popped into the City of Miami Commission meeting to say "hello." Why? We assume because it's never too early to start campaigning for re-election.Introduced by Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, Rick Scott spoke for about 30 seconds to tell ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Marc Sarnoff's Spokesperson: Commissioner Doesn't Want to "Shut Down" Ultra

    We here at Crossfade have been trying to get Miami commissioner Marc Sarnoff's side of the Ultra Music Festival story for approximately 48 hours. Today, we finally got a chance to talk to his spokesperson about the commissioner's attempt to curb Ultra's second weekend. "We are not talking about s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Tommie Sunshine on City of Miami vs. Ultra: "Way to Demonize the Visitors Who Make Money to Cover Your Asses"

    Despite Ultra Music Festival's annual $79 million contribution to the local economy, City of Miami commissioner Marc Sarnoff believes the "event will be disruptive to the local business community and area residents due to noise, nuisance behavior of festival goers, and grid lock traffic." After all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Walmart's Midtown Miami Plan Sparks Anger, Confusion -- and Surprise Support

    via IMDB.comEvil empire or jobs creator? Depends whom you ask.​There's nothing quite like the impending invasion of Arkansas's finest low-rent retailer to inspire fiery emotions in an up-and-coming neighborhood. (How many other chains have sparked angry documentaries and legions of dissenting grou ... More >>

  • News

    March 18, 2010
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    February 17, 2010

    Commissioner Richard Dunn: Natty Dresser, Colorful Orator, Almost Felon

    ​Three weeks on the Miami City Commission, and already the Rev. Richard Dunn has figured out Miami politics. Contacted Tuesday to comment on a story about his driving record, the newly appointed replacement for Michelle Spence-Jones went on the offensive, attacking District 2's Marc Sarn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    City Commission to Name Spence-Jones Replacement

    ​The Miami City Commission is expected to name a replacement for embattled commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones's District 5 seat tomorrow, according to the Miami Herald. Spence-Jones was re-elected in November just days before turning herself in on charges of funneling county money to a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    ACLU Jumps Into Michelle Spence-Jones vs. Charlie Crist Fight

    ​The American Civil Liberties Union has jumped into the ongoing Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones saga on behalf of five voters in her district. Just days after being re-elected in November, Spence-Jones turned herself in on charges of grand theft after accusations she stole money from t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Spence-Jones to Miami Herald: I Did Not Compare Myself to MLK

    Michelle Spence-Jones is not taking her latest suspension from the Miami City Commission quietly.The District 5 commissioner has taken aim at her two biggest adversaries -- Gov. Charlie Crist, who suspended her again yesterday, and the Miami Herald, which has oft criticized her attempts to keep her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Miami Election: Low Turnout Expected, Spence-Jones Chases Last Minute Voters

    At noon today, Michelle Spence-Jones was at her Liberty City headquarters furiously calling supporters to come out and vote for her.Again. The message to her troops regarding today's hotly contested Miami City Commission election.was clear: "I just don't want nobody sitting around doing nothing aro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Crazy Joe Carollo Hints at State Senate Run

    ​So Joe Carollo never did make that last-minute, dramatic entrance into the last mayoral race, but one of Miami's most colorful former mayors is apparently gearing up for a return to elected office.According to Naked Politics, he has his eyes on a state Senate seat in District 36. But he'd be runn ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 5, 2009
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    June 4, 2009
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    February 27, 2009

    Marlins Deal Kaput?

    The Florida Marlins are in desperate need of a great closer. Someone who can seal the deal with the Miami City Commission and the Miami-Dade County Commission over the team's sweetheart $630 million stadium deal. Right now the Marlins dreams of a new domed home on the former Orange Bowl site appear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    MiMo M.Y.O.B.

    At yesterday's Miami City Commission meeting, a small group of neighborhood preservationists came prepared to do in Eric Silverman, owner of the Vagabond Motel on Biscayne Boulevard in the Upper Eastside. Members of the MiMo Biscayne Association and residents railed against Silverman's use of his pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    Signs of the Times

    A fight is brewing for today’s City of Miami commission meeting. Commissioner Marc Sarnoff and City Manager Pete Hernandez are expected to present competing versions of a law that would regulate “murals,” the humongous outdoor advertisements currently hanging off many buildings in and around d ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2007

    Souto Steamed Over Suit Support

    "Money used to reverse the rezoning is money dedicated to the preservation of Vizcaya"

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2006

    Souring on Sarnoff?

    Ring-a-ding ding If only Marc Sarnoff had decisively won the election for the Miami City Commission District 2 seat... The longtime Coconut Grove-based attorney had spent years building a reputation as a solid, fair-minded community activist who was well-liked as a person as well as a public citi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2006

    Framing the Fire Fee

    Since mid-September, Miami City Commission candidate Mark Sarnoff has been obsessed with proving opponent Frank Rollason is being less than forthright about what role, if any, he had in the creation of the controversial and unconstitutional fire fee. (If elected, Rollason has promised to do away wit ... More >>

  • News

    March 31, 2005

    The Ultimate Nasty Neighbor

    A 600-foot-tall monster stomps into your neighborhood. What can you do about it? In the City of Miami, absolutely nothing

  • News

    January 20, 2005

    The Bitch

    Mars Rover

  • News

    November 18, 2004

    Vote for Culture

    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

  • Calendar

    October 23, 2003

    Furniture Frenzy

    Save on style at Luminaire

  • Diversions

    May 16, 2002
  • News

    January 24, 2002

    Parking to the People!

    A charming fable in which the little guys win one

  • Calendar

    November 2, 2000

    Fem Park

    Roxcy O'Neal Bolton Women's History Gallery

  • News

    October 12, 2000

    The Children's Museum, Inc.

    New Times gives a tour of the Miami Children's Museum and its corporate exhibitisements -- for kids of all ages!

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    Dredge Dirge

    Authorities are in a pickle over where to dump the toxic sludge soon to be scraped from the Miami River

  • News

    February 10, 2000


    The Marlins Had a Party and You Weren't Invited

  • News

    May 14, 1998

    The Roads Less Developed

    Residents of this Miami neighborhood don't care how neat the kids' museum will be

  • News

    November 27, 1997
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    August 15, 1996

    Rough Diamond

    A Cuban embezzler built it, anti-Batista guerrillas trained in it, Nicaraguan refugees lived in it, and Frank Robinson played baseball in it. Now somebody has to step to the plate and save Bobby Maduro Miami Stadium.

  • News

    June 13, 1996

    From Knight Manor to Nightmare

    Just when a forlorn section of Liberty City is about to get the help it so desperately needs, along comes Miller Dawkins on his political bulldozer

  • News

    April 13, 1995

    One Million for You Group, One Million for My Group

    Conflict-of-interest allegations force a recount in the divvying-up of federal AIDS funding

  • News

    February 23, 1995
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    April 6, 1994

    Miami: Stick It in Your Ear

    Just what this city needs -- an official song

  • News

    January 26, 1994

    Power to the Parish

    Father Jose Luis Menendez of Wynwood takes the church to the people and the people to the streets

  • News

    October 27, 1993

    Weiner Takes All

    Want to make a little easy money? Whatever you do, don't go into business hawking hot dogs on the street. It's a jungle out there.

  • News

    June 2, 1993

    Sunday in the Park With AT&T

    The corporate giant's sponsorship of Bayfront Amphitheater is great A if you're the type that likes a little brand name with your band name

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