Otis Pitts

  • News

    April 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Otis Pitts Jr. Owes Miami-Dade County $10 Million On Failed Project

    ​A prominent African-American builder just got a sweet bailout from Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and the county commission. On March 20, commissioners quietly approved Gimenez's request to pay off $400,000 that Otis Pitts Jr. owes in property taxes on a complex he owns on NW 62nd Street at Seve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Spence-Jones Won't Be Suspended for at Least Four Days

    Photo by Erik MazaMichelle Spence-Jones talks to the press after she was declared the winner with 53 percent of the vote.​Click here to view photos as we followed Michelle Spence-Jones on campaign day.The morning after suspended Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones won a special election and d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Meet Antonio Junior, But Don't Call Him a Bagman

    Alex IzaguirreWell, at least Antonio Junior can take solace in knowing he made a killing as a minority partner in several deals involving Miami-Dade taxpayer money. And even though he ratted out his political godmother -- ex-county Commissioner Barbara Carey-Shuler -- and some of his other poli ... More >>

  • News

    February 12, 2009

    Bill Perry III at the Center of Questionable Deals

    A battle among gentry means somebody got screwed.

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2007

    Masvidal et al Get Paid, Again

    Nine years ago, Miami-Dade County awarded a no-bid contract to a group of politically connected businessmen to develop an office building on county-owned land at 2525 NW 62 Street, adjacent to the Martin Luther King Jr. Metrorail Station. The development team was headed by the BAC Funding Corporat ... More >>

  • 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

    March 16, 1995

    Forgotten but Not Gone

    The last of the FEMA trailer occupants are now rehoused. The question is: For how long?

  • News

    February 16, 1995

    Black in the Red

    Everyone expected Charles Howze's Z Mart to be a model for minority-run businesses in Dade. In a sad way it was: It went bankrupt.