Sally Heyman

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    October 7, 2014

    Preservationists Cry Foul As County Commission Considers Allowing Cities More Autonomy

    It's no secret that Miami is experiencing another condo boom. Construction cranes once again screech and pivot over downtown. Towers that were stalled in 2009 are now complete. We are quickly running out of vacant lots to build on. So it's little wonder that lawmakers are looking for solutions. Tod ... More >>

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    September 30, 2014

    Cops Should Wear Body Cameras, and Maybe Commissioners Too

    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 commends elected officials who support police body cameras. Local politicians and union bosses opposed to putting body cameras o ... More >>

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    June 18, 2014

    Rep. Joe Garcia Wants Beckham to Build Stadium in Homestead or Florida City

    With Museum Park out of the equation, the future location of David Beckham's soccer stadium is up in the air. Well, Rep. Joe Garcia has a great idea. He sent a letter to the Beckham team and other local officials this week bringing up the idea of building a stadium in Homestead or Florida City, of ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    Nudists Plan Protest at County Commission Over Haulover Beach Construction

    Patrons of Miami's only nudist beach are worried they'll be getting an eyeful of Miami-Dade's newest erection -- a big ol' boat house right in the middle of their parking lot. Nudists are headed to Tuesday's county commission to protest plans sponsored by Councilwoman Sally Heyman for a large boat s ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012

    Miami May Start Using Inmates For Cheap Labor

    It's a common scene in prison movies set in the deep South: A line of inmates, chained together and decked out in bright orange jumpsuits, dutifully picking up trash or digging a ditch by the side of a dusty road as a shotgun-toting sheriff watches over them through tinted aviator sunglasses.The cha ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    County Commissioners Pepe Diaz And Sally Heyman Want To Expose Horrible Dog Owners

    Forget about absentee ballot brokers stealing elections! Forget about county officials stealing from the public till! Forget about the Miami Marlins ball park boondoggle! Irresponsible dog owners are clearly the greatest menace facing our community.A pair of Miami-Dade County commissioners are pushi ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012

    June 5 Will Be "Michael Bay Day" in Miami-Dade County

    Well, it's better than Brett Ratner Day.Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman has issued a proclamation officially recognizing June 5 as "Michael Bay Day." Yes, Michael Bay the director of Bad Boys, Transformers, and the upcoming Pain and Gain.Unfortunately, the day will probably not be celebr ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Swedish House Mafia Announces Masquerade Motel Miami Location, Tickets on Sale Now UPDATED

    ​Swedish House Mafia's Masquerade Motel is a go, and tickets for the two one-day event went on sale about an hour ago. Update: The event has sold out its first batch of tickets. But rather than going down on the sands of South Beach as it did last year (or the nude paradise that is Haulover Beach ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    Pit Bull Ban Could Go to a County Vote, Undercutting Tally Move To Kill It

    ​A Tallahassee proposal to force Miami-Dade to end its 23-year ban on pit bulls took a major hit last night when a group of county commissioners supported giving Dade voters a say in whether to keep the prohibition. The House bill's sponsor said he'd withdraw his legislation if the ban went to a c ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    Swedish House Mafia's Masquerade Motel Permit Denied by Miami-Dade County

    ​The Swedish House Mafia may be the top family in organized dance music. But they've got very little clout when it comes to striking deals with city officials. The Miami Herald reports that Miami-Dade County has "pulled the plug" on the Funkshion festival, a four-day, WMC party that would wrap w ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012
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    January 3, 2012

    Bruno Barreiro Was 2011's Most Absent Miami-Dade Commissioner

    If we showed up late or not at all for one of every three workdays, we'd be writing for the Winn-Dixie coupon book by next week. But Bruno Barreiro -- one of the 13 Miami-Dade commissioners charged with keeping this rickety skiff of a county afloat -- has somehow held office for 13 years despite spe ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Sally Heyman Wants Control Over Miami Herald Headquarters Casino Plan

    ​A Malaysian gambling conglomerate's plans to convert the Miami Herald headquarters and surrounding properties into a luxury resort casino has prompted one county commissioner to seek more control over redevelopment of the Omni neighborhood.Under a proposal by Sally Heyman, one of the 13 county co ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    Commission Passes Food Truck Ordinance, What Happens Now?

    Laine Doss Dim Ssäm à GoGo and Sakaya Kitchen's Richard Hales spoke on behalf of food trucks at today's commission meeting.​Earlier today, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners passed a new food truck ordinance by a vote of 7-1. It will affect about half the truck gatherings, inclu ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    American Legion Food Truck Roundup Not Happening, Tamiami Truckers On (For Now)

    Laine Doss Sugar Yummy Mama's Giselle Pinto​The Thursdays on the Bay Food Truck Roundup at the American Legion Post #29 will not return to business as usual tomorrow, according to Jack Garabedian, owner of Jefe's Original Taco and organizer of the roundup. In a notice sent t ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    More Miami Food Truck Gatherings Cancelled, Future in Doubt

    Laine Doss Food Trucks Tonight? Maybe not.​Tonight's Tamiami Truckers Food Court at Lexus of West Kendall may be nixed and other local food trucks face big problems with city and county officials. Yesterday, the Thursdays on The Bay Food Truck Roundup at American Legion Post #29 was abruptl ... More >>

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    January 22, 2011

    Biscayne Triangle Truck Round-up Cancelled, Searching for New Location

    ​One of the largest food truck meet-ups in the state will find a new home this week due to complaints from neighbors of the 109th Street and Biscayne Boulevard location. The Biscayne Triangle Truck Round-up, which meets every Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 10 p.m., will take a week off to work with ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    Reader: We Were Too Tough on Commissioner Sally Heyman

    ​Before the New Year, Riptide reported that Miami-Dade Commissioner Sally Heyman had by far the worst meeting attendance record of any of her colleagues, missing 26 percent of the county's 65 legislative sessions. Miami Shores resident Richard Mason writes in to defend his commish:

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    December 30, 2010
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    December 27, 2010

    Sally Heyman Had Miami-Dade Commission's Worst Attendance Record in 2010

    At least she showed up for picture day.​If the Miami-Dade County Commission was a third grade classroom -- and in terms of maturity it often resembles one -- Dennis Moss would get a gold star sticker on his sweater. Sally Heyman would flunk. This year, Heyman, who oversees the sprawling northeast ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    County Commissioners Joe Martinez and Sally Heyman Want Red Light Cameras

    The great money maker for cash-strapped local governments​Looking for ways to screw taxpayers even more, county commissioners Joe Martinez and Sally Heyman want to introduce red light cameras for unincorporated Miami-Dade. Several cities, including Miami Beach, Hialeah and Miami Gardens, have alre ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010
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    August 4, 2010

    Al Maloof Raises More Money Than Ron Book In Local Miami-Dade Races

    Bill CookeWhen it comes to campaign donations, Al Maloof drops it like it's hot.​Raising cash for county commission and school board races in Miami-Dade is like making it rain at the strip club. The more loot you fling, the more popular you are! As voters start going to the polls for early voting, ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    Killer Leaves Man Dead With Ear and Nose Cut Off

    via Just NewsJaniel Perez​Janiel M. Perez, 26, is charged with murdering a man over the weekend. The victim was found Saturday at 650 SW 65th Ave. with multiple stab wounds, a knife sticking out of his neck, and his left ear and nose hacked by the hands of his killer. Perez was also found on the ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Coffee Brake, Commissioner Sally Heyman's Coffee Truck, Is on the Move

    Jacob KatelCommissioner Sally Heyman drinking someone else's coffee just for this picture. Now that's a politician.​ We first told you about Miami-Dade Commissioner Sally Heyman's Coffee Brake coffee truck in June. Well, yesterday we ran into the commish outside the Kelley Roy Gallery (50 NE ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman Opens Coffee Brake - A Mobile Cafe On Wheels

    Jacob Katel Powered By Java What do you get when you cross a politician and a dream? No, the answer isn't a sleeping liar. If you're talking Sally Heyman, you get Coffee Brake, a motorized coffee shop on wheels. Sally says "I've been talking about doing this since I was in the legislature. I ... More >>

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    March 24, 2009

    Let me get this straight

    So at around the 7:04 p.m. mark of the Miami-Dade County Commission's nine-hour bull session to approve the Florida Miami Marlins' new stadium, Commissioner Sally Heyman posed a rather simple business question. She asked what would happen to the ballpark's projected $1.9 billion cost if the municipa ... More >>

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    March 13, 2009

    Glenn Straub: Too little too late

    Hey Glenn Straub. I WANT to watch baseball downtown,. I WANT to TAKE the Metromover to games,But I wish you would just shut up.Straub penned a letter to the public (which you can find on the jump) defending his idea for a downtown stadium. But we've moved too far with the Little Havana stadium and I ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Dennis Moss Picks Committee Chairs

    Dennis Moss is done putting together the new make-up of the county commission's committees and I'm impressed with most of his selections. In case you don't know, the commissioners use the committee system to hammer out decisions that ultimately impact our tax dollars, from formulating new ways to ta ... More >>

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    December 31, 2008

    Esto solo pasa en Meeyami

    Today, the last day of 2008, Banana Republican highlights his ten favorite news stories of the year, the tales that truly capture life in a sun-drenched, third-world dimension. 10. Marc Sarnoff's Memo to Himself. The Coconut Grove loving city commissioner has a super secret meeting with Joe Arriol ... More >>

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    January 11, 2007

    Busted Rackets

    The guy who turned Crandon Park around gets canned. It makes no cents.

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    January 11, 2007

    Lincoln-Douglas It Wasn’t

    "As the chair, you had the power to say something, and you didn’t"

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    September 7, 2006

    A Cool $20 Million

    A former security guard says fraudulent time sheets cost you big

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    July 13, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of July 13, 2006

    My wife and I were heading for divorce from all this chaos"

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    June 22, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of June 22, 2006

    "If you did it in Iraq, either a Sunni or Shiite would car-bomb you!"

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    June 8, 2006

    Inherit the Worth

    Political icon and saint Carrie Meek is a lobbyist juggernaut

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    December 15, 2005

    An Arresting Question

    Let's see Mister Ed mount one of these!

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    January 6, 2005

    Tow Head

    Junkie, jailbird, cat burglar, widow, bride, entrepreneur Laurie Lichtman keeps on truckin'.

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    November 25, 2004

    Commission Quest

    Miami-Dade's most coveted political prize is the chairman's Throne of Power. Those who dare to seek it must navigate the Swamp of Secrecy, endure the Guild of the Greased Palm, and avoid exposure by the Orb of Light

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    April 22, 2004

    Welcome to Fabulous Tallahassee

    Where your humble state legislators work hard by day and play hard by night

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    November 6, 2003

    Neighborhood Bully

    Think financing a Marlins ballpark is tricky? Just try finding a place to put it

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    July 20, 2000

    Donkey Demise

    Miami-Dade's Democratic Party is a shambles. Blame Joe Geller, candidate and chairman.

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    July 13, 1995

    Barring Inquiry

    Federal agents probe a local neighborhood's recent vote to install barricades and guardhouses