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 gives props to Miami's rookie city commissioner. Three months ago, a long-delayed plan to add a youth center and make other muc ... More >>
Even though both were elected into their respective mayorships thanks in large part to their opposition to the Marlins Park deal, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado aren't on the same page on much else. As Regalado's reelection efforts heat up, Gimenez now ... More >>
Luther Campbell, 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, he highlights the absentee ballot scam on the electoral process.Rampant absentee ballot fraud is destroying democracy in Miami ... More >>
Miami city commissioner Marc Sarnoff has collected nearly half a million dollars in his reelection bid, leading all candidates in the money raising front for the upcoming November election. Of the three incumbents on the ballot, Sarnoff faces the stiffest competition with four opponents who ha ... More >>
See ya, Expo! Miami's finest reality-show filming, mayor-baiting police chief catastrophe is officially looking for a new job thanks to Michelle Spence-Jones's vote.MSJ evidently decided her district's outrage over the Miami Police Department's wave of seven fatal cop-involved shootings this past ... More >>
Yesterday's suspension of Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito is certainly a Miami political saga for the ages, and in the grand tradition of 305 political saga we should only expect bitterness and some last minute lawsuits. Exposito has now filed suit against two city commissioner -- Wifredo "Wil ... More >>
The photo Estela's grandson put on "the internet" to get results.We told you we'd get to the bottom of this. Behold the saga of The Abuelita, The Drainage Ditch, and the Internet. Whenever the elderly dama looks out her window or takes a step outside, she sees it, taunting her, impeding her pat ... More >>
Our policy concerning claims involving government and bureaucracy is: If it's egregious, silly, and inept, it's probably true. So we're inclined to believe the story that's exploded on user-generated site Reddit. According to MRoudet-- or "Mr. Roudet"-- his grandmother, the nice old lady pic ... More >>
Yesterday, we ran through many of the local programs that will lose funding thanks to Gov. Rick Scott's record breaking $615 million in vetoes to the state budget. About $40 million of those were cuts to local programs, and one of the most controversial was vetoing $430,298 meant for the hot meals p ... More >>
As the 2010 election cycle winds down in the next six days, Banana Republican would like to congratulate lobbyist and campaign consultant Steve Marin for pulling in the big bucks. And if any of his candidates still vying for an elected seat win On November 2, we can only imagine he will solidify ... More >>
Marc Sarnoff hearts Mickey ArisonOn a day when he wasn't trying to figure out which one of his Coconut Grove houses he lives in, Miami city Commissioner Marc Sarnoff decided to show his adoration for the Miami Heat's billionaire owner. During the Miami community redevelopment agency's public hear ... More >>
City commissioners love curfews. No issue has pissed off as many of Marc Sarnoff's constituents as his approval of Coconut Grove's 3 a.m. last call. And horrible driver Richard Dunn has recently urged cops to cite teenagers and fine parents who violate the 11 p.m. teen curfew that's been in the b ... More >>
It's now two strikes for pugnacious Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones. A Miami-Dade County judge today dismissed her temporary injunction against Charlie Crist's suspension, setting February 12 as the day when she'll actually decide if the Governor's action is constitutional. A half hour later o ... More >>
Hundreds of Haitian refugees have begun applying for temporary protected status. [Herald]Willy Gort will be sworn into his seat on the city commission today at 4pm. Michelle Spence-Jones won't be joining him. [CBS4]26 sea turtles taken in during the cold snap have been released back ... More >>
Today's special election to fill two vacant city commission seats resulted with two familiar names returning to City Hall. Voters in District 1 returned Willy Gort to office. He previously held the seat until 2001 when he made an unsuccesful bid at the Mayor's office. He raplces the man who suc ... More >>
An election in Allapattah means accusations of monkey business abound.Provided by District 1 Candidate Michael SuarezCity of Miami employee Angel Gonzalez allegedly strolling the hallways of an apartment complex stumping for Willy Gort while on the taxpayer's dime.Mike Suarez, one of nine candida ... More >>
By Alex IzaguirreWith less than a month to go in Miami's upcoming special election for the two city commission seats left open by the removal Michelle Spence-Jones and Angel Gonzalez, some of the candidates are relying on their own cash rather than hitting up people for campaign contributions.Mig ... More >>
Miami voters weren't going to let conflicts of interest or a two-bit felony conviction stop them from electing Angel Gonzalez
Will city commissioners embrace outdoor advertising, or will they heartlessly shun a vital industry?
When an influential developer wants to cram a size-10 project on a size-4 parcel of waterfront land, who can he turn to for help? The ever-accommodating Miami City Commission, of course.
Letters from the issue of July 13, 2000
This group of single moms thought it would be easy to revive their minipark. Then they encountered Miami's finest bureaucracy.
In an act of audacious short-sightedness, Miami is offering its finest bayfront property to the highest bidder
How did Miami commission candidates spend their excess campaign funds? On family and friends, of course.
Open spaces: check. Sewer runoff: check. Locked gate: check. Yep, this is indeed a Miami park!
Johnny Winton used anti-incumbent backlash, new district boundaries, and plenty of cash to knock off J.L. Plummer
Darts and tarts
Miami Mayor Joe Carollo dreams of a world [trade center] without Alex Penelas
Thanks to the Miami Commission, a historic swath of bayfront property is now slated to become luxury townhouses
He's young. He's politically naive. He's Miami's newest commissioner, Joe Sanchez.
Residents of this Miami neighborhood don't care how neat the kids' museum will be
In the first weeks of his administration, Xavier Suarez isn't making many new friends, and he's not influencing many people either
No, we're not talking about McGwire or Griffey. We're talking about a new ballpark.
The Unity Council of Miami -- what a wonderful concept! Especially for Darryl Reaves, who collected most of the taxpayers' money that funded it.
Already charged with corruption, Odio now faces renewed questions about his misuse of a discretionary fund
In choosing Rev. Richard Dunn to fill in for Miller Dawkins, commissioners saved Miami's citywide election soul -- for now
Miami city manager Cesar Odio loves to hand out taxpayer money to his friends. It's not under the table, but it is under the radar.
The City of Miami's upstanding leadership had a swell time at a swanky centennial party. Who paid? You did, of course.
A conservative Nicaraguan presidential candidate nabs the City of Miami's endorsement
Steve Clark battles cancer and fierce rumors of his demise. He says he's more worried about the rumors.
Miami City Manager Cesar Odio and persistent gadfly Manuel Gonzalez-Goenaga ought to settle their differences like men
If good fences made good neighbors, Lazaro Albo would be the most popular resident of the Roads
Former Dade politician Darryl Reaves was ready when the call came: The military rulers in Port-au-Prince need your help!