With the news that Miami Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez backs the recall of commissioner Natacha Seijas, we've reached gridlock in government. That led us to this wonderful diatribe on Eye on Miami.
Our traffic is among the worst in the nation because successive generations of county commissions--but especially this one--have failed to fully account for the costs of development.
The county commission is the reason why the infrastructure backlog the county alone is close to $10 billion.
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