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Mazique's House Goes Down

Lisa Mazique, head of Miami's economic development department since June, had her New Orleans home razed this past weekend.

New Times wrote about Mazique's legal wrangling over the rundown Victorian house in September. She came to our fair city from flood-ravaged New Orleans, where she had run an agency responsible for removing urban decay. Ironically, during her time in the Big Easy, Mazique bought a dilapidated house and moved it to a parcel of land too small to hold it legally. A soap opera, which included Mazique suing the city and the Times-Picayune bemoaning the "monumental mess," ensued.

Fast-forward to this past Saturday: armed with a demolition permit declaring Mazique's property "dangerous and hazardous situation" in "imminent danger of collapse," a work crew leveled the thing. An official with the city's department of safety and permits said the city will send Mazique a bill for the job.-Rob Jordan

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