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Miami Dade County Commission

Now This Is A Local Race To Watch

Miami Herald | PATRICIA MAZZEI | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Lynda Bell, the commission vice-chairwoman who has recently come under political fire, has drawn a reelection opponent ...

Miami-Dade To Drop Out Of Federal Immigration Detention Program

Miami Herald | PATRICIA MAZZEI | Posted 12.19.2013 | Miami

Fed up with underwriting the nation’s broken federal immigration system, Miami-Dade County plans to stop paying the cost of temporarily housing undo...

It's A Go!

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2014 | Miami

Dec 17 (Reuters) - Retired soccer star David Beckham and Major League Soccer (MLS) took a step toward fielding a new Miami team as local officials on ...

LOOK: Locals Rally For County-Wide Transgender Rights

Vanessa Martin | Posted 09.24.2013 | Miami

Earlier this summer, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson introduced a proposed amendment to protect transgender people under the county's a...

We're Speechless.

Miami New Times | Kyle Munzenrieder | Posted 09.07.2013 | Miami

Former Miami-Dade County Commissioner and failed mayoral candidate Joe Martinez has launched his own cologne. It's called "The Commissioner." ...

Ready To Pony Up $830 Million?

Reuters | Posted 09.01.2013 | Miami

By Zachary Fagenson July 2 (Reuters) - Miami-Dade County legislators on Tuesday passed a November referendum that will ask voters to a...

County's $1.6 Billion Deal

Reuters | Posted 07.21.2013 | Miami

* Deal seen requiring unpopular water rate hikes * County to pay $1 million civil penalty * County lawmakers pull back f...

Who Will Pay For It -- And How?

Reuters | Posted 07.16.2013 | Miami

May 16 (Reuters) - Local lawmakers in Florida's Miami-Dade County on Thursday queried details of a planned $12.6 billion reconstruction of the count...

Why Their Super Bowl Claim Is A Lie

Sun Sentinel | Dave Hyde | Posted 06.10.2013 | Miami

At one end of the state, in the Miami-Dade Commission, they were going through plans Wednesday to publicly finance the Dolphins stadium so fast that o...

It's Going To A Vote!

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2013 | Miami

By Zachary Fagenson April 10 (Reuters) - Voters in south Florida's Miami-Dade County will soon decide if billionaire real estate develo...

Price Hike On The Rickenbacker

Posted 01.24.2013 | Miami

Drivers heading down to Key Biscayne will need to bring some extra change over the next few months. In order to pay for a swifter reconstruction of...

Commission Votes On Stadium Project

Sun Sentinel | Craig Davis | Posted 03.25.2013 | Miami

The Miami Dolphins got the first indication of public support for funding renovations of Sun Life Stadium on Wednesday with a resolution passed by the...

Did Commissioner's Vote Violate Ethics?

Miami Herald | KATHLEEN MCGRORY AND CHARLES RABIN | Posted 02.21.2013 | Miami

Miami-Dade Commissioner Bruno Barreiro voted to award a $25 million contract to Munilla Construction Management to build a test track for Metrorail ca...

Miami-Dade Delays Vote On Gun Control SUGGESTIONS

Posted 12.19.2012 | Miami

A Miami-Dade County Commissioner has proposed six resolutions to combat gun violence on the heels of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, but no one's ...

No Sunshine For Public Salaries?

Posted 12.03.2012 | Miami

Miami-Dade commissioner Barbara Jordan has a problem with the public knowing how much she makes -- and if she has her way, you won't. As first repo...

Sosa Says 'No' To Most Absentee Votes

Posted 09.23.2012 | Miami

County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa said she is set to present a resolution intended to once again restrict absentee voting in Miami-Dade County. In an...

Is There A Cancer Cluster In Miami-Dade?

Posted 08.30.2012 | Miami

Two county commissioners are pushing for the county health department to investigate what they believe could be a cancer cluster in Miami. Commissi...

Ballot Fraud Probe Leads To County Commissioner's Office

Miami Herald | Posted 10.10.2012 | Miami

A ballot-fraud investigation that has already troubled two top Miami-Dade political campaigns has now embroiled the office of a county commissioner an...

Who's Got The Money?

Miami Herald | Posted 09.16.2012 | Miami

Newly released campaign finance reports show long-entrenched Miami-Dade commissioners in auto magnate Norman Braman's crosshairs are facing unpreceden...

Commission Staff Salaries: Who's Paying An Aide Just $15,000?

Eye On Miami | Posted 07.18.2012 | Miami

The more you make, the bigger you are. I decided to take a look at the salaries of some the staff of the worst County Commissioners....

PHOTOS: Sarnoff Creates 'Park' To Keep Sex Offenders From Shorecrest

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 04.17.2012 | Miami

Two years after a colony of sex offenders famously camped under the Julia Tuttle Causeway -- one of few urban locations permissible by exponentially r...

Tricky Commissioners: Pit Bull Ban May Get County-Wide Vote

Posted 04.16.2012 | Miami

Elected supporters of Miami-Dade's long-time ban on pit bulls appear to have found a way to stop a state bill that would end the county's breed-specif...

Miami-Dade Commission Chairman Hops Into Mayor's Race

Posted 03.27.2012 | Miami

Joe Martinez, chairman of the Miami-Dade County Commission, submitted his paperwork Wednesday to run for mayor. He will challenge incumbent Mayor Carl...

Term Limits Are Finally on the Ballot -- But Who's Talking About It?

Vanessa Brito | Posted 03.06.2012 | Miami
Vanessa Brito

Voters have been adamant over their desire for term limits. It is no surprise that County Commissioners are not investing too much effort in getting out the vote or mobilizing the masses, but what about the rest of us?

Miami Wipes Tiny Island City Off The Map

Posted 12.13.2011 | Miami

Florida is about to lose its smallest city. The Miami-Dade County Commission has taken the first step to unincorporate the city of Islandia. Located 1...