So, let’s see how this works for the upper crust folks:
The Miami Heat (cruise-line owner) got a sports arena with taxpayers’ money and sponsored by an airline now in bankruptcy; the Marlins (art-collector owner) got the sweetest deal with money from city and county — we, the people.
The Miami Dolphins (millionaire owner) wants a roof for its stadium paid for with taxpayers’ money, of course. Jungle Island’s owner wants more money plus land to pay back debts that he owes to the taxpayers; and now there is a group of people who promise the city $720,000 a year to change a Grove landmark to tiki huts.
Get in line: I have a replica of the Brooklyn Bridge for sale, together with some valuable land in the swamps, with proceeds going to city police, fire rescue and other city employees. Serious bids only, please.
Andre Banert, Miami