Re Fabiola Santiago’s April 27 column, For voters, Miami Dolphins stadium deal is a shot in the dark: If the commission had made a decision without a public referendum, the citizens of Miami-Dade would be crying foul. The commission did endorse the deal — one that Mayor Carlos Gimenez and his staff strongly vetted. Bed taxes don’t cost you any money unless you’re visiting a hotel. The only greater good this tax can be used for is tourism marketing, stadiums and museums.
With respect to corporate welfare for a billionaire, you can bet if IBM or Google wanted to headquarter here, they’d be awarded millions in economic grants and incentives. That’s what this is. Economic development. The Miami Dolphins is a corporation, and this is a good business deal for Miami-Dade.
Martha Limner, Miami