I remember that The Herald Editorial Board supported the Marlins stadium boondoggle, which was decided by the mayor and commissioners of the county and city. Editorials said then that they were elected to make these decisions and, therefore, no voter referendum was required.
A circuit court judge agreed, even though some believed her opinion was wrong and, as a consequence, the county mayor was recalled and a new mayor was elected because he was then totally against corporate welfare. The Herald fully credited the officials’ “no referendum was necessary” position.
Now comes the Dolphins stadium owner’s “me, too” request for hundreds of millions of public tax dollars and what does The Herald opine? It chastises our legislators for making the decision and not allowing a voter referendum. Please!
Stanley J. Krieger, Miami