Referring to climate change as “the biggest challenge the city of Miami will ever face,” Tomás Regalado reserved a rare forward-thinking moment during a reflective 2017 State of the City address to warn of sea-level rise.
On Monday, May 23, 2016, the high traffic of pedestrians, cars, and trucks across the Brickell Bridge causes travel to be frustrating and sometime unsafe. Miami's Downtown Development Authority says the Florida Department of Transportation has exacerbated rush hour congestion by ignoring laws that limit when the bridge can be opened.
County Commissioner Barbara Jordan wants to eliminate the free rides on downtown's Metromover system - a perk for riders that was part of the promises made during the 2002 half-penny transit tax campaign. Jordan argues that bus riders in other parts of Miami-Dade have been whacked by fare increases, and they are basically subsidizing the downtown Metromover riders.
A banner criticising Florida senator Marco Rubio and the National Rifle Association was flown over Miami Beach on February 17 after the senator deflected questions on gun control following a school shooting in Parkland. The banner, which read “Shame on you Marco Rubio & NRA”, was flown after 17 people were shot dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Wednesday. The stunt follows Rubio’s statement on Thursday where he said gun restrictions would not have prevented the shooting, according to local news reports. Rubio has received about $3.3 million from the NRA as of last October according to New York Times.
Nikolas Cruz appears in open court for the first time on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, during a status hearing before Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer. Cruz is facing 17 charges of premeditated murder in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.