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Cutler Bay

Letter: Cutler Bay candidate forum won’t be fair

Community organizations that host candidates for public office have always prided themselves in being impartial in their proceedings, allowing their political guests to make their respective arguments knowing full-well that the questions put before them are not biased in favor or against either candidate.

Miami Deals

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South Miami

South Miami

Letter: South Miami pool was long overdue

Re Antoinette Fischer’s letter, South Miami pool will be a money pit (Soapbox, Aug. 31): Cost isn’t the only issue regarding South Miami’s Aquatic Center. For 40 years, the city’s African-American residents have been asking for a community pool. The idea of a public pool was first discussed in the predominantly African-American parts of South Miami after several lives were lost due to drownings.

South Miami

Letter: South Miami pool will be a money pit

How would you react if you were a shareholder in an organization that intentionally duped you over and over again? Imagine this: The majority of the board proposed a project that would greatly benefit the community. Construction of the project will be paid for with funds provided by a source outside of your organization. But the project will require extensive maintenance for perpetuity, and the maintenance will be funded for the next six years by another organization that is an affiliate of yours. After six years have elapsed, all shareholders in your organization will be billed for the perpetual maintenance for the project.

South Miami

South Miami looking for budget cuts

South Miami administrators are looking for hundreds of thousands of dollars in budget cuts after city commissioners rejected a proposal to save money by replacing city trash collectors with a private company.