Rules aimed at monitoring Florida lobbyist wither on the vine

When Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran convinced the House to pass ethics rules in 2016 that require lobbyist for local governments and other tax-funded entities to disclose their contracts, it was a victory for transparency. Finally, the public would see how much public money their local governments were spending to lobby the Legislature. A web page provided a one-stop resource for tracking such expenditures.


Wake up, South Florida! Speak up on sea-level rise

Sea-level rise is an economic imperative for South Florida, yet missing from the political agendas in Tallahassee and Washington. The Invading Sea media collaborative calls on South Florida citizens, lawmakers and business executives to demand government action.


The mega mall is on; will we live to regret it?

This is a massive project. American Dream Miami predicts 30 million visitors a year and about 70,000 vehicle trips in and out of the property — a figure one commissioner said is close to the population of the city of Miami Gardens, where 110,000 people live and will now have a neighbor like no other.


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MPO Chair Commissioner Jean Monestime talks with the Miami Herald editorial board

Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Chair Commissioner Jean Monestime talks about goals for the planning board, which is charged with transportation planning for the county with the Miami Herald editorial board.
McClatchy Miami Herald