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Old November 8th, 2017, 02:48 AM   #2321
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Following live election results for Miami-Dade county here http://results.enr.clarityelections....n/summary.html.

It looks like the alcohol ban after 2:00 am at Miami Beach will fail big and the General obligation bond for the city of Miami will pass.

Anyone have a similar website for Broward county?
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Old November 8th, 2017, 03:16 AM   #2322
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Miami elects a new mayor. His name is Francis Suarez.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/poli...183328421.html
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2017 Miami Election Results: Ocean Drive Liquor Rollback Fails
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Old November 8th, 2017, 06:23 PM   #2323
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^ Is Suarez good or bad for development ?
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Old November 8th, 2017, 06:26 PM   #2324
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^ Is Suarez good or bad for development ?
I hear he is pro-development like Manny Diaz. He wants to add more affordable housing and he is very pro mas public transportation. We'll see...
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Old November 8th, 2017, 07:12 PM   #2325
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Miami has a "weak mayor" system (meaning they really have little more sway than the other commissioners) unlike a lot of other places where the mayor has considerable power. I don't think that's necessarily good OR bad...depends on who the occupant is, obviously. Hope he does ok. If not, his power is limited anyway so not a huge thing.
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Old November 8th, 2017, 07:43 PM   #2326
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He is very pro-transit. The one thing about Miami is that it is sits right on the center of the county and is quite large in land and population (and due to downtown explosion in population getting even more dense than it already is).

What I been thinking is why couldn't the city just expand mass transit mostly by itself, by passing bonds or tax increases? Granted it would be very difficult and costly if they do it versus the state or county but they could do it right? The traffic in the Miami city limits is quite bad, especially during rush hour, so I wonder what could be done if anything by the city itself to improve transit in a meaningful way.
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Old November 8th, 2017, 08:45 PM   #2327
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I see that one of the defeated mayoral candidates is named "Williams Alfred Armbrister Sr." Now, I have no idea whatsoever if he was qualified but I may have been tempted to vote for him solely on the basis of that name...with, of course, the title of "Lord Admiral" preceding it.

"His Honor, Mayor Lord Admiral Williams Alfred Armbrister Sr" has a nice ring to it, no?
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Old November 8th, 2017, 08:53 PM   #2328
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He is very pro-transit. The one thing about Miami is that it is sits right on the center of the county and is quite large in land and population (and due to downtown explosion in population getting even more dense than it already is).

What I been thinking is why couldn't the city just expand mass transit mostly by itself, by passing bonds or tax increases? Granted it would be very difficult and costly if they do it versus the state or county but they could do it right? The traffic in the Miami city limits is quite bad, especially during rush hour, so I wonder what could be done if anything by the city itself to improve transit in a meaningful way.
That would be an awfully tall order for the city itself. A few things to keep in mind here. Miami's political boundaries (and as such its overall tax base) are actually quite smallish in comparison to many other cities. The city itself is pretty strapped for cash---and has been for a very long time---despite the large amount of development downtown. We have to remember that many parts of Miami remain very poor, and do not contribute all that much to tax revenues. And I think needless to say, passing the kind of tax increases necessary for them to "go alone" on transit would be EXTREMELY difficult. We would not be talking about any kind of countywide half-cent or full cent sales tax hike (which in itself would be a hard sell) but something MUCH more substantial than that.

Just don't see it as realistic at all even though I certainly share your frustration. Honestly, the only way to get it done is the same as it has always been. Combination of local (meaning the county) and just as importantly Federal help. The city itself does not have those financial capabilities and voters aren't about to increase their financial burden to a very significant degree.
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Old November 9th, 2017, 02:44 AM   #2329
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I was thinking more in terms of BRT. Miami city limits along Flagler street extend all the way to almost the Palmetto https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...orhoodsmap.png. There is a ton of traffic and bus usage on Flagler street. If they could extend some sort of BRT on Flagler to at least the Mall of the Americas it would be worth it. More BRT lanes or just regular bus only dedicated lanes and perhaps at the most expensive, light rail with ROW. It does not have to be super expensive heavy rail, there are other options.
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Old November 9th, 2017, 11:23 AM   #2330
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I hear you. Obviously, I was thinking of the more expensive stuff with transit.

Either way, going to be VERY difficult to convince folks of the merits of a tax hike for transit. That debacle with the half-cent tax years ago really poisoned the well, unfortunately.

But I also misinterpreted your comments, so my bad!
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Old November 23rd, 2017, 07:41 PM   #2331
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING to One and All here!!

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Old December 11th, 2017, 05:40 PM   #2333
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By snow line I mean the latitude at which there is snow cover, right now it's up near Canada, so no deep cold that's for sure. But even the fact that we're talking about
50 degrees, that is something that has happened at least once every winter since measured. This winter may be the first with none. As for a frost? That would take a
much lower snow line to help that deep cold reach farther unabated. I've been able to do concrete work that's only semi protected and untreated in January, and today
I was even able to work soil in a garden to smooth out lumps.
MIA never made it below 50 last year but it got close already this year. It hit 50 yesterday.

Low temps around South Florida Sunday morning:
MIA: 50 (warmest NWS recorded spot in South Florida)
Ft. Lauderdale Exec: 46
Ft. Lauderdale Intl: 47
Tamiami airport: 48
West Palm Beach: 44
Opa-Locka: 48
Homestead: 48
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Old December 11th, 2017, 05:53 PM   #2334
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I was in Key Largo over the weekend for a bayside wedding and it was 51 Sunday morning.
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I seriously hope there's at least one cool/cold spell when I'm down for Christmas. Still cannot stand it being around 80 this time of year...I'll never be a tourist!
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Right now it looks like it’s going to be a warm one again.
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Old December 13th, 2017, 11:14 PM   #2338
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MIA never made it below 50 last year but it got close already this year. It hit 50 yesterday.

Low temps around South Florida Sunday morning:
MIA: 50 (warmest NWS recorded spot in South Florida)
Ft. Lauderdale Exec: 46
Ft. Lauderdale Intl: 47
Tamiami airport: 48
West Palm Beach: 44
Opa-Locka: 48
Homestead: 48
Low temps for Tuesday morning. MIA finally broke the no-temps-below-50 streak
MIA: 48
Opa-Locka: 48
Ft. lauderdale Exec: 45
West Palm Beach: 44
Tamiami Airport: 41
Homestead AFB: 50
Homestead: 39
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That's not really supposed to be a streak, it's never not happened in a winter until last winter.
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A little cooler this morning, it got down to 47 at MIA and hit 39 at Kendall/Tamiami Airport. 43 in Homestead and Opa-Locka, that should be the end of the low temps for a while.
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