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Miami Beach says no more delays for medical marijuana

Miami Beach Miami Beach commissioners on Wednesday voted not to extend a four-month ban on medical marijuana dispensaries past May 17, when the current ban expires. Saying “the people have voted,” Mayor Phillip Levine said I don’t think we need… Continue Reading →

Initiative to cap building heights in Miami Beach hits snag

South Beach Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez’s attempt to reach a compromise between her colleagues and a group of citizens leading a ballot initiative to restrict increasing maximum building heights in the city failed to get any traction Wednesday… Continue Reading →

Baylink chugs ahead after Miami Beach decides to continue negotiating with Alstom

Rendering of Baylink Miami Beach’s plan to bring light rail to the city is moving forward after one city commissioner briefly held up the train. On Wednesday night, a majority of the city commission declined to reconsider its recent vote… Continue Reading →

Tensions rise over Miami Beach mayor’s proposal to ban Ocean Drive alcohol sales after 2 a.m.

Ocean Drive in Miami Beach Miami Beach commissioners on Wednesday waded into a contentious debate about whether to ban most alcohol sales on Ocean Drive from 5th to 15th Street after 2 a.m. Miami Beach mayor Philip Levine said he… Continue Reading →

Miami Beach approves negotiations for $400 million light rail project

Rendering of Baylink Miami Beach city commissioners on Wednesday directed City Manager Jimmy Morales to begin talks with the French rail firm, Alstom, on an interim agreement that could eventually lead to a light rail system being built in South… Continue Reading →

Miami Beach commissioners take steps to reduce Ocean Drive noise

Ocean Drive in Miami Beach Miami Beach commissioners, frustrated with the proliferation of multi-passenger golf buggies that ferry tourists around South Beach while blaring loud music, asked the city’s Neighborhoods Committee Wednesday night to look into ways to reduce noise… Continue Reading →

Miami Beach commissioners take steps to reduce Ocean Drive noise

Ocean Drive in Miami Beach Miami Beach commissioners, frustrated with the proliferation of multi-passenger golf buggies that ferry tourists around South Beach while blaring loud music, asked the city’s Neighborhoods Committee Wednesday night to look into ways to reduce noise… Continue Reading →

Miami Beach moves to control “high impact events”

Look up in the sky! #Floatopia A photo posted by Floatopia (@floatopia) on Sep 2, 2014 at 2:26pm PDT Miami Beach commissioners are moving to control “high impact events,” directing City Manager Jimmy Morales to draft an ordinance that would… Continue Reading →

Miami Beach moves to control “high impact events”

Look up in the sky! #Floatopia A photo posted by Floatopia (@floatopia) on Sep 2, 2014 at 2:26pm PDT Miami Beach commissioners are moving to control “high impact events,” directing City Manager Jimmy Morales to draft an ordinance that would… Continue Reading →

Nonprofit contributions from developers get scrutiny in Miami Beach

South Beach In January Miami Beach commissioners unanimously enacted a new ordinance that prevents commissioners, political candidates and their supporters from soliciting contributions from vendors doing business with the city or lobbyists for PACS. Now some commissioners want the city… Continue Reading →

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