Tag: Miami Beach city commission

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 to go further and require that any member of…

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 to go further and require that any member of…

Miami Beach enacts developer-specific ethics ordinance

Mayor Philip Levine and an aerial view of North Beach Miami Beach commissioners unanimously enacted a new ordinance on Wednesday that prevents commissioners, political candidates and their supporters from soliciting contributions from vendors doing business with the city or lobbyists for PACS. The legislation was proposed after developer contributions became…

Miami Beach OKs Washington Avenue ordinance

Washington Avenue in Miami Beach (Credit: Pedro Szekely) Miami Beach commissioners approved a new ordinance on Wednesday designed to bring hotels, fine dining and new retail to the city’s faded Washington Avenue. The ordinance comes out of the mayor’s Blue Ribbon Panel for Washington Avenue, chaired by former commissioner Saul…

Miami Beach to rule on limiting size of new single-family homes

The home at 5446 North Bay Road prior to demolition on the left, and the lot’s new spec home on the right (Credit: Aerial Photography Inc. via Todd Glaser’s website) Miami Beach city commissioners agreed on Wednesday to send a controversial ordinance that reduces the size of single-family homes to…

Lincoln Road BID OK’d for assessments, master plan debated

Photos of the existing improvements on Lincoln Road (left) and renderings of the new Lincoln Road master plan (right) (Credit: James Corner Field Operations) Miami Beach commissioners gave their approval to a measure that will allow Lincoln Road business and property owners to create a special assessment district at a…

Miami Beach commission gives support to Washington Ave makeover

Washington Avenue (Credit: Pedro Szekely) Miami Beach city commissioners on Wednesday offered support for an ordinance that is designed breathe new life into faded Washington Avenue. Commissioners said they welcomed plans that would allow height limits to be increased to 55 feet from the current 50 foot limit for most buildings, and higher for larger