Month: January 2019

Miami Beach Commissioners Fight Over “Super Ugly” LED Sign at I-195 Entrance

While Alemán was aghast at the design, Commissioner Michael Góngora said he was excited about it, in a lukewarm kind of way. “I’m not so sold on it myself,” he said, “but I think that is the wave of the future.” Ultimately, Góngora prevailed on Commissioners Ricky Arriola and Mark Samuelian to tentatively approve it. The LED display proposal will …

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Who says no one likes politicians? In Miami Beach, 25 people have applied to be one

Commissioner Mark Samuelian, who estimates that he has met with at least five candidates and heard from five more, said that agreeing not to run in November isn’t a deal breaker for him. “At this point I’m going to wait and see the full lineup of potential candidates before I make a decision,” Samuelian said. …

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Can she keep Miami Beach above the rising sea?

The city’s efforts have their critics. A citizens group, We Love Lakeview, is protesting a plan to raise roads in their neighborhood, worried about water drainage onto their land and property values. Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian agrees the city must respond to sea level rise but has concerns about what he calls “our one-size-fits-all …

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