Month: February 2019

Miami Beach Sets Distance Requirements for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Commissioner Mark Samuelian said, “I support the applicability as we had on first reading. While I understand the concerns, to me it’s a fairness issue. We talk about being fair to business, being open to business, a set of folks made investment decisions, did something under a certain set of rules. To change it now …

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Renewal of City Manager’s Contract Agreed to in Principle

Commissioner Mark Samuelian said he wanted to see “more data, more fact-based analysis” of projects. “With the size of money flying around, I really think we need to elevate our game.” Referencing the “unique challenges” faced by the City in terms of sea level rise and flooding, he said he wanted to “raise the bar …

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With overwhelming support from voters, Miami Beach creates a watchdog for City Hall

Commissioner Mark Samuelian, who has pushed for the inspector general’s office, said he thinks the initiative will end up saving the city money over the long run. “One of the main functions of the inspector general is to help the city government work more efficiently, so if you think about it, even if the inspector …

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Videos Show Dirty Stormwater Pumped Into Biscayne Bay and Swallowed by Manatee

At the same meeting, Commissioners John Aleman and Mark Samuelian pushed back on the criticism, saying the city is doing the best it can. “We are constantly challenging what we’re doing,” Samuelian said. “We collectively have to keep pushing the envelope, but we also have to acknowledge that the technology is not perfect,” Aleman added. “There’s …

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