Thursday, April 25, 2013

How The Marlins Stadium Deal Has Changed South Florida

Earlier this month, WLRN hosted a special routable, "Foul Ball! The Future of the Marlins in Miami". I stumbled on the re-broadcast in a Sunday afternoon hour slot. You need to listen to it. Too bad WLRN doesn't engage other sacred cows along the same line. (I'd start with: Big Sugar, poisons people, poisons the Everglades, and poisons democracy.) In particular, Norman Braman makes excellent points along the lines of common sense lacking in our elected officials; especially those who supported this stinker.

I predict the public WILL VOTE AGAINST the Dolphin stadium deal because the well has been poisoned. Public good will for subsidies of wealthy sports team owners evaporated, and although the hustlers and insiders in county government are still firmly in place, feasting at the table of subsidies: the Dolphins turkey will not fly. Not all the huffing, puffing, and threats of Superbowl fortunes vanished will change what happened. Listen.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let the former officers and directors of US Century Bank fund the Dolphins as penalty for all the damage they did to Miami Dade County.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, they would still be using our tax dollars, just Federal!

Anonymous said...

501 nw 16 ave miami does not come up?

Folio: 01-4102-086-0030
New Folio:
Property Address: 501 MARLINS WAY
Owner: MIAMI DADE COUNTY
GSA R/E MANAGEMENT
Mailing Address: 111 NW 1 ST
MIAMI FL 33128

Property Information Primary Zone: 8000 COMMUNITY FACILITIES  

Land Use: 0015 ENTERTAINMENT  

Beds/Baths/Half: 0/0/0   Floors: 0 Living Units: 0  
Adjusted Sq. Footage: 928000  
Lot Size: 14.29 ACRES  
Year Built: 2012

Anonymous said...

Folio: 34-1134-011-0010
Property Address: 2269 NW 199 ST
Owner: MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
GSA R/E MGMT
Mailing Address: 2269 DAN MARINO BLVD
MIAMI GARDENS FL 33056 -2600

Primary Zone: 6500 COMMERCIAL - CLASSIFIED

Land Use: 0015 ENTERTAINMENT

Beds/Baths/Half: 0/0/0
Floors: 4
Living Units: 0
Adjusted Sq. Footage: 1778997
Lot Size: 143.71 ACRES
Year Built: 1987

Anonymous said...

UH OOHH!!!!
MIAMI do we have a PROBLEM!?!?

MARLINS & DOLPHINS Properties

Owner: MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
GSA R/E MGMT

Daniel Rivero (WLRN) said...

We are planning a whole series of roundtables around a variety of issues with former Nightly Business Report co-anchor Tom Hudson. Stay tuned!

Anonymous said...

The Dolphins are sending out slick mailers trying to deceive voters. We believe every voter with an IQ over 95 will vote No to the tax increase. People now know the Marlins scam will cost Miami-Dade taxpayers at least $3 BILLION over the next 40 years.

Anonymous said...

Dolphins = Marlins

Anonymous said...

The idiots who are members of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce endorsed the Marlins scam. No surprise the same idiots are backing the NYC based billionaire owner of Joe Robbie Stadium as he tries to scam local taxpayers.