In a recent statement, county commission candidate Daniella Levine Cava wrote what I had been thinking:
"Why are stadium deals consuming the Miami-Dade County Commission’s time and energy while critical services are placed on the chopping block? Sports are important to our community and economy, and I am glad so many franchises want to call Miami home. But when elected officials spend time considering how much to subsidize sports teams, while police, fire departments and libraries are forced to operate on drastically diminished budgets, we have lost our perspective."There is a sense percolating up from the general silence that passes for daily life in Miami that the David Beckham deal for a soccer stadium in downtown Miami has run into the buzz saw of public opinion. What is rare is that the buzz saw doesn't operate more frequently and that elected officials are so disinclined to pay attention.