Excerpt from the Miami Herald:
“With no oil to fight in South Florida, BP has begun downsizing its Miami operations center. It’s giving up one high-rise office near Brickell Avenue and isn’t sure how long it will keep a lease on another.
For one measure of oil worries in South Florida, take the elevator up [...]Continue Reading →
THURSDAY, AUGUST 12TH
THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT LEAGUE, CITIZENS ALLIED FOR SAFE ENERGY, INC. and TROPICAL AUDUBON SOCIETY PRESENTS:
County Commissioner District 8 Candidate’s Forum
Invited Candidates: Lynda G. Bell, Eugene Flinn, Albert Harum-Alvarez, Danny Marmorstein, Obdulio Piedra, Annette Taddeo
Moderator: Invited Matthew Haggman, Award Winning Reporter for the Miami Herald
Thursday, August 12th
Please be advised that the Planning Advisory Board (PAB) voted for a continuance of the public hearing on the Draft 2010 Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR), to formulate its recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC). The continuance of the PAB public hearing will be held on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 9:30 AM [...]Continue Reading →
Excerpt from the Miami Herald:
“Cement sealing the oil well has hardened. Meanwhile, Obama officials promise to remain focused on the problem.
BP announced Sunday that cement sealing the busted oil well in the Gulf of Mexico had hardened, clearing the path for the final phase of drilling a relief well.
Meanwhile, Obama administration officials [...]Continue Reading →
Excerpt from the Miami HErald regarding the new media towers:
“Even after city commissioners approved giant advertising billboards that would change the downtown skyline forever, more complications must be overcome before construction can begin.
The towering electronic billboards that Miami city commissioners approved last week are so unprecedented, the city had to write a new [...]Continue Reading →
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The UEL would like to thank the participants in our forum on August 3rd; our moderator Roger Carlton worked hard to make sure everyone’s questions were addressed, and the candidates who participated, Luis Garcia, Julio Robaina and Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, did a great job answering questions. Keep [...]
Since 2004, the Miami River Marine Group, a non-profit trade organization that advocates for the Port of Miami River working waterfront, along with the Durham Park Neighborhood Association, has battled the City’s relentless pursuit to replace marine and shipping businesses with high-end condominium towers. Attorney Andrew Dickman, successfully filed suits against the City in 2004 [...]Continue Reading →
TUESDAY, AUGUST 3rd
THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT LEAGUE
and MIAMI NEIGHBORHOODS UNITED
COMMUNITY FORUMS PRESENT:
FL State Senate District 36 & FL House District 107
Invited Candidates :
District 36: Luisa Artiles, Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, Alberto E. Fortes, J. Nillo, Julio Robaina,
District 107: Gustavo Barriero, Tony Japour, Luis [...]
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The Tropical Audubon Society and the Urban Environment League hosted a debate for Florida State Senate District 36 and Florida State Representative District 117 at South Miami City Hall. Oscar Musibay, Reporter for the South Florida Business Journal was the Moderator. We want to thank all the candidates that [...]
Come out on thursday for this important forum! Almost every candidate has agreed to come, and this forum promises a big turnout. See you there!
Thursday, July 29th
Sponsors: URBAN ENVIRONMENT LEAGUE
TROPICAL AUDUBON SOCIETY
FL State Senate District 36
FL State Representative District 117
Moderator: Oscar Musibay, Award [...]Continue Reading →
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