by Sam Turken
The city of Miami announced on Tuesday more than 30 new public infrastructure projects, the initial phase of a multi-year plan to increase the supply of affordable housing, quell flooding and make other city improvements.
by David Smiley
Once underfunded and overlooked, Ken Russell was told he only needed one vote Tuesday to win Miami’s powerful District 2 commission seat. He received 2,700, ending what will surely go down as one of the most convoluted elections in Miami history with an exclamation point.
Polls are open in Miami and Miami Beach for voters to decide a pair of run-off elections.
Voters in Miami will cast ballots for a new District 2 commissioner. Ken Russell will win the seat because his opponent, Teresa Sarnoff, withdrew last week. The city said votes for Sarnoff won’t count, but the election must be held.
The polls will close at 7 p.m.
by Joey Flechas and David Smiley
In Miami, voters from Coconut Grove to Morningside will choose a new District 2 commissioner, although the election's outcome has already been determined after Teresa Sarnoff withdrew last week, leaving Ken Russell as the only candidate still in the running. The city says votes for Sarnoff won't count, but law requires that the election must be held. Russell will succeed Sarnoff’s husband, term-limited Commissioner Marc Sarnoff.
Polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters can find sample ballots, poll locations and other election information at http://www.miamidade.gov/elections.
by Grant Stern
Ken Russell is a first time politician and underdog candidate for Miami’s influential District 2 Commissioner’s seat.
Now Russell’s left fighting a local political machine to the end with lawyers and memos instead of just the usual campaigning for votes – which he’s been doing cheerily under the stressful circumstances.