Politics

What to know and what to do about the Stoneman Shooting

Yesterday, the national epidemic of mass shootings landed in our backyard. There are things you can do to try and stop it from happening again.

/ February 15, 2018


Why Kubs Lalchandani is running in District 113

District 113 is a hub of entrepreneurship, a center of art and culture, and has maybe the most beautiful beaches in the world. But all of the country’s big issues are also here, like sea level rise, lack of affordable housing, and massive wealth disparity.

/ February 4, 2018


Miami and Miami Beach November 2017 election results

(Courtesy of justgrimes/flickr creative commons) The results are in. These are your new leaders (except for District 3, that one’s headed to a runoff), and this is how you voted on your city proposals. City of Miami: Mayor Francis Suarez District 3 This is headed to a runoff because no candidate topped 50 percent. Joe Carollo came […]

/ November 7, 2017


City of Miami Voter Guide

Hey City of Miami, listen up: you’ve got an election going down. It’s not getting the attention it should because the mayoral race isn’t competitive. But there’s a seven-person race for the District 3 commission seat, pitting some of the most legacy names in Miami politics against newcomers who want to shake things up. The […]

/ October 25, 2017


Retaking a seat after a special election

The fifth proposal on the City of Miami ballot is an amendment that would give a seat back if the official left it because of allegations of misconduct.

/ October 25, 2017


Auditor general changes, pt. 1

Voting on this proposal means you’re deciding whether the Office of the Auditor General should increase its independence.

/ October 25, 2017


Auditor General changes, pt. 2

With this proposal you’re deciding whether the Office of the Independent Auditor General will have the right to hire and fire its own staff.

/ October 25, 2017


“Miami Forever” bond

The City of Miami wants to make some major improvements and this is how they want to pay for those.

/ October 25, 2017


Francis Suarez

The New Tropic talked with Francis Suarez about his vision for the city of Miami and how he would make that happen if elected as mayor.

/ October 25, 2017


Monty’s lease extension

Voting on this proposal will decide whether Monty’s Raw Bar gets to stay for another 52 years at its current Coconut Grove location.

/ October 25, 2017