💰 FPL wants more of our money?!
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💰 FPL wants more of our money?!

Sitting at our desks today like “Take me here.”


Your eyes probably rolled back into your head when you hit the proposal section of your ballot. (We know ours did).

But if you’re a City of Miami or Miami Beach resident, we’ve got you covered.

In Miami, you’ve got a yes/no vote on the $400 million “Miami Forever” bond on your ballot. The city needs your approval to take on that debt (with no tax increase for you) so it can spend big bucks on things like sea level rise and affordable housing. Wanna know more? You’re in luck. We’ve got the rundown here.

In Miami Beach, you get to say yay or nay on rolling back Ocean Drive’s last call for outdoor bars to 2 a.m. from 5 a.m. It’s just one street tho, right? Yes and no. Whatever y’all decide on Ocean Drive could affect conversations about the clash between nightlife and neighborhoods all over the city. We’ve got the full download here.

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Congrats to Carmen Gabriela Velasquez, who won a pair of tickets to Miami Motel Stories, whose opening night is tonight! She’ll be taking a wander through Miami’s past, present, and future in an immersive theater experience in the iconic Tower Theater. Wanna do that too? We’ve got details in our calendar below.

All the summer hotel deals are here to stay now through Oct. 31. Treat yourself to exclusive deals reserved for locals. Learn More ».
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Bad math. About a third of Floridians ditched their homes when Irma hit. But when it changed course and ended up being a dud for many of them, they regretted leaving. And now 24 percent of those who were ordered to leave, and did for Irma, say they wouldn’t do it next time. Uh-oh. (Sun-Sentinel)

The Bass is back. After two years of renovation, Miami Beach’s Bass Museum is open to the public once again, this time with a plan to mix contemporary art among its famous masters. It’s opening just in time for Basel. (Miami Herald)

Light at the end of the tunnel. Brickell residents and workers have got a lil’ something to celebrate – the plan for a Brickell tunnel, which would alleviate some of the insane traffic in the neighborhood, got a boost with a new engineering study on the idea. (Miami Today)

SMH. FPL was a total garbage fire during and after Hurricane Irma, but that’s not stopping it from asking for even MORE money. It says it needs to add a $4 monthly surcharge to electricity bills beginning in 2018 to recoup Irma repair costs. That surcharge would go into effect just as the surcharge we’ve been paying for Hurricane Matthew repairs expires. The Florida Public Service Commission will be making the final call. (Local 10)

#MeToo. It’s been about a month since FIU administrators found out that members of the frat Tau Kappa Epsilon have been swapping nude photos of female students. And many students are wondering why nothing has happened to those students yet, especially as the whole U.S. is having a conversation about misogyny and sexual harassment. (Miami New Times)

Ups and downs. You’ve been hearing a whole lot about former Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco the past couple months. He’s the guy who was running for mayor when he got caught accepting illegal donations to his political committee, forcing him to leave the race and resign. But before he took this tumble, he was totally redefining what it meant to be a commissioner on Miami Beach. Read on to find out what propelled him to local fame – and to his downfall. (Miami Herald)

Thornton Wilder's iconic play is reimagined -- Miami style! Oct 26 thru Nov 19 at the Colony Theatre, Lincoln Road. Tickets on sale now! Learn More ».
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Things to do

Check out this event from our advertiser, Seed Food & Wine Festival.

🌱 Seed Food & Wine Festival, Nov. 1-5 Join Miami’s plant-based foodies & vegan experts for this 5-day fest of sustainable and conscious living. (Code THENEWTROPIC saves 10%).

Celebrate Miami-based artist Dara Friedman's first exhibition at PAMM with live acts, hosted by Speakfriday's Rob Lee! Nov 2nd, 5-9pm Learn More ».
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