Skip to comments.Miami's Back, Thanks to Its Mayor and Pro-Growth Policies
Posted on 09/19/2013 2:41:56 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Less than a decade ago, Miami's inner city was mangy. The tropical city could have become the next Detroit.
When businesses, law firms, and government offices downtown closed, few people remained in its seedy core, fleeing to suburban Miami-Dade and Broward counties for their gated, manicured subdivisions and soccer fields, or to the glamorous nightlife across the causeway in sleek South Beach.
But that's all changed. Miami is booming again. Construction cranes dot the skyline as a new wave of baby boomers, international residents, and businesses converge on the city.
Call it the tale of two cities: Detroit sought to fix its urban blight with high taxes, heavy regulation, and big salaries and pensions for government employees.
Much of the credit for the transformation of Miami falls to the city's mayor, Tomas Regalado, who decided to take his city on the opposite path, one of lower taxes and economic growth.
Regalado, a Republican born in Havana, Cuba, was elected mayor in 2009 and soon after, set out on an ambitious path of improving city finances, cutting taxes, and welcoming new businesses with a regulation overhaul.
He is running for re-election this November.
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Just ignore the chicken entrails and goat heads stuck on sign posts.
Very nice. I’ve been going there more and more (I live about 5 hours away) and I might actually move there.
Miami is still a Third World Craphole with areas of the city that look like Cuba....and not because the folks are Cuban descent
Just get lost near the airport...
Coming from NewsMax...which is pretty much centrist Democrat now...there is nothing conservative, nor nice, about Miami
The title spells it out... PRO GROWTH POLICIES.. The Mayor is a Republican, cut taxes, salaries of those making over 40K/yr, broke union contracts, capped pensions at 100k, weathered law suits to do so... The city is now booming..
Now, the city might not meet your standards otherwise, but the point is this: Pro Growth policies work!
The problem with Regalado is he sticks his hand out for federal money.
He also fired a good police chief when the urbanites screamed “racism”...even after investigations (headed by a former FBI agent who was black) cleared the department.
I agree with your statement however this man has had only one term of cleaning up the corruption in city of Miami. Look how long it took to revive South Beach. I hope the voters will continue to vote him in so Miami can reclaim it’s old GOOD fame.