What the hell is going in with our local government? On one hand we have the County Manager publishing a memorandum with a long check list of the advantages and great potential that the proposed downtown stadium site offers. On the other hand, Miami Today just published an article stating that:
“After a long and occasionally strident debate, commissioners offered the Orange Bowl as an alternative solution and directed the county administration to negotiate a deal with the Marlins and Major League Baseball that would cover both potential sites. ‘Obviously, the manager realizes this downtown site isn’t going to fly,'”
It seems that the downtown site offers many more advantages in terms of public transportation access and economic benefits than the Orange Bowl site. The County memorandum corroborates this, so why the hell is there a bottleneck all of a sudden? I don’t oppose alternative solutions to the site search, but I thought the Orange Bowl site was already ruled out. It seems that the right hand has no clue the left even exists and members of the local government are yapping for the sake of yapping.
What is really disturbing is when you hear the County Manager say that the negotiations “should not be site specific”. As if the site will not affect the overall cost and logistics of the project!!! This is all very disillusioning.