By Sylvia Gurinsky
Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Bruno Barreiro once had a reputation for not saying much. No longer.
Barreiro, unfortuantely, has spoken volumes in recent weeks with some of his ideas. Now it's a half-penny sales tax increase for transportation for the November ballot. It wouldn't be so bad if it didn't include a proposal to eliminate fares for Dade's public transportation. Fellow Commissioner Barbara Jordan also supports it:
It seems, at least so far, most of their colleagues don't agree, and it should stay that way. This is nothing but a gimmick, pure and simple.
Dade needs funds for a good transportation system. This is not the way to get them.