Now here’s a lede:
Despite what a commissioner called the “stench” of the Miami Marlins stadium deal, a majority of Miami-Dade county commissioners on Wednesday supported raising the bed tax on mainland hotels to support renovations of the Miami Dolphins‘ stadium.
What the commissioners actually voted for, 7-4, was a nonbinding resolution asking the state to raise the county hotel-motel tax by 1%, which would supply around $9 million a year to be funneled into Dolphins stadium renovations. If the state approves it, then the county will have to vote again to actually collect and spend the money.
Still, it seems like the Dolphins’ “We’re not the Marlins” campaign is off to a good start. Which either shows that Miami elected officials don’t hold a grudge, or don’t learn from their mistakes, depending on your perspective.