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February 09, 2009
Marlins stadium vote no sure thing
The Miami Herald has polled Miami-Dade County commissioners as to what they'll do in Friday's Florida Marlins stadium vote, and it could be a close one: With five votes on the 13-member board needed to block passage, four commissioners say they're likely to vote no and a fifth, Sally Heyman, said, "I will not be voting yes unless I get answers, and I can't get any answers right now. What the answers are will determine whether I vote for it." (Which, come to think of it, is pretty much what she said last time, before voting no.) And five more commissioners say they're undecided.
"Unless something changes, I would be opposed to it," said commissioner Joe Martinez, who voted for the stadium plan last February. "The financials trouble me tremendously. It's way too much money the county is investing." What, the wiffle ball game didn't convince you?