Mar 02, 2017 | Post by: Luis Gazitua No Comments

Gazitua Letelier Update: the current status of Medical marijuana in Florida as of March 2, 2017.

Summary on Amendment 2 On November 8, 2016, Amendment 2 in the State of Florida passed with 71% of the vote, making Florida the 28th state along with the District of Columbia to legalize medical marijuana.[1] This Amendment added a new section to Florida’s Constitution entitled “Medical marijuana production, possession, and

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Sep 21, 2016 | Post by: Luis Gazitua No Comments

Miami Herald OP-ED: Ordinance would give local unions outsized power.

September 20, 2016 | Miami Herald Opinion. This summer, a local group calling itself An Accountable Miami-Dade circulated a petition to bring campaign finance reform to Miami-Dade County. The procedural aspects of the petition are being reviewed by the Florida Third District Court of Appeal. An Accountable Miami-Dade collected more than 125,000 signatures

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May 10, 2016 | Post by: Luis Gazitua No Comments

Miami Herald OP-ED: The demand is there — legalize Uber and Lyft, Miami-Dade

The Miami Herald – Opinion | May 4, 2016 I truly feel for the taxicab industry. Many of the drivers are hardworking people who, long ago, invested in taxi medallions, which were once considered the best investment in America. In Miami-Dade, their business, to date, has been strictly regulated. First, the

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Jan 05, 2016 | Post by: Luis Gazitua No Comments

Miami-Dade P3 Taskforce Recommendation – Adjust the Cone of Silence

On February 3, 2015, Resolution No. R-150-15 was passed and adopted, creating the Miami-Dade County Public Private Partnership Taskforce. The powers and duties of the P3 Taskforce are: (1) to make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners in regards to Miami-Dade County’s ordinances, resolutions, regulations, implementing orders, and administrative

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May 12, 2015 | Post by: Luis Gazitua No Comments

Miami Herald Letter to the Editor: Climate change is big business

Miami Herald – Letters to the Editor | May 12, 2015 I commend President Obama for his April 29 Other Views column, We can no longer delay action on climate change. As he stated, “Last year, 2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record, and 14 of the 15 hottest

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Jan 29, 2014 | Post by: Luis Gazitua No Comments

Unintended Consequences with Miami-Dade Taxi Tech

HuffPOST Miami | January 29, 2014 County commissioners are scheduled to make significant changes this week, including upgrading taxis and the technology inside them. Unfortunately, sometimes the most well-intentioned legislation creates unintended consequences when involving new technologies. The clear legislative intent underlying the all proposed credit card regulations and prohibitions

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Jan 22, 2014 | Post by: Luis Gazitua No Comments

The Business of the Employer Mandate – Miami Lobbyist

Alright business owners, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is now the law of the land and you need to figure out how you are going to deal with the employer mandate. First off, if you do not have 50 or more full time employees — you’re off the

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Mar 28, 2013 | Post by: Luis Gazitua No Comments

Miami Herald OP-ED: Miami-Dade annexation push rises again

The Miami Herald – Other Views | March 15, 2013 The charming cities of Miami Springs, Medley and Virginia Gardens, hereinafter jointly known as Pleasantville, are moving fast to annex light industrial and commercial land. They contend that these annexations will allow them to sustain and serve the annexed areas

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Nov 16, 2012 | Post by: Luis Gazitua No Comments

George P. Bush’s long road to the White House begins with TX bid, donations from FL

The Miami Herald Blog – Naked Politics | Marc Caputo | November 8, 2012 From an email sent by Miami Lobbyist/Lawyer/Bush family insider Luis Gazitua to “friends, floridians, Republicans….:’ Tuesday’s elections proved that our party needs to broaden our appeal and rebuild in an inclusive manner with a new generation of

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Sep 21, 2012 | Post by: Luis Gazitua No Comments

Miami Herald OP-ED: Give the ‘Next Gen’ better schools

The Miami Herald – Speak Out | September 21, 2012 I’m a parent. I have a bodacious 3-year-old daughter who is ready to take on the world. She’s opinionated, articulate and loves Dora the Explorer. I’m a young professional and own my business. My wife and I have student loans,

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