North Miami CRA board discusses new plans

North Miami’s community redevelopment agency is still working to extend its life beyond 2016 and the board took some steps toward that goal at their last meeting. The city council, acting as the CRA board, approved a redevelopment plan and schedule, discussed the CRA’s budget and decided against hiring a new executive director. The city…

Boynton CRA attorney to resign

The Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency’s attorney will announce his resignation tonight. He is pursuing another job. Ken Spillias will be working for Ocean Ridge as the town’s attorney. Spillias, who works at the firm Lewis, Longman and Walker, has worked as the town’s attorney since 1999, but as an outside contractor, according to town…

CRAs effectively address local challenges

The recent debate about Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs) appears to be an effort to mislead the public into believing that their tax dollars are being misused. This isn’t the case, and this inflammatory rhetoric, which pits residents against each other, can be extremely harmful to communities. It has been alleged that “some of South Florida’s…