A hike in South Florida’s 2017 sales tax was a hard-fought victory for the Democratic Party in 2014. Now, they are facing the problem of paying for it. They’re basically giving the money to rich guys who own some kind of property in Palm Beach or Boca Raton. (The hashtag #TaxtheBoca is making the rounds on Twitter.)
CONTRACTING FOR A SAND SCULPTURE
There are plans to build a sand sculpture that visitors can walk on in South Beach, which, the AP notes, will be a very Miami-like temporary feature. This one is from “Nu Years,” an Italian clothing company whose line consists of super high-end swimwear.
GIVING NEIGHBORS ALIEN DINNERS
Palm Beach County and Boca Raton are moving to shut down a local restaurant named for the classic horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and rename it “Chainsaw.”
I’m jealous they have one of these in Palm Beach, I mean The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 💀 A post shared by h (@h.bswietz) on Jun 21, 2018 at 12:55pm PDT
The Miami Herald’s Katie Litvak offers some brief remedies on how to make South Florida cleaner:
Litvak pointed to the county’s efforts to mine rubble from Miami’s bleached skyline to create slurry walls, which can help control flooding by absorbing water from storm drains and washing it away.
The South Florida Water Management District also plans to install a giant cooling system at Biscayne Bay, which could help reduce pollution from fertilizers and pet waste. And, after decades of fighting, Palm Beach County and Boca Raton have agreed to fight storm water pollution together and improve South Florida’s underground water supplies.
PREPARING FOR THE WORST
Just to be on the safe side, New York-based first lady Melania Trump ordered (spared) the installation of a security system that is supposed to stop intruders from taking photographs of her in the dark.
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