MarlinsNation has learned of a suit that is focused on addressing the funding of the $1.5 billion dollar project to renovate downtown Miami. Included in this package is constructing a tunnel that would run underneath Biscayne Bay to the Port of Miami to divert trucks as well as funding for the new Marlins’ stadium.
The suit’s main contention is that the funding package violated Florida’s Sunshine Laws which call for total transparency when creating public works projects. The selection of bids was not made public and therefore the entire project would have to be re-drawn.
Would this eliminate the funding for the Marlins? That remains to be seen. South Florida car dealer Braman already has brought up issues with the funding of the stadium in court and his suit has been defeated. This suit, however, addresses the entire project and not the Marlins project alone.
Stay tuned as we have the actual documents for the suit and we may be able to get an interview with one of the attorneys bringing forward the suit to see what exactly this latest legal issue is.