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Miami News 7

Residents living next to MIA say taxi, Uber cars clogging their street

 (WSVN) - They say “your home is your castle,” but some South Florida residents say their neighborhood has become an airport parking lot. 7’s Brian Entin is getting results for these residents with his special investigation, “No Parking.” These neighbors have lived here for years — a small residential street right next to busy Miami International Airport. Brian Entin: “So the noise doesn’t bother you?” Barbara Grant, neighbor: “[Not] at all. That’s not the problem.”

Daytona Beach News Journal

Our Opinion: Legislature is way out on a limb

The Florida Legislature has an inglorious track record when it comes to imposing its will on local affairs, and it’s about to give local governments more reasons to grouse about undermining home rule. On example came Monday when the respected environmental group 1000 Friends of Florida called attention to one bill now making its way through the ongoing legislative committee meetings. It seems that Rep. Katie Edwards, a Plantation Democrat, and Sen. Greg Steube, a Sarasota Republican, believe regulating trees is a power best left to Tallahassee and not city hall.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Editorial: Rep. Katie Edwards seeks to kill tree protections

In a misguided response to Hurricane Irma’s power outages, the Florida Legislature is being asked to take a wood chipper to local tree protections. Because wind-whipped trees were largely responsible for toppled power lines, two lawmakers are pushing bills that would kill local tree ordinances they say make it too hard to fire up chainsaws. Surprisingly, Rep. Katie Edwards, a Democrat from Plantation, is one of them. Edwards says city and county tree regulations cause confusion and unnecessary permitting costs for property owners trying to trim or cut down trees.