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Regalado slams Marlins stadium builders over unmet job promises

January 04, 2010 05:50PM

New Miami mayor Tomas Regalado has called out the proponents of the new Miami Marlins retractable-roof stadium, saying the project isn’t creating the local jobs its backers promised. He asked the Miami-Dade County’s inspector general to look at the hiring practices of Sunshine Coast Management and Cove Construction, claiming they had failed to hire locally for this part of the largely publicly funded project. Regalado said September payroll records for the subcontractors indicate only 73 of their 259 workers, only 28 percent, live in Miami-Dade County. The $565 million project is intended to revitalize the Little Havana neighborhood. [Miami Today]