Miami-Dade delays vote to change building checks by a decade after Surfside collapse
Members of the South Florida Urban Search and Rescue team look for possible survivors in the partially collapsed 12- story Champlain Towers South condo building on June 27, 2021, in Surfside, Florida. - Giorgio Viera/Getty Images North America/TNS

MIAMI — Miami-Dade commissioners on Wednesday delayed a hearing on legislation requiring quicker reinspections of older buildings, the centerpiece of the county’s reform plan following the collapse of the condo building in Surfside last year. Commissioner René Garcia, sponsor of the proposal, sent a memo saying he couldn’t attend the Policy committee meeting due to non-COVID illness, prompting commissioners to delay the hearing and preliminary vote until the panel’s next meeting, scheduled for May 11. Garica’s legislation would require 30-year recertifications of buildings countywide, a decade...