The ground beneath publicly owned Watson Island and Miami City Hall shifted a little Tuesday when Miami commissioners declared a developer in breach of its city contract to build a waterfront resort off the MacArthur Causeway.

Commissioners — in something of a surprise rebuke of their administration — voted unanimously that Mehmet Bayraktar’s Flagstone Island Gardens has violated portions of an agreement overseeing the construction and operation of a complex of hotel towers, shops and mega-yacht slips approved by voters back in 2001.

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