I called Fox 7 News in Austin, Texas to request a press conference, today. The press release is as follows:
Small Town of Brickell is a new country
The Small Town of Brickell has been internationally recognized as independent and free from all authoritative restrictions and oversight as of August 11, 2011. Mr. Andrew B. Brown was made the Ambassador of Brickell at that time.
The land mass of the 'independent protectorate' includes all of Mary Brickell's original declaration in 1896. However, the City of Miami's jurisdiction will be respected, so the actual independent area applies to the land south of the Miami River, east of I-95, and north of Rickenbacker Causeway, and is formally recognized as the Small Town of Brickell.
The entire land mass is considered "unowned property", but is applicable in practice to the area known as the Small Town of Brickell. That land is considered "unowned" and is currently inhabited by roughly 30,000 people. The buildings and improvements are owned by various people and entities, of course.
The Small Town of Brickell is tax-free as of this moment (including all Federal, State, City, County, or other taxes). Further, Brickell has taxation authority over the extended original declaration land on the other side of I-95. That area has not been explicitly defined as yet.
United States authorities have been notified and the Ambassador of Brickell is waiting on official response. City of Miami has been informed as well.
This is a friendly and good thing for the United States, Florida, Dade County, and the City of Miami. City services will continue while legal and financial arrangements are reorganized.
Andrew B. Brown
Ambassador of the Small Town of Brickell
10723 River Plantation Drive
Austin, Texas 78747