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County government advocates have objected to the grouping in another measure (Proposal 6005), which would require all charter county governments to have elected, rather than appointed, constitutional officers, including sheriffs. The counties want to retain the current constitutional provision that ... Florida
Norwegian Cruise Line's plan for a shiny new terminal in Miami were given the go-ahead by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners. The line revealed design plans for the new Terminal B at PortMiami in March, but needed approval from government officials before moving forward.

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez certainly don't give a damn. ... That's roughly eight blocks, but a county government with a $7.4 billion annual budget can't provide security measures to protect the residents of Liberty Square. It's all by ...
The Miami-Dade County Commission on April 10 approved a historic agreement with Florida Power and Light (FPL) to partner for the development of projects to ... The joint-participation agreement (JPA) includes plans to install enough solar panels to meet Miami-Dade County government's daily ...
Commissioners declined to reject the FECI proposal, which has remained confidential under state and county laws governing unsolicited offers for government projects. While it outlined a plan to build the courthouse on Flagler, accepting the proposal would have triggered a bidding process under the ...
Yom HaShoah events taking place in Broward and Miami-Dade counties ... the community will make sure to "Never Forget" while emphasizing "Never Again" at several upcoming events throughout Broward and Miami-Dade counties. ... "The slides display government propaganda that still resonates today.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - Plans to pave ... Now their back under House Bill 215, stating "a local governmental agency may not prevent public motor vehicle use or access to an existing transportation facility or corridor if it is the only point, or one of only two points, of entrance or exit to a state university.".
“I don't think that the people of Miami-Dade County are going to have a big problem getting on something like that.” ... While the trackless-train demo was just one of dozens of stops on an extended Asia tour for Gimenez and a delegation of 50-plus government and private-sector executives, it was the most ...
When MCM protested the Florida Department of Transportation's award to rival Archer Western, the losing bidder gained a high-profile ally at the top of Miami-Dade's government. The County Commission in May unanimously instructed its lobbyists to urge Florida to delay the final decision allowing Archer ...
Miami-Dade County Police have confirmed the identities of four of at least six people who were killed after a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed on Thursday. Police identified ... FIU is cooperating fully with this investigation and working closely with government authorities. "We are ...
MCM is one of the most influential construction firms in Miami-Dade, and its executives are significant donors in county races. ... MCM construction sites, meanwhile, have been inspected eight times by the federal government since 2013 and fined on four occasions for violations worth more than $50,000.
Miami-Dade County, in particular, got hammered during the Great Recession. ... Lennar built tons of homes in Miami-Dade's suburbs throughout the 2000s. ... An April 2009 report from LIUNA detailed how Lennar, D.R. Horton, and their competitors in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties in California ...
Eight casinos now in Miami-Dade and Broward must reduce the maximum number of machines they are authorized to operate from 2,000 to 1,500. ▫ The three yet-to-be-determined counties would be among the eight counties that have already conducted a referendum to approve the games at their ...
Jackson spokeswoman Lidia Amoretti praised the deal, saying it “will ensure that residents of Miami-Dade County continue to receive the highest quality ... as a result of the legislation,” said Bryan Anderson, HCA vice president of government relations, calling the trauma battles a “long-running dispute.
And, according to newly released government data, 2017 was no different. ... Given the fact that absolutely nothing seems to have changed year-over-year statewide when it comes to pedestrian safety, it's easy to assume Miami-Dade County accounted for a huge portion of said fatalities. In 2016, 83 people ...
Renderings created by Miami-Dade County show the fish-festooned sculpture towering above pedestrians at the waterfront city park, its mechanical ... said Gimenez wants to look for a new “Homer” home on county property, to avoid complications with having to reach a deal with another government.
He also is to pay for a new 16,000-square-foot community center with a pool and library to be operated by the county. A government center to serve the northwest Miami-Dade area also is in the works, but that won't be paid for by the developer of the Drivers Club Miami. Instead, $7.5 million in bond ...

This spring was once slated for a milestone in Miami-Dade County's renewed effort to expand Metrorail, with transit consultants facing a March deadline to deliver recommendations on where new rail lines made sense and where cheaper alternatives were unavoidable. But that milestone is set to come and ...
“This is an exciting day for Drivers Club Miami, for the residents of Miami-Dade County, who will be an integral part of our future here, and for the auto ... In addition, the developer would be responsible for building a 15,500-square-foot North-Dade Government Center on the Landmark site, although it ...
Miami-Dade County signed a retainer agreement with seven law firms led by Miami's Podhurst Orseck to file litigation against Big Pharma over the opioid epidemic. The contract was signed ... The firms selected are involved in more than 200 government lawsuits against drug manufacturers and distributors.
Ford Motor Company (F - Free Report) picked Miami-Dade County as the new testing ground for its self-driving vehicles, per Associated Press. This association with a county government is in sync with the auto giant's strategy to roll out fully autonomous vehicles on the road by 2021. Per the news, Ford and ...
Sexual harassment settlements in Miami-Dade and Broward counties cost taxpayers ... Jasmen Rogers: “It takes a lot of courage for these women to come forward, especially in their government jobs where you wonder who is going to believe your story.” One of the ways women can get justice is to sue.
In granting David Beckham and partners a no-bid deal to pay $9 million for three acres of government land for a soccer stadium, Miami-Dade County gave the venture “a secret discount from the taxpayers” by avoiding the chance for better offers, lawyers fighting the proposed Overtown complex said in court ...
This calendar includes events taking place in Broward and Miami-Dade counties between April 11-17. To submit your event, click ... Broward County Mummers String Band. Rehearsals 7:30-9 .... Citizenship classes that include Naturalization Interview and Civics and Government Test practices. Free ...
The Miami Marlins are claiming corporate citizenship in the British Virgin Islands in an effort to have a federally appointed arbitrator take over the lawsuit by Miami and Miami-Dade County to recover a share of the profits from Jeffrey Loria's $1.2 billion sale of the team to Derek Jeter and partners last fall.
Call it one of the most expensive secrets in County Hall: The company behind Brightline has submitted a detailed proposal to build Miami-Dade a new .... New state and local government laws offer for-profit companies the option to propose their own privatization ideas "unsolicited," with governments ...
Miami-Dade's housing arm, an agency that is part of the county government headed by Mayor Carlos Gimenez, would steer federal, state and local funding and tax breaks to the projects. The school system would build the Southside complex, with funding for the housing component from Miami-Dade.
Government and Law (Elected Official) – Honorable Shelley Kravitz, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court Judge, County Civil Division. ... The Miami-Dade County Commission for Women was created in 1971 as an advisory board to the Board of County Commissioners, the County administration and the public at ...
Saying Miami-Dade's police officers already receive enough scrutiny and oversight, Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Friday issued a rare veto and blocked reviving the county's dormant review board for probing misconduct. “The County already has numerous internal mechanisms and external entities that ...
Vagabond Group is nearly finished renovating more than 20 of its affordable housing units in Little Haiti, a project that benefits from a half million-dollar low interest loan from Miami-Dade County. Even with the favorable financing and some government funding, Vagabond founder Avra Jain said her ...
But five months after Irma, the Miami-Dade County Commission is considering making one of its own. ... the ordinance as anyone critical to the essential functioning of a hospital or health-care provider, public or private utility, media company, government agency, government contractor, public safety agency ...
From left, Deputy Mayor Maurice Kemp, Florida State Health Department Administrator/Health Officer Dr. Lilian Rivera, HIV/AIDS Advocate Zena Troutman, County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Community Advocacy Liaison Katarina Neyra, Condom Distribution Coordinator Erika Coello, Commissioner Sally ...
At least four Miami-Dade officers wound up opening fire on Bishop from just outside the doorway where he stood, gun in hand — but only after pleading with him extensively to put his weapon down, law-enforcement sources told the Miami Herald. One officer even praised Bishop's military background in an ...
Raymond Bishop, 84, died inside his home at the Hidden Grove apartments. Miami-Dade police officers had rushed to the home after receiving a call of an armed man threatening to kill himself. At least four Miami-Dade officers wound up opening fire on Bishop from just outside the doorway where he stood, ...
President Donald Trump pledged environmental regulation wouldn't hold up Miami-Dade's quest for more rail projects, telling a county commissioner that .... Trump's infrastructure plan calls for the federal government contributing about 20 percent of a transit project's cost — while local governments have ...
Pinnacle Housing, a developer tied to a federal criminal probe of inflated construction expenses on affordable-housing contracts, is up for nearly $4 million in funding from Miami-Dade County. Mayor Carlos Gimenez recommended a Pinnacle project for $3.7 million in county low-interest loans in a deal that ...
Commuters frustrated with Miami-Dade's traffic woes and the diversion of money intended to pay for new mass transit routes may have a hero or a goat .... of his bill before the House's Government Accountability Committee Thursday morning, saying he wants to keep talking with county officials and work in ...
After years of complaints but no new money, Miami-Dade commissioners may have found a way to generate roughly $2 billion to help expand Metrorail and give commuters from Homestead, Miami Gardens and other suburbs an alternative to clogged highways. The downside: The dollars come from ...
“We have to work together to educate our residents about this new service.” In a statement, Brightline said it shares Mayor Gimenez's interest in prioritizing safety, and that it has been collaborating with the county government, the school district and the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, which ...
Miami Dade College is under pressure to disassociate itself from a controversial Chinese government-affiliated institution that has been criticized and ... Additionally, he sent a letter to Broward County's Cypress Bay High School, which in 2015 became the first Florida high school to open a Confucius ...
Holding federal immigration detainees in local jails has been ruled unconstitutional. The practice tears apart families, jails people who may never have been convicted of crimes, and can even lead to locking up the wrong people. For some reason, Miami-Dade County insists on detaining immigrants in local ...
Voters across Florida would be asked to decide if Miami-Dade County should have an elected sheriff. ... “It doesn't directly effect 59 of the 67 counties that would be voting on it,'' said Jess McCarty, assistant county attorney, at the meeting of the commission's Local Government Committee in November.
County jail records show that woman is 22-year-old Nathaly Ramos. Ramos, who was also identified by neighbors, was placed into custody at around 4 p.m. and faces charges of second-degree murder and attempted murder. She is being held without bond. Miami-Dade police would not confirm Ramos' ...
Antonio Colmenares, a well-known figure in Miami government and veterans circles, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of first-degree grand theft. ... A year earlier, he also ran unsuccessfully to become the chairman of a Miami-Dade County panel tasked with overseeing spending of a transportation tax.
Kim Hill — a community activist and Miami-Dade County public school teacher — was removed from an August 2016 council meeting after urging city ... “Suppression of free speech should never be a tool for the government to use against dissenters engaged in civil discourse,” Hill said in a statement.
Jeffrey Loria's lawyers have told Miami-Dade County not to expect any profit-sharing revenue from last year's $1.2 billion sale of the Miami Marlins, according to documents released Friday. The 2008 county agreement that had Miami-Dade fund the bulk of the $515 million government-owned stadium in ...
The fliers, which promote a community meeting on Thursday, have the design of a government form, but the county is calling them bogus and based on ... 31 county housing developments that could be up for redevelopment, according to Miami-Dade's Department of Housing and Community Development.
South Florida immigration activists protest Tuesday morning in front the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, where Mayor Carlos Gimenez was about to give his State of ... This month, Miami-Dade asked the federal government to start reimbursing the county for the extra jail costs due to the detainer requests.
In addition to the water plan, Gimenez and FPL have also agreed to work on installing a million solar panels in the county, enough to cover the government's electricity's needs, or provide power for 45,000 customers. FPL has so far won approval for a 74 megawatt solar facility off Krome Avenue. The 223 ...
However, CBP employees are eligible for overtime pay because that department has access to county funds. “Miami-Dade County is one of the few municipalities in the U.S. authorized to reimburse CBP for overtime hours during peak times and when CBP funding is not available to do so,” Chin said, noting ...


 

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