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Miami Beach Hosts Community Meeting Over Urban Beach Weekend

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MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – Miami Beach residents who have concerns about traffic and massive crowds over the upcoming Memorial Day holiday and Urban Beach weekend can express them Thursday night at a community meeting.

City officials have already made their decisions on how they will make this yea’rs even safer and more convenient and the looming sessions are informational in nature, but public comment will be welcome.

One proposal by City Manager Jorge Gonzales is a traffic loop which would close all side street access to everyone except residents from Alton Road, 5th Street, Washington Avenue and Collins Avenue.

Police would also have the option to close the eastbound lanes of the MacArthur Causeway if the traffic becomes too much.

Gonzalez has also requested that the police set up more DUI check points.

City leaders are hoping to avoid a repeat of last year when police shot and killed a man they say tried to run over an officer with his car. Four innocent bystanders were hurt in the shooting.

The community meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at City Hall. The city plans to hold these meeting every Thursday through May 17th.

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