Commissioner Marc Sarnoff
The City of Miami will host a community meeting next week to present the results of a toxicology study done at Blanche Park in the neighborhood of Coconut Grove after the park was closed due to contaminated soil.
After more than five hours of discussion, the Miami City Commission passed a budget unanimously.
It wasn’t your typical Miami city commission meeting, Thursday. No politics, no tough decisions, just one proposal that involved a ring.
About 30 people attended a meeting to hear the results of soil tests from Blanche Park in Coconut Grove Monday night.
Contaminated dirt was removed from a Coconut Grove park Monday and Miami city workers began paving over the parking lot.
Budget cuts mean fewer officers on the streets of Miami. While many people agree that more officers are needed, no one wants to pay for them.
The chief financial officer for the City of Miami has been fired and her replacement has been named.
The Miami City Commission gave its vote of approval to move ahead with a plan to add 100 officers to the city’s police department, putting it more in line with staff numbers in other large cities.
A pair of Miami commissioners and a mayor have been cited by the county’s ethics commission for violations.
Commissioners were steaming, less than a day after learning that Miami finished the fiscal year with a budget surplus of some $45 million. That’s a figure nearly six times what managers had previously reported.