Mayor Gimenez

(Source: CBS4)

Gimenez Veto Sustained; Pay Impasse Remains With Labor Unions

The Miami-Dade County Commission met for the final time in 2013 and commissioners came up one vote shy of overriding Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s veto of a program to end a forced contribution to health care costs.

CBS Miami–12/17/2013

(Source: CBS4) Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez delivers the State Of The County address on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012.

Mayor Gimenez Vetoes Restoring Workers’ Pay, Offers Compromise

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez vetoed a decision by county commissioners to restore most workers’ pay Saturday.

12/14/2013

$46,000,000 (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Beckham Considering Marlins Park & FIU Stadium As Temp. MLS Home

International soccer superstar David Beckham is considering Marlins Park and FIU’s football stadium as two possible temporary homes for a new MLS soccer team while a new stadium is being built.

CBS Miami–11/13/2013

Budget cuts that once threatened many local libraries lifted. (Source: CBS4)

County Raids Rainy-Day Fund To Keep Libraries Open

The Miami-Dade County Commission decided in the early hours of Wednesday morning to use rainy-day reserves to prevent layoffs of library workers and cutting library hours in the coming fiscal year, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.

CBS Miami–09/11/2013

(Source: miamibabymama.com)

Report: Miami-Dade Library Closures Down To Just Four

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez revealed Thursday that the deep budget cuts will only close four libraries and not the worst case scenario of 22 libraries closing.

CBS Miami–08/16/2013

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez (Source: CBS4)

Dade Commission Approves Tax Rate For New Budget

Miami-Dade County government may be about to undergo another round of austerity after county commissioners approved by a vote of 8-4 a budget for the new year which does not include an increase in property taxes.

CBS Miami–07/16/2013

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Rate Hikes May Be Needed To Fix Miami-Dade’s Crumbling Sewage System

It’s the one thing commissioners have been avoiding for over a decade; Miami-Dade’s crumbling sewage system. Thursday, under the pressure of a federal lawsuit commissioners began to take action, perhaps a minute or years really too late.

CBS4–05/16/2013

An artist rendering of proposed changes to Sun Life Stadium (Source: Miami Dolphins)

Dolphins Vote Won’t Count But Will Be Counted

Nearly 60,000 people voted absentee or early on whether the Miami Dolphins should get tourist taxes for a major facelift of Sun Life Stadium.

05/07/2013

Norman Braman (Source: CBS4)

Braman Pledges To Fight Sun Life Stadium Deal

The biggest thorn in the side of the public financing of Marlins Park was billionaire Norman Braman. With the Dolphins now asking for public money to help renovate Sun Life Stadium, Braman is back to fight against the new stadium deal.

CBS4–04/10/2013

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and others convene at the University Metrorail station to mark BIke to Work Day. Friday, March 22, 2013. (Source: WALTER MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF)

Mayors Take To Two Wheels For National Bike To Work Day

Two mayors and an Olympian biked to work Friday as part of (of course) National Bike To Work Day.

CBS4–03/22/2013

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