Miami leaders are hoping the sweet science of boxing may be able to keep local kids away from criminal activity.
The budget battle is heating up for the City of Miami, and the city has an ultimatum for its unions: renegotiate contracts or face big cuts.
Miami City Manager Johnny Martinez declared a financial urgency late Monday afternoon. Martinez’s declaration is a sign that he wants to renegotiate the union contracts with the police and fire fighters.
Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado unveiled his 2012 budget that has to fill a $54 million deficit. In order to fill the hole, Regalado proposed to furlough the city’s work force for more than a month, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.
CBS4 News has learned that a much anticipated report on Miami’s police department and its embattled police chief will be a mixed bag of praise and criticism, but will not provide sufficient fodder for those calling for the chief’s head.
The melting pot that is Miami got burned by the 2010 Census and it could cost the town billions of dollars in federal funding, according to city officials.