Miami Dade Mayor
Twenty-four hours after Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez revealed the details of his latest budget; the repercussions are still filtering out to all those who would be affected. Six hundred questions were submitted to Gimenez Thursday evening.
Twelve days after taking office, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez will recommend closing 13 libraries, eliminating the county’s Head Start program and reduce the county workforce by almost 1,300 employees as part of a plan to close a $409 million budget deficit next year, according to sources familiar with the proposal.
Miami-Dade voters who have not cast their ballots already will head to the polls on Tuesday to make their selection as to who they would like to see be the county’s next mayor.
Voters in Miami-Dade will be able to go to the polls beginning Saturday in a run-off election for County Mayor.
Former Miami-Dade commissioner Carlos Gimenez may have finished second to Julio Robaina in last month’s Miami-Dade Mayoral election, but Friday he picked up a key endorsement from the man who finished number 3.
Polls in Miami-Dade County have been open for hours, but not many voters turned out Tuesday morning.
A new poll commissioned by CBS news partner The Miami Herald finds voters unhappy with the candidates running for Miami-Dade mayor, but among the unhappy and the undecided, two candidates have emerged as the front runners in the 11 candidate field.
A Miami-Dade Hispanic mayoral candidate said he will not participate in future forums unless all of the candidates are included.The move comes one day after two non-Hispanic candidates expressed their disapproval of a Spanish-only event.
A Miami-Dade mayoral candidate along with students are expected to protest a campaign forum Wednesday to express their outrage and disapproval of FIU hosting a Spanish-only event.
Two weeks before voting concludes in the Miami-Dade County mayoral race, five of the candidates — and, briefly, a sixth — met in a debate Tuesday morning to discuss what remain top issues across the region following the searing recession: fostering economic development and creating jobs.