Sally Heyman


Revisiting The Forgotten Floor

“Getting arrested for a misdemeanor with a severe mental illness should not result in a death sentence. And that’s what happened here.” So says Miami Dade Judge Steve Leifman, expressing outrage as he looks into the housing and treatment of inmates with mental illness housed at the Miami Dade Detention Center.



Dade Commission Approves Free Parking For Jury Duty

Miami-Dade residents who do their civic duty won’t have to pay for parking.


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

M-D Commission Approves Fins Stadium Deal

The Miami-Dade Commission has approved a stadium deal between the Miami Dolphins and the county to renovate Sun Life Stadium using taxpayer money along with private money from Fins owner Stephen Ross. The motion was passed by an 8-3 majority with Commissioners Bovo, Zapata, and Suarez voting against the deal.


(Source: CBS4)

Devil Is In The Details Of Stadium Deal

Miami-Dade Commissioners are set to meet Wednesday to decide whether to move forward with a new proposal to use tax dollars to renovate Sun Life Stadium.

CBS Miami–04/10/2013

Rabbi Avroham Brashevitzky (Source: CBS4)

Prayer Returns To Dade Commission Meetings

In silence, before Tuesday’s Miami-Dade County Commission meeting, Rabbi Avroham Brashevitzky dropped 26 coins into a charity box; each representing an adult or children killed last in Friday’s mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut.



Woman Fighting Cancer Honored For Also Fighting Crime

The men and women who keep Miami-Dade County and its municipalities safe gathered for the 37th Annual Citizens’ Crime Watch Awards Ceremony Friday night.


A male and female Belgian Malinois at Miami-Dade Animal Services. (CBS4)

Miami-Dade Approves “Dangerous Dog” Ordinances

Dog owners in Miami-Dade will now be facing some hefty fines if Fido goes on the attack.


Director Michael Bay holds his Miami-Dade County Proclamation on June 5, 2012. (Source: Miami-Dade County photographer Armando Rodriguez)

Miami-Dade County Honors Director With “Michael Bay Day”

World renowned film director, producer, and South Florida resident Michael Bay was honored Tuesday by the Miami-Dade County Commission.


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Comissioners Attempt To Ban Flavored Tobacco

The future of flavored tobacco products being sold in Miami-Dade County is not so clear as commissioners set out to get rid of them. In hopes of discouraging high-school kids from purchasing the funky-flavored chewing tobacco and cigars.


Miami-Dade commissioners decided to table Norman Braman's proposals for now.

Dade Commission Tables Braman’s Proposals

A set of charter reforms proposed by auto tycoon Norman Braman were taken off the table Monday by the Miami-Dade’s County Commission during their morning meeting.