600 Questions Submitted To Gimenez's Social Media Town Hall MeetingTwenty-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.
Mayor Gimenez's Budget Reveals Deep CutsTwelve 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.
Hollywood Considers Raising Tax Rates And Fire FeesIt may soon become more expensive to live and work in the City of Hollywood which is trying to figure out a way to close a $25 million shortfall in next year’s budget.
Miami Names Temporary Finance ChiefMiami Mayor Tomás Regalado has picked an interim chief financial officer to lead the city through its latest budget woes. Scott Simpson, finance chief of the Miami Parking Authority who earlier in his career served as the city’s finance director, will spend the next three months looking for ways to balance the 2012 budget.
Hollywood City Manager Quits Amid Budget WoesThe City Manager of Hollywood has quit his job following criticism of the city’s ballooning budget deficit.
City Of Miami Faces Estimated $40M Budget ShortfallA year after filling a huge budget deficit with deep cuts in pay and pensions, Miami is staring at a budget shortfall that could reach $40 million, and is looking at reducing department budgets by 10 percent across the board.
Hollywood Cuts Police Force, PBA Fights To Keep JobsThe Broward County Police Benevolent Association is fighting to save the jobs of 13 police officers who have been told they’re being laid off due to a ten million dollar budget shortfall.
13 Hollywood Police Officers, 18 City Workers Laid Off Due To BudgetMore than a dozen Hollywood police officers will soon be out of a job after the city informed them that the positions had been eliminated due to a budget shortfall.
Broward Help Line In Need Of Funding211 Broward -- the free helpline which connects people in need with a wide range of services -- needs help itself. The agency is trying to close a $25,000 budget shortfall.
Property Values Unstable In South FloridaThe latest property appraisal numbers from Miami-Dade and Broward Counties showed a mixed picture with some areas stabilizing while others continued to decline.
Dade Commission Axes Raise For Non-Union County WorkersIf you're a non-union Dade County employee, look for less in the check than you'd expected July 1st, courtesy of the Miami-Dade Commission.