Miami Leaders Approve Budget To Pay For More Police OfficersAfter more than five hours of discussion, the Miami City Commission passed a budget unanimously.
County Raids Rainy-Day Fund To Keep Libraries OpenThe 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.
Rate Hikes May Be Needed To Fix Miami-Dade's Crumbling Sewage SystemIt'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.
M-D Commission Approves Fins Stadium DealThe 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.
Devil Is In The Details Of Stadium DealMiami-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.
Pembroke Pines Taking Aim At SquattersCommissioners in Pembroke Pines took the first step Wednesday towards cracking down on squatters. Commissioners approved the first reading of an ordinance that would make property owners responsible for getting water or sewer accounts for their rental houses.
Sun Life Vote May Leave No Time For A Plan BThe Miami Dolphins have relented on their pitch for renovations to Sun Life Stadium and will send the issue to the voters to decide whether any public money will be used. But ahead of a planned Monday press conference, time will be short to get the issue on a ballot.
NHL Scraps Season Through Mid Dec., All-Star GameMore than a third of the NHL regular season and two of its marquee events have now been called off.
Miami Commissioners Slam Managers Over Budget SurpriseCommissioners were steaming, less than a day after learning that Miami finished the fiscal year with a budget surplus of some $45 million. That's a figure nearly six times what managers had previously reported.
MD Commissioners: County Needs $12B To Fix Aging Sewer SystemThe number is so big it's hard to comprehend; between $11 billion and $12 billion. That is the estimated cost to repair and upgrade Miami Dade's water and sewer system over the next fifteen years.
Miami-Dade Commission Approves $5M For Arsht Center RepairsMiami-Dade Commissioners approved a $5 million payout to make the necessary repairs to the Adrienne Arsht center after it suffered major damage during a May deluge.