Boot Camp Program Saved, Funding Restored For months the Miami Dade County boot camp has faced an uncertain future as Mayor Carlos Gimenez recommended its closure as a way of saving money. But late Monday, Gimenez sent a memo to county commissioners saying he was restoring the boot camp's $3.5 million budget.
County Plans To Place Fire Boats Back In The WaterAfter sitting idle at the Port of Miami in 2012, Miami-Dade’s fire boats may soon be back in service. Late Wednesday afternoon, Miami-Dade Fire Chief Ray Downey said there is a tentative agreement to place the county's fire boats back in the water and responding to calls.
Miami-Dade Commissioners Meet For First Budget Hearing It may be a long night at a Miami-Dade budget hearing Thursday as there is plenty to discuss in the county’s $6 billion budget.
Leaders React To Video Of Apparent Beheading Of Local JournalistLocal leaders are reacting to the newly released video which purports to show the beheading of U.S. Journalist Steven Sotloff.
Groundbreaking For New Animal Services Shelter In DadeIn an effort to relieve constant over crowding at its current Animal Services shelter in Medley, a groundbreaking will be held Friday at the future site of the new shelter in Doral.
Mayor Goes On Town Hall Tour To Answer Budget Questions Six point two billion dollars is a lot of money and Miami-Dade residents have a lot of questions about how it will be spent in the upcoming fiscal year.
Retired Firefighter Leads Charge To Recall Miami-Dade MayorAn attempt to recall Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez took center stage at County Hall Monday when organizers of a new political action committee called “A Better Dade”, spoke to reporters about their recall effort.
Mayor's Office Responds To Retired Fireboat Captain's Threat To RecallMayor Carlos Gimenez’s spokesperson is responding Tuesday, a day after retired Miami-Dade Firefighter Jack Garcia who lost his son in a Fourth of July boating accident, told CBS4 News that he wants to start a petition to recall Gimenez.
Miami-Dade Commission Wants The Youth Fair To Move For FIU ExpansionBe there, the fair—but where? The Youth Fair—which has been in the same location for 43 years—could be looking for a new home.
Dade Commission Votes To Raise Tax Rate For Libraries Miami-Dade commissioners are in for a marathon meeting Tuesday as they debate and vote on a maximum property tax rate.
Miami-Dade Commissioners To Vote On Max Tax Rate TuesdayAs Miami-Dade commissioners prepare to vote on the maximum tax rate Tuesday, Mayor Carlos Gimenez stressed his proposed budget as a "worst-case scenario" for the county.
Miami-Dade Mayor Reveals Budget PlanMiami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced a plan to trim $64 million in his budget Tuesday.
Pérez Art Museum Asks County To Help Fill Budget GapThe Pérez Art Museum Miami is looking for more county dollars to help fill its budget gap. PAMM has reportedly asked Miami-Dade for a $2.5 million boost to what it already receives, according to CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald.
Police Jobs On The Line In Preliminary Miami-Dade Budget Draft ProposalsMiami-Dade police jobs are on the line in new draft proposals for the county's 2014-2015. The documents, which were released this week, show downsizing in the robbery and narcotics units as well as the elimination of a boot camp for young offenders.
Beckham Faces Competition In Bid For New MLS StadiumDavid Beckham and his group of investors still want to bring a MLS Soccer Club to Miami but are now facing some competition from across the country.