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$19 million in write-offs makes county commissioners boil

Miami-Dade commissioners voted Tuesday to write off over $19 million worth of uncollectible money from its accounts receivable balance, though angry commissioners pushed the administration to update procedures and keep…

County cleaning lady’s $9-an-hour pay ignites probe

While debating the county’s janitorial contract extension on Tuesday, Miami-Dade commissioners were informed that holders of county contracts valued at under $100,000 are not required to pay the living wage…

County nearly pulled the plug on privately funded street lighting

After a vote to allow the county to collect and spend approved special taxing district money failed Tuesday, Miami-Dade commissioners scrambled to keep serving residents. Residents request special taxing districts…

CITY BACKS FOOTBALL PLAY

The Miami City Commission is supporting the South Florida College Football Championship Task Force as it brings the college football playoff national championship at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami-Dade…

Business booms in Wynwood as fashion night arrives

In living contradiction to the real estate axiom that retail follows rooftops, Wynwood’s contingent of shops, restaurants and bars has exploded in recent years, though residential units are scarce. According…

Redevelopment agency adds funding for college’s hospitality training

Directors of the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency voted unanimously Monday to continue an ongoing relationship with Miami Dade College’s Hospitality Institute and to grant the institute $225,000 per…

Charter team looks at Urban Development Boundary rules

Miami-Dade’s Charter Review Task Force didn’t take any votes Monday but discussed the county’s Urban Development Boundary (UDB) and provisions for handling elections during emergencies, both of which panel members…

Self-service screens filling gap in federal agents at MIA

Miami International Airport, facing a shortage of needed US Customs and Border Protection officers, is launching a renovated concourse this month to fill the gap in staff numbers with self-service…

46 newcomer companies creating 2,134 Miami-Dade jobs

The annual meeting of Miami-Dade’s Beacon Council was a day of mixed emotions. It was a day to celebrate a fiscal year that saw 2,134 jobs listed as created and…

Miami-Dade OKs new immigration policy for police

The Miami-Dade County Police Department has reviewed its practices and procedures and created a new immigration policy for police officers, a plan commissioners approved last week. “There was a lot…

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