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MIAMI – Nearly 150 people were honored by Commissioner Barbara Jordan and the Miami-Dade County Foster & Adoptive Parent Association on February 5. The 5th Annual Foster, Adoptive, Kinship & Independent Living Commemorative Ceremony, which took place in the Miami-Dade County Commission Chamber, honored men and women who care for and protect children who are in the state’s system, as well as young adults transitioning from foster care to adulthood.
MIAMI-DADE – The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners on Feb. 6 passed legislation directing the Mayor to provide quarterly reports on the daily status of the Metrobus and Metrorail fleet.The resolution, sponsored by Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, aims to address the many constituent complaints about the condition of the transit fleet. The reports will include daily data on how many buses and trains are in service, how many are inoperable, and how many are operating with broken doors and air conditioners. The report will also require regular updates on the County’s progress in putting new Metrorail trains into service.
TALLAHASSEE - Archaic laws that could land someone in jail for up to a year for such crimes as maliciously imputing a woman's lack of chastity or degrading a bank's reputation may soon be removed from Florida statutes under legislation sponsored by Senator Daphne Campbell (D-Miami).
MIAMI-DADE – The Miami-Dade County Commission today passed legislation urging the State Legislature and Public Service Commission to require that wireless telecommunications facilities provide backup power supplies. This will allow us to maintain operations in the event of a hurricane or other emergency.
It was an honor to serve as Mayor of Broward County last year, the second time since I was elected to office in 2010.There were a lot of challenges in 2017. We learned valuable lessons from a tragedy at Broward’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. And, as a powerful hurricane approached our County, we reacted quickly, keeping our residents informed before and after the storm. These were not easy times for our County, but we remained steadfast and resilient.
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