Florida League of Cities president P.C. Wu, who is also the Council president of the City of Pensacola, appointed Miami Lakes Vice Mayor Manny Cid as the vice chair of the League’s Growth Management and Economic Development Legislative Policy Committee. The committee addresses policies specific to municipal concerns with community redevelopment, economic development, special districts, foreclosures and affordable housing,...

Manager's budget maintains beautification services

Community Miami Laker staff report Friday, September 6, 2013

In a prelude to the town’s budget hearings, Miami Lakes has scheduled a budget workshop for 6 p.m., Thursday, September 5, at Miami Lakes Government Center, 6601 Main Street. Town Manager Alex Rey, the mayor and councilmembers will discuss and suggest changes to the proposed $15.3 million spending plan for the 2013-2014 fiscal year to prepare for the two budget hearings, set for Thursday, September 12, and Tuesday, September 24, at...

Special Election set for Oct. 1

Community By David L. Snelling, The Miami Laker staff Friday, September 6, 2013

The Town of Miami Lakes has scheduled a special election to select a new mayor following the arrest of Michael Pizzi on a charge of public corruption last month as part of an FBI sting. At a special meeting in August, acting Mayor Ceasar Mestre and councilmembers unanimously voted for the October 1 special election, which was the only date Miami-Dade Elections Department offered that wouldn’t violate the town’s...

Town adds new website and social media pages

Community Friday, September 6, 2013

The Town of Miami Lakes has a new website with features that town officials say make it more user-friendly. The previous website had been in place for almost 10 years, and it was time for a redesign. “It is important to have different avenues of communications to reach out to our residents, businesses, and visitors,” said Mayor Ceasar Mestre. The new website – www.miamilakes-fl.gov – make finding information much...

New hours for the PSN North Library

Community By David L. Snelling, The Miami Laker staff Friday, September 6, 2013

Miami-Dade County Mayor Gimenez found a solution to keep open the libraries that were originally placed on the chopping for the next fiscal year, but only for fewer hours and limited days throughout the week. And library employees will still be laid off for the county to hold the line on property taxes. Palm Springs North Library was initially scheduled for closure, but under Gimenez’s proposal, the facility at 17601 N.W. 78 Avenue...
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