'In God We Trust' added to Town Hall

Religious Wednesday, November 5, 2014

  In observance of the 150th anniversary of the adoption of “In God We Trust,” Miami Lakes councilmembers approved a recommendation of the Committee of the Whole on September 9 to add the quotation to the entrance to the Council chambers at Town Hall. During the unveiling prior to the October 28 Council meeting, councilmembers were joined by Jacquie Sullivan, City of Bakersfield, California Councilmember, who organized the...

Town of Miami Lakes goes pink

Featured Friday, October 24, 2014


The Town of Miami Lakes has gone pink during the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each night, Town Hall is beautifully illuminated in pink and throughout the day, lobby lights are the shade of pink. Mayor Wayne Slaton, councilmembers and town staff wore pink to show their support at the October 14 Council meeting.

Ceasar Mestre faces Xiomara Pazos in Seat 6 race

Government By David L. Snelling, The Miami Laker staff Thursday, October 16, 2014

  Miami Lakes Town Council candidate Xiomara Pazos said she’s not a lawyer, politician or lobbyist who are mostly beholden to special interest people that she believes led to the corruption charges of the former mayor. Her opponent, incumbent Councilmember Ceasar Mestre, who’s an attorney, said he’s proud of his career and alluded to Miami Lakes’ accomplishments since he was first elected in 2010 as to why he is...

Town Parks Director Tony Lopez takes 10 years of experience to Jacksonville

Government By David L. Snelling, The Miami Laker staff Thursday, October 16, 2014

  In his 10 plus years working for the Miami Lakes Parks and Leisure Services Department, seven of them as the director, Tony Lopez put the town on the map. Under his leadership, Miami Lakes was nationally recognized for its unparalleled park system that comprised more than 100 pocket parks and green spaces, two 20-plus acre active/athletic parks, 70 miles of right-of-ways and medians, urban tree canopy of 17,000 trees and three...

Swearing-in ceremony set for Thursday, November 6

Government Thursday, October 16, 2014

  The Town of Miami Lakes will host a Swearing-in Ceremony of the newly elected Town Council members at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 6. The event will be held at the Government Center, 6601 Main Street, with a reception following the ceremony. Incumbent Councilmembers Tim Daubert and Frank Mingo were elected without opposition. Councilmember Ceasar Mestre is facing challenger Xiomara Pazos in the November 4 general election.