M-Dade Public Schools holds GO Bond Town Hall Meeting

Featured By Stephanie Brito, Special to The Miami Laker & R.A. Romero, Miami Laker staff Friday, September 12, 2014

  Times are changing and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) are changing right along with them. This year has ushered in new technology, new construction and new ways of learning. The General Obligation (GO) Bond Referendum 222 was voted in back in 2012 as a plan to enhance school facilities. A total of $1.2 billion dollars is being used through the GO bond in schools throughout Dade County. Facets of the bond enhancements include...

Council approves legal assistance to protect town charter in Pizzi lawsuit

Community Updated from the Sept. 5 print edition Thursday, September 11, 2014

Updated from the Sept. 5 print edition   During a Special Call Meeting last week, the Town Council voted 5-0 to hire the Akerman LLP law firm to assist Town Attorney Raul Gastesi to protect the town’s charter from a pending lawsuit by suspended mayor Michael Pizzi.  Lawmakers made it abundantly clear they were sworn into office to uphold the Miami Lakes town charter and voiced their opinions that the additional legal...

Vice Mayor Cid checks out solar panels on Ikea roof

Government Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  Miami Lakes Vice Mayor Manny Cid recently climbed atop the roof at IKEA’s first store in Miami-Dade County. His IKEA tour primarily focused on the store’s 178,000 square feet of solar panels on the rooftop. Cid said he would like to bring solar panel technology to Miami Lakes’ government buildings. “Renewable and alternative sources of energy, such as solar, will continue to become a bigger part of our overall...

Mayor Carlos Gimenez removes CCM golf course from budget cuts

Government By David Snelling, The Miami Laker staff Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez rescinded a proposal to shut down one of the two 18-hole golf courses at Country Club of Miami, to the delight of residents who have been fighting to keep its status quo as opposed to converting the massive green space fairway to a leisure area for foot golf. Gimenez made the announcement last month when he presented a significantly improved spending plan during a series of budget town hall meetings,...

New Veterans Memorial unveiled at Town Hall

Government Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  After a years of planning, the Town of Miami Lakes is finally set to unveil its new Veterans Memorial located in the facade of the Government Center building where the monument will pay homage to residents who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.   Residents are invited to attend the free historic event scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 4, at 6601 Main Street.  The town’s Veterans Committee will conduct the...
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