Following an extensive study and research process to determine if Miami Lakes is ready to start its own police department from scratch, the town’s Police Review Committee recommended the city should stay with Miami-Dade County for patrol and specialized services for the time being. The committee released its report at the October 8 regular Town Council meeting, where councilmembers unanimously supported  the recommendation....

Manny Cid named vice chair of FLC Growth Committee

Community Wednesday, October 30, 2013

  Miami Lakes Vice Mayor Manny Cid attended his first Florida League of Cities Growth Management and Economic Development Committee meeting on September 20. The committee addresses policies specific to municipal concerns with community redevelopment, economic development, special districts, foreclosures and affordable housing, as well as charter schools and growth management. The meeting focused on priority issues including Municipal...

Miami Lakes Branch Library schedules Nov. events

Education Wednesday, October 30, 2013

  Miami Lakes Branch Library has the following programs available for the public during November: For Children: Family Game Day! – Come to the library and enjoy time with your family playing board games. For all ages. Meets at 3 p.m. on Saturdays, November 9 and 23. Reading Ready Toddler Storytime – Stories, songs and activities for toddlers and their caregivers. For ages 18 months to 3 years old. Registration required....
  On November 20, the Penn Libraries at the University of Pennsylvania, will celebrate the official naming of the “Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,” the final capstone in its $17 million capital campaign to renovate the 5th and 6th floors of the Van Pelt – Dietrich Library Center. The new 27,000 square-foot space is named for Jay I. Kislak and his family and is funded through ...

Opportunity to pay for what you value

Community From Miami-Dade County, Special to The Miami Laker Wednesday, October 30, 2013

  The County’s new fiscal year began on October 1, but getting there wasn’t easy. On one hand, taxpayers were calling on their elected leaders to provide economic relief by keeping the property tax rates flat. On the other hand, doing so would mean placing services provided by police, fire rescue, the library system and the animal shelter in financial difficulty. Tough choices had to be made and in the end, while not every...
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