Carlos Gimenez http://wlrn.org en Can Beckham Bend It At A Boat Slip? http://wlrn.org/post/can-beckham-bend-it-boat-slip <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On The Florida Roundup: Former soccer star David Beckham's team presents a new plan for a stadium and park at a boat slip by the American Airlines Arena after their vision for a facility at Miami's Port faced fierce opposition.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez got into office by touting his opposition to Marlins Park. But this week he was all over in the news for deals with sports teams, including the Miami Heat and Dolphins. What’s changed?</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei & Elaine Chen 32831 at http://wlrn.org Can Beckham Bend It At A Boat Slip? See The Newest Beckham Stadium Drawings http://wlrn.org/post/see-newest-beckham-stadium-drawings <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">David Beckham’s group unveiled new drawings Thursday for the proposed soccer stadium in Downtown Miami.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">The plan would fill in the boat slip between the AmericanAirlines Arena and Museum Park. The renderings included a public park with retail space that would be open all year.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">“This is what Museum Park can never be without this intervention: a grand sweep of abundant acreage along a great bay,” said John Alschuler, Beckham’s real-estate advisor.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:01:50 +0000 Sammy Mack 32791 at http://wlrn.org See The Newest Beckham Stadium Drawings Except For Budget Gap And Pending Layoffs, State Of Miami-Dade Is 'Strong' http://wlrn.org/post/except-budget-gap-and-pending-layoffs-state-miami-dade-strong <p></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 04:15:42 +0000 Rick Stone & Elaine Chen 28496 at http://wlrn.org Except For Budget Gap And Pending Layoffs, State Of Miami-Dade Is 'Strong' Mayor Gimenez's Veto Prevails In County-Worker Pay Dispute http://wlrn.org/post/mayor-gimenezs-veto-prevails-county-worker-pay-dispute <p>The healthcare deduction for Miami-Dade County employees stays put. Commissioners failed by one vote to overturn Mayor Carlos Gimenez's veto on union workers' pay.<br /><br />That means most county employees will continue to contribute 5 percent of their base pay toward group healthcare instead of getting that money restored as of Jan. 1, as commissioners had supported two weeks ago.<br /><br />Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa switched her vote, saying she could not endorse eliminating the healthcare contribution if it could lead to employee layoffs.<br /> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 03:46:01 +0000 Kelley Mitchell & Rick Stone 25285 at http://wlrn.org Mayor Gimenez's Veto Prevails In County-Worker Pay Dispute Do You Want To Vote On Dope? http://wlrn.org/post/do-you-want-vote-dope <p></p><p>On The Florida Roundup: The Florida Supreme Court listens to arguments over allowing a public referendum on legalizing marijuana for medical purposes in Florida.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And Miami’s art party hits full force with a new museum.</span></p><p>Host Tom Hudson speaks with NPR’s Greg Allen, Dara Kam of the News Service of Florida, Tim Padgett and Alicia Zuckerman of WLRN-Miami Herald News, and Patricia Mazzei of The Miami Herald.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 24733 at http://wlrn.org Do You Want To Vote On Dope? Credit Cards In Cabs? 'Not So Fast,' Say Miami-Dade Drivers http://wlrn.org/post/credit-cards-cabs-not-so-fast-say-miami-dade-drivers <div></div><div><p>About 50 taxicab drivers gathered outside county hall Monday morning to protest several pending changes that would impact their industry—specifically, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez's new Ambassador Cabs program.</p><p>The program basically<a href="http://hrld.us/1gQDvmF" target="_blank"> creates a higher set of standards </a>for taxis and drivers, or “ambassadors,” who serve Miami International Airport and PortMiami. One of those changes would require cabs to take credit cards.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:54:27 +0000 Arianna Prothero 21052 at http://wlrn.org Credit Cards In Cabs? 'Not So Fast,' Say Miami-Dade Drivers What Does The Future Hold For Miami-Dade Libraries? http://wlrn.org/post/what-does-future-hold-miami-dade-libraries <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The libraries in Miami-Dade County have had a roller-coaster ride this summer. In July, the county decided to not raise taxes even at the expense of closing down 22 libraries. Over time, the number of libraries slated for closure grew smaller until it arrived at zero, but the system still faced cuts to staffing and hours of operation</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre-wrap;">. </span></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 20452 at http://wlrn.org What Does The Future Hold For Miami-Dade Libraries? Can This Social Media Campaign Save More Miami-Dade Public Libraries? http://wlrn.org/post/can-social-media-campaign-save-more-miami-dade-public-libraries <p><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/why-closing-half-miami-dades-libraries-dumb" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Just over two weeks ago, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, along with a majority of county commissioners, tentatively agreed to a proposed budget that would slash major public services</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Arielle Castillo 18335 at http://wlrn.org Can This Social Media Campaign Save More Miami-Dade Public Libraries? Can Florida's Department Of Children And Families Be Fixed? http://wlrn.org/post/live-chat-can-floridas-department-children-and-families-be-fixed <div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">The U.S. Department of Justice&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/justice-department-files-lawsuit-against-florida-over-medical-care-for/2132566" style="font-size: 13px;" target="_blank">charges that Florida denies fragile, disabled children any option but nursing homes.</a></p></div><p></p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 18048 at http://wlrn.org Can Florida's Department Of Children And Families Be Fixed? Miami-Dade Voters May Stand Between Dolphins And Public Funds http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-voters-may-stand-between-dolphins-and-public-funds <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" src="http://embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v5.aspx?Id=83046&amp;ThemeId=3867" style="border: 1px solid #000" width="578"></iframe></p><p>Miami-Dade voters could decide if public funds are used to renovate Sun Life Stadium. The county mayor and the CEO of the&nbsp; <a href="http://www.miamidolphins.com/">Miami Dolphins </a>held a joint news conference Monday to discuss the proposal.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 19:15:16 +0000 Marva Hinton 9201 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade Voters May Stand Between Dolphins And Public Funds Miami-Dade Ballot Count Complete But Final Announcement Still A Day Away http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-ballot-count-complete-final-announcement-still-day-away <p></p><p>The absentee ballot count is over in Miami-Dade County but it will be still one more day before President Obama knows for sure if Florida wanted him re-elected.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 19:10:04 +0000 Rick Stone 4349 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade Ballot Count Complete But Final Announcement Still A Day Away Gimenez Wins Another Term As Miami-Dade Mayor http://wlrn.org/post/gimenez-wins-another-term-miami-dade-mayor <p></p><p>Tuesday’s race for Miami-Dade County Mayor ended on odd terms.</p><p>Even though Mayor Carlos Gimenez won by a significant margin, his challenger refused to concede.</p><div><p>Mayor Gimenez’s campaign spent hours at the Doubletree hotel near the airport waiting for his opponent to throw in the towel-- but that never happened.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 01:07:37 +0000 Ashley Lopez 904 at http://wlrn.org Gimenez Wins Another Term As Miami-Dade Mayor