After an 8 1/2-hour public hearing, Miami-Dade County commissioners found a way to keep its library system essentially intact early Wednesday morning while also not raising taxes.
In July, commissioners voted to hold the line on taxes, but that meant laying off firefighters, abandoning plans for a no-kill animal shelter and cutting hours, services and jobs from the library system. In the weeks that followed, all three became hot issues, but it was the libraries that dominated Tuesday night's public hearing. Librarian Jennifer Lopez said patrons would be devastated.
11/26/12 - Monday’s Topical Currents is an “At Your Service” edition with veterinarian Dr. Ian Kupkee of Kendall’s Sabal Chase Animal Clinic and canine behavior specialist Edel Miedes of K9 Advisors. We’ll discuss pet care issues . . . and take listener calls. Also a report on how the Miami-Dade Pet Trust straw ballot approval will play-out. It calls for low-cost spay and neuter services and a no-kill animal shelter.