Miami Dade

Miami-Dade Residents Speak Up About Proposed Budget

Aug 12, 2015
Lisann Ramos

This month Miami-Dade County residents have the chance to voice their opinions on the county’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. 

There are eight town halls that will take place in August throughout the county.

On Tuesday County Mayor Carlos Gimenez presented the budget to residents at the West Kendall Regional Library.

"I’m happy to report that Miami-Dade County has turned a corner and that better days are ahead because of the sacrifices that we made during some very difficult times and economic times that we had here in our county," said Gimenez.

The Debate Over Richmond Pine Rockland

Jan 23, 2015
Jessica Meszaros / WLRN

Protesters gathered at the Zoo Miami parking lot this past weekend to rally against development on Richmond Pine Rockland that neighbors the zoo. It’s one of the last intact pine rocklands in Miami-Dade County.

Jessica Meszaros / WLRN

The Miami Dade County Commission was supposed to decide on Thursday the fate of Ludlam Trail-- a six-mile corridor from Miami International Airport to South Miami that’s home to abandoned railroad tracks.

Florida East Coast Industries owns the property and was hoping for approval to build homes on the vacant land.

Rally Urges Miami-Dade Minorities To Vote Early

Oct 27, 2014
Jessica Meszaros / WLRN

To encourage early voting among South Floridians, “Souls to the Polls” held a gospel concert and rally Sunday at South Dade Regional Library in Cutler Bay.

The event didn’t just happen in Miami-Dade. Faith in Florida leaders hosted the rally in Tallahassee, Belle Glade, Lauderhill and Daytona Beach. “Souls to the Polls” urged black and Latino voters to vote early.