Hours after Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez sent a letter Tuesday to the state saying he would release the location of Zika-positive mosquito traps in Miami Beach unless the state prohibited it, the state gave him the green light. It’s the latest development in a public disagreement between state and local officials.
The city budget includes a slightly lower property tax rate, but with increasing land values, typical homeowners will still see a nominal increase in property taxes, along with higher stormwater fees to pay for anti-flooding projects.
Herman Echevarria, a made-in-Miami success story — Cuban exile turned Hialeah politico turned advertising and marketing guru and reluctant TV star as husband to a “Real Housewife” — was found dead Monday morning at downtown Miami’s Epic Hotel, according to Miami police.
Racers in the Escape to Miami Triathalon will take up one lane of traffic starting at 7 a.m. Their route crosses the Julia Tuttle Causeway until Alton Road, loops around and exits via the Tuttle on bike. Runners will take the MacArthur Causeway and loop around at Star Island.
At a scheduling conference Friday on the Miami Herald’s lawsuit against Miami-Dade seeking locations of Zika-positive mosquitoes in Miami Beach, a county attorney said the state has told the county not to reveal the locations. The state disagreed, calling the county’s statement in court ‘completely false.’
On Monday, Miami Beach could be the only place in the U.S. with active Zika transmission, leaving locals and tourists alike wondering what’s next for Miami’s tourism hotspot. Although Miami Beach’s Zika zone has tripled in size, the space that the city will aerially spray naled to fight mosquitoes has not.