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Despite Opa-locka’s heavy debts, mayor sees ‘light at end of tunnel’

Mayor Myra Taylor asserted the City Commission has approved a balanced budget for the current fiscal year, which began Oct. 1, can meet its payroll and has some money in reserve. But the reality, according to some others, is less bright.

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Lance Dixon

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Lance Dixon covers Coral Gables, Miami Gardens and North Miami. He joined the Miami Herald in 2013 and is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga.


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Former Opa Locka commissioner Santiago leaves federal court

Luis Santiago, former commissioner for the City of Opa-Locka, exits the Federal Courthouse in Miami after surrendering to bribery charges. He pleaded 'Not Guilty' and was released after posting $50,000 surety bond on Friday, December 30, 2016. His attorney Roderick Vereen left the courthouse with Santiago
C.M. Guerrero The Miami Herald
Former Opa Locka commissioner Santiago leaves federal court 0:30

Former Opa Locka commissioner Santiago leaves federal court

Plundering a small town 7:30

Plundering a small town

Car hits church during Sunday service 1:29

Car hits church during Sunday service

Opa-locka: A whistleblower's story 3:34

Opa-locka: A whistleblower's story

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