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Vice mayor appoints planning board member despite community opposition

Armed with a petition signed by more than 400 people, Pastor Rodney James addressed the South Miami commission Wednesday in attempt to block Vice Mayor Walter Harris’ reappointment of Antoinette Fischer to the planning board. Still, the commission passed the resolution with a 3-2 vote, acknowledging Harris’ appointment of Fischer to serve on the planning board as a representative of group seat IV for a two-year term.

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Letter: Consider the historic value of City Hall before rebuilding

This past August, the South Miami Historic Preservation Board, of which I was then chairperson, voted to recommend that a designation report be written for the South Miami City Hall building. Our recommendation was based upon the fact that City Hall, built in 1956 in the mid-century modern style (a period of great growth in all of Miami) and designed by a famous Coral Gables architect George Fink (George Merrick’s cousin), was worth consideration for preservation.


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