Miami Lakes

In address, Miami Lakes Mayor Pizzi calls for new senior center, bike path

Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi.
Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi. El Nuevo Herald File

Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi spoke Wednesday night to a packed house at Town Hall, as he delivered the annual State of the Town Address.

The event highlighted the successes of the town over the past year, current projects and future plans, such as the opening of a youth center next month.

“I want to see our kids have outstanding programs at the youth center, I want to see us open our own senior center for our seniors,” Pizzi said. “How about in the next couple of years building a bike path.”

The address wasn’t just about the achievements of the town, but those who work to develop new projects within the town.

Pizzi recognized residents for their contributions, as well as the town staff for their work, along with council members.

“The proudest moment was having all the directors of various departments brought up and recognized for the work that they do,” Councilman Tony Lama said by phone interview after the address.

The evening wasn’t without controversy — a group outside Town Hall protested Pizzi’s lawsuit against the town to be reimbursed for his legal fees associated with his recent federal trial and reinstatement.