Richard Yager

City in SW Kendall would need $13-15M for police

A policing unit for a possible city in southwestern Kendall in District 11 to serve an estimated 78,747 residents would cost $13-15 million annually, according to a Miami-Dade Police Department study. Recommendations and dollar estimates for policing the area were presented by MDPD Lt. Suzanne Lauton of the Strategic Planning …

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Family Fun Day scheduled by MDPD West District

A “Family Fun Day” to help residents better understand police and other county services is scheduled during an “Open House” program organized by the Miami-Dade Police West District officers and staff on Saturday, Jan. 30, at Kings Meadow Park, 10036 SW 142 Ave., adjacent the District Station at 10000 SW …

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Three WK challengers seek school board seat

Three WK challengers seek school board seat

With election campaigns underway as a new year began, three West Kendall residents so far have thrown their hats into the ring for the District 7 seat on the nine-member Miami-Dade County School Board. As of Jan. 1, they are the only candidates opposing board member Lubby Navarro who was …

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Gimenez: Uber, new tech to alleviate traffic issues

Gimenez: Uber, new tech to alleviate traffic issues

Legalizing Uber vehicles and adapting “technological advances” to improve a 30-year-old traffic signal system were the most specific answers provided by Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez to help solve the county’s mounting traffic problems. In a preview of his annual “State of the County” address, Gimenez appeared before an audience of …

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Animal advocates form new PAC to gain political clout

Animal advocates form new PAC to gain political clout

A determined group of pet lovers is going political in 2016. On Dec. 18, the animal-saving program once known as “Pets Trust” announced the “Animal Power Party” as a registered political action committee to back candidates supportive of its primary mission to reduce strays through public-financed neutering and spading of …

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Density may determine future of planned home development

Density often decides how the West Kendall Zoning Appeals Board makes recommendations. Balancing compatibility of new residential housing with adjacent settled neighborhoods is a key factor for decisions as growth continues to mushroom in District 11. It also is the reason why Community Council 11 members, acting as a Zoning …

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