West Kendall MACs resume discussions of incorporation

Discussions on a study to determine potential incorporation of a large section of northwest Kendall are resuming following a six-month hiatus. The last official meeting on the topic was June 18, 2014.

The West Kendall MAC 1 (Municipal Advisory Committee) will meet  on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m., in the cafetorium of Zelda Glazer Middle School, 15015 SW 24 St.

A special presentation on policing options and services that can be provided to newly incorporated municipalities through the Miami-Dade Police Department is the primary agenda item.

A Jan. 21 session heard staff presentations from the county’s Planning and Zoning staffs and the Department of Environmental Regulation Management regarding interfacing services with incorporated areas.

The MAC 1 study covers an area with an estimated population of 129,000, bounded on the north by SW Eighth Street (Tamiami Trail) and south by SW 88th Street (Kendall Drive) roughly from Florida’s Turnpike west to “the Everglades.”

The study area is confined to territory within District 11, excluding a substantial area west of the turnpike and east of SW 147th Avenue in District 10, requested to be withheld from the Kendall MAC 1 by Miami-Dade Commissioner Javier Souto.

A second West Kendall Committee known as No. 3, approved for a study south of Kendall Drive to SW 152nd Street, also will begin meetings in February or March, according to an aide to Miami-Dade District 11 Commissioner Juan C. Zapata.

Last September, Commissioner Zapata postponed MAC 1 meetings to consider consolidation of the two areas, then proposing a possibility of combining the two studies, doubling the size to 200,000 or more residents who reside west of Florida’sTurnpike.

However, because of continuing turnouts of interested residents at the MAC 1 meetings, initiation of the MAC 3 study was initiated for 2015 as a separate rather than a combined group, according to the commissioner’s office.

For updated information and WK MAC 1 boundary map, visit <http://www.miamidade.gov/incorporationandannexation/west-kendall-section-1.asp> or call 305-375-5511.

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1 Comment on "West Kendall MACs resume discussions of incorporation"

  1. Commissioner Zapata and Commissioner Moss should be recalled from office for creating municipal advisory committees without the consent of their constituents through a petition process. Their constituents never signed a petition to request the creation of municipal advisory committees which are always stacked with people from special interest groups that want to establish new municipalities.

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