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February 05, 2019 WEBSITE UNDER RENOVATION - Accessibility Issues

This website is currently under renovation to ensure accessibility by any disabled individual.  If anyone encounters an inaccessible feature on this website, please contact Jennifer Evelyn, City Clerk, Florida City, at (305) 247-8221 or cityclerk@floridacityfl.gov, to advise what inaccessible feature was encountered, and to allow the City to provide the desired information through alternative means, until such time as the website renovation is comple

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Florida City Mayor Otis T. Wallace issues Emergency Order Urging Residents to Wear Masks in Public

Mayor Otis T. Wallace has issued an order urging residents to wear a mask or other personal protective equipment while out in public. This is an additional safety measure being implemented under the State of Emergency declared in response to the national and regional outbreak of COVID-19. Pursuant to recent guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC), masks of any kind are considered another important tool for residents to continue social distancing practices like staying home if they are able and keeping a distance of six feet between themselves and others while out in public. Please note that this does not impose any additional restrictions on which businesses with the City of Florida City may remain open for essential purposes.

“Everyone is safer at home and we encourage residents to remain at home as much as possible,” said Florida City Mayor Otis T. Wallace. “However, if and when you do have to leave to purchase groceries or some other essential service, it is important to protect yourself and others and help stop the spread of the virus.”

“I realize that it is very difficult to obtain masks to meet this recommendation. However I have attached a link to the Center for Disease Control with instructions on how to make your own until such time as masks are reasonably available https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/beauty/heres-how-to-make-a-diy-mask-with-materials-you-have-at-home/ar-BB12f5pk . You owe it to yourself and your family to take every possible precaution to assure their safety. Your cooperation in this matter will be deeply appreciated. In the meantime I am exploring possibilities to make masks available for the community.”

Those who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should call the Florida Department of Health Hotline at 1-866-779-6121.

Continue to monitor the City’s Website at www.floridacityfl.gov and the City’s Facebook page floridacity-Mayor’s office for future updates.


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Office of the Mayor
March 17, 2020
ON MARCH 16, 2020 AT 10:00 AM, MAYOR OTIS T. WALLACE DECLARED A LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR THE CITY OF FLORIDA CITY.
THIS DECLARATION IS DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
AFTER MUCH CONSIDERATION AND IN AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION
PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING IMPACT ON CITY PROGRAMS AND EVENTS.
- City of Florida City administrative offices and all departments will remain open with usual operating hours
- At Customer Service locations such as Utilities and Building & Zoning only two (2) customers will be allowed in at one time
- As of 11:00 pm Tuesday, March 17, 2020 all food service establishments, bars and clubs shall close their doors to on-premises service.
- Restaurant kitchens may remain open for takeout and delivery.
- Pharmacies, gas stations and grocery stores will operate as normal so there is no need to hoard supplies
- The city is not scheduling any special events and City supported events until further notice
- All indoor Parks and Recreation activities are suspended until further notice.
- All outdoor activities in City parks will be limited to ten (10) people
- All currently scheduled private rentals of City facilities are canceled through April 30, 2020 and all fees and deposits will be refunded
- Future rentals will be addressed at a later date.
- City services like sanitation and water & sewer will not be disrupted
- For your safety, all City facility entry points and access areas are sanitized throughout the day.
- Hand sanitizer stations are also installed for your use.
Florida and Miami-Dade are under a health emergency declared by both the Governor and Miami-Dade County Mayor.
The City of Florida City is following the latest guidance from the CDC, World Health Organization (WHO) and Florida Department of Health (DOH)
regarding prevention measures for coronavirus.
The City of Florida City is currently monitoring the worldwide pandemic and would like to inform the public of the following:
Individuals in Florida City who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19
should call the Florida Department of Health at 305-324-2400.
If you have a medical provider, call them. If traveling to a medical office or facility, call ahead.
For questions about COVID-19 in Florida, please call the Florida Department of Health at 1-866-779-6121. For a medical emergency, call 911.
Price Gouging Hotlines:
Miami-Dade State Attorney Price Gouging Hotline: 305-547-3300
State Attorney General Price Gouging Hotline: 1-866-966-7226
Miami-Dade County Public Schools Hotline: 305-995-3000
City of Florida City Residents should visit our website, , www.floridacityfl.gov and our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FloridaCity-Mayors-Office-113028576988562/ and stay tuned to local television and radio advisories. The City will keep you updated for additional preventive tips and updates.

Oficina del Alcalde
17 de Marzo de 2020
EL 16 DE MARZO DE 2020 A LAS 10:00 AM, EL ALCALDE OTIS T. WALLACE
DECLARÓ UN ESTADO DE EMERGENCIA LOCAL PARA CITY OF FLORIDA CITY.
ESTA DECLARACIÓN SE DEBE AL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19).
DEBIDO A ESTO, CON MUCHA CONSIDERACIÓN Y PRECAUCIÓN,
LOS SIGUIENTES PROGRAMAS Y EVENTOS DE LA CIUDAD HAN SIDO IMPACTADOS.

- Las oficinas administrativas de la City of Florida City y todos los
departamentos permanecerán abiertos con el horario de atención habitual.
- En ubicaciones de Servicio al Cliente, como Servicios Públicos y Construcción
y Zonificación, solo se permitirán dos (2) clientes a la vez.
- A partir de las 11:00 pm del martes 17 de marzo de 2020,
todos los establecimientos de servicio de alimentos,
bares y clubs deberán cerrar sus puertas al servicio local.
Las cocinas de los restaurantes pueden permanecer abiertas para recoger y hacer entregas.
- Las farmacias, las estaciones de servicio y los supermercados
funcionarán normalmente, por lo que no es necesario acumular
suministros que sean más de lo necesario.
- La ciudad no está programando eventos especiales
y eventos apoyados por la Ciudad hasta nuevo aviso.
- Todas las actividades de parques y recreación bajo
techo están suspendidas hasta nuevo aviso.
- Todas las actividades al aire libre en los parques
de la ciudad estarán limitadas a diez (10) personas.
- Todos los alquileres privados programados actualmente
de las instalaciones de la Ciudad se cancelan hasta el
30 de Abril de 2020 y se reembolsarán todas las tarifas
y depósitos. Los alquileres futuros se realizarón hasta nuevo aviso.
- Los servicios de la ciudad como saneamiento, agua
y alcantarillado no se verán afectados.
- Para su seguridad, todos los puntos de entrada a las instalaciones
de la ciudad y las áreas de acceso se desinfectan durante todo el día.
Las estaciones desinfectantes para manos también están instaladas para su uso.

Florida y Miami-Dade están bajo una emergencia de salud declarada tanto
por el gobernador como por el alcalde del condado de Miami-Dade.
La City of Florida City está siguiendo las últimas pautas de los CDC,
la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) y el Departamento de Salud
de Florida (DOH) con respecto a las medidas de prevención para el coronavirus.
La City of Florida City actualmente está monitoreando la pandemia mundial
y le gustaría informar al público sobre lo siguiente:
Las personas en la City of Florida City que creen haber estado expuestas al
COVID-19 deben llamar al Departamento de Salud de Florida al 305-324-2400.
Si tiene un proveedor médico, llámelos. Si viaja a un consultorio
o instalación médica, llame con anticipación. Para preguntas sobre
COVID-19 en Florida, llame al Departamento de Salud de
Florida al 1-866-779-6121. Para una emergencia médica, llame al 911.

Líneas directas de aumento de precios:
Línea directa de aumento de precios de abogados estatales de Miami-Dade: 305-547-3300
Línea directa de aumento de precios del Fiscal General del Estado: 1-866-966-7226
Línea directa de las escuelas públicas del condado de Miami-Dade: 305-995-3000
Los residentes de la City of Florida City deben visitar nuestro sitio
web, www.floridacityfl.gov y nuestra página de Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/FloridaCity-Mayors-Office-113028576988562/
y estar atentos a los avisos locales de radio y televisión.
La Ciudad lo mantendrá actualizado para obtener consejos preventivos
y actualizaciones adicionales.

 CORONAVIRUS COVID-19:

The City of Florida City is working with Miami-Dade County officials in monitoring COVID-19, part of the coronavirus family.  State of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an Executive Order and Surgeon General Scott A. Rivkees declared a Public Health Emergency on March 1.  It is important to wash your hands with soap regularly to avoid potentially spreading the disease and/or using hand sanitizer.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed or unsantized hands.    

Any individuals in Miami-Dade County who have traveled to an area where a Warning Level 3 or Alert Level 2 or higher Travel Health Notice has been issued, or who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19, should call the Florida Department of Health at 305-324-2400. This should be done prior to traveling to any medical office or facility.

Contact the Florida Department of Health’s dedicated call center for COVID-19 questions and concerns: Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to midnight. The phone number is 866-779-6121, or you can email COVID-19@flhealth.gov.   For more information on Coronavirus COVID-19, the following link from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) is provided for your convenience:

CDC:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

Executive Order: https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/orders/2020/EO_20-51.pdf 

Public Health Emergency: https://www.miamidade.gov/mayor/library/2020-03-01-coronavirus-florida-public-health-emergency.pdf

Travel Health Notice:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html



2020 City Runoff Election Results



FEBRUARY 18 2020 FLORIDA CITY RUN-OFF ELECTION  OFFICIAL SAMPLE BALLOT

2020 City Biennial Election

2020 City Run Off Election- 02/18/20
Please see the 
results link for the 02.18.20 Florida City Run-Off Election.  This link will be displayed on the main page of the Elections website at https://www8.miamidade.gov/global/elections/home.page starting Election Day.  Results will commence posting at 7:15 pm on Election night.  
February 18, 2020 Florida City Run-Off Election Night Results link:  http://enr.electionsfl.org/DAD/2580/Summary/

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Notice under the Americans with Disabilites Act

2020 BIENNIAL ELECTION: TUESDAY, JANUARY 28

2020 CANDIDATES

FINAL PUBLIC NOTICE  

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CITY OF FLORIDA CITY
All residents, property owners and other interested parties are hereby notified of a City Commission meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM to to discuss the acceptance of the 2018 Edward Byrne Memorial Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Justice Assistance Program (JAG) for the amount of $26,153.  The grant will fund the following Florida City Police Department Projects: 

Line Item Description

Amount

Copy Machines

$13,744

E-Citation Equipment

2,418

ID Card System

9,206

NIBRS Training

785

Total Federal Grant Funding

$26,153

 The meeting will be held in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 404 West Palm Drive, Florida City, Florida.
 Anyone desiring to appeal any decision of the City Commission must arrange for a verbatim record of the proceedings, including testimony and evidence upon which any appeal may be issued

(F.S. 286.0105. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, all disabled persons desiring to participate in these proceedings and needing special accommodations to do so because of that disability should contact Ms. Evelin Simpson at (305) 247-8223 ext. 304.
Questions or comments regarding this notice should also be directed to Evelin Simpson, Administrative Aide, Florida City Police Department, 404 West Palm Drive, Florida City, Florida, 33034, or by phone (305) 247-8223 ext. 304, or by e-mail at esimpson@flcitypd.com.

New tack on expanding Metrorail: Put the tracks on the street

After almost 15 years of failed promises to expand Miami-Dade's elevated Metro rail system north and south, local transportation planners are bringing their ambitions down to earth. A new strategy involves saving money by using ground-level tracks for extending Metrorail north to Broward and south to Florida City, with existing cars moving onto ramps that connect with rails built on local roads and streets.


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