Volunteer ombudsmen are community members, from all walks of life, who are passionate about improving the life for residents living in long-term care facilities. They are trained to work with residents and their family members to communicate concerns and resolve problems by providing advocacy, support, education and empowerment. These volunteers simply want their time and talents to make a difference in improving the lives of people who may be elderly and/or disabled.
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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.
State of Florida Ombudsman Advocate for the Elderly- Volunteer or Know your Rights
Earning your G.E.D.
If you are between the ages of 16-24 and want to complete your high school diploma and find employment, our youth program may be for you! Please contact our Youth Program. Opportunities across Miami! Don’t lose this opportunity CALL US NOW! Phone: 305-246-6351
Miami-Dade County COVID-19 Relief Program
In response to the economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). On July 9th, 2020, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved $10 million of CARES Act funds to develop a Residential Landlord and Tenant Assistance Program to support small landlords with 10 or fewer rental units by providing grants for rent forgiveness for tenants who are behind on rent due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. On July 16th, 2020, Commissioner Diaz and the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners approved an additional $15 million of CARES Act funds to provide Housing and Basic Needs assistance to veterans and active duty military members. This includes support for rent, mortgage and basic needs such as groceries. These programs can be accessed through the link below
Tentative Five-Year Work Program
Come Learn About the Florida Department of Transportation’s District Six Tentative Five-Year Work Program at our annual public hearings.The in-person Public Hearings will be in compliance with all current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, and social distancing will be followed.
Florida City “Fighting Chance” Business Recovery Grant
Notice of Funds Available:The City of Florida City announces the availability of grant funding to assist locally owned independent businesses that have been significantly impacted by the effects of COVID-19. Read More
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. Read More
Office of the Mayor – 03/17/20
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.
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 starting Election Day. Results will commence posting at 7:15 pm on Election night (February 18, 2020) Florida City Run-Off Election Night Results
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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