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Emmy-winner Ed Asner, best known for playing TV’s blustery boss Lou Grant in 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show,' dies at 91 (via @AP)
NEW: Current COVID-19 hospitalizations in Florida fell for the fourth consecutive day and the state’s intensive care units experienced a patient reduction for the third straight day, according to Sunday’s U.S. Department of Health & Human Services report. trib.al/akMD9Iu
Anti-mask rally organizer Caleb Wallace dies of COVID in Texas, his pregnant wife says trib.al/4J3s2lb
As Ida hits, New Orleans relies on improved levees to prevent Katrina-like devastation trib.al/GcSnRCi
Hurricane Ida blasted the Louisiana coast on Sunday, with the eye of one of the most powerful storms to ever hit the U.S. coming ashore near the barrier island of Grand Isle with violent winds of 150 mph (241 kph). miamiherald.com/news/article25… twitter.com/MiamiHerald/st…
Hurricane Ida makes landfall in Louisiana as one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever strike US with 150 mph winds. (via @AP)
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Hurricane Ida makes landfall in Louisiana as one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever strike US with 150 mph winds. (via @AP)
Even Waffle Houses are closing as Hurricane Ida nears Louisiana. ‘A worrying sign’ trib.al/IUseIJT
Jacques Rogge, who led the International Olympic Committee for 12 years as president, dies at age 79. (via @AP)
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A man who led efforts in his Central Texas community against mask wearing and other preventative measures during the coronavirus pandemic has died from COVID-19, one month after being admitted to the emergency room. trib.al/NlDq295
RECALL ALERT: About 862,000 pounds of antipasto meats have been recalled after several people sickened in a salmonella outbreak said they ate or bought the product before becoming ill. Here’s what you need to know. trib.al/P1UMAdu
Mom fights mountain lion with bare hands to save 5-year-old, California officials say trib.al/d7QMSKU
Forecasters: Tropical Storm Julian forms in Atlantic Ocean; no threat to land. (via @AP)
NEW: As restaurant vacancies in Miami hit all-time lows, interest in ghost kitchens is ramping up. But it appears too soon to say if large ghost kitchen companies are really winning out miamiherald.com/news/business/…
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11 a.m. Hurricane Ida update: Eye of extremely dangerous category 4 storm nearing Southeastern coast of Louisiana.
According to tech tracking group Pitchbook, South Florida tech startups have counted 141 deals totaling $1.3 billion so far this year. That compares with 176 deals for $1.2 billion in all of 2020 and 169 deals for $1.9 billion in 2019. trib.al/ppsq6tG
Every property owner in Florida should receive a Notice of Proposed Property Taxes, also known as a TRIM Notice. In Miami-Dade, they hit mailboxes this week. This is a decoder to help you understand it. trib.al/iSdrzVg
In Miami’s cutthroat dining world — with real estate and labor costs soaring — ghost kitchens may be poised to become the future of affordable eateries. trib.al/cXpyD06
Selena Marie Jerome, a 20-year-old Coconut Grove resident, was wearing blue scrubs the last time she was seen. That was Thursday. Miami police want help finding Jerome. Jerome is 5-feet tall and weighs about 170 pounds. trib.al/5xiYk8M
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What will proposed rates for property taxes mean for your 2021 tax bill? Use our city-by-city interactive guides for Broward and Miami-Dade counties, based on proposed property-tax rates and average real estate values in each municipality. miamiherald.com/news/local/art…
Every property owner in Florida should receive a Notice of Proposed Property Taxes, also known as a TRIM Notice. In Miami-Dade, they hit mailboxes this week. This is a decoder to help you understand it. miamiherald.com/news/local/com…
If you’re cool with the figure, no worries. If you want to appeal it, here’s what you can do in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe Counties. miamiherald.com/news/state/flo…
But before that happens, you can take steps to lower the check. Under Florida law, you have the opportunity to appeal the value that property appraisers affix to your home, a key factor in determining how wide you have to stretch your wallet every year.
That’s all based on proposed property-tax or “millage” rates, which Florida law requires local governments to establish by August in time for the mailing of tax notices across the state. In November, you get the bill.
With taxable values higher across Miami-Dade, homeowners should expect to pay more, with the average increase in Miami-Dade at just under 2%, according to the Herald analysis.
A Miami Herald analysis of data published by the Office of the Property Appraiser found 90% of homeowners will see slightly lower combined property-tax rates in 2022. But that won’t mean flat tax bills. miamiherald.com/news/local/com…
That leads us to the main question on everyone’s mind: Will Miami-Dade County property taxes go up this year?
Forecasts show funding deficits, starting with a $167 million shortfall for countywide property taxes in 2023. “We have significant challenges,” Levine Cava said. “We also have huge opportunities.”
With the one-time infusion of federal dollars in 2022, Miami-Dade and its cities may not be able to sustain the service levels in the budget proposal in later years.
“[Surfside] forced us all to make sure the building departments are appropriately funded and that they have the resources to do what they should be doing,” said Ramiro Inguanzo, Bal Harbour’s assistant village manager.
The partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo in Surfside spurred local governments across the region to inspect old buildings and crack down on violations — efforts that require money.
With federal relief dollars in hand and property values on the upswing, some cities also have the bandwidth to address a new and largely unexpected need: building inspectors.
Countywide, property values increased by more than 4% over the past year, with places like Hialeah, Miami Gardens, Virginia Gardens and West Miami seeing significantly bigger boosts.
The federal stimulus dollars are but one portion of a much bigger picture for local governments, which rely on user fees like red light camera tickets, grants and property taxes.
Levine Cava's proposed budget includes more funding for the early childhood learning Head Start program and extra positions for a new Neighborhood Safety office to focus on quality of life as a way to combat gun violence.
The money can pay for COVID-related services and pandemic-related pay perks and grants for public workers, supplement lost income and fund infrastructure such as water, sewer and broadband projects. Money allocated through the plan must be spent by the end of 2024.
“We’ve got this manna that fell from the sky — the American Rescue Plan,” Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said in an interview shortly after releasing her $9 billion budget proposal in July. “This gives us a cushion.”
The city of Miami has received about half of its $139M in federal stimulus cash. While a spending plan is not final, a draft plan shows the city could spend millions on long-awaited stormwater drainage upgrades, new affordable housing, small business grants and meals for seniors.
Thanks to a healthy injection of federal stimulus dollars aimed at COVID relief and a Florida economy that reopened before many other states across the U.S., few Miami-Dade cities are hiking tax rates at all, and many are actually adding projects and hiring new staff.
Even as Florida sets new records for COVID cases and hospitalizations this month, local officials are putting the final touches on 2022 spending plans that offer a departure from last year's cuts. miamiherald.com/news/local/com…
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Louisiana hospitals already packed with patients from the latest coronavirus surge are now bracing for a powerful Category 4 hurricane, which is expected to crash ashore Sunday. trib.al/QT1fPJp
A death investigation from Friday led to a Saturday arrest on a premeditated murder charge, Pembroke Pines police say. trib.al/GEpNjLo
“We’ve got this manna that fell from the sky — the American Rescue Plan,” - @MayorDaniella Read our deep dive into the unexpected hero of FY 2021-22 budget season in Miami-Dade: federal coronavirus relief dollars. miamiherald.com/news/local/com…
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Taliban spokesman says a US airstrike targeted a suicide bomber in a vehicle who wanted to strike Kabul airport. (via @AP)
We’ve compiled city-by-city guides for Broward and Miami-Dade counties, based on proposed property-tax rates (known as “millages”) and average real estate values in each municipality. trib.al/awhsdGS
From PM, if you spent yesterday in outer space: Dolphins balk at Texans’ asking price for Watson. Report names Miami the front-runner: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…
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