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Office of the Mayor, Carlos A. Gimenez
Statement from Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez on the passing of Robert Parker, former Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department
"Late yesterday evening, I was notified that Robert Parker, the former Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD), was found deceased. MDPD is investigating.
"Director Parker dedicated his life to the safety of Miami-Dade County. He was a member of the Miami-Dade Police Department for 33 years and in 2004 made history by becoming the first African American director of the Department. He led MDPD for five years until retiring in 2009. This is a painful time for Miami-Dade Police Officers, all County employees and our community. I ask all residents to keep Director Parker and his family in their thoughts and prayers."
Mayor's statement on the approval to advance the purchase of body worn cameras for MDPD officers
"I thank the members of the Board of County Commissioners who voted to approve the advertisement of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for body worn cameras and video management storage solution for Miami-Dade police officers and the Miami-Dade Police Department. I have advocated for body worn cameras since the fall of 2012 because I have always believed that they will help build confidence between law enforcement and our residents, as well as reduce the number of frivolous complaints against our officers. I remain committed to using this technology to enhance the safety of our 2.6 million residents and the Miami-Dade police officers who protect our County."
Miami-Dade County Reminds Residents to Plan and Prepare for Hurricane Season
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, along with Commission Chairman Jean Monestime, members of Board of County Commissioners, and the American Red Cross South Florida Region, Board Member, Marialena Viamel, will hold a hurricane preparedness news conference on Friday, May 29, 2015, at 11 a.m., at the County’s Emergency Operations Center, 9300 NW 41st Street, Doral.
Employ Miami-Dade: Making a difference in our community
Mayor Gimenez has partnered with the business community along with CareerSource South Florida, the Neighbors and Neighbors Association, Associated Builders & Contractors Florida East Coast Chapter and the Circle of Brotherhood, to help put Miami-Dade County residents to work.
Employ Miami-Dade is an initiative to develop innovative ways to bridge the divide between industry and job seekers. Visit the Employ Miami-Dade webpage, learn more about the initiative and meet some of the participants in the job training program and find out how it's changing their lives.
Mayor announces plans for the Liberty City Rising Project
Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson, and community partners, announced plans for the revitalization of Liberty Square and Liberty City on Feb. 2. The revitalization of Liberty Square is a $74 million commitment to transform the public housing project and create jobs in the neighborhood.
Mayor's Week In Review
The Mayor's Week in Review is your weekly update on the latest news and events occurring in Miami-Dade County government. Sign up for the weekly newsletter and stay well-informed on the issues that are important to you, including the approval of the budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
Fiscal Year 2015-16 Budget Address
It is time to start planning the Miami-Dade County's operating and capital budgets for Fiscal Year 2015-16. I am very optimistic about our budget development this year.
If current projections hold true, it is likely that Miami-Dade County will not need to reduce services or eliminate essential positions. It is very early in the process and much work needs to be done, but I look forward to proposing a budget that keeps tax rates flat and includes investment in financial reserves as well as critical services.
Climate Change & Sea Level Rise
Given that Miami-Dade County lies just a few feet above sea level, climate change policy and planning in South Florida leads the nation on the issue. During the Sixth Annual Southeast Florida Climate Leadership Summit , Mayor Gimenez shared his perspectives on how climate change is influencing the County’s thinking on urban, regional, transportation and economic planning, since rising sea levels are linked to rising insurance rates and other costs.
Miami-Dade County chosen for the 2015 Code for America Fellowship Program
Code for America announced that Miami-Dade County had been chosen for the 2015 Code for America Fellowship Program. The official announcement was shared with more than 850 attendees at the annual Code for America Summit in San Francisco, where Code for America also announced partnerships with Albuquerque, New Mexico; Indianapolis, Indiana; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Somerville, Massachusetts; Vallejo, California; and West Sacramento, California.
Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez's 2014 State of the County Address
Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez delivered the annual State of the County Address Feb. 26. Watch the webcast of the address.
Mayor Installation Ceremony Takes Place
Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez is on the job and determined to deliver on his commitment to the community.
Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez Sworn Into Office
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez was sworn into office on July 1, 2011, at the Stephen P. Clark Center, in a private ceremony surrounded by his immediate family. Mayor Gimenez's Installation Ceremony took place on Wednesday, July 6 at 2 p.m., in the Board of County Commission Chambers at the Stephen P. Clark Center.
About Our Mayor
Carlos A. Gimenez was elected as Miami-Dade County's Mayor on June 28, 2011. Prior to this election, Mayor Gimenez served on the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners for seven years.
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