This Week in South Florida: Dan Gelber

A state of emergency that was imposed in Miami Beach after a series of shootings survived a legal challenge and business backlash.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – A state of emergency that was imposed in Miami Beach after a series of shootings survived a legal challenge and business backlash.

The sudden emergency move came after two shootings in the midst of Spring Break week crowds in the South Beach Entertainment District.

The spurred the city manager to impose a midnight curfew on weekends and a 6 p.m. deadline for package stores to sell alcohol, as well as roadblocks in surrounding residential areas.

Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber has been the tip of the spear in the call to change the culture of South Beach and he championed the curfew.

He joined This Week in South Florida hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg to discuss, and their conversation can be seen at the top of this page.


About the Authors:

Michael Putney came to Local 10 in 1989 to become senior political reporter and host of "This Week In South Florida with Michael Putney." He is Local 10's senior political reporter. 

Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."