Miami Beach losing parking revenue, and that could mean lost jobs
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. Parking employees in Miami Beach last week received messages notifying them that their full-time position is being converted to part-time status at 28 hours/week, blaming the drastic measures on COVID-19s economic impact. John Woodruff, the citys chief financial officer, says they are not privatizing the parking department and that the plan is to offer displaced employees jobs in other departments, while also bringing in part-time staff from outside companies. I hate the thought of anything privatized as far as parking, Miami Beach resident Jean Kulick said. But city leaders assured all affected parking employees will be offered jobs at the same pay rate. Were losing parking, City Manager Jimmy Morales said.
Girl leads Black Lives Matter protest on Ocean Drive
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – A student led a small Black Lives Matter march on Tuesday morning along Ocean Drive in South Beach. About two dozen people followed 13-year-old Egyptia Green, a Ransom Everglades School student, from Fifth to 15th Street. About two dozen protesters marched along Ocean Drive on Tuesday in South Beach. (Local 10 News)Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Gongora, DeAnne Connolly Graham, the chair of the Miami Beach Chamber Women’s Business Council, and a few Miami Beach officers also participated.
Party to end earlier in Miami Beach as spring break last call moved
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – The party’s over early on South Beach, at least for the days when spring breakers descend on the city. Commissioners voted 5-2 to ban booze after 3 a.m. in the entertainment district, for six days in March. This comes after last year’s beach brawls and street fights that made for embarrassing headlines for the city. And we’re just devastated.”Other club and restaurant owners spoke out, too, saying it was going to harm their businesses. Mayor Dan Gelber told Local 10 he thinks the last call rollback is the best solution, for now.