Miami’s Community News 

County passes boat launch fee waiver for disabled veterans  

The Miami-Dade County Commission on Apr. 19 adopted a resolution sponsored by Commissioner Joe A. Martinez directing the mayor to incorporate into the Department of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces’ proposed fiscal year 2022-23 fee schedule a fee waiver allowing qualified disabled veterans to launch boats at county-owned and operated marinas without charge. 



Alachua County commission will meet to discuss the proposal to transform Meadowbrook Golf Course  

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – The Alachua County commissioners meet about a proposal to transform Meadowbrook Golf Course. 


Fox 35 Orlando 

Orange County commissioners to vote on rent increase cap proposal for Orlando  

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – On Tuesday, Orange County commissioners are expected to vote on a proposal regarding a limit to rent increases. If approved, voters in Orange County would have an extra question added to their ballot in November. 


WTXL Tallahassee 

Gadsden County officials invest over $6 million into the future of its youth 

QUINCY, Fla. (WTXL) — Monday, Gadsden County officials held a press conference to announce their new Youth Investment Program. 



Florida Today 

Melbourne’s Riders on the Storm Inn to low-income tenants: move out  

Melbourne landscaper Alfred Pellegrino moved into Riders on the Storm Inn in January, renting a room at the aging U.S. 1 weekly-rental motel while battling numbness in his hands — a threat to his livelihood. 



Manatee County manufactured home community sells for $70 million  

A manufactured home community in Manatee County near Palmetto has been sold to a Virginia-based real estate company for $69.9 million, according to property records. 


First Coast News 

‘A crisis:’ Need grows for workforce housing in St. Johns County 

  1. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — The median price of a home in St. Johns County climbed over $550,000 in April, a number far out of reach for some.


CBS 4 

Two GNV commissioners tell us why they voted for the elimination of exclusionary zoning  

Just before midnight last night, City of Gainesville Commissioners approved zoning changes . Today, CBS4 News has been working to get Gainesville commissioners to explain their votes. 



Route Fifty 

Could Apprenticeships Fix the Teacher Shortage?  

COMMENTARY | Several states are pioneering “earn and learn” models as a potential long-term solution to address persistent educator shortages. 


Route Fifty 

Feds Offer Greater Flexibility to Use ARPA Money for Housing  

Counties welcomed the updated American Rescue Plan Act guidance. With rents and home prices high, the Biden administration is urging states and localities to put some of their federal pandemic aid towards housing programs.