Call it Farenheit 305. Ever since he released a proposed budget plan that would have shuttered 22 libraries across Miami-Dade earlier this summer, County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has been trying to put out a fire of his own making. The backlash prompted him to find a way to keep those libraries open, but at drastically reduced hours and possibly laying off 169 library workers. That plan was also met with fierce opposition from residents and county employees from Florida City to Carol City.
Mayor Carlos Gimenez
Earlier this morning, after a marathon budget hearing packed with library supporters that began yesterday evening, Gimenez and county commissioners found a way to maintain the library system as is.More »