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Help for Several Situations

Updated: Jul 26


Vol. 1. No. 38 July 25, 2020


RESTAURANT BANNERS

The Commission voted on Tuesday to waive the fee for a permit to hang a banner in front of a restaurant. The waiver lasts through September 30, 2021.


FPL OFFERS HELP

From a letter received from Florida Power & Light Company:

That's 800-226-3545.


SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS

There are two Federally Qualified Health Centers near South Miami where school children can be vaccinated.

One is CHI - South Miami Health Center (305-252-4820) and the other is JMH - Rosie Lee Wesley Health Center (786-466-6900). Both of them want appointments to be made.


FREE HOTEL ROOMS FOR SELF-ISOLATION

First responders who need to have a safe place to shelter may get a free hotel room.

There are a number of instances where sheltering in isolation is a good idea. Note that the Chief of the Municipal First Responders department must call in for his or her personnel: 305-310-9101.


HOME-BOUND TESTING

If someone is home-bound due to illness, age or disability, an appointment for in-home testing can be made at the following web-site: https://www.miamidade.gov/311direct/#/covid19HomeTesting.



HEALTH ADVISORY


FREE FACE MASKS

Probably the most important way we can stop the spread of Covid-19 is to wear a face mask. Miami-Dade Public Libraries have free face masks for the public.

For both MDPLS location and www.mdpls.org/branches click: https://www1.mdpls.org/webservices/locator.



CHANGES TO THE CITY CHARTER

Two questions about changing the South Miami charter will be on the November national elections ballot. One is asking South Miami residents to indicate whether or not they would like the City's elections to be moved to the same day as national elections (from February to November). The second is asking whether South Miami residents would prefer that the number of Commission votes to change zoning throughout the City go from a unanimous vote (5 of 5) to a super majority (4 of 5). For each of the questions there a reasons for and against either choice.


FOOD DISTRIBUTION


I know as a mayor, I should not say were the police might be lurking, however, this once:

Take care, stay healthy, be safe.


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