For a second time, the City of Doral was awarded a Street Tree Matching Grant by Neat Streets Miami for its City Street Tree Restoration Project in the amount of $24,500. In its third year, Neat Streets Miami’s street tree program awarded 14 organizations matching grants to advance the Million Trees Miami initiative, a community-wide effort to expand Miami-Dade County’s tree canopy and reach a million trees by 2020.
At the August 8th Council Meeting, Mayor & Council approved moving forward with a Memo of Understanding (MOU) with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) for increased school safety in Doral.
Since the City’s incorporation 15 years ago, Doral has experienced great growth in the number of programs available for the community to enjoy, particularly in the arts. The latest program, Inside|Out, is in partnership with Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County’s Immunization Program is urging parents to check their children’s immunization record to see if they are due for a vaccine.
The City has just revamped its Façade Improvement Program to provide more entities with an opportunity to receive grant funding up to $10,000 per property, for façade improvements.
The 2018 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott. This sales tax holiday begins Friday, August 3, 2018, and runs through Sunday, August 5, 2018.
In 2017, the City of Doral officially joined the World Council on City Data (WCCD) as a WCCD ISO 37120 Platinum Certified city, joining the ranks of global cities like Barcelona and Dubai.
Last year’s hurricane season reminds us that disasters can happen anywhere, and often without warning. After the devastating flooding that hit Houston, Jacksonville, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Charleston in 2017, residents along the Gulf Coast and Eastern seaboard want to learn from those disasters and prepare for the next storms.
The hard work has paid off as today the Joint Participation Agreement between the City of Doral and Miami-Dade County has been approved by the Miami-Dade Transportation and Public Works Committee for the construction of traffic signal devices.
The celebrations continue in the City of Doral, this time honoring the first ever Doral Council Meeting that took place 15 years ago, as well as the original City Council.