Wed November 6, 2013
Miami-Dade County Election Highlights
Below, we've compiled a list of notable results in Tuesday's Miami-Dade County elections, including the chosen mayors for Homestead, Hialeah, Miami and Miami Beach.
A measure to renovate Jackson Health System through taxpayer-funded bonds has come out on top. A straw ballot showed Miami Beach residents favor voting on medical marijuana, but Attorney General Pam Bondi is currently fighting to prevent the issue from getting on state ballots next year. In Miami's District 5, newly redrawn to transcend historically racial divides, Keon Hardemon is up for a runoff election for the commissioner seat.
Find a full rundown of Tuesday's elections at the Miami-Dade County elections website, and learn more about some of the issues in this election in the stories below.
County Hospital Seeks Taxpayer Help To Attract Obamacare Customers: Jackson Health System is trying to gain the business of newly insured South Floridians, so hospital leaders have proposed raising $830 million through bonds for renovations.
Miami's Redrawn District 5 Shows Class, Not Race, Is The New Social Divide: Miami's low-income, predominantly black District 5 has historically been shaped by the railroad tracks that border it. Recent redistricting has pushed higher-income District 2 residents figuratively to the other side of the tracks.
More Miami Beachers Vote For Medical Marijuana Than Leading Mayoral Candidate: More than 64 percent of Miami Beach residents approved a straw ballot question calling for medical marijuana. (Miami Herald)
If I Were Mayor: Fixing Miami Beach's Four Biggest Problems: Residents offer six fixes for Miami Beach's faults in policing, traffic, flooding and littering.