Stories written by Mayor Steven C. Bateman

City of Homestead is StormReady®

City of Homestead employee begins road repairs immediately.

On the 20th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, we found ourselves preparing for Tropical Storm Isaac. This time, we were prepared. Homestead was recently recognized by the National Weather Service as a StormReady® community. The StormReady® program better prepares community leaders and residents for hazardous weather and flooding through advance planning, education, and awareness. StormReady® is […]

Mayor’s Community Policing & Crime Watch Committee


On Saturday, July 28, 2012, the Mayor’s Community Policing & Crime Watch Committee joined efforts with the City of Homestead Police Department’s Community Policing at the Hurricane Awareness/Community & Business Fair held at Sedano’s Supermarket. The event was a Hurricane Safety Awareness event for the citizens and businesses of the City of Homestead. A Community […]

FDOT Approves New Turnpike Interchange


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has approved my request for a new Homestead turnpike interchange. FDOT committed to begin the Project Development and Environmental Study and to construct the interchange. In a letter, FDOT’s Secretary, Ananth Prasad, wrote to me: “We look forward to working with you as, together, we seek to make positive […]

Best of Luck to Danell Leyva 2012 US Olympic Gymnastics Team


On Saturday, July 14, 2012, I had the pleasure of meeting one of Homestead ’s rising sports stars, Danell Leyva, a member of the 2012 US Olympic Gymnastics Team. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez joined me at his parent’s gym, Universal Gymnastics, located at 13439 SW 131st Street, Miami, Florida 33186. After years of dedication […]

July Fourth Celebrations


The City of Homestead’s annual 4th of July celebration “Race to the 4th” was an absolute success. We had over 700 people at the VIP Champion’s Club, and about 9,000 people attend overall. The event was hosted at the Homestead-Miami Speedway for the third year. The event featured family entertainment which included live music, children’s […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Mommy Fitness and Conditioning

    April 13 @ 10:00 am - May 30 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Mommy Fitness and Conditioning

    April 14 @ 10:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm
  3. “Guys and Dolls, Jr.” is a sure bet at Area Stage Company!

    April 17 @ 8:00 pm - April 19 @ 8:00 pm
  4. Launch of Fashion Institute Miami

    April 19 @ 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
  5. Yard Sale

    April 19 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm