Opa-locka Installed More Efficient, Accurate Water Meters

Opa-locka officials decided it was time to improve the city’s water utility meters by expanding its entire Automated Meter Reading system – a system where meters are read electronically. In December 2012, city commissioners approved $440,456 for the AMR upgrades. There is no direct charge to utility customers for the meter upgrades. The city’s Utility […]

Former Opa-locka City Manager Clarance Patterson Succumbed

Former Opa-locka City Manager Clarance Patterson Succumbed

Born Jan. 8, 1933 rural Georgia, former City of Opa-locka Manager Clarance Patterson, died August 24, 2013 in Miami at North Shore Hospital. Patterson spent decades in government serving Miami-Dade County and several municipalities, most recent, the City of Opa-locka where he was Manager for 16 months, beginning January 2010. Prior to that, Patterson was […]

Opa-locka historian, pioneer dies at 96

Opa-locka historian, pioneer dies at 96

Irma Skiles is an icon in Opa-locka. A wall inside the house she lived in, proudly displays her certifications and honors she rightly earned over the years. “We are very proud of Mother Skiles and her contributions she made to the great City of Opa-locka,” said Mayor Myra Taylor. Mother Skiles died July8 at the […]

Commissioner Holmes Join Parents of Trayvon Martin at Book Bag Give-away

Friday, August 16, 2013, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin the parents of Trayvon Martin, were joined by Commissioner Timothy Holmes and volunteers, who distributed book bags and supplies to 200 kids who needed them at a back-toschool extravaganza held at Hanan’s Academic Development Center in Opalocka, through the Trayvon Martin Foundation established in memory of […]

No Place Like ‘Home’ for NFL Player Conducting Football & Cheer Clinic

The City of Opa-locka Mayor and Commission, in partnership with the Parks & Recreation Department, welcomed NFL Buffalo Bills #9 quarterback Thaddeus Lewis as he, and friends, conducted another summer of “Off-Season Training, Development Skills and Enhancement,” during the 2nd Annual FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING CLINIC, beginning at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at […]

Opa-locka VM Mayor Kelley appointed to Fla League of Cities Finance, Taxation and Personal Legislative Policy Committee

Opa-locka VM Mayor Kelley appointed to Fla League of Cities Finance, Taxation and Personal Legislative Policy Committee

  Monday, August 26, 2013 Opa-locka Vice Mayor Joseph L. Kelley was officially appointed member of the Florida League of Cities Finance, Taxation & Personnel Legislative Policy Committee by Council President P.C. Wu, who stated that Kelley’s primary responsibilities will include “working with other committee members to discuss and decide upon the many issues, facing […]

Vice Mayor Kelley Responded to the Need for Summer Youth Employment

Vice Mayor Kelley Responded to the Need for Summer Youth Employment

    Getting acclimated was the initial assignment for 25 youths, ages 14 to 18, arriving at work excited and prepared for the first day of their Summer jobs in the City of Opa-locka, during a time when the economic downturn limited job prospects in numerous industries and locations. However, the City of Opa locka […]

City of Opa-locka Finance Director Retires

City of Opa-locka Finance Director Retires

    On Monday, August 12, 2013, during a retirement luncheon for City of Opa-locka Finance Director Dr. Ezekiel O. Orji, Dance troop “Umu-Oma” opened with a celebratory praise performance, during a musical tribute to the guest of honor who migrated from Nigeria to America in 1974 to further his education and secure a better […]

VM Joseph L. Kelley Partners with Beacon Council ‘Open for Business’ Workshop in City of Opa-locka

VM Joseph L. Kelley Partners with Beacon Council ‘Open for Business’ Workshop in City of Opa-locka

Vice Mayor Joseph L. Kelley and the City of Opa-locka Mayor and Commission in partnership with The Beacon Council hosted an “Open For Business” FREE Small Business Workshop on Thursday October 10, 2013 from 8:30-11:00 a.m., at Sherbondy Village, 215 President Barack Obama (Perviz) Avenue, Opa-locka, Florida 33054. As Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership, […]

An All-American 4th of July Celebration in Opa-locka

An All-American 4th of July Celebration in Opa-locka

With pride, participation and patriotism, on Thursday, July 4th, the City of Opa-locka Mayor and Commission sponsored the Independence Day Celebration, hosted by Commissioner Luis B. Santiago at Sherbondy Village Park, 215 Perviz Ave., from 2:00 – 10:00 p.m., on a day designed to promote family involvement, advance community diversity and observe the Nation’s 237th […]

Mayor Myra L. Taylor brings women networking event to Opa-locka

Women connect in ways that men don’t. So when it comes to networking, women try to create connections or friendships. “After all, it not about what you know, or who you know, but who knows you,” said Mayor Taylor about the Opalocka Women’s Summit event held in March to celebrate Women’s History Month. At the […]

Mayor Taylor’s Initiative Shines First Time Light on 22nd Avenue

Mayor Taylor’s Initiative Shines First Time Light on 22nd Avenue

“I’ve been living here over 12 years and this is the first time we’ve ever had anything like this,” commented Cynthia Williams on the colorful bright Christmas light display, after she and neighbor Dewarrick Quinn readily volunteered to “flip the switch” to illuminate their community as a part of Mayor Myra L. Taylor’s Beautification Initiative […]

VM Kelley seeks first choice workers through First Source Hiring Program

VM Kelley seeks first choice workers through First Source Hiring Program

Concerned about the City of Opalocka’s unemployment rate, which has doubled the National and the Miami-Dade County Average, City of Opa-locka Vice Mayor Joseph L. Kelley sponsored a resolution that passed a first reading by the Mayor and Commission, 5-0, on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, to establish employment opportunities for residents by partnering with the […]

Opa-locka Celebrated Dominican Republic Independence Day Commissioner Satiago Invited Consulate General to the City

Opa-locka Celebrated Dominican Republic Independence Day Commissioner Satiago Invited Consulate General to the City

“Today I am Dominican,” proclaimed Mayor Myra L. Taylor as she welcomed Consulate General of the Dominican Republic Amaury Rios, dignitaries and representatives from the 1,200 Dominican residents of the City of Opa-locka to Historic City Hall, 777 Sharazad Boulevard, to a ceremony in honor of the 169th Anniversary of the Dominican Republic Independence Day, […]


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