The future hopes and aspirations of thousands of South Miami-Dade residents will come down to one county commission meeting likely to be held next week. On Tuesday, September 25, commissioners are scheduled to decide whether the residents of the area known as the Redland can hold a vote to incorporate themselves as a city. If commissioners accept the proposed boundaries, fewer than 20,000 people could create what would become the county's most sprawling municipality. The proposed city, a rural region populated by farmers who grow everything from tomatoes to orchids, encompasses about 44,800 acres from SW 168th Street all the way down to SW 360th Street, much of it west of Florida City and Homestead. (The area draws its name from the coloring of lime-rich marl... More >>>