Homestead City Council

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    May 21, 2013

    Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman Gets Put in His Place

    At last week's May 15 Homestead City Council meeting, Mayor Steve Bateman got testy with local business owner Michelle Pederson, prompting her husband Kevin to call hizzoner out. The back and forth occurred during the citizen's comments portion of the council meeting after Homestead resident Mark Be ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    John "La Ley" Ruiz Loses His Boat And Owes Money To Contractors

    Lawyer John Ruiz ​A politically connected Miami Lawyer who's gained fame dispensing advice to Hispanic folks who are losing their homes is in his own financial pickle. John H. Ruiz, who hosts La Ley TV, a popular financial advice program on Spanish-language GenTV, recently had his luxury cigarette ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Entire Homestead City Council Sued for Leaking Sexts

    Johanna Faddis​In 2009, the Homestead City Council wanted to fire City Manager Mike Shehadeh, but Shehadeh wouldn't leave without a good severance package. So the council, being as it is a Miami-Dade government body, decided to hire a private investigator. Shehedah, being as he is a Miami-Dade gov ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010

    After Leaving the County, Steve Shiver Made A Killing In Homestead

    Via Steve Shiver's Facebook Former county manager and Homestead Mayor Steve Shiver lobbied city officials despite rules barring from doing so.​On July 23, 2004, Steve Shiver plunked down $1.5 million for 4.2 acres in a severely depressed neighborhood of Homestead. The city's former mayor and ... More >>

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    September 20, 2007

    Homestead Boards the Butt-Crack Ban Bandwagon

    It looks like some Homestead City Council members also saw that homeless guy we mentioned walking across the Causeway Monday morning. According to the Herald , they are joining the uproar of other saggy-pants protestors across the country and considering a similar butt crack ban in Homestead. Counc ... More >>

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    February 3, 2005

    Strike Three, You're Out

    Homestead balks at plans to sell its failed baseball complex

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    August 5, 2004
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    January 1, 2004

    Before the Bulldozer Bites

    Developers circle a swath of land in Homestead as a familiar face reappears in the guise of a real estate lobbyist

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    January 31, 2002

    Introduction to Ethics

    Steve Shiver may not be familiar with the subject, but that's about to change

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    July 19, 2001

    Accounts Payable

    Steve Shiver has always been the kind of public official you can bank on

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    May 17, 2001

    Enough's Enough

    Will the county risk Homestead's future on a no-win lawsuit? Find out on Tuesday.

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    April 26, 2001

    A Friend in Need

    Steve Shiver receives a letter of support from an old pal

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    April 12, 2001

    Stop the Press!

    How thin is the county manager's epidermal layer? Just ask the folks in Homestead

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    March 22, 2001

    Strike Three

    Don't be surprised if you see Steve Shiver's pants on fire -- that's what happens to people like him

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    January 25, 2001

    The Manager's Many Friends

    One thing about Steve Shiver's future as the county's chief executive: It'll never be lonely at the top

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    April 10, 1997

    Sudden Wayne Change

    Wayne Huizenga drives a hard bargain at Homestead racetrack -- he'll make millions while Dade taxpayers are taken for a ride

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    July 31, 1991