Apr 24, 2024 - News

Cafecito: 🤑 Money for the Everglades

Illustration of a manatee playing the bongos.

Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios

⚖️ Miami commissioners are expected to consider naming deputy city attorney George Wysong to succeed Victoria Méndez as city attorney at a meeting tomorrow. (Miami Herald)

  • Méndez was removed earlier this month over allegations of misusing her office and criticism from some commissioners.

💰 Gov. Ron DeSantis said he plans to approve another $1.5 billion in next year's budget for Everglades restoration and water quality projects. (WLRN)

🗳️ Former Surfside mayor Shlomo Danzinger filed to run for Miami-Dade County mayor in 2024. (Miami Herald)

  • Other candidates include incumbent Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Miami Lakes Mayor Manny Cid and social media commentator Alex Otaola.

Juliet the manatee died at ZooTampa on Sunday, four months after she was rescued from Miami Seaquarium. (New Times)

  • Her death was announced the same day Miami-Dade County terminated Seaquarium's lease over unpaid rent, alleged lease violations and poor conditions for the animals.

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