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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Keeping our residents safe and informed

Parks and Recreation Department Notifications:
• All City of Opa-locka parks will reopen on Monday, September 18, 2017, at which time all park rentals and programming at these parks (afterschool, fall session, football and all youth sports) will...Read on...
Posted on: February 8, 2017

After Hours Support Line

Need after hours help? Call our new after hours support line @ 786-471-4025. Leave your name, phone number, and the nature of your call and will be in contact with you. Remember if you have an emergency always call 911.

Posted on: February 5, 2017

Miami-Dade Solid Waste begins pickup of residential waste

As a
customer, you will enjoy a variety of waste collection servicesincluding an automated curbside garbage collection service, curbside bulky waste collection and access to the Neighborhood Trash and Recycling Centers. Please refer to the letter you rec...Read on...
Posted on: August 6, 2014

Community Action and Human Services Department Offers Homeowners Valuable Services at No Cost

Homeowners who reside in single-family residents may qualify for a unique program that will allow them to have the exterior of their home painted and/or accordion hurricane shutters installed. The Paint and Shutter Program, funded through Surtax dollars,...Read on...

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Posted on: July 28, 2014

Millions to come to Opa-locka: Greatest Transformation in City’s History

Mayor Myra L. Taylor and the City Commission made history by approving a citywide infrastructure improvement project. This comes after years of the City’s struggle with infrastructure challenges such as flooding, pot holes, and wastewater issues. The appr...Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2014

Opa-locka Mayor initiates survey on government performance

Residents’ concerns and approvals can steer Opa-locka into a community with a vision for success. That’s what city officials are expecting from a survey that’s being sent to almost 4,000 Opa-locka residents via mail in February.

Residents are asked t...Read on...

Posted on: January 10, 2014

MetLife Foundation, Opa-locka Community Development Corp., City of Opa-locka and KaBOOM! Team Up to

More than 200 volunteers from MetLife Foundation; Cypress Financial Group, an office of MetLife; Opa-locka Community Development Corp.; the City of Opa-locka; organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the Opa-locka community will join forces on Friday, Jan...Read on...

Posted on: November 19, 2013

What makes a great playground? Kids know the answer!

On Tuesday, November 19, children ages 2 – 13 will put crayon to paper and draw their dream playgrounds.Elements from the children’s drawings will be incorporated into the final design for the new community playground to be built on Friday, January 24 at ...Read on...

Posted on: November 6, 2013

Miami-Dade County Approves Funding for the Opa-locka Community Redevelopment Agency

On October 1st Miami-Dade County commissioners approved a final step that will provide funds for the Opa-locka Community Redevelopment Agency, a move that springboards economic development within the Opa-locka CRA boundaries.

“Our immediate focus is...Read on...

Posted on: November 6, 2013

Do you want to be kept abreast of the City Commission meetings???

The City of Opa-locka wants to keep you, our citizens, informed and involved about the latest changes and developments in your city government. You can sign up to be notified of city commission meetings by contacting the Office of the City Clerk to submit...Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2013

Elected officials look to bring a Midtown atmosphere to Opa-locka

Opa-locka elected officials recently changed the city’s land-use codes to encourage developers to build a mix of restaurants, grocery stores, office buildings and multifamily housing along major Opa-locka roadways, in an effort to foster a concept similar...Read on...

Posted on: May 10, 2013

“Fishing” with Vice-Mayor Kelley and the Opa-locka Seniors

“I am not giving away our spot,” City of Opa-locka’s Vice Mayor Joseph L. Kelley jovially responded when asked to reveal the lucky “honey hole,” where the size and the amount of the “catch” would make the most skilled fishermen envious enough to inquire a...Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2013

Opa-locka Vice Mayor and Commissioner lead City to “Pray for America”

“We have united as one heart, one mind and one spirit to ‘Pray for America’ declared Vice Mayor Joseph L. Kelley as he and co-host Commissioner Luis B. Santiago connected with millions of Americans across the country while leading morning, noon and evenin...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2013

Opa-locka’s First Interactive Town Hall Meeting Held April 24, 2013

The City of Opa-locka will host its first-ever interactive Town Hall meeting on April 24, 2013 at 6:00 pm, offering residents an opportunity to attend and participate in person or via the web.

Residents can submit questions via email to live@opalockaf...Read on...

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Posted on: April 5, 2013

Opa-locka basketball team wins championship game

The Opa-locka basketball team, for 16 and under, won the FCAA league tournament championship game against Carver Ranches with a final score of 41 to 37 at American Senior High School.

The turning point in the championship game came when Antoine Linds...Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2013

Lights out: Community encouraged to take part in Earth Hour

OPA-LOCKA, FL - Opa-locka elected officials are encouraging residents to turn off their lights for Earth Hour on March 23rd at 8:30 pm.

Hundreds of millions of people around the world are expected to turn off their lights for Earth Hour, the world’...Read on...

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Posted on: March 15, 2013

Opa-locka partners with dental charity to donate smile to kids

Mayor Myra Taylor and Commissioner Luis Santiago both see a need to bring free dental services to children in Opa-locka. Through their leadership, the City of Opa-locka has partnered with Fundacion Monseñor Felipe Bello to bring Donating Smiles Charity D...Read on...

Posted on: March 13, 2013

City of Opa-locka proposes new fee schedule

The City of Opa-locka will be concluding the process of updating our fee schedules. The process began with a comparison of our fees to neighboring municipalities. The draft document has been presented publicly at workshops and a Town Hall Meeting. Publ...Read on...

Comprehensive Fee Schedule
Posted on: March 1, 2013

Vice Mayor Kelley seeks first choice workers through first source hiring program

Concerned about the City of Opa-locka’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,...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2013

Opa-locka to install more efficient, accurate water meters

The City of Opa-locka will deliver more efficient services to its water utility customers by expanding its entire Automated Meter Reading system. In December, city commissioners approved $440,456 for the AMR upgrades. There is no direct charge to utility ...Read on...

Posted on: February 25, 2013

Opa-locka to hold Town Hall Meeting on new Charter

Opa-locka officials will hold a Town Hall Meeting to garner residential input and recommendations about citizen boards structure and proposed city-wide fees changes on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 6:00pm in the Municipal Complex, 2nd floor chamber, 780 Fis...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2013

District 1 County Commissioner Barbara Jordan Announces 2013 Mom & Pop Grant Program

Commissioner Jordan encouraged entrepreneurs in District 1 to apply for the Mom & Pop Small Business Grant Program. Small business owners looking to improve their companies applied for grants worth upwards of $5,000

Download application here
Posted on: December 17, 2012

Opa-locka earns recognition for financial reporting

For the sixth consecutive year in a row, Opa-locka was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United State and Canada for the city’s 2010-2011 comprehensive annual...Read on...

Posted on: December 11, 2012

Opa-locka code enforcement resumes special master’s hearings

The city’s code enforcement department resumes its special master’s hearings in December - addressing a backlog of cases from January this year.

The hearings are scheduled for Wednesday, December 19 at 10:30 am and the following day Thursday, December...Read on...

Posted on: December 5, 2012

Opa-locka police release crime statistics

Larcenists kept busy in Opa-locka this year while burglars stole cooper from commercial air conditioners to help raise the city’s property crime rate, despite an overall decrease in violent crimes.

Opa-locka Police Department released crime statistics...Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2012

DERM lifts sewer moratorium for downtown Opa-locka pump station

Miami-Dade Department of Environmental Resources Management lifted a four-year moratorium on Opa-locka’s sewer pump station 11A in September after the city completed needed repairs and upgrades on the 40-year old station.

The $840,000 in improvements ...Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2012

No Layoffs planned for the City of Opa-Locka

The City of Opa-Locka will not have layoffs as part of the upcoming fiscal year budget that starts on October 1st, city officials decided at last week’s commission meeting.

The decision comes at a time when most governmental agencies are looking to cu...Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2012

Dog shot: mauls women, police officer in Opa-locka

On September 19, City of Opa-locka police were called to 1210 Sharazad Blvd to help someone attacked by a dog. Officer Tamara Numa and Officer Wuihudson Francois arrived and found a large dog attacking Gloria Flores, 49, and Yaniv Moreno, 20, at 1210 Sha...Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2012

Affordable rental building filling the gap for senior housing in Opa-locka

At a vulnerable point in life, many seniors must find an affordable place to live. But searching for a nice place that’s affordable is a daunting process. Retirement communities, often requiring big entry fees plus monthly fees, can cost more than what ma...Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2012

Opa-locka to host State Attorney’s voting integrity forum tonight

Tonight the City of Opa-locka is hosting a forum on maintaining the integrity of the voting process. Representatives from the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office Community Outreach Division and the Miami-Dade County Elections Department will speak and ans...Read on...

Posted on: May 21, 2010

Home-ownership in The City of Opa-locka “A Viable Reality”

“It took a lot of patience to get here,” stated Mayor Joseph L. Kelley” during a Magnolia North Housing Redevelopment Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, April 22, 2010, where representatives from Habitat for Humanity met with City Officials, residents and Mia...[Read on...]



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