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 approval of the $40 Million State Revolving Loan is the largest Capital Improvement effort in the history of the City of Opa-locka.
Following the legislation packets, resolutions, planning and applications, the reality of major infrastructure development solidified. Mayor Taylor reflected upon numerous visits to Tallahassee and Washington D.C. with Kelvin L. Baker, Sr., City Manager to discuss the possibility of funding sources required for Opa-locka’s infrastructure improvement goals as well as State and Federal Grants. “Now is the time of exhilaration, excitement and hope for the future of our City’s businesses and visitors,” Mayor Taylor remarked. We are working hard to create opportunities for jobs and new businesses in our City.
We estimate that more than 100 projects will be under construction, concurrently, over the next three to five years with one of the most transformational projects including the final construction phase of Historic City Hall.
The resolution Mayor Taylor and the City Commission passed allows for the building of a state of the art City Hall and a multi-cultural facility along 22nd Avenue to better serve our community. It is anticipated the City Hall will move into the new location Summer 2015. The City’s efforts continue in the way of expanding our territories through annexation and building an Urgent Care Center.
Mayor Myra L. Taylor wishes to thank Vice Mayor Joseph L. Kelley, Commissioner Dorothy “Dottie” Johnson, Commissioner Timothy Holmes, and Commissioner Luis B. Santiago for their work towards the greatest transformation in the City’s history.