May 29, 2023

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 2/1/2023

› Feeding Northeast Florida starting work on new operations center
Jacksonville issued a permit Jan. 27 for initial work toward Feeding Northeast Florida’s build-out of a warehouse it bought in late 2021 in Northwest Jacksonville. Don Hardin Construction LLC is the contractor to install a floating slab with wire and heaters in it and install a cooler and freezer in an existing vacant building at a cost of $850,000.

› Miami Beach mayor wants horse patrols on Ocean Drive. Will it happen for spring break?
One month before spring break crowds descend on Ocean Drive, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber said he wants police on horseback to help patrol the area — though it’s unlikely the plan will be ready by this March. Gelber placed a resolution on Wednesday’s commission agenda and spoke about the idea during his State of the City address Tuesday morning at Miami Beach’s New World Center.

› Clearwater residents may get refunds for 6 months the city failed to recycle
Citing the need to regain public trust, the City Council is considering issuing refunds to residents for the six months that officials failed to recycle any materials collected from homes. The discussion at a work session Monday followed the discovery in early January that, since July, Clearwater’s Solid Waste and Recycling Department had picked up recyclables from curbsides but failed to deliver them to Waste Management in Ybor City for processing.

› Operation ‘Best Foot Forward’ returns to Central Florida
Operation Best Foot Forward is returning to Central Florida for another year of pedestrian safety and an enforcement of Florida’s driver yield law. Operation BFF will span over two weeks across Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties. The initiative begins Monday, Jan. 30, and ends Friday, Feb. 10. The two week operation aligns with Crossing Guard Appreciation Day, which falls on Friday, Feb. 3.

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