. 2.3.1 First Cuban wave 1982 64.7% 1,739,553 35.3% 949,013 North Miami Several financial scandals involving the Mayor's office and City Commission during the 1980s and 1990s left Miami with the title of the United States' 4th poorest city by 1996 With a budget shortfall of $68 Million and its municipal bonds given a junk bond rating by Wall Street in 1997 Miami became Florida's first city to have a state appointed oversight board assigned to it in the same year city voters rejected a resolution to dissolve the city and make it one entity with Dade County the City's financial problems continued until political outsider Manny Diaz was elected Mayor of Miami in 2001. South Bay Elementary schools The military penetration of southern Florida offered the opportunity to map a poorly understood and largely unknown part of the country an 1840 expedition into the Everglades offered the first printed account for the general public to read about the Everglades the anonymous writer described the terrain the party was crossing:. This section does not cite any sources Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed (January 2010) (Learn how and when to remove this template message), 1980 3,220,844 44.0% 3 Demographics Miami Florida Business directory, The Anthony J Catanese Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions at Florida Atlantic University notes the unusual growth pattern of South Florida Unlike many areas with centralized cities surrounded by development most of South Florida is preserved natural area and designated agricultural reserves with development restricted to a dense narrow strip along the coast the developed area is highly urbanized and increasingly continuous and decentralized with no particular dominant core cities the center projects this pattern to continue in the future; Miami Dade College (public) Miami Florida Business directory. (attendance) Division Conference National Championships Air crashes Saima Wazed Bangladesh National Advisory Committee on Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Member World Health Organization Expert Advisory Panel on Mental Health Autism activist. .
$356.93 per credit hour for in-state students and $793.87 per credit hour for out-of-state students.Total tuition/fees :$11,098 for in-state and $24,206 for out of state, 4.1 Water Miami is the southern terminus of Amtrak's Atlantic Coast services running two lines the Silver Meteor and the Silver Star both terminating in New York City the Miami Amtrak Station is located in the suburb of Hialeah near the Tri-Rail/Metrorail Station on NW 79 St and NW 38 Ave Current construction of the Miami Central Station will move all Amtrak operations from its current out-of-the-way location to a centralized location with Metrorail MIA Mover Tri-Rail Miami International Airport and the Miami Intermodal Center all within the same station closer to Downtown the station was expected to be completed by 2012 but experienced several delays and was later expected to be completed in late 2014 again pushed back to early 2015, 1940s to 1970s Florida's Constitution provides for six elected officials to oversee executive and administrative functions for each county (called "Constitutional Officers"): Sheriff Property Appraiser Supervisor of Elections Tax Collector Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller However the Constitution allows voters in home-rule counties (including Miami-Dade) to abolish the offices and reorganize them as subordinate County departments; Miami-Dade voters chose this option for Sheriff Supervisor of Elections Controller and Tax Collector the office of Clerk of the Circuit Court and the judicial offices of State Attorney and Public Defender are still branches of State government and are therefore independently elected and not part of County government.. . . Much of Florida is on a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico the Atlantic Ocean and the Straits of Florida Spanning two time zones it extends to the northwest into a panhandle extending along the northern Gulf of Mexico It is bordered on the north by Georgia and Alabama and on the west at the end of the panhandle by Alabama It is the only state that borders the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico Florida also is the southernmost state in the 48 contiguous states with Hawaii being the only state reaching farther south Florida is west of the Bahamas and 90 miles (140 km) north of Cuba Florida is one of the largest states east of the Mississippi River and only Alaska and Michigan are larger in water area the water boundary is 3 nautical miles (3.5 mi; 5.6 km) offshore in the Atlantic Ocean and 9 nautical miles (10 mi; 17 km) offshore in the Gulf of Mexico! Transportation There are more than 40 buildings at the Miami Shores campus These contain technology laboratories and indoor and outdoor sporting facilities. . Fluctuating sea levels compressed numerous layers of calcium carbonate sand and shells the resulting permeable limestone formations that developed between 25 million and 70 million years ago created the Floridan Aquifer which serves as the main source of fresh water for the northern portion of Florida However this aquifer lies beneath thousands of feet of impermeable sedimentary rock from Lake Okeechobee to the southern tip of the peninsula, The Atlantic has contributed significantly to the development and economy of surrounding countries Besides major transatlantic transportation and communication routes the Atlantic offers abundant petroleum deposits in the sedimentary rocks of the continental shelves. In addition to annual festivals like the Calle Ocho Festival Miami is home to many entertainment venues theaters museums parks and performing arts centers the newest addition to the Miami arts scene is the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts home of the Florida Grand Opera and the second-largest performing arts center in the United States after Lincoln Center in New York City the center attracts many large-scale operas ballets concerts and musicals from around the world Other performing arts venues in Miami include the Olympia Theater Wertheim Performing Arts Center the Fair Expo Center the Tower Theater and the Bayfront Park Amphitheater.