Prevention & Safety

Time is Running Out to Vote on Fire Sprinklers

Special to BHA News by Rosa de la Camara, BHA General Counsel – There are two standards for fire sprinkler retrofitting in the State of Florida: one for high-rises and another for buildings up to four stories in height. The Statute clearly requires high-rise buildings (which are defined as buildings at least 75 feet in height above the lowest point of fire department entry) to retrofit with a sprinkler system unless an opt out vote has been taken and an opt out approved by …

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Security in Today’s World – Sun., Aug. 21

Brickell neighbors are invited to join an illustrious group of elected officials and security specialists for an informative, important forum on security at Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, 3-5 p.m. Registration is $25 and opens at 2:30 p.m. Sponsored by Marten Advisory Group and Wounded Warriors Family Project, proceeds benefit Wounded Warriors Families. Presenters include:

Former VA Governor JAMES GILMORE

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Drones: To Fly or Not to Fly?

By Rosa de la Camara, Esq., BHA General Counsel

This is the Year of the Drone. Two months ago the Pentagon announced that while the nation’s defense budget was being cut, drone programs would get more funding support than ever before.

The crash of a recreational drone onto the White House lawn made headlines earlier this year. In late April, a Japanese man admitted he landed an unmanned drone in central Tokyo carrying radioactive sand atop Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’…

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Miami’s Homeless Crisis Continues Despite Millions

BY BILL FITCH, BHA VICE PRESIDENT – Like most major cities, Miami has an issue with homeless people living on our streets. There are many tragic stories about how they became homeless and, as a society, we have a responsibility to provide housing for them. In turn, as tax-paying citizens, we have a right to live in a clean, sanitary, safe environment. Caring for the needs of the homeless enhances our quality of life as well: cleaner streets and sidewalks, less harassment, a…

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Spring 2012 – Focus on Legislative Agenda & Advocacy

At the February BHA Board meeting, BHA Vice President Gail Feldman led a visual presentation on some of the problems affecting Brickell Avenue. FDOT’s Gus Pego, the top man who has the power to make changes on Brickell Avenue, was in attendance at the meeting, along with leaders from the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County. The goal was to get those with the power to fix things in the same room at the same time. These top guns represent the key entities that have a stake an…

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