Miami Beach City Hall Meetings

  • Miami Beach Commission Meeting 4/13/16

​4/14/16 NewTimes | Commissioner Slams Mayor for Saying Non-Cubans Have No Right to Oppose Consulate

4/14/16 New Times | Miami Beach Commission Nixes Mayor's Idea for Cuban Consulate

​4/14/16 Miami Herald | oped Miami Beach Rejects Discrimination Against Cuban Americans, LBBT

4/14/16 Fox Latino | Miami Beach Commission Votes Against Opening a Cuban Consulate in Cuba

4/14/16 Miami Herald | Miami Beach Says No to Cuban Consulate Until Reforms Take Place

4/13/16 WSVN 7 | City Commission Votes No to Miami Beach Cuban Consulate

4/13/16 CBS 4 | Miami Beach Commission Nixes Cuban Consulate Idea

4/13/16 NBC6 Miami Beach Commissioners Vote No

4/13/16 Examiner | Miami Beach Politicos Nix Idea of Cuban Consulate

4/13/16 Bradenton | Miami Beach Says No to Cuban Consulate Until Reform on the Island

  • Hispanic Marketing Committee 4/11/16 

4/12/16 WSVN 7 | Hispanic Affairs Committee Votes Against Cuban Consulate

4/12/16 Miami Herald | Emotions Run High on Issue of Cuban Consulate

4/12/16 Miami Herald | Cuba Controversy Sparks Political Fracas in Miami Beach

4/11/16 Political Cortadito | Miami Beach Mayor Invites Cuban Consulate

4/11/16 Locals Take Up Issue of Consulate in Miami

Post Cuba Meeting

​3/24/16 Miami Beach Mayor Discusses Possibility of Opening Cuba Consulate in City of Miami Beach

Mayor Philip Levine and Commissioner Ricky Arriola in CUBA
"During his trip, Levine andMiami Beach Commissioner Ricky Arriola also met privately with Cuban foreign affairs officials to discuss the idea of opening a Cuban consulate in Miami Beach." - Channel 7 News Link

  • Mayor Philip Levine and Commissioner Ricky Arriola Meeting with Cuban Officials in Havana 4/23/16

3/24/16 WPLG Channel 10 | Mayor Philip Levine Meets with High Ranking Officials in Miami

3/24/16 NBC News | A Cuban Consulate in Miami Beach? Idea Stirs Controversy   

3/23/16 Miami Herald | Miami Beach Leaders Tell Cuban Government They Would Welcome a Consulate

Pre-Cuba Meeting
3/18/16 WSVN 7 | Miami Beach Mayor to Travel to Cuba 

3/15/16 WPLG Channel 10 | Miami Beach Mayor to Lead Grad Students on Cuba Visit

Asamblea De La Resistencia Cubana
​Assembly of the Cuban Resistance

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NewsLinks​ - Background and Archives on Cuban Consulate Idea and Outcome

Link Here - Meeting Date 4/13/16 Click on "After Action Item"  pages 26-30 for full transcript. A link to Videos of the Meeting is also available on this page.

“A motion by the Hispanic Affairs Committee opposing a Cuban consulate in the City of Miami Beach, so long as the Cuban government continues its violation of basic freedoms and human rights."

Commissioners Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, Micky Ross Steinberg, Michael Grieco and John Elizabeth Aleman voted in favor of the resolution.