In West Palm Beach, the Okeechobee Business District (OBD) and its Downtown Mobility Plan proposes to increase development of high-rise buildings and reduce the number of cars downtown, as a solution to traffic woes. We hear from concerned residents who feel this plan could create an even bigger problem.
With the start of classes just weeks away, public schools across Florida have been working to implement new safety guidelines as part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Safety Act. But there’s one provision that’s causing confusion for some parents and students, requiring the disclosure of mental health records – with enforcement left up to individual school districts. Our experts join us to help explain this new provision and the potential for it to impact a student’s right to privacy.
Ralph (Gene) Cash, Ph.D., ABPP, School of Psychology, NSU & Past President, American Academy of School Psychology
Carlos Larrauri, R.N., B.A., Board of Directors, NAMI Miami-Dade
Following President Trump’s crackdown on “sanctuary cities” in 2017, last year Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez implemented a controversial policy in which the county accepts federal requests to keep undocumented inmates detained when they are picked up for unrelated local charges – giving immigration authorities more time to take these inmates into federal custody. We speak with the Miami Herald’s Doug Hanks about a new federal lawsuit challenging this policy, the latest plans to address transit woes, and other pressing issues for the county.
Guest (via Skype):
Doug Hanks, The Miami Herald