The City Manager is responsible for oversight of all administrative, management and operational functions of the City, with an all funds budget of $150 million and a staff of 450. The City Manager is responsible for overseeing the preparation of the City budget and the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report ("CAFR"), which are approved and accepted by the City Council. The City Manager has direct oversight responsibility of all City staff, departments and all City funds.  The City Manager formulates internal policy and plans and ensures proper implementation of citywide goals and objectives to meet the overall vision of the City Council.

Homestead was incorporated in 1913 and is the second oldest city in Miami-Dade County next to the city of Miami.  It is located approximately 35 miles (56 km) southwest of Miami, and 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Key Largo.  The name originates from when the Florida East Coast Railway extension to Key West was being built. The rail line was passing through an area opened up for homesteading, and as the construction camp at the end of the line did not have a particular name, construction materials and supplies for the workers were consigned to "Homestead Country", shortened to "Homestead" by the engineers who mapped the area.

Homestead bore the brunt of Hurricane Andrew, a Category 5 hurricane, which hit South Florida on August 24, 1992. The city of Homestead made national headlines due to the sheer devastation wrought by Hurricane Andrew.  Since 2002, the city has experienced a building and housing boom due to the scarcity of developable land elsewhere in Miami-Dade County.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.4 square miles (37 km2). 14.3 square miles (37 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.63%) is water.



 

City Manager - Homestead, FL

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