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SoFlo Scoop: Airbnb might have to pay taxes; Spring Breakers cause concerns in Fort. Lauderdale; Wildfires in Big Cypress National Preserve

Good morning South Florida! Today is Tuesday, April 4. Miami is expected to be mostly sunny with a high 85 and low 75; Key West will be sunny with a high 83 and low 77; Fort Lauderdale will be partly cloudy with a high 88 and low 75, and for those in Naples expect mainly sun with a high 87 and low 72. Time to get smart fast:

  • Miami-Dade County announced last month a deal was made with Airbnb to collect the 6 percent Miami-Dade resort tax from its host. The money will be paid over to the county every month. The deal will go up before county commissioners today and must be approved by a majority before the county starts collecting taxes. Miami Beach and Bal Harbour are excluded from the 6 percent tax because each city has its own resort tax set at 4 and 3 percent. Mayor of Miami Tomas Regalado has sent a letter to the county asking for the city of Miami to be opt out of the deal. Miami Herald
  • Fort Lauderdale Parks and Recreation Advisory Board grew concerned over the large and rowdy group of Spring Breakers. The advisory board sent out a letter on March 22 to the mayor and city commission, saying it was disheartening to witness so much disrespect for the environment, the rights of others, public property and city ordinances, showing concern that young families would stop visiting. Sun-Sentinel
  • Miami-Dade officials are prepared to launch aerial pesticide to end any reemergence of Zika. Even though there have been no recent reports of disease carrying mosquitoes, residents and business owners often fail to drain standing waters from their properties; therefore, control measures against mosquitoes cannot stop.  7 News Miami
  •  The Big Cypress National Preserve has recently been experiencing wildfires difficult to contain, according to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group. The brush fire that started near west of U.S. 41 in North Naples was successfully contained by firefighters as soon as it was reported. Naples News
  • Several tractor-trailers caught on fire at a warehouse in Opa-Locka, Monday afternoon. At least 12 tractor-trailers from South Gold Corp. were burning, and several vehicles that were parked on the other side of the fence caught on fire. Runways near Opa-locka Executive Airport were temporarily closed because of the heavy smoke and flames. Local 10

— Magaly Duarte, South Florida News Service 

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