Stories written by Mayor Steven C. Bateman

Letter to the Editor:


I would like to thank the paper for allowing me this opportunity to address City of Homestead citizens. In reference to questions raised regarding abstention. There were three meetings in which I either abstained or recused myself from voting on issues related to Dade Medical College: 1) the March 11, 2011 CRA meeting in which […]

Mayor Bateman Showcases Homestead to Congressman Joe Garcia


On March 26, 2013, Mayor Steven C. Bateman and Congressman Joe Garcia walked throughout Downtown Homestead to discuss the City’s current needs. The tour kicked off at Homestead’s newest restaurant – Lucky’s Pub & Grub and finished at El Toro Taco. Congressman Joe Garcia was also joined by his Chief of Staff, Mr. Jeffrey Garcia, […]

Mayor Bateman Introduces New Economic Engine Coming Soon


On March 14, 2013 Mayor Steven C. Bateman introduced representatives of AeroGroup, Inc. to several business owners and community leaders in the City of Homestead. The informal meeting was a meet and greet to discuss what AeroGroup’s future needs would be once operating in our community. At the same time, AeroGroup was introduced to services […]

Mayor Around Town

Project SOS Heart & Soles 5K


On Saturday, February 23, 2013, Project Start Off Smart held their 5th Annual Hearts & Soles 5K Walk & Run. The event was hosted at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. I want to relay my heartfelt appreciation to all those who participated to raise funds for the victims of domestic violence.

Awareness for Human Trafficking


Mayor Bateman has conversation with Governor Rick Scott after State Attorney’s Human Trafficking Press Conference. Mayor Bateman has joined forces with the State Attorney’s Office to prevent and promote awareness regarding human trafficking – modern-day slavery. Mayor met Ms. Allison Goode during State Attorney’s Human Trafficking Press Conference held on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. Ms. […]

Mayor’s Community Policing and Crime Watch Committee visits Keys Cove


On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, the Mayor’s Community Policing and Crime Watch Committee joined Keys Cove residents to collaborate and strategize on crime prevention for the community.  Officer Robbie Tate and Crime Watch Committee Members Dr. James Tranthem, Bonnie Moran, Telma Martinez, Terry Lytle and Conward S. Thompson were all in attendance. The meeting was […]

Visit to Keys Gate Charter & Keys Gate Charter High


On Wednesday, February 13th, I had the pleasure of visiting Keys Gate Charter School and Keys Gate Charter High School. The visit began in the K-2 building, then to Keys Gate Charter High and then to the 3-7 building. In the K-2 Building I visited classrooms, witnessed a wonderful presentation by the cheerleaders and a […]

“A Starry Night” Gala to benefit Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services

Left to Right: Donna Bateman, Austin Bateman, State Attorney Katherine Fernandez-Rundle and Mayor Steven C. Bateman
Photography Credit: Justin Namon

On April 13, 2013, I attended the “A Starry Night” Gala presented by City National Bank to benefit the Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services. Miami Bridge is a place of caring and sharing which offers troubled youth and families hope and opportunities for a brighter future. The event was held on the rooftop terrace […]

Miami Dade Fire Rescue Station No. 16 – Dedication Ceremony and Open House


On August 28, 2012, I attended the Dedication Ceremony and Open House for Miami Dade Fire Rescue Station No. 16. The station replaces the existing fire station that was located on the site. The new station will increase service and efficiency and will lower response time.

Rafael Castillo – 2012 U.S. Paralympics Swimmer


On August 8, 2012, I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Rafael Castillo, a Paralympics Swimmer who will be part of the US Swim Team at the 2012 Paralympics Games in London. I presented Mr. Castillo with a City of Homestead proclamation and wished him the best of luck. Pictured left to Right: Peggy Wells, […]

Re-Elected to Florida League of Mayors Board of Directors


On August 23, 2012, I was re-elected to the Board of Directors of the prestigious Florida League of Mayors. The Florida League of Mayors was created in November of 2005 and is the official nonpartisan organization of mayors in the state of Florida. The League is governed by a 21-member Board of Directors. Of the […]

Coming together with Haitian Community Leaders


On Thursday August 9, 2012, I invited a group of twenty people from Homestead’s Haitian Community to accompany me on a tour of the Krome Avenue campus of Dade Medical College. Our group was met by Mr. Alfredo Soler, the Campus Director, who led the visit of the various buildings the College. The goal of […]

Mayor’s Policing & Crime Watch Committee support National Night Out Against Crime

From left to Right: Armando Viera, Iris Quiñones, Eric Butler, Chief Rolle, Mayor Bateman, Pastor Samuel Sullivan, Saens Dorcely and Edwin Ruiz

On August 7, 2012, the Mayor’s Policing & Citizens’ Crime Watch Committee of Homestead and I had the pleasure of participating in the 2012 National Night Out event. National Night Out, also known as NNO, is a crime and drug prevention event that brings together residents, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations, and […]