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KBI Update

April 22, 2024

Good afternoon, readers

This week the stories we’ve been following all year continued to make news. The village manager gave his strongest support yet to the parks director, who is under fire for his department granting alleged rapist Oscar Olea a 2012 permit to teach gymnastics on Village Green. Former attorney William McCaughan Jr. is now set to plead guilty to child sex and exploitation charges. And Miami Seaquarium filed suit against Miami-Dade County to avoid eviction.

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Village Manager Steve Williamson on Friday gave a full-throated endorsement of Parks Director Todd Hofferberth, who has come under fire for issuing a permit to gymnastics coach Oscar Olea to teach on the Village Green.

After resident Jennifer Stearns Buttrick asked the Key Biscayne Council if a planned repair of the flyovers from the Rickenbacker Causeway could be postponed, Police Chief Frank Sousa followed her out of the chamber at the April 9 meeting.

Miami-Dade County, officially served the eviction notice on the company running Miami Seaquarium after the lease agreement came to an end  Sunday.



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