The City of West Miami, at their January 15th Commission Meeting, unanimously passed a resolution sponsored by Commissioner Eric Diaz-Padron approving an inter-local and mutual aid agreement between the City of West Miami and the City of Coral Gables providing for the creation of a Joint Enforcement Zone, provision of law enforcement services and creating a multi-agency anti-prostitution and human trafficking task force.
The City of Coral Gables has an existing mutual aid agreement the City of Miami. Likewise, the City of West Miami last year entered into a mutual aid agreement with the City of Miami. Therefore the recent move completes the chain required for the most effective and transparent policing of the 8th street corridor shared by the three cities.
“We are one-community and this type of crime has no borders.” said Coral Gables Vice Mayor Vince Lago who addressed the West Miami commission. Lago also highlighted the legislation that he passed in Coral Gables prohibiting hourly rentals for motels within city limits.
Coral Gables Chief of Police, Ed Hudak, also addressed the West Miami City Commission by highlighting the exceptional relationship both cities have and the timing of this agreement with the Super Bowl just weeks away.