Hialeah, Florida

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Hialeah, Florida
Form of governmentMayor-Council
Council composition7 members (at-large districts)
Terms of office4 years
Current mayorCarlos Hernandez
Hialeah is a city in Florida.

About Hialeah

According to the 2012 U.S. Census estimate, Hialeah is the 88th largest city with a population of 231,941.[1] There are seven city council members who are all elected to at-large districts. The city is a mayor-council form of government. The mayor earns a salary of $150,000 and has an annual expense account of $40,000.[2] As of July 2013, the unemployment rate in Hialeah was 9.9 percent.[3]

Bond rating

In October 2013, Fitch Ratings lowered the City of Hialeah bond rating from "A" to "A-". The city's unlimited tax general obligation was lowered from "A+" to "A". The city's Rating Outlook was changed from "Stable" to "Negative". According to the Fitch report, Hialeah's defined benefit pension plans were 69 percent funded with an unfunded liability of $227 million, as of October 2012. However, Fitch calculated the fund as 62 percent funded if a more conservative rate of return of 7 percent was used.[4]


See also: Florida government sector lobbying and Florida League of Cities

Hialeah has reported $60,000 spent on lobbying since 2008 (see table).

Reported lobbying expenditures, 2008-2009 [5]
Year Amount spent on lobbying
2009 $20,000
2008 -
2007 $20,000
2006 $20,000

Hialeah pays membership dues to the Florida League of Cities, a government sector lobbying association.[6] Hialeah also pays for services of the lobbying firm Alcade & Fay.[7]



See also: Hialeah city council elections, 2013 and Hialeah mayoral election, 2013

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