Tavares, FL Nov. 5, 2015
"The city even stopped paying life insurance premiums for its workers.
You know it's bad when their phone service is shut off for not paying the bills. I will write more later, but here is an initial story on it:
On brink of financial collapse, Opa-locka seeks state help
For Opa-locka government leaders, the signs of financial distress came abruptly last month: The phone service to City Hall was shut off. Then came the complaints: The city owed thousands in rent payments for police satellite offices and $100,000 to a contractor who walked off the job while restoring the historic City Hall. The city even stopped paying life insurance premiums for its workers. Just two weeks after a corruption scandal embroiled Opa-locka's leaders, the city is faced with another grim development: Opa-locka is edging toward financial collapse.