Miami would shut down its network of NET offices, the problem-solving neighborhood outposts of City Hall, under a proposed budget that aims to close a yawning $118 million budget gap.
Mayor Manny Diaz's budget plan would also scrap the city's film office, responsible for the care and handling of cable TV's most popular summer show, Burn Notice.
And it would pull the financial plug on the nonprofit trust that runs the historic, formerly ``blacks only'' Virginia Key Beach Park, which reopened to great fanfare less than two years ago after a multimillion-dollar restoration.
The three agencies are among several city or city-supported programs targeted for outright elimination by the administration's budget writers, who have also recommended deep cuts in police, parks and other municipal services.
Those ``zeroed-out'' programs could still see at least some of their funding restored by the time the city commission finalizes the budget Thursday, subject to ongoing negotiations one commission aide called ``very fluid.''
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