City officials would like to see Spanish made the official second language in hopes of attracting more foreign businesses.
On Wednesday, the city’s council will put the matter up for a vote, according to CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald.
If it passes, it will not impact the way business is conducted in Doral, and business owners will not be required to change their practices.
Nearly 63 percent of all businesses in the city, which is due West of Miami, are owned by Hispanics, according to the 2007 census. The city is also home to several Latin American companies.
In 1973, the county passed an ordinance making it bilingual and bicultural. Seven years later, voters approved a referendum which made the county English only. In 1993, the county’s commissionoverturned that ordinance.
In 1988, roughly 84 percent of Florida voters chose to make English the official language of the state – a law that remains on the books today...
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