MIAMI (CBSMiami) –Miami-Dade County commissioners will hold the first of two public budget meetings on Tuesday.
The board is set to revisit the decision to cut some areas of Miami-Dade’s $4.4 billion day-to-day operating budget as they take up a new budget for the coming year.
In July, the board decided to keep the property-tax rate flat despite service cuts and employee layoffs that would follow.
On October 1st, 169 librarians will lose their jobs and libraries will operate about three-quarters of the hours they do now. Libraries will open 1,624 hours next fiscal year, compared to the 2,016 hours this year.
The county’s fire-rescue department face the elimination of three fire trucks and layoffs of 59 firefighters.
The hearing will be held at Stephen P. Clark Center, County Commission Chambers, 111 NW 1st St. at 5 p.m.
The final budget won’t be approved by the commission until the second budget hearing, held on September 19th.