This week Miami-Dade commissioners set the millage, raising rates slightly and setting the stage for a major battle down the road.
Miami-Dade commissioners are in for a marathon meeting Tuesday as they debate and vote on a maximum property tax rate.
Jim welcomes a member of the Friends of the Library board and a library operations supervisor to discuss the impact of proposed Miami-Dade County budget cuts. Mayor Gimenez wants to increase the library millage while cutting fire and countywide millage rates, in effect taking from the county and fire to give to the libraries. They will discuss why the library group opposes this plan.
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced a plan to trim $64 million in his budget Tuesday.
The Pérez Art Museum Miami is looking for more county dollars to help fill its budget gap. PAMM has reportedly asked Miami-Dade for a $2.5 million boost to what it already receives, according to CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald.
Miami-Dade police jobs are on the line in new draft proposals for the county’s 2014-2015. The documents, which were released this week, show downsizing in the robbery and narcotics units as well as the elimination of a boot camp for young offenders.
Miami-Dade County commissioners will hold the first of two public budget meetings on Tuesday.
Three Miami-Dade Fire Rescue ambulances slated to be eliminated to cut costs for the coming year have been saved. That’s according to Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez who will hold the first of a series of town hall meetings on Tuesday to discuss the proposed budget.
CBS4 Investigator Jim DeFede’s one-on-one interview with Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez is the backbone of a special half-hour devoted to the fallout surrounding the county budget woes which have led to so-called “rolling brownouts” and pink slips inside Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez says his original plan to increase the budget in the upcoming year was a political “misstep.”