Miami-Dade County Budget
Jim sits down with Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez to discuss the county budget, whether the mayor supports a vote on increasing taxes to help county libraries, the proposed soccer stadium at the port, the status of stadium negotiations with the Dolphins’ Stephen Ross, and much more.
Miami-Dade County commissioners have approved a $6.3 billion budget for 2013-14.
Miami-Dade County commissioners will hold the first of two public budget meetings on Tuesday.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez revealed Thursday that the deep budget cuts will only close four libraries and not the worst case scenario of 22 libraries closing.
They’re seeing red again at County Hall.
Despite collecting $33-million more in property taxes in the coming year, Miami-Dade County is facing a $50 million budget shortfall under current projections.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has revealed a new 2012-2013 budget that will lower the property tax rate while trying to protect government services, programs for seniors and children, and prevent layoffs, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.