MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL – On April 10, 2013, Commissioner Jean Monestime successfully amended the Dolphins Stadium Modernization Agreement to require that the Miami Dolphins hire residents from Miami-Dade County’s economically disadvantaged communities for the proposed renovation of Sun Life Stadium. Commissioner Monestime’s amendment to the agreement also requires the Dolphins to hire more small and local businesses to carry out the proposed stadium upgrades.
Commissioner Monestime’s amendment increases the threshold of locally hired workers on the project from 50 percent to 70 percent, of that amount, 20 percent of workers must come from Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) areas throughout Miami-Dade County. CDBG areas are federally recognized as economically disadvantaged communities.
Thanks to Commissioner Monestime’s amendments, workers and small businesses throughout the community stand to benefit from the stadium renovation project if the project is approved by voters on May 14, 2013.