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For Immediate Release:
September 23, 2016
Media Contact:
Griselle Marino
gmarino@miamidade.gov
305-781-4827

Chairman Monestime and Board of County Commissioners approve budget that cuts property tax rate while boosting critical funding


MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime and the Board of County Commissioners gave final approval to the County’s 2016-17 budget, which cuts the property tax rate while increasing funding in various areas thanks to an increase in property values. The vote took place a little after midnight on Sept. 23.

The budget provides more money for public safety, expanded library hours, antiviolence youth programs, public housing, traffic signal synchronization, water and sewer infrastructure improvements, greenways, enhancements to the tree canopy and beach renourishment, as well as more mosquito control in light of the Zika virus.

“I’m very pleased with this budget and believe it provides an excellent blueprint for the coming year as we continue to invest in those things that will make the County a better place,” Chairman Monestime said.