Budget, Taxes, and Salaries
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- More than
½ of Miami-Dade County’s Property Owners will get a
smaller tax bill this year.
- In November and December, approximately
46,000 low-income seniors will automatically receive
$100 in assistance to help pay for County services.
- The County will collect
$50 million less in property taxes than it did last year, and
$248 million less than the year before that.
- When adjusted for inflation, Miami-Dade County government
service costs less than it has in at least
- As a result of temporary and permanent employee concessions, the County
saved $225 million in salaries.
- On a bi-weekly basis, the average employee will take home
$87 less than they did 2 years ago.
- The County is doing more with less – With cuts of about
900 positions , we will have fewer employees than we have had in a decade.
- Even if the Mayor and Manager wanted to make future adjustments to the current union contracts, we are bound by state law to go through with negotiations.
- If the County had adopted a flat tax rate,
$150 million more would have been cut from the budget. That would require laying off sworn police officers and firefighters.