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05, 2013

Fernando Figueredo
figueref@miamidade.gov
305-375-1545

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez statement on opinion by Maria Matthews, Director of The Florida Division Of Elections


We’re pleased with the opinion Adobe Reader that Maria Matthews, Director of the Florida Division of Elections, has issued in favor of having the Miami Dolphins pay for the referendum election on Sun Life Stadium renovations. As I have stated before, the taxpayers of Miami-Dade County should not be forced to shoulder the cost of this election since it is being brought about by a request from a private party. This is an important ruling that will give Miami-Dade County voters final approval over whether tourist development tax dollars should be used for this purpose without having our taxpayers bear the cost of the election.