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For Immediate Release:
July 29, 2013
Media Contact:
Jeri Bustamante
jeri@miamidade.gov
305-375-4267

Property Appraiser Along with School Board and City Leaders to Announce Initiative to Fight Homestead Exemption Fraud


In continuing efforts to aggressively investigate Homestead Exemption Fraud in Miami-Dade County, Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera will be announcing a new initiative with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and 9 cities across the county to identify tax cheats. The goal is to identify homestead fraud that ultimately affects funding for schools, law enforcement, fire departments and libraries. This joint effort will utilize existing resources to identify lost revenue without incurring additional costs. The Property Appraiser’s Office anticipates additional municipalities will participate in the near feature.

Who:
Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho
Village of Pinecrest Vice Mayor Jeff Cutler
City of Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert
City of Coral Gables Vice Mayor William Kerdyk
Village of Key Biscayne Vice Mayor Mayra Lindsay
City of Sweetwater Mayor Manuel MaroƱo
City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado
City of Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez

*List above includes those confirmed at the time of this release. Additional attendees expected.
What:
Press Conference on Fighting Homestead Exemption Fraud
When:
July 30, 2013, 10:00 a.m.
Where:
Stephen P. Clark Government Center
111 NW 1st Street, Second Floor Press Room
Miami, FL 33128