Help keep your friends informed and involved.
Hello. We are Miami-Dade County. And we’re here to serve you.
We’d like to share with you what we do every day, and tell you a little about recent budget events.
We know you’re busy, so we’ve tried to keep it simple.
We do all kinds of things – a lot of things that you might not be aware of. Even if you live in one of Miami-Dade’s 35 cities, you receive services from us. Here’s a short list of how your tax dollars help improve your daily quality of life…
We provide meals to the elderly every day of the week.
We protect your neighborhood.
We brought film and television, including the show Burn Notice, to Miami.
We help identify and provide assistance to children with developmental disabilities.
Our local libraries, which promote literacy every day, had 7 million visits last year.
We maintain more than 20,000 street lights and coordinate more than 2,800 traffic signals every day.
We’ve planted 383,000 new trees since 2006.
We spray for mosquitoes in your neighborhood.
We provide some of the cleanest water in the nation.
We provide special transportation services to people with disabilities.
We sponsor farmers’ markets.
We keep residents informed during hurricanes.
We take over 2.5 million calls at our 3-1-1 answer center every year.
We inspect elevators to make sure you don’t crash on your way down.
We run the Airport and the largest Seaport in the Southeast.
We protect our delicate ecosystem.
We recycle your Christmas trees after the holidays
We make sure that your Ambulance, taxi and Jitney driver, auto repair guy, locksmith, moving guy and tow truck operator are all properly licensed to do business with you.
We provide low-cost spay and neuter services for pets.
Through new cultural programs, we've ensured that 753,000 children and their families have taken part in live arts activities.
This year, we will offer 500 seniors free park programs, including crafts, socials, games, exercise sessions and field trips at 7 park locations.More than 100,000 people have used free Wi-Fi service at four of Miami-Dade's largest public parks.
There’s been a lot of talk lately about taxes, salaries, budgets, commissions, stadiums, etc. Here are some things we feel you should know…
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 20 years.
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.