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For Immediate Release:
January 17, 2023
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Gianfranco Puppio
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Commissioner Kevin Marino Cabrera supports property tax relief for our community’s seniors

MIAMI-DADE – The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners today unanimously adopted two resolutions by Commissioner Kevin Marino Cabrera urging the Florida Legislature to enact legislation aimed at lowering the property tax burden on Florida's senior citizens. Vice Chairman Anthony Rodriguez and Commissioner Roberto J. Gonzalez signed on as Co-Prime Sponsors in support of Commissioner Cabrera's legislation.

“The senior citizens of our community need and deserve financial relief. The cost of food and basic needs continue to rise while our seniors on a fixed income struggle,” said Commissioner Cabrera.

“We must work on initiatives that improve their quality of life and help them continue living in their homes. These two bills would offer our seniors a measure of relief, and I hope the legislature passes them. I thank Vice Chairman Rodriguez and Commissioner Gonzalez for joining as Co-Prime Sponsors and all of my colleagues for their support in doing the right thing for our seniors,” added Commissioner Cabrera.

Commissioner Cabrera's legislation urges the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 122 and Senate Bill 120, sponsored by Senator Bryan Avila, to amend the limitation on annual increases of homestead property tax assessments under the “Save Our Homes” program from 3% to 2%. Additionally, a separate resolution from the Commissioner urges the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 126 and Senate Bill 124, also filed by Senator Avila, to increase the just value limit of property eligible for the homestead property tax exemption to persons aged 65 and older. The measures require final approval from voters via a statewide referendum to be enacted.

Commissioner Cabrera was elected to represent the residents of Miami-Dade County's District 6 on Nov. 8, 2022. District 6 includes the cities of Virginia Gardens, Miami Springs, and West Miami, parts of the cities of Miami, Coral Gables, and Hialeah, as well as sections of unincorporated Miami-Dade County.