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For Immediate Release:
July 18, 2019
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Nikki Whiting

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County Commission approves proposed fiscal year 2019-20 countywide operating millage rate


MIAMI–DADE – On July 18, 2019, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners approved the proposed fiscal year 2019-20 countywide operating millage rate. The recommended countywide operating millage rate will provide revenue to support countywide operations as provided for in the FY 2019-20 Proposed Budget.

“Funding for transportation, housing, beach renourishment, infrastructure, and the 2020 Census is crucial to providing critical services to our county’s residents. Transportation is linked to many aspects to our way of life, especially to our housing issues in Miami-Dade County. If we have a robust merging of transportation corridors on land that is either vacant or ripe for redevelopment, we can address our housing issues by providing affordability and connectivity in our community. Our environment is our largest economic engine in South Florida. Investing in projects and mitigation strategies that combat sea level rise adds value to our awe-inspiring environment as well as our economy,” said County Commissioner Esteban L. Bovo Jr. “The budget also includes $556,000 for support and outreach efforts related to the 2020 Census campaign. As the most populous county in Florida and one of the most diverse and vibrant counties in the country, Miami-Dade County needs a full and accurate count so that we can update schools, build new hospitals, repair broken roads, sustain law enforcement and maintain public utilities and services. I look forward to continuing to work with the Mayor and my colleagues to enhance our resident’s quality of life.”