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Mayor Daniella Levine Cava statement on approval of first County budget

MIAMI ( September 28, 2021 )

Tonight, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners approved Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s first budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. 

Mayor Daniella Levine Cava released the following statement after the final budget hearing: 

“I’m extremely proud of the budget we created this year – working in close collaboration with the community and Board of County Commissioners – to turn into reality the promises I made when I was elected, and to build a stronger, more resilient, more equitable Miami-Dade. 

We worked hard in a challenging fiscal year to produce a balanced budget that maintains critical services and makes key investments in our economic recovery and prosperity – without raising taxes for our residents. 

This budget lays the groundwork to rebuild stronger than ever by supporting the families hardest-hit by the pandemic, investing in small businesses, supporting infrastructure projects that will create good-paying jobs and protect the environment, promoting greater public safety for all neighborhoods, funding affordable housing and transit, and more.

This is truly a people-powered budget and I want to thank the thousands of residents and hundreds of community organizations that participated in the months-long public engagement process. Together, we produced a budget for the whole County as we work to move Miami-Dade forward, recover and build our economy, and leave no families behind.”