How did I spend my Sundays in August and September? Reviewing the Miami-Dade County Budget. I wasn’t alone, and that was a good thing. I’d certainly spoken up in the past for things I’d wanted to see funded, but hadn’t ever really poured through the budget to understand what was funded and what was missing. I have lots of people to thank for helping me dig deeper to understand what’s there and what’s not. Especially David McDougal & Maggie Fernandez.
Here are a few more ideas for just how important voting yes on the Miami Forever Bond can be. These ideas are just from Downtown, but every neighborhood has important new capital projects on the list. Because the last bond is winding down, we can approve this new one without worrying that our property taxes will increase much.