Happy Weekend Jorge Luis!
We hope this brief email finds you well!
In Miami-Dade news, today Mayor Daniela Levine Cava released her second County proposed budget for fiscal year 2022-23, and discussed “how she is taking a broad-picture approach – balancing short and long-term challenges by both providing immediate relief to residents struggling with rising costs and investing critical funds in solutions to the housing crisis.”
Here are our notes of key highlights:
- The first property tax break in 10 years, 1% reduction for all 4 millage rates – county wide, unincorporated area (umsa), library and fire.
- A total of $500 million for the expansion of housing including affordable, rental and homeownership.
- Expansion of Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) funded by federal dollars, $113million
- Homeless Trust: Renovation of facilities to provide services for senior citizens affected by homelessness.
- Funding $15 million for small businesses.
- Funding the Smart Plan (expanding public transit corridors).
- Funding Vision Zero to redesign streets to make them safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
- Funding Protection of the Environment: the beaches, bay and accelerating the conversion from septic to sewer.
For your convenience, here are useful links to the FY 2022-23 Proposed:
- Policy Formulation
- Public Safety
- Transportation and Mobility
- Recreation and Culture
- Neighborhood and Infrastructure
- Health and Society Information
- Economic Development
- General Government
- Supplemental Information
Budget town halls will be in August and the public budget hearings are scheduled for September 8th and 20th, starting at 5:01 pm.
As always, we will keep you updated.
Warmest Personal Regards,
Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq.