Miami Dade County Community Forum

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Miami-Dade County Budget Hearings

Friends, in these tough economic times we need our vital County services more than ever. Unfortunately, Mayor Carlos Alvarez has proposed draconian cuts to important county departments. Zoning, historic preservation, parks, transit and many others are facing UNNECESSARY cuts under the guise of reducing the size of government. A very minor increase in property tax (amounting to $20/ property owner) could avoid the worst of the cuts.

There are several ways you can get involved:

1. Share your concerns with the Budget Planning and Sustainability Committee. They will be meeting Aug. 24, 25, 26 and 27.

Chair: Katy Sorenson, d. 8 305-375-5218

Carlos Gimenez, d. 7 305-375-5680
Joe Martinez, d. 11 305-375-5511
Barbara Jordon, d. 1 305-375-5694
Sally Heyman, d. 4 305-375-5128

2. Attend one of the public meetings to discuss the budget. These are scheduled throughout the month of August, with 3 scheduled for this week alone. Call 311 to find a meeting located near you.

3. Attend the Budget Hearing on September 3 and / or September 17th. Meetings start at 5:01 and are held in the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st Street

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