Just as Miami Dade County did, the City of Miami voted to keep the tax rate flat. The Miami Herald said about the budget meeting:
Taxpayers flooded Miami City Hall Thursday for the first of two budget hearings -- a meeting so volatile a screaming match broke out between a commissioner and the mayor.
The City of Miami has a $118 million budget gap - not even close to the County's half a billion gap. The vote for the flat tax was unanimous at the City because Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, who wanted a delay, left the dais and did not vote.
If the Commissioners go with Mayor Diaz's proposed budget, the gap will be more manageable, only $28 million.
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