Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners Approves Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s 1% Property Tax Cut
The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday to approve Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s proposal to cut the Countywide, UMSA, library, and fire millage rates by 1% – the first property tax cut in over a decade, and the lowest combined millage rate since 1982-1983.
Mayor Daniella Levine Cava released the following statement:
“Miami-Dade is facing a true affordability crisis. Families across our community are suffering because they are unable to afford a home or pay their rent. We owe it to them to provide immediate relief and take urgent action to ensure residents can continue to live and work in Miami-Dade,” said Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “That’s why my proposed budget reduces the millage rate for the first time in a decade – a nearly $25 million cut – while at the same time investing in the future by funding targeted relief and solutions to the housing crisis.”
In total the proposed budget invests over $500 million in expanding housing that people can afford, and offering relief to thousands of residents on the biggest issue they are facing – the rising costs of housing.
“We will also enhance public safety and crime prevention, expand transit, invest in small business, expand key environmental protections, and more,” the mayor said. “This budget proposal balances our community’s short-term needs while taking on our biggest challenges, in order to deliver the best results for our residents. We can accomplish all this while offering relief to both homeowners and renters. That relief begins with this 1% cut.”