ISSUES: 2015 Miami-Dade County Budget

Mayor Carlos Gimenez is set to propose his 2015 budget to commissioners next week for approval. In an attempt to fulfill his original pledge not to raise taxes when he took office in 2011, the mayor is recommending shifting money from property taxes which fund services such as the county’s fire department, and putting it toward the county’s libraries. Will this be the key to a balanced budget?

Michael Hernandez, Miami-Dade County Office of the Mayor