ISSUES: Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez – Budget & Transit

Last week, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s $6.8 billion budget was approved rather seamlessly, with an 11-2 vote by commissioners. The no-votes came from two vocal critics of Gimenez’s administration – commissioners Juan C. Zapata and Xavier Suarez. The mayor defends himself from critics by discussing how he prioritized the budget, why he feels the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) should lower tolls and how the ½ penny sales tax “overpromised”.

Carlos Gimenez, Mayor, Miami-Dade County