This week we approved your 2016-2017 City of Miami Beach Budget. As you can see from my photo, it passes the weight test!
As I always say, if you understand the money, you understand everything.
In this email I provide you with some highlights as to how your City spends its resort and property tax dollars. My colleagues and I scrubbed the details in this budget over the course of many long hours and multiple sessions on the Finance Committee, and debated relative priorities.
Of course, as with our own household budgets, choices have to be made. We are lucky that with our strong property values and healthy tourism economy we can afford many improvements to our parks, public safety, transportation and stomwater infrastructure, police and fire, and much much more.
Commissioner John Elizabeth Alemán