Mayor to discuss proposed budget at July 28 meeting

By Lee Stephens….
Newly elected Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez will discuss his proposed county budget with residents during a Kendall Federation of Homeowner Associations (KFHA) town hall meeting on July 28 at 7 p.m.

The mayor’s first such gathering with citizens will take place at the Kendall Village Center Civic Pavilion, 8625 SW 124 Ave. (across from the Regal Theater).

The mayor’s spending plan already has produced controversy and headlines as the proposed blueprint calls for the elimination of 1,300 county jobs, requires concessions from county employees and slates 13 libraries for closure. The budget also cuts property tax rates and generally protects services cur-rently afforded children and seniors.

KFHA president Lee Zimmerman said he expects a tremendous turnout for the meeting.

“Mayor Gimenez faces an extremely difficult task and there are no simple solutions,” Zimmerman said. “Taxpayers, county employees and union members will want to be heard and we’ll do our best to accommodate everyone. The KFHA is honored that the mayor is allowing the KFHA to host his first town hall meeting.”

The KFHA urges attendees to arrive early in order to guarantee seating.

The Kendall Federation of Homeowner Associations is a community watchdog organization that provides a forum by which residents can learn about issues that impact their quality of life. Visit for more information.

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