Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava on Jan. 24 delivered her fourth State of the County address to more than 700 guests at Zoo Miami, highlighting the positive results of her administration’s investments, from housing to resilience and public safety.
Mayor Levine Cava also announced that, in collaboration with County Commissioner Danielle Cohen-Higgins, she will present a $2.5 billion bond package to voters in November to invest in critical infrastructure and services that prepares Miami-Dade County for the future.
“The state of the county is strong. We got here today because we were brave in the face of adversity; we were bold in the face of uncertainty, and we were courageous in laying the foundation for the future,” Mayor Levine Cava said.
She highlighted major accomplishments from her administration such as historic investments in affordable housing; relief programs for renters, seniors and homeowners that put money in people’s pockets and helped them in the time of need; successful investments in stormwater management projects that have reduced our risk of flooding; reduced gun violence and historic investments in crime prevention; groundbreaking advancements in septic to sewer conversions, among others.
Mayor Levine Cava also mentioned some of the leading plans for 2024 which include the continuation of the SMART Program to build five transit corridors; historic investments in infrastructure and maintenance to transform the Miami International Airport into a future-ready destination, and starting to build a waste sustainability campus that will change the way the county manages solid waste.
“We have laid the foundation and we must continue to build – so our kids and grandkids can rely on transit to get them where they need to go, enjoy an environment just as beautiful as it is protected, grow up in safe communities, and get good jobs in the new workforce,” Mayor Levine Cava said before announcing the 305 Future Ready bond package.
This historic initiative, announced in partnership with Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins, will invest in housing, septic to sewer conversions, flood prevention, and more resilient parks in every corner of the county. This bond will be a once-in-a-generation investment in infrastructure, preparing Miami-Dade County for a thriving future.
“This bond will be a once-in-a-generation investment in infrastructure, preparing Miami-Dade County for a thriving future,” Commissioner Cohen Higgins said. “I’m proud to partner with the mayor in an effort that will transform our county for generations to come.”
Visit miamidade.gov/stateofthecounty to watch the full speech and read more about the different accomplishments of Mayor Levine Cava’s administration.
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