What Would You Do with $275 Million?
A lot! I've been thinking a lot about the next City of Miami General Obligation Bond. City officials fondly referred to it as the GO Bond. That's probably because GO sounds a lot more exciting than General Obligation. With a #GOBond, we can go places, we can achieve things, we can actually build some of the things we need for the City's future. Projects that would make it nicer to live here like Baywalk. Projects that would make it safer to live here like sea level rise prevention. Projects that would improve travel like bike paths. The budget is $275 million dollars. The project plan is being written now on thousands of sticky notes filled with ideas from hundreds of residents.
Sticky notes in hand, I attended one of the input session hosted by the City to hear our ideas for what we want to do with #GOBond funding. I gave my thoughts on Baywalk, Riverwalk, sea level rise mitigation projects, transit, and bike/pedestrian paths. I'm sure you have your own ideas. If you can't attend one of the public meetings, you can talk to your City Commissioner or give your input online here.
The budget is $275 million dollars. The project plan is being written now on thousands of sticky notes filled with ideas from hundreds of residents.
This November 7 we get to vote Yay or Nay on whether we want to approve this new #GOBond. Because the City's previous one has been nearly paid off, we can approve this one because it won’t increase anyone’s property tax bill. It will stay the same.
As most of you know, I’m a big fan of personal responsibility. So, I’m voting yes because I am willing to do my part and help pay for what we need.
Commissioner Ken Russell is doing his own thinking on how to fund things like Baywalk more quickly with the GOBond. Check it out. Then give him your own ideas.