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City of North Miami
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NORTH MIAMI CITY COUNCIL SUPPORTS PROPOSED GO BOND IN MAJORITY VOTE, OUTREACH EFFORTS CONTINUE

North Miami, FL – 1/12/2018

North Miami residents are one step closer to casting ballots for a potential General Obligation (GO) Bond Referendum to finance improvements to public and recreational facilities, infrastructure and sustainability, community policing and technology, along with affordable housing. During North Miami’s Jan.10 City Council meeting, the first reading of the proposed GO Bond Referendum yielded a favorable 4-1 vote. The second reading of the ordinance is anticipated to occur in early February. This 4-1 vote comes after a series of public input sessions last November and December, hosted by City Administration, to garner direct feedback from residents about desired neighborhood improvements.  

The proposed GO Bond Referendum is purposed with financing the acquisition, construction, renovation and improvement of various capital improvement projects, payable through the City of North Miami’s full faith credit and ad valorem taxing power. The proposed bond shall not exceed $155,000,000, nor shall it mature beyond 30 years of the date of issuance.   

A proposed $20,000,000 is allotted for acquisition and construction of affordable single-family and multi-family housing. For infrastructure and sustainability, $43,250,000 is proposed for improvements to sidewalks, street resurfacing, landscaping, lighting, green space, transit, drainage and resiliency projects. A total of $5,450,000 is proposed for technological enhancements geared toward community policing, safety, police equipment, servers, Wi-Fi, security cameras, broadcasting and emergency operations. City Administration proposes $86,300,000 focused on public and recreational facilities, including a governmental complex, parking garage construction, community centers, senior centers, a new sports complex and other park improvements.   

The next GO Bond Public Informational session is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. at North Miami’s Griffing Community Center, located at 12220 Griffing Boulevard. The North Miami City Council will then vote to add the proposed GO Bond to a special election ballot, for residents to decide whether to move forward with enacting its terms.   

For the latest information about the City of North Miami’s proposed GO Bond, visit www.NorthMiamiFL.gov and click the “GO Bond” icon at the 
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