If the county commissioners of Miami-Dade can reach an agreement, big if, they may put it to a public vote whether to cover the funding gap for the construction of a new stadium for the Marlins.
If the sales tax is approved by the voters, a study by one of the commissioners claims, it would generate the following in funds:
Over what length of time - I don't know. But this would appear to cover the funding gap in all of the proposals we have seen thus far. The idea has its detractors.
"The racetrack in Hialeah is completely unacceptable," she said.
Commissioner Seijas was not alone in taking that stance about Hialeah. If this referendum were to pass, the stadium wouldn't be in Hialeah but most likely would be in an urban area of Miami.
The Marlins had a representative at the meeting.
Yes! Alright! Samson finally did something right: he kept his mouth closed. David, I'm proud of you - I didn't know you had it in you.
The tax proposal issue will be put in front of the commissioners on Tuesday or March 7.
We will see.
In the meantime, Jeffery gets mail from Charlotte. I do recommend reading the open letter.