Mayor Alvarez has Key Supporter–the Miami Dolphins
October 9, 2010 Leave a comment
We were all waiting with great interest, and finally with some astonishment, to hear the opinion of the Dolphins on us paying more taxes in Miami-Dade. Yes, we need yet another professional team feeding at the trough of public subsidies with our tax money.
“I don’t think a recall effort is going to move the county forward,” team CEO Mike Dee told a meeting of the Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce at Monty’s restaurant on Biscayne Bay.
“We need to work together to find solutions. It’s easy to point out problems.”
The Dolphins would need County Commission backing to fund a partial roof and added seats for the team’s stadium — a proposal the Dolphins floated earlier this year. Under that plan, Florida’s Legislature would change state law to allow commissioners to raise Miami-Dade’s hotel tax from 6 to 7 percent. Earlier this year, Alvarez said he opposes such a plan.