Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis signed the Freedom First Budget for Fiscal Year 2022 – 2023. The budget totals $109.9 billion and includes $1.24 billion in tax relief for Floridians.
Thanks to former Florida Senator (now Education Secretary) and MSSH Alum, Manny Diaz, and State Representative, Miami Springs resident, and MSSH Alum, Bryan Avila, Miami Springs and Virginia Gardens were able to get $5.265 Million approved for local projects.
Miami Springs will receive $3.5 Million and Virginia Gardens will receive $1.765 Million.
Approved Miami Springs Projects
INFRASTRUCTURE: $2.75 Million
The following infrastructure improvements were approved by the Governor. These are long lasting projects that will benefit the community for years to come.
- Miami Springs will receive $2 Million to improve South Drive and provide Stormwater Improvements.
- The City will receive $750,000 for a new Hook Square Pump House.
Funding for services are by nature short term. In this case, the State is providing $750,000 for Senior Meals and Services. That’s over $14,000 per week to fund Senior Meals and Services.
- $750,000 approved for Senior Center Supplemental Meals and Services
Approved Virginia Gardens Projects
INFRASTRUCTURE: $1.765 Million
The following infrastructure improvements were approved by the Governor for the Village of Virginia Gardens. These are long lasting projects that will benefit VG residents for years to come.
- VG will receive $850,000 for Central Drainage Improvements
- VG will also receive $915,000 for drainage improvements to the Municipal Complex