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Miami-Dade Democrats to host forums on Dolphins stadium proposal


The Miami-Dade Democratic Party plans to host four town-hall style meetings to discuss the county's proposal to help pay for a $350 million renovation to the Miami Dolphins' stadium.

Party Chairwoman Annette Taddeo-Goldstein opposed the deal in a statement last week, on the heels of an extraordinary vote a week earlier by the Miami-Dade Republican Party that also gave the plan a thumbs-down. The proposal goes before voters in a May 14 countywide referendum.

In a news release Tuesday, the party said the forums will include "both sides" of the proposal.

"The Party believes that an educated voter is the best voter and that the public should have the opportunity to gather all the facts before the referendum," the statement said.

Here's a list of the meetings:

  • 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami, 7701 SW 76th Ave., hosted with the South Dade Democratic Club;
  • 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at Florida International University's Graham Center, room 140, 11200 SW 8th St., hosted with the FIU College Democrats and the Democratic Club of Greater Homestead;
  • 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 at the Star Lakes Condominium's Card Room, 19100 NE 3rd Ave., hosted with the Miami Gardens Democratic Club, the Democratic Black Caucus of Miami-Dade and Democracy for America-MD, and
  • 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4 at the Miami-Dade Democratic Party office, 2141 SW 1st St., Suite 204, hosted with the Cuban American, Venezuelan American, Dominican American and Colombian American Democratic Clubs.

Free tickets are required to attend. They can be obtained here.