Make that two local governments that will have to adopt their 2015 budgets and property-tax rates again — two months after the new fiscal year began — after bungling public notices in September.
The city of Miami Beach has been cited by a state agency for a mistake in a newspaper advertisement that underestimated how much revenue would come into an area of the city targeted for redevelopment. The Florida Department of Revenue also dinged Miami-Dade County this week for making its own advertising error.
Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales informed Mayor Philip Levine and city commissioners in a memo Thursday that a do-over of the Sept. 30 budget and tax-rate votes is needed — along with another public hearing — in the next two weeks. Morales asked for it all to take place Dec. 2.
“My prediction: It will last 30 seconds,” Levine told the Miami Herald on Thursday.
Like with the county, there will be no need to mail new tax notices to property owners, because the numbers listed in them were correct, according to Morales.
“Nothing is changing,” Morales told the Herald. “The only issue is that we accurately need to reflect the statutory requirement.”