He wants no property taxes ever. Just because the Heat and Marlins snookered the County Commission doesn't mean the Dolphins will get away with it, and you will definitely hear some big hell-raising from Miami Gardens.
First of all, the Downtown area of Miami is completely, totally 100% revitalized and a big reason for that is the American Airlines Arena.
Downtown Miami used to be a dead zone. Not a soul around after 5PM.
Now it is full of new highrises, shopping, restaurants, clubs. It is COMPLETELY changed and the first significant domino in this change was the AAA. So... bad example there.
Property value in Downtown Miami has sky-rocketed with more projects coming in the future.
And guess what sky rocketing property values means... yes higher property taxes leading to higher tax revenue.
It's one thing if there are hotels/attractions in the area to attract a larger tax base
There are hotels and a dogtrack/casino in the area. Besides, you have to start somewhere. Having more events in the area may lead to revitalizing the area.
but Miami Gardens is in the 'hood (which means none of that), and when you're talking about the single biggest taxpayer in the entire City of Miami Gardens, you're talking about taking pay away from police, schools, public works, etc.
So therefore the solution is to continue giving revenue to the city that can't administer the funds properly enough to get itself to stop being a bad neighborhood?