Miami-Dade commission votes down referendum to repeal transit surtax, Gimenez shifts focus

Wed, May 6 2009 — Source: Miami Today News

It’s time for a detour after Miami-Dade commissioners Tuesday blocked one route to giving voters a shot at repealing the local half-percent transit surtax, Commissioner Carlos Gimenez says.

He plans a “two-pronged attack”: pushing measures to return to what he says voters were promised in approving the surtax, and seeking funding to launch a petition drive to get a repeal on the ballot.