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Miami Beach will not support food and beverage tax to fund Homeless Trust

Mar 01, 2017 - The Miami Herald

Miami Beach commissioners will not be supporting a 1 percent food and beverage tax to fund homeless services after a discussion Wednesday that included urgent pleas from advocates and objections from business groups.

The Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, facing a budget crunch, wants to use the estimated $7 million that would be generated by the 1 percent tax to pay for housing more homeless individuals. Chairman Ron Book made his pitch Wednesday at City Hall, asking commissioners to pass ...