Requests by Doral, Medley, Miami Springs and Virginia Gardens to divide and annex seven square miles of nearby unincorporated commercial land are advancing, after the Miami-Dade Commission OK’d plans.
County attorneys are now drafting interlocal agreements. Commissioners must approve each agreement to effectuate new city boundaries. Since no area contains the requisite number or share of voters, no vote by the public is necessary.
Scores of residents spoke in County Hall against the annexations, which in Miami Springs and Virginia Gardens would raise property taxes more than $6,000. In Doral and Medley, the average home’s uptick ranges from $414 to $1,742.
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics