$393M Bond Issue For Miami-Dade Courthouse Shot Down

Law360, Miami (November 4, 2014, 10:41 PM EST) -- Miami-Dade County voters on Tuesday shot down a measure that would have allowed county commissioners to issue general obligation bonds of up to $393 million for the construction of a new civil courthouse, forcing the county to find alternative funding to fix the structural problems of the current building.

By a margin of 64 percent to 36 percent, voters rejected a ballot initiative that would have given the commissioners the option to raise the money to replace the current courthouse at 73 West Flagler St., which has fallen into obsolescence and decay.

Proponents wanted the funding to be used for a...

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