As city of Miami commissioners begin talks about extending the life of the Overtown Parkwest Community Redevelopment Agency, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez is seeking changes that could increase county participation and change the agency’s scope.
Miami officials aren’t exactly cool to the idea, saying that the idea, which has the support of county commissioners, interferes with their autonomy for doing business.
The changes are among several discussed in a memo from Gimenez to Miami-Dade County Commissioners dated Jan. 14 regarding the feasibility of extending the life of the Omni and Southeast Overtown/Parkwest CRAs. Both entities are scheduled to sunset in 2030. An extension would ensure Overtown exists through 2042, and Omni until 2045. District 3 Commissioner Audrey Edmonson and other colleagues requested the report in June 2015.