North Miami’s community redevelopment agency, once heavily criticized for using the bulk of its funds for salaries and administrative costs with little done to benefit the community, was given new life Tuesday via the Miami-Dade County Commission.
During the regular meeting, commissioners voted unanimously and without comment to reauthorize the CRA for 29 years.
North Miami officials seated in County Hall commission chambers cheered when the vote ended.
“We’re ecstatic and extremely happy,” said CRA director Rasha Cameau. “We’re going to be doing great things in North Miami.”