Groups Demand County to Do More To Protect Vulnerable Communities in Budget

Pre-County Hearing  Press Conference Highlight Gaps in Proposed County Budget that Neglects Neighborhoods &  Leaves Too Many Families Open to Exploitation After Irma

Miami – Grassroots leaders who have worked in low-income and other vulnerable communities before and through Hurricane Irma have one message to those overseeing on this year’s County Budget Hearings: You must do more.

Leaders hosted a press conference before the County Hearings detailed their recommendations based on the work they have done over the last two weeks to help communities prepare and survive one of the worst storms to hit South Florida in 25 years.  

“We should not let a zip code determine how equipped a community is to weather intense storms,” Andrea Mercado, Executive director of the New Florida Majority. “This storm should be a wake-up call that we have to do more to keep all our neighbors safe.”


Organizations are demanding the following changes in the county budget post-Hurricane Irma.