3 mayors from Miami-Dade County give update on Resilient305 initiative

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, along with Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber and City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez held a news conference Friday morning to announce the release of the Resilient305 year-one strategy report.

Resilient305 was a joint initiative created in 2016 to tackle a wide range of issues throughout the county, including sea level rise and affordable housing. It was implemented just over a year ago.

On Friday, the mayors discussed the challenges, successes and progresses that have been achieved so far.

“We’ve made important progress to safeguard our community from multiple impacts of climate change,” Levine Cava said.

“We have collaborated as a community to make sure this city is one that is around forever. Our brand is ‘Miami Forever,” Suarez added.

Under the Resilient305 initiative, former Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said in 2019 that they were renewing their commitment to dump sand on the beach to replace the eroding shoreline, protecting Biscayne Bay and other projects.

“We’re putting $22 billion into Resilient in the next years. A lot of it is already starting right now,” Gimenez said at the time.

Miami Beach planted mangroves at parks to serve as a natural seawall and installed pumps to reduce flooding.

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