Carlos Alvarez, then-mayor of Miami-Dade County in this 2011 file photo, raised property taxes during his last year in office. Declining real estate values meant the county collected less property-tax revenue that year. His successor, Carlos Gimenez, is proposing a slight dip in property-tax rates this year, but property-tax revenues should hit a new record thanks to a boom in values.
Carlos Alvarez, then-mayor of Miami-Dade County in this 2011 file photo, raised property taxes during his last year in office. Declining real estate values meant the county collected less property-tax revenue that year. His successor, Carlos Gimenez, is proposing a slight dip in property-tax rates this year, but property-tax revenues should hit a new record thanks to a boom in values. Emily Michot Miami Herald Staff
Carlos Alvarez, then-mayor of Miami-Dade County in this 2011 file photo, raised property taxes during his last year in office. Declining real estate values meant the county collected less property-tax revenue that year. His successor, Carlos Gimenez, is proposing a slight dip in property-tax rates this year, but property-tax revenues should hit a new record thanks to a boom in values. Emily Michot Miami Herald Staff