In late 2017, the residents of the City voted to approve a $400-million General Obligation Bond, known as “Miami Forever,” to fund implementation of five major categories of infrastructure improvements selected by the City Commission. Not only does this Bond give the City funding to implement crucial infrastructure upgrades throughout the City, but also provides a unique opportunity to create and implement an integrated framework for smart and resilient capital investments. This goal is about leveraging our current resources, like the Miami Forever Bond and its project selection process, to ensure the infrastructure we invest in today has a positive, multi-benefit return on investment, and significant long-term impact. Our investments need to protect residents from future climate conditions, prioritize critical and highly vulnerable areas and people, and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Objective 4.1: Create and implement an integrated approach (policy, design, and finance) to reduce current and future risks from storms, high tides, ground water, and sea level rise while conserving fresh water and protecting the health of Biscayne Bay and other natural areas.
- Objective 4.2: Prioritize projects that protect the most critical and vulnerable assets and areas.
- Objective 4.3: Make existing and new government buildings, assets, and fleet efficient, sustainable, and resilient.