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Miami-Dade mayor gives state of county address

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HIALEAH, Fla. (WSVN) -- Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez laid out his vision for the future in his State of the County address.

Gimenez delivered the annual speech at the Milander Auditorium in Hialeah, Wednesday.

The mayor highlighted the need to improve infrastructure, expressed support for a new Miami Beach convention center and work to balance the budget.

Gimenez acknowledged neither tax increases nor budget cuts will be popular, but he did pledge to fight any attempt to tap into county reserves. "I was elected to restore fiscal discipline and protect the taxpayers," he said. "It's a duty that I take very, very seriously. This is why we will present a balanced budget that reflects this stewardship and holds the line on taxes."

The mayor also said he is continuing negotiations with David Beckham to find a home for his Major League Soccer franchise. So far, investors have been focusing on the waterfront site by Port Miami. "David Beckham could have gone anywhere, anywhere in the United States," Gimenez said. "He chose Miami, and that's a really, really clear message about what Miami is and is going to be."

The mayor also reiterated support for a light rail system that could connect Downtown Miami to Miami Beach.

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