Over the past 15 years, I've fixed up eight properties in once-dodgy neighborhoods on the Beach and in the Biscayne corridor. The money I've made, intended to be a retirement fund, is all gone now to taxes and insurance. I know that the politicians don't care about me and that they don't appreciate what I and many others like me have done to improve Miami. And I don't think they particularly care that we're all leaving, either.
I end up feeling that the City of Miami isn't my ally, it's my adversary. And when I read about the phony tax reduction proposal, I feel disgusted and ripped off.