The Real Deal Miami

Broward budget cuts could aid developers

May 06, 2008 12:31PM

Affordable housing and inspection agencies could be among the first to feel the $100 million in spending cuts Broward County officials must make to give the property tax relief granted this year. As many as three hazardous material inspectors could be eliminated, in which case only critical complaints would be answered, and an estimated 1,500 violations would go undiscovered. To raise money, the county may offer to speed up environmental reviews that developers need for a 50 percent surcharge.