Miami commissioners vote with Ross

Stephen Ross and Sun Life Stadium
Stephen Ross and Sun Life Stadium

A majority of Miami-Dade Commissioners voted today to support Stephen Ross’s plan to split the cost of a $400 million renovation to the Miami Dolphin’s privately-owned stadium with taxpayers, the South Florida Business Journal reported. The commissioners voted to support raising the bed tax on mainland hotels by 1 percent to help raise nearly $200 million.

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Although the vote is non-binding, it will influence the decision of the Florida Legislature. The legislature is also considering a $3 million tax rebate for the team.

Related chairman and Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has come under fire after considering moving the team to Los Angels, a move Ross has since promised will not happen. [SFBJ]Christopher Cameron