On Nov. 4, voters approved a referendum that sends a clear message that they want more and better educational opportunities for our community. They have given FIU a mandate.
“The voters have spoken and they have said ‘Yes’ to FIU,” said FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg. “We are thankful for the support of Miami-Dade voters, including FIU students, alumni, faculty, staff and the entire FIU family. We also would like to thank the county commission and Mayor Carlos Gimenez and his staff for their hard work and the vision they have shown for the future of FIU and Miami-Dade County.”
The referendum provides that FIU may expand onto 64 acres in Tamiami Park that are currently occupied by the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition. The referendum asked whether to amend the county charter to exempt FIU from the public park purposes use restrictions and construction limitations in Article 7 of the charter. The exemption is currently in place for the Fair.