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Miami-Dade mayor wins veto fight over electric-bus depot, blocking Homestead land deal

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A rendering of a rapid-transit bus station planned for the South Miami-Dade busway, part of a $300 million project that was the subject of Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s first veto. The veto was of legislation blocking construction of a maintenance yard for the new system.

The plan for an electric-bus depot in South Dade received a lift Tuesday when Miami-Dade County commissioners sustained Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s veto of a rival proposal to instead bring an entertainment village to the county’s 47-acre property near Homestead.

Though commissioners last month dismissed Levine Cava’s objections when they passed a resolution endorsing a private company’s village plan, they backed off after the mayor issued the first veto of her term since winning the 2020 election.

A motion by sponsor Kionne McGhee to override the veto fell well short of the eight votes needed, with only two commissioners joining McGhee in opposing the mayor.

Read more at our news partner The Miami Herald.