Miami Icon Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Seeking Privatization
Post on April 17, 2015 by The Victoria Law Group 0 Comments
Such a jewel, such a symbol, such a…dinosaur. There is a plan afoot to take Vizcaya out of the hands of County Bureaucrats. Well, it’s about time if you ask me. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens would leave Miami-Dade’s bureaucracy under a plan to privatize the tourist attraction, a key part of a reorganization aimed at boosting revenue.
The lavish winter home of early 20th century industrialist James Deering is officially an arm of Miami-Dade County government, with a staff of county employees. Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s administration wants to transfer operations to a nonprofit, establishing the kind of arrangement already in place for the county-owned Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and Pérez Art Museum Miami.
“We really want to grow the place,” said Joel Hoffman, the museum’s long-time director and a county employee.
Read Douglas Hanks’ Miami Herald article here:
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