Miami-Dade Commission approves $8.8M partnership to curb gun violence, boost opportunity

Miami-Dade communities disproportionately plagued for decades by gun violence are on track to receive a combined $8.8 million through a partnership between the county, the Carrie Meek Foundation and local, to-be-chosen organizations dedicated to ending the problem.

Commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday clearing funds from last year’s county budget to the Carrie Meek Foundation. The item’s sponsor, Kionne McGhee, said the agreement will help to strengthen the county’s preventative efforts against and response to community violence.

“The Carrie Meek Foundation is an excellent organization that continues to improve the lives of our residents,” he said. “I know that with this partnership,

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