On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, Miami-Dade Commissioners approved a $49 million bailout of the Frost Science Museum, agreeing to a nearly 30 percent increase in the tax dollars going to a project that had already secured $165 million from the county.
A shortfall in private donors left the Frosts without the funds neeeded to finish construction of the four acre project in downtown Miami's Museum Park. In a 12 to 1 vote, commissioners approved the plan by Mayor Carlos Gimenez to use hotel taxes to rescue the project.
The Miami Herald. April 6, 2016.