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Miami GP closer to reality as it goes to city council vote

Miami Gardens mayor Rodney Harris is now supporting the idea of hosting a Formula 1 race in Miami.

Liberty Media had the idea of hosting a Formula 1 Grand Prix in glamorous Miami since they took ownership of the World Championship. That idea is now closer to reality, as mayor Rodney Harris, who previously opposed the project, is now supporting it.

The Miami Herald reports mayor Harris is backing a joint resolution to address the concerns over noise, pollution and other disruptions of local residents and activists of the area,

The city council will vote on the resolution on Wednesday, which actively promotes Miami Gardens as “the first majority African-American city to host a Formula 1 race of the 23 cities around the world that host a Formula 1 Grand Prix.”

Miami Gardens activits’ group led by Betty Ferguson, former Miami-Dade commissioner, said they will continue to fight against the race.

“It goes against everything the community stood for,” Ferguson told The Miami Herald. “I don’t know who [from the council] think they are representing if they support this resolution, but it won’t be homeowners.”

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