For the first time, the City of Miami is using money from its Miami Forever fund to pay for a project that will reduce flooding in a Coconut Grove neighborhood.
Mayor Francis Suarez says the $900,000 project is the first one paid for from a $200-million fund that was approved by voters in 2017 to mitigate rising sea levels.
Forever Miami is a $400-million general obligation bond that will mitigate the effects of climate change.
The mayor says by elevating roads and improving drainage, the neighborhood can be saved for generations to come.
Suarez says the money will be spent citywide, and not just in ritzy waterfront neighborhoods.