Miami Beach's tourism getting credit for filling city coffers. Miami Beach is in much better financial shape than expected. The latest resort tax revenues show January was 68-percent normal -February was 87-percent normal and March is expected to be above 80-percent. CFO John Woodruff says this is significant because the Convention Center isn't even open yet. He now expects next year's budget to be 85-percent normal. Any gaps will be taken care of with the 20-to-25-million the city is getting in stimulus checks.