Getting Back To The Basics
As you may already know, I filed to run for my old seat on the Miami Beach Commission. These past six months were filled with hard work, completing my PhD dissertation research – which I will now defend at the end of this month! This is a banner year, my son Pablo graduates from Miami Beach Senior High, my daughter Isabella graduates with her BFA from Bryn Mawr, and I graduate with my PhD in Leadership in Higher Education Administration from Barry University (that’s a lot of “Pomp and Circumstance”).
This short note is to let you know that my focus during this campaign is going to be “back to the basics”-- clean water, clean government, and clean and safe streets on Miami Beach.
As I begin this grassroots campaign, I look forward to meeting with you and listening to your concerns. Below you will find an invitation to my campaign kickoff and dissertation defense celebration on March 30th.
Here we go again,
P.S. All campaigns require seed money, and as a single mom and community college professor, your support is needed. Please contribute anything you can—even the smallest amount goes a long way.
Promises Made, Promises Kept
During my tenure on the Miami Beach Commission I was able to:
· Sponsor and pass the Residents’ Right to Know legislation (allowing targeting neighborhood notice for projects)
· Push back against development special interests to deliver better projects for the city
· Question pump systems polluting our bay
· Fight policies that were not in the city’s best fiscal interest, especially frivolous spending
· Bring after-school enrichment programs to our students like Common Threads healthy cooking classes, parent-teen drug education programs, a recurring job fair at MB Senior High, and college preparatory classes, create the Miami Beach Youth Commission
· Bring the Property Assessed Clean Energy Program to Miami Beach
· Pass Paid Parental Leave in Miami Beach
· Provide that all service staff in hospitality have panic buttons
· Sponsor the Belle Isle Park