1. Why are you running for office and what qualities, training, experience and skills do you bring to this position?
As a longtime resident of the city of Hialeah and community activist, I am extremely concerned about the culture of government and the negative impacts that this is having on the city, its citizens, our safety and quality of life. There are many issues that are of grave concerns. I am racing to reclaim our city for its people! My upbringing, education, work experience, and genuine concern for our city and its people, make me the best candidate for this seat on the city council. I have worked since my teenage years, and have held my current job for over 20 years in the dive travel and tourism industry. I am college educated with two bachelor degrees in English and Communications, have strong moral principles and work ethics, immense faith in God, and have fought for my city and its people as a citizen and community activist on various issues.
2. What are the 3 most important issues facing your municipality? For each concern, how do you propose to mitigate/improve/resolve the issue?
From a long list of problems to tackle, corruption and selling off to rich developers is at the top of the list. They are displacing residents and businesses, rezoning without regards, even allowing to build 4,400 apartments inside our historic, Hialeah Park and Race Track, wanting to build inside school yards and selling off public lands. Secondly, the deterioration of public works, police and fire-rescue operations is frightening. Thirdly, the manner in which our public television station is utilized as a political propaganda machine is terrible. - I would support an independent financial forensic study, propose better budget practices, support and advocate televising our public meetings, would work for renovation, historic preservation and beautification projects with cooperative efforts from the private sector, develop tourism products, hold fundraising events, apply for grants, etc., want better employee training and higher accreditation standards for police and fire-rescue.