Miami Beach is one of the most special and unique places in the world, and I am running for a commission seat because I want it to stay that way. The issues affecting us are ones we’ve never faced before: sea level rise, environmental deterioration, overdevelopment, runaway crime, Ocean Drive issues, and a tourism intrusion lobby that is calling the shots.
I say, “Enough is enough!” We need to elect leaders who will hold the city manager accountable for our inability to clean up ten blocks (5th to 15th Street on Ocean, Collins and Washington), a dysfunctional building department, legal opinions circumventing the Miami Beach Charter, weak reaction to environmental deterioration, and selling off public land without a voter referendum.
There is no one on the commission who is a PhD, a single working mother, a college professor, a former commissioner with legislative experience, and a realtor with a resident-friendly voting record like mine. I can hit the ground running.