Local Government

If you live in Miami, you know that we are always complaining about our government doing absolutely nothing to protect our beloved city from the ravages of sea level rise. Now’s our chance.  You can vote YES for the Miami Forever Bond. It’s a $400 million bond that funds the things everyone I know keeps asking about – flood control, sea level rise mitigation, affordable housing, better parks and pedestrian projects like Baywalk and Riverwalk.

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Police Chiefs addressing Gun Violence

In Richmond, CA police identified a mere 25 people causing 70 percent of the city’s violence. When I learned these statistics were similar to ours in Miami, I asked what I thought was a simple question. “If you know who these murderers are, why don’t you just arrest them?” The answer is not so simple. These people often escape arrest and prosecution because witnesses are too fearful to testify. So, no, the police can’t just arrest them even though they’d like to.

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A lot! I’ve been thinking a lot about the next City of Miami General Obligation Bond, fondly referred to by City staff and commissioners as the GO Bond or #GOBond.  That’s probably because GO sounds a lot more exciting than General Obligation. With a #GOBond, we can go places, we can achieve things, we can actually build some of the things we need for the City’s future.

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