Dear Miami Beach Residents,
One of my favorite things about serving as your Commissioner and Vice Mayor is giving back to the community I love. On Valentine’s Day, South Florida Seniors in Action and I hosted a Food Distribution Event where we were able to feed almost 500 deserving households in Miami Beach. I would like to thank my many friends who served food all afternoon on Valentine’s Day. You make me proud of our community service!
I also hosted and participated in three other community events. First, we took our beloved seniors for a cultural morning at the Bass Museum. For many, it was their first time enjoying the Bass Museum. Thank you to our gracious hostess Silvia Cubiñá, Executive Director of The Bass. We hope to make this a quarterly outing! Second, I was pleased to be a guest speaker at the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club discussing hot topics on the Commission agenda. Last but not least, I led my 2nd Power Walk and Talk in conjunction with the Ocean Drive Association. We had a GREAT turnout! The beautiful evening was the perfect inspiration to discuss vital Miami Beach topics including historic preservation, trolleys, lighting, and crime. My next Power Walk and Talk is tentatively set for April 8th in the North Beach area. Stay tuned for details…
At the February Commission meeting, I sponsored a resolution that was passed unanimously by the City Commission opposing Florida Senate Bill 588 and Florida House Bill 603 that would preempt the regulation of single-use plastic straws in the State of Florida. I am resolute in our commitment to be plastic free and these proposed state bills would hamper our efforts and progress thus far. Please click on the link below to view the press release and reach out to me for more information on how to help.