ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Fought for More Accountability and Transparency for Condominium Associations.  Served as the “go-to” commissioner for countless condominium unit owners, educating them about their rights and helping solve their problems.  Created and conducted monthly Condominium Rights Workshops, a popular monthly educational series. Advocated in Tallahassee for legislative reforms to protect unit owners from unscrupulous associations.   

Advocated for Safer Streets Fought to make Collins Avenue safer by helping to initiate the process to lower the speed limit and establish temporary bicycle lanes. Initiated the city-wide Master Transportation Plan to deal with the city’s unsafe streets. Introduced and moved resolution to increase police visibility and accessibility on Collins Ave. 

 

Protected our Quality of Life by Championing Sensible Growth on the West Side.  Said “NO” to the Infinity Hotel Project and “YES” to following the law regarding our Comprehensive Plan for West Side densities and intensities.  Consistently stood up for what is right for our residents in the Town Center District, and for beach access, despite pressure from powerful interests.

 

Watched over Our Tax Dollars.  Consistently approved the lowering of our millage rate to reduce our residents’ tax burden. Questioned wasteful spending and budget items with the city administration.

 

Advocated for Seniors.  Championed the new Senior Center at Gateway Park that provides a permanent, dedicated space and programming for our seniors. Tireless advocate on behalf of  seniors for increased recreational activities.

 

Protected Our Fragile Environment.  Introduced and passed measures to provide incentives for electric vehicles, oppose offshore drilling, ban plastic straws, polystyrene containers. Expanded  the number of electric vehicle charging stations in the city, and created an environmental educational series in our K-8 public school and on social media platforms. Catalyst for sustainable efforts to harden our coastline with community based “Adopt-A-Dune” initiative removing invasive single root plants from our sand dunes and replacing them with native multi-root species helping to naturally mitigate erosion. Introduced the City of Sunny Isles Beach Sustainable Procurement Policy.

Stood Up Against Anti-Semitism + Hate.  Introduced and adopted our city’s first Anti-Semitism ordinance that takes Anti-Semitism into account when enforcing the law.  Introduced and adopted anti-BDS and Florida Hate Crime Coalition resolutions.  Defender of human rights and promotor of anti-discrimination.

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