for a better Miami-Dade
The current economic and social challenges our community faces require the same type of leadership our first responders displayed during the pandemic. With a shared vision and a proactive plan, we can make all the communities that comprise District 12 work effectively and efficiently for a better tomorrow. All we need is the proper leadership and political will to make not only our District but all of Miami-Dade County a better place to live, work, and play.
As your next commissioner, I will make it my mission to restore trust between our elected officials and the residents we represent by making public interaction with the residents of our county a cornerstone of my agenda. Unfortunately, some people claim to be public servants but never come down from their ivory towers to participate with the community and, therefore, don't understand our residents' needs.
The lack of unity and purpose has resulted in a reactive, "crisis-driven" government instead of a purposeful government. I will use my leadership skills to achieve our common purpose: a vibrant, livable, inclusive, and prosperous District 12. I have a plan to accomplish this goal that requires the community's participation. I am committed to leading a government that is responsible and conscientious.
Without the service of our brave men and women we would not be able to sleep at night much less walk out the door knowing that our own lives are at risk. Not only will I ensure that my work as your commissioner is always of benefit to our police, fire, and rescue workers, but that of being the bridge to create strong bonds between the community and these departments. Public safety should be one of the top priorities of anyone who wants to be honored with your vote.
In addition, I will advocate expanding the popular "Mom & Pop" Small Business Grant Program and increasing the amount of money issued to struggling small businesses.
Finally, I will invite the leaders of our business community to work closely with my office and other County officials to attract large and small businesses from around the country to relocate and make District 12 their new home.