What I'm planning to do in office. I'm not your typical politician. I'm your neighbor. I'm an entrepreneur. I'm a father. I got involved with Miami politics when I learned that the City had dumped toxic waste in the park in front of my home with no intention of removing it. I gathered 150 neighbors and convinced the City to remove more than 2500 tons of soil laced with lead and arsenic. In doing so, I learned about the function (and dysfunction) of local government. I also learned that less than 6% of the residents in my district vote. I want to get involved and wake up the City. I want to help manage Miami like a proper business that encourages smart growth while expanding green space, improving traffic, and valuing happy employees and police officers. I want the residents to breathe easy, knowing that their government is open and collaborative. I want to do this because I Love Miami.
Why am I Qualified? I believe that an experienced business person skilled in communication, negotiation, and management is very well equipped to be a successful and effective Commissioner. An entrepreneur knows how to listen to the needs of the people and find creative ways to meet those needs. I've always held a business philosophy of building relationships through collaboration. Below are a few of the key issues on our plate.