Ken’s Accomplishments

I came into office with one goal: clean up City Hall and start doing some good for the residents of District 2. In the four years that I have been your Commissioner, we’ve made great strides to better our community and aide in its continued growth. From tree stumps and potholes to affordable housing and traffic, we’ve accomplished great feats but that’s just the beginning. My promise to you is to continue the work I’ve done as your Commissioner and to always serve in the best interest of my District.

 
 
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Traffic

It affects you and me the same. We are spending too much time in traffic that could be spent with our loved ones or partaking in other activities. Traffic is directly correlated with quality of life and I want to make sure we give our residents the best quality of life we possibly can and that starts with traffic.

Accomplishments:

  • Expanded Trolley routes for more accessibility

  • More options to get around the District such as new bike lanes and a new shared scooter system

  • Working with FDOT to regulate the hours of the Brickell bridge in downtown to alleviate traffic during peak rush hours

 
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Affordable Housing

Housing is one of the most contested issues our City faces. Seniors, low-income families, and young professionals are finding it harder and harder to afford a home in the City. We’ve taken some steps to tackle this problem but we have more work coming to make housing accessible to all.

Accomplishments:

  • Allocated $400,000 to revitalize homes in the Historic Village West

  • Successfully changed zoning legislation in the Omni area to require developers to build more affordable housing units when seeking entitlements in this zone

  • Working on creating an Affordable Housing Master Plan for the City with the help of Florida International University’s Metropolitan Center

 
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Greenspace and Environment

I love our parks. It’s where I take my daughters to play, where we have picnics and birthday parties. Everyone should enjoy our parks without having to worry about safety of it. We’re cleaning up our parks from toxic waste and we’re also adding more parks and greenspace because our residents deserve a place where they can relax, hang out, and enjoy all our City has to offer.

Accomplishments:

  • In the process of cleaning up all the parks that have been contaminated with toxic waste throughout the City

  • Launched the Million Orchids Project with Fairchild Tropical Garden to bring back Florida’s native orchids throughout Coconut Grove

  • Through the Miami Forever Bond, which Commissioner Russell helped pass, funds are allocated towards sea-level rise initiatives while also setting money apart to fix our streets and update our parks

  • Working on connecting the Baywalk already closing up some gaps like from Margaret Pace Park to the Marina