WJCT All Things Considered

Miami City Commissioner Ken Russell, Florida's Hispanic Vote & Friends Of The Everglades At 50 Years


On today’s episode of Sundial, WLRN Broward County reporter Caitie Switalski fills in for host Luis Hernandez.

Last year, the city of Miami passed an “inclusionary zoning” measure that would require a portion of the apartments in Miami’s Omni district, north of downtown, to be made affordable for residents. Commissioner Ken Russell spearheaded the project. He joined Sundial to talk about affordable housing in South Florida and also update us on future plans for the Coconut Grove Playhouse, which will be the topic of discussion at next week’s city of Miami commission meeting.

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Brickell, Downtown Miami Getting Rentable Scooters As Part Of New Pilot Program

By Hank Tester
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Miami pilot program is set to be announced and it has to do with motorized, electric scooters.

Six scooter companies are putting 300 scooters on the streets and sidewalks of Commission District 2, which belongs to Commissioner Ken Russel.

“The average ride is a mile of less,” said Russell. “People use it to go to lunch a lot, instead of taking a car into the center of downtown or into the Grove. Look on the app, find the scooter, hop on and get where you are going.”

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Miami New Times

Miami Bans Controversial Herbicides That Are Killing Biscayne Bay

Commissioner Ken Russell, who sponsored the resolution, says he started looking into the city's use of herbicides and pesticides after Miami was swept by blue-green algae blooms, red tide, and fecal contamination. One of his main concerns was the city's stormwater outfalls, which pump dirty, unfiltered water from the streets into Biscayne Bay.

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WPLG ABC Local 10 News

Renovated apartments coming to Overtown and residents don't have to leave

Project part of efforts to add affordable housing to Miami

by Neki Mohan - Anchor/Repoter

It will take eight months to restore the building. No residents will have to leave during the construction. Miami Commissioner Ken Russell said that's how it should be.

"We want to improve their quality of life," said Russell, who pushed for the project as part of an effort to add affordable housing to Miami.

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Miami Herald

Ken Russell Appointed New Chairman of Miami Commission

by Joey Flechas

…Suarez has used one of his few powers to name Commissioner Ken Russell as the new commission chairman. Russell represents District 2 along Miami's coast stretching from Morningside to Coconut Grove. His vice chairman will be Commissioner Willy Gort, who is entering his final year in office representing District 1, which includes Allapattah and Grapeland Heights.

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Miami Herald

Miami will start making developers provide affordable housing in some new towers

by Andres Viglucci

In what could be a substantial step forward in local efforts to stem a housing affordability crisis, the city of Miami appears ready to begin requiring developers of some new residential towers to set aside a percentage of units for residents with low incomes.

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