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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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WLRN South Florida

Miami Launches First Phase Of $400 Million Forever Bond Program

by Sam Turken

The city of Miami announced on Tuesday more than 30 new public infrastructure projects, the initial phase of a multi-year plan to increase the supply of affordable housing, quell flooding and make other city improvements.

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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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Sun Sentinel: South Florida

Miami Will Bloom with New Orchids

by Johnny Diaz

On Monday morning, city of Miami officials, representatives from Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Million Orchid Project and volunteers began planting hundreds of native orchids in the neighborhood.

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Miami Herald

Miami Cracks Down on Pet Shops with New Law

by Samantha J. Gross

Vice Chairman Ken Russell, who sponsored the law, said shelters have already agreed to work with the city on providing the pet shops with rescued pets to help owners move away from selling animals supplied by puppy mills.

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Miami Herald

Russell (who else?) takes Miami District 2 Commission election

by David Smiley

Once underfunded and overlooked, Ken Russell was told he only needed one vote Tuesday to win Miami’s powerful District 2 commission seat. He received 2,700, ending what will surely go down as one of the most convoluted elections in Miami history with an exclamation point.

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CBS Miami

Miami & Miami Beach Reach Finish Line After Runoffs For Commission Seats

Miami and Miami Beach have reached the finish line after runoffs for their final commission seats.

Ken Russell, who was running for the District 2 seat, coasted to an uncontested victory Tuesday night.

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Miami New Times

Miami Election Results: Ken Russell Makes it Official

by Kyle Munzenrieder

Both candidates will be serving in political office for the first time, and will undoubtedly bring a fresh prospective to their respective commissions. 

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CBS Miami

Polls Open In Miami

Polls are open in Miami and Miami Beach for voters to decide a pair of run-off elections.

Voters in Miami will cast ballots for a new District 2 commissioner. Ken Russell will win the seat because his opponent, Teresa Sarnoff, withdrew last week. The city said votes for Sarnoff won’t count, but the election must be held.

The polls will close at 7 p.m. 

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Miami Herald

Miami will still vote in District 2 race

by Joey Flechas and David Smiley

In Miami, voters from Coconut Grove to Morningside will choose a new District 2 commissioner, although the election's outcome has already been determined after Teresa Sarnoff withdrew last week, leaving Ken Russell as the only candidate still in the running. The city says votes for Sarnoff won't count, but law requires that the election must be held. Russell will succeed Sarnoff’s husband, term-limited Commissioner Marc Sarnoff.

Polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters can find sample ballots, poll locations and other election information at http://www.miamidade.gov/elections.

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