The City of Miami went Green last Friday in support of the Paris Agreement and the intent of reducing emissions. Both City Hall as well as the iconic Miami Tower lit up in solidarity with the world.
I am working on making Miami a more resilient city. I recently launched Miami's first ever crowd-sourced environmental legislation. Check it out on my time-line at Ken Russell Miami.
As many of you know Gov. Scott vetoed $500k from our bay walk funding. This is why it is important we all support this investment as one of the potential General Obligation Bond's projects. On a positive note, Gov. Scott approved our $1.125 million for our storm water master plan as well as significant funding for the Underline.
Thanks for staying informed and active,
Your City Commissioner,
Miami Tower lit up in support of the Paris Agreement.
Miami City Hall lit up in support of the Paris Agreement.
WHAT I'M SPONSORING
SECOND READING ORDINANCE
SR.1:This ordinance would extend the required notice period for terminating residential tenancies from 15 to 30 days. I'm bringing this legislation in response to a mass eviction crisis in Coconut Grove last year that saw families put out on the street with little notice near the Thanksgiving holiday. This ordinance will require at least 30 days notice, giving tenants more protection.
SR.2:This ordinance, co-sponsored by Commissioner Suarez, would strengthen the investigative powers of the Civilian Investigative Panel, which is the City board that reviews complaints of police misconduct. It would also establish the board’s annual budget at a minimum of 1% of police salaries.
SR.3:This legislation would improve our currently clunky handwritten campaign reports, requiring campaign finance reports to be filed online. This ordinance will bring transparency to our local government, since it will make it easier to search public records on the candidates or contributors.
PH.2:This legislation would fund City Year Miami's programs in the City of Miami. City Year is a national service organization for young adults age 18-25 that provide one-on-one academic support to help students in high need schools stay in school and to prepare for high school graduation and beyond.
FR.2:This is the first reading of a significant update to the sections of the City Code and Miami 21 establishing the requirements and regulations for the sale of alcohol in the City of Miami. This has a companion item PZ.2 which addresses the same details.