If I were mayor of Miami Lakes, I would set up a system (email, regular mail, phone calls, hyperlink on the town website) where the residents can make suggestions for the town. Getting input from the community I am there to serve would be my No. 1 priority. That information can be prioritized and put up for a vote. As a CPA, I would do my best to make sure that the town is in a financially stable position not just for one year, but for many years into the future.
The financial aspect came to my attention when Mayor Pizzi was arrested. It is unimaginable to me how he could allegedly risk everything for $6,000. That brings into question every single thing that was ever done during his term. As for the “suggestion box” idea, many people complain or comment on negative things but usually do not have a way to change things. It would be great to get the town at large to come together in a way that is tangible to everyone.
Daniel Borges, Miami Lakes
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