As the battle for the soul of Miami Beach rages, I applaud the editorial voice of the Herald. The “rabble” fueled by moneyed interests once again threatens to “Take back the Beach.” From whom and for what purpose? For 23 years, I have labored to make Miami Beach a safe haven for racial, ethnic and socio-economic diversity, tolerance, sustainable development and high public ethics. It is all at stake on Nov. 5.
Thank you for taking note that the soul of a city is not for sale and that earned respect is not easily discarded.
Victor M. Diaz, Miami Beach