I believe that every city has the right to effectively and efficiently represent their residents’ wishes via their respective municipal charters. As the son of Cuban exiles, I know the consequences when the Rule of Law is replaced by political fiat. In Miami Lakes, our Town Charter was crafted by the people under careful deliberation and elected officials since then have affirmed by oath and conduct that this governing document comes before any one politician.
Although I preferred a different outcome, I respect and will abide by the court’s decision, and Miami Lakes can rest assured that I will continue to represent the people’s interests on the Council and do all I can to move our town forward.
I am proud of my colleagues for acting prudently and with dignity over the past two years under difficult circumstances. I look forward to being able to continue working together as a unified Council to restore pride in our Town.
Manny Cid, Vice-Mayor of Miami Lakes
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