As a lifetime resident of North Miami Beach, I am concerned and dismayed at the tone of this election. As a former North Miami Beach Councilwoman and currently serving as a county commissioner representing NMB at the county, I cannot remember a city election where some of the current elected officials openly targeted their colleagues. These actions are disappointing and shameful.
North Miami Beach is a great city and elected leadership should do what they can to encourage our residents to be involved, be knowledgeable about issues confronting us and vote based on the qualifications of those running for office. We need to judge candidates on their concern for us residents and businesses, their willingness to get involved in our issues and the critical issues our city is facing, and look into their involvement in the community as a whole.
I voted absentee and casting my vote on qualifications, involvement, concern and commitment to the people of NMB, I voted to re-elect Councilwoman Phyllis Smith. Knowing Phyllis for more than 20 years, I have seen these characteristics and qualities demonstrated in so many activities and volunteer efforts. In voting to re-elect Phyllis Smith, I voted for NMB.
Sally Heyman, North Miami Beach
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