In the Oct. 22 editorial, Herald picks for Miami Beach, you discussed the Group 4 race for commissioner in Miami Beach, and you were kind enough to mention my progressive ideas.
Well, let me tell you precisely what they are.
I oppose Mayor Philip Levine’s ethically questionable effort to fill three commission seats with PAC-funded, pliant commissioners.
That is a plan that would wreck the city charter’s system of checks and balances.
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I’m the only candidate in Group 4 who will vigorously challenge the transfer of $163,000 to David Custin’s PAC, which he is using to support the mayor’s slate. We need to restore trust in our city government.
Second, I support the kind of development that minimally impacts traffic and is compatible with local neighborhoods.
And, that I’m the only candidate in Group 4 who has vigorously opposed referendum item #2, which would amend the city charter, opening the door to a very lucrative but hugely out-of-scale project in the Ocean Terrace area of North Beach.
Third, if I’m elected, I will urge that the city commission adopt a professionally prepared administrative plan to ensure that our human, material and financial resources are optimally deployed.
Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, city commission candidate,