Miami native Chuck Todd recently put together a mini-documentary on NBC’s Meet the Press discussing Miami’s successful policies.
That’s right. A positive profile on our hometown.
His segment brought to mind an important truth about Miami: Our community, our story, our success and our failures are a lesson for the rest of our nation.
Miami is home to diverse cultures and exponential growth, all within the last 50 years, making it a perfect case-study for cities to learn from.
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Countless communities around the U.S. are growing, embracing and welcoming trends such as rural to urban, industrial to technological and from identical to diverse.
Miami — and its responsive policies — finds itself in a position to showcase our growth and successes to cities that are ready to embrace much-welcomed advancement.
Conversely, our growing pains can also be displayed and analyzed.
After all, no great city can claim its successes without remembering its missteps and setbacks.
Our noteworthy scars can ensure similar problems do not limit our counterparts’ ability to adapt, succeed and flourish in their own right. As a community we should be honored by the opportunity to serve as a model, but we must continue striving for improvement.
Today’s public policy decisions regarding our safety, healthcare, industry cultivation and effective transportation will ensure Miami’s residents have a better quality of life tomorrow.
Alfonso “Alfie” Leon,