I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and pray that in the coming year God provides you all with good health and prosperity. The Supreme Court gave us an early Christmas present when they ordered my suspension removed after I was completely exonerated and cleared of false and absurd allegations. Once my suspension was lifted, I returned to my role as mayor of Miami Lakes. This is a position that I was elected to by 70% of the people in an election where over 75% of our residents voted. My return as mayor was not only called for under the Constitution, but it is plain old common sense and no charter, law or regulations say anything different. It is also what the people were told when a special election was held to fill my position until I could be exonerated and no one in the Town said anything different. But, rest assured my life does not revolve around political titles and I write today about something more important.
Although I remain your public servant, I must tell you that at this point my life is guided by serving God and helping my neighbors and all those in need. Public office and politics must always be second to humbly serving our neighbors and spreading God’s love. I call upon all citizens to perform at least one act to help a neighbor in need this January and do it without fanfare, publicity or credit — just do it! There is no room in my heart for anger, bitterness or vengeance. I consider myself the luckiest man alive because of my family, friends and community. Let us all make 2015 the year we set aside our differences and work for a better community for all. God bless you all.
Michael Pizzi, Miami Lakes
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