Letters to the Editor

Support for hotel

The Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is proud to support the convention center hotel, which Miami Beach voters will have the opportunity to approve at the ballot box. We have worked to promote a unified and gay-friendly business community in Miami-Dade.

We see the hotel as a golden opportunity to support our many member-businesses in Miami Beach, as it will bring new visitors, high-profile conventions and more than 1,400 jobs to the Beach. Our members, and indeed the entire community, stand to benefit directly from all of this economic activity. The fact that the convention center hotel will be privately funded and contribute millions of dollars to the city in lease and tax payments is even more reason that the MDGLCC is proud to support it.

Steve Adkins, president and CEO, Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Miami Beach