A Vision for Our Future

I believe that elected office is about public service, about giving more than receiving, about creating a strong community, and about building a shared future.


As a Coral Gables City Commissioner, I pledge to engage our residents and stakeholders, to listen to their challenges, to work together to build a vision that works, and to take action.

The following sections describe a Vision for Our Future with more detail than what other candidates offer.  I invite you to review, and send me a note with your thoughts and observations!

The Clear Choice for Coral Gables

On Fiscal Responsibility and Transparency

As citizens paying our hard-earned dollars to fund city services, we expect good value for our contributions.  We expect high-quality at competitive costs...  (more)

On Planning and Development

Good communities result from good vision and planning.  Coral Gables founder George Merrick demonstrated this... (more)

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On Civility and Ethics

As a candidate for our special city, I pledge to run a campaign reflecting the optimism of my platform and the values of Coral Gables.  I also believe that a campaign echoes the character of the candidate... (more)

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On Resiliency and Sustainability

Global temperatures increased between 1.1 and 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit in the period from 1906 to 2005, driving changes in climate patterns across the world.  The local impacts in South Florida are already evident, and we can expect additional changes in the future... (more)

On Public Safety

Public safety is the highest duty of government, and the most important quality of life issue for our city.  Coral Gables residents value the safety of their families – and we thank the Coral Gables Police Department for their brave work...  (more)

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On Public Spaces

Since its founding, the City of Coral Gables has distinguished itself with splendid public spaces designed to establish a unique quality of life for its citizens.  Today, many of our city’s streets remain under the soft shadow of an urban forest... (more)

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On Traffic

Coral Gables residents value calm and walkable streets because they help craft a small town feel that draws children and adults into the community to play, exercise, and socialize. Increasingly, residents across our neighborhoods feel the intrusion of commuters... (more)

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