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AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Let’s create construction and service jobs to move our economy.

For most people, a home is their most valuable, profitable, and stable investment—or, at least, it should be. In one of the country’s most expensive housing markets, hundreds of thousands of people living in Miami-Dade have been priced out of the stability of a place to live. This essential stability enables people to have success in school, in work, and in society. If we do nothing to help people achieve this basic stability, they suffer, those around them suffer, and the effects keep radiating outward to the point that individual hardships become societal hardships. To avoid such hardships, it is of the utmost importance that we help people as much as we can to attain the stability of home ownership. Once elected, I will work with real estate companies to build new projects that will allocate a certain percentage (i.e 10% of new houses) so low-income people can buy or rent houses below market price. The goal is for our private and public sector to work together to create inclusionary housing!

GROWTH ECONOMY

Let’s increase our economy through tourism.

District 8 is full of wonderful tourist attractions. We are home to the Deering Estate; beautiful local, state, and national parks; and great cultural and commercial experiences—and we have the potential to further enhance and increase our attractiveness to tourists. The cultural diversity within our district offers visitors unique experiences that will satisfy their tastes for an authentic adventure in Florida. An increase in tourism also brings an increase in economic activity, which includes new business development, new jobs, potentially higher wages, and improved infrastructure projects. Tourism alone won’t solve all of our ills, but it will solve plenty. As a district, we have so much to offer and it is vital that we take full advantage of it—for both the visitors to the district, as well as those who live here.

Come and enjoy the South-Dade vibe!

TRANSPORTATION

Let’s use new and green technology to create solutions for the transit issues facing our community.

Without a reliable transportation infrastructure, how are people supposed to take advantage of new business opportunities? How are they supposed to travel between affordable homes, new jobs, and places to unwind? How are tourists supposed to visit our attractions? Right now, our roads are crumbling and public transportation is not meeting public needs because government funds have been mismanaged and the people have been ignored. When I’m elected, that will stop. We will create an innovation hub for start-ups creating transportation solutions (i.e., autonomous vehicles, ride sharing, carpooling, electric buses, charging stations for electric vehicles, etc.). We will also support local entrepreneurs, and aim to create jobs to support new sustainable technology.

CHILDREN & YOUTH PROGRAMS

Let’s invest in our children and youth by providing them with stability to make the most of their education.

Education determines how resourceful a person can be, how likely they are to have a job, how much they contribute to the economy, their level of criminal behavior, their overall happiness, and their quality of life. However, education means so much more than what a person learns between the opening and closing hours of the school day. Much of education comes from the stability to retain those lessons and information outside of school. Without the support necessary for students to absorb what they’ve learned, the quality of the education they receive is essentially worthless. To that end, I propose a series of sites around the district where students can go to do their homework, play outside, or do anything to find that safety, support, and stability necessary for them to make the most of their education. This is a needed public investment: an investment in our future.

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