As you may know — I am seeking re-election in this year’s 2020 election.
Four years ago, I chose to run for office because the great City of Hallandale Beach was in need of an overhaul. 85% of our City’s public-school students were experiencing food insecurity, our senior population (many of whom live in some sort of isolation) were underserved, and most of all — the City’s public safety was in desperate need of attention!
I ran on a platform to tackle the above issues – and then some! During my campaign, I knocked on many of your doors. I learned that many of you fell (and still do) victim to abuse by condo associations and/or board members (this is a City-wide issue). I also came to learn that those of you along S. Ocean Drive were (and still are) concerned about beach erosion. Our neighbors in the West side of the City struggle with affordable housing options.
I am incredibly proud of keeping every promise I made when knocking on your doors in the last 3.5 years.
- Along with Hallandale Beach Advocate Dimitriy Yakubovich, we successfully fought for an A class rated fire department. The merger with Broward Fire Rescue resulted in you, the taxpayers and stakeholders, having 3 paramedics on each rescue truck and 4 firefighters on each fire engine! Our firefighters now have exceptional training (which was not the case in years past) and we saved millions of dollars in a potential litigation. Additionally, Hallandale Beach residents enjoyed access to a fully staffed fire department amid the Covid health crisis. This means that our City saved tens of thousands of dollars by not having to pay overtime hours, as this cost was absorbed by Broward Fire Rescue.
- Together with concerned residents and the help of Dimitrity Yakubovich, I was able to sponsor the Condominium Transparency Act — tackling condo fraud and abuse in our City.