Friday, April 13, 2018

Help Eileen Higgins get elected to the County Commission. By Geniusofdespair

This is a campaign on steroids. The election is May 22nd.

Bruno Barreiro “resigned to run” from the County Commission so he could run for...wait for it...U.S. Congress. I think that is pretty funny. Anyway, his seat is open. Eileen Higgins is running for it and Miami Beach had better vote for her, if they don't they will get Bruno's wife.

Everyone, send a check, tell your friends about her, we NEED Eileen Higgins on the County Commission  It would change everything, all government is local.

entire district
Do you know anyone who lives here? Make sure they vote on May 22nd.

Her Platform:

Traffic and Transit


If you ride public transit, like I do, you know Miami-Dade needs more reliable transit options - both bus and rail. There’s too much traffic and too many unfinished road construction projects. We need local officials who demand that these projects finish on time to get traffic flowing again and that they always keep pedestrian safety and small businesses in mind.

Crossing the causeways is an ordeal. Apart from the frustrating inconvenience, our County's economy is at risk if we don't implement solutions soon. We need County leaders who are ready to act on transit on the first day of the job.

Our Economy


Our district is one of the start-up capitals of the United States, but we need to help these new local businesses scale up, too. That’s why we need a commissioner who will fight to keep these new businesses in our district and connect them to resources, expanding their ability to grow. This means higher-paying jobs at the new companies themselves, and a resulting benefit to the community as we attract more entrepreneurs and fresh ideas for the County.

Housing Costs


Our housing costs are skyrocketing out of control. We all know someone who has made the decision to live in another part of the County or leave Miami-Dade because rent was too high. In turn, this hurts small businesses that lose potential customers.

I will work for reasonable solutions to our out-of-control rent. Affordable housing builds safe, successful, connected communities, and that’s why keeping our district affordable is a priority.



The sad fact that hundreds of our neighbors live on the street concerns me deeply. Chronic homelessness is not easy to solve, but our local experts all agree that we need more funding for daily, consistent outreach that assists people in finding a safe place to stay and a path out of poverty. The Commission’s current plan just isn’t doing enough.

As Commissioner I am committed to representing this vulnerable population while improving the quality of life for local residents and businesses. I want to hear from all involved stakeholders to make District 5 a safer, more friendly place.

Sea Level Rise


The horrifying flooding from last fall’s Hurricane Irma was a stark reminder of what we’ve known for a long time: our district is vulnerable to rising seas. We need commissioners who take this threat seriously. From drainage to street levels, every building project must consider what we can do to keep District 5 above water.

Our Environment


Miami-Dade County can’t lead in the 21st century if we continue to rely on 20th century technology. We should make smart investments that conserve our taxpayer dollars and our natural resources. I’ll promote adoption of renewable energy, electric vehicles, and energy efficiency for all County buildings. As Irma showed, FPL needs to meet its obligations to keep the lights on during severe weather and be better prepared to restore power in the aftermath. I’ll oppose any attempt to frack or drill offshore. Our drinking water and beaches are priceless public assets and I won’t allow them to be threatened for private development.

There is nothing more empowering than standing between a mother who has lost her son to gun violence and a son who is ready to make sure that this never happens to another mother again. #NeverAgain — with William J. Breslin and MJ Wright. - Eileen Higgins


Anonymous said...

I know Eileen, she would be awesome as a County Commissioner.

Anonymous said...

Housing we can afford? In this district, please.

Anonymous said...

Does she speak Spanish? The vast majority of her constituents, both on the mainland and the beach, are elderly, low-income Hispanics. Look at the voting rolls.

Geniusofdespair said...

She speaks Spanish. The area is changing, downtown??

Anonymous said...

She was the chief of staff to the US ambassador in Mexico. She speaks fluent Spanish.

Anonymous said...

Who did she vote for in the last presidential election? I presume the omission of any party affiliation means she's Republican.