Why are you running in District 2 in the City of Miami Grace:
I am running to restore trust and transparency in government - how do I think I will achieve it? By involving the residents in the process. Projects that will have direct impact on the residents’ quality of life will be discussed with the residents of the impacted area prior to coming before the Commission. We need to be more inclusive and have an open process.
I'm a first time candidate because like you and so many, many other Miami residents, I'm frustrated by the actions, and inaction's in some cases, by some of our city leadership. The only way we can change it is by doing the hard thing- running for office and offering a different way of doing things. This is how I intend to govern and represent district 2 and all of the City of Miami residents.What on earth can I say about Grace Solares? I have known her since the late 90's. We partnered on and organized debates for many candidates. I remember her reign as head of Neighborhoods United, a group of 18 neighborhood associations in Miami, she kept them sharp. Grace is one of the most effective activists in Miami Dade County. She should be clone-able. We haven't agreed on every issue, but Grace is a jewel. I would vote for her in a heartbeat. Like Daniella Levine, smart and savvy, activists are finally running for office and we are getting the best of the best. Why are we so lucky? She will listen to her constituents, of that I am certain and, if she wins, she will find out you can't make them ALL happy.
We are a long way from J.L. Plummer who ignored us all.