Please join the South Miami Neighbors as they convene a Monday night meeting, November 21, 7:00 pm at South Miami City Hall for a community conversation where candidates for upcoming commission elections will candidly discuss what they seek to accomplish for South City.
Invitations have been sent to candidates Josh Liebman, and Mayor Julio Robaina, as well as current Mayor Phil Stoddard and Commissioners Velma Palmer and Brian Beasley. Also, if you or anyone you know are considering running for a commission seat, please come too. Please pass the word to other neighbors.
Welcome to the UEL.ORGThe UEL is a advocacy organization that supports environmentally responsible development and smart growth. We work to protect the public waterfront, public spaces, and historic and natural areas in Miami-Dade county. Our blog is a forum for discussion, and may not reflect the opinion of all board members. If you support smart growth and environmental protection please join us!
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