Dramatically increasing public safety resources

BREAKING NEWS: Mark is proud to have again earned the support of community leader Frank Del Vecchio!

The number one job of local government is maintaining and improving public safety. And as your City Commissioner, I’ve fought hard to keep our community safe. These efforts have been widely recognized in the community including the endorsement from SOBESafe, a residents’ organization laser focused on safety issues.

Miami Beach is finalizing its annual budget, and throughout this process, I’ve been busy advocating for your safety, Laura.

In the new budget, I sponsored, co-sponsored, or advocated for the following enhancements to our city’s safety:

Public Safety

I’m confident that these new enhancements to our city budget will go a long way toward making our residents feel safer in Miami Beach. But, there’s much more work to be done to keep our homes, streets, and neighborhoods safe.

In my next term as your City Commissioner, I’ll continue to put public safety and resident quality of life at the very top of the city’s and my agenda. If you’re with me, click here to make a contribution to my campaign today.

Thank you for your support.

— Mark

Helping homeowners adapt to sea level rise

BREAKING NEWS: Mark is proud to again receive the SAVE endorsement! SAVE is recognized as South Florida’s longest serving organization dedicated to protecting the LGBTQ community against discrimination. 

 

Sea level rise is a scientific fact and a real risk to South Florida — particularly for residents of Miami Beach. And as flooding continues to put our safety and our property at risk, it’s critical that we take action.

That’s why I sponsored an innovative program offering residents matching grants of up to $20,000 for projects to increase resiliency and protect against flooding. 

Sea Level Rise

Here’s how the program works:

In the coming budget year, Miami Beach has over $1 million available for private property adaptation projects.

In Spring of 2022, the city will launch initial property assessments with recommendations and costs for qualifying resiliency projects. The assessment would then qualify the property owner to apply for a 50/50 improvement grant, up to $20,000 per property.

Here in Miami Beach, we understand the urgency of updating our city’s infrastructure to withstand increased flooding and natural disasters, and the goal of this initiative is to prevent flood damage now and in the future. 

But, this is just the beginning. There’s still a lot of work to do if we’re going to protect our city from the impact of sea level rise. And I’m committed to doing just that in my next term as your City Commissioner. If you’re with me, click here to make a contribution today. 

With gratitude,

Mark