Morning Breakfast Club
July 29th, 2015
Meeting Date: Tuesday
Meeting Time: 8:30
Meeting Place: Abuela’s
Cuban Kitchen, 1654 Meridian Ave., South Beach
We continue with
our “Candidates Forum”. This week we are featuring
the candidates for Group 6 in the upcoming Miami Beach Commission
The candidates for
Group 6 are Mark Samuelian and John Elizabeth Aleman. Jeff
Cynamon was a candidate but had to drop out of the race
due to a medical problem.
Visit our web site at www.mbtmbc.com
(Miami Beach Tuesday Morning Breakfast Club).
2015 CANDIDATE FORUM PROCEDURES
EXPECTED QUESTIONS AND ISSUES
will be invited to participate by Group seat designation,
one Group per week, starting on July 21st with Group 4,
followed by Group 5 on July 28th, and Group 6th on August
will be given the opportunity to make an opening statement
of two or three minutes, to be determined by the Moderator.
will come from the audience, as selected by the Moderator.
can be directed to a particular candidate, or if open to
all candidates, will be assigned by Moderator.
or statements will be limited to one minute, and answers
should be appropriately limited.
may speak to a question or take issue with an answer, at
the discretion of the Moderator.
shall refrain from attempting to embarrass competitors.
agree to abide by these rules as a condition of participating.
QUESTIONS AND ISSUES:
million Convention Center renovation.
The 99 year
lease of city land for a proposed convention center hotel
(will be a yes or no Referendum issue).
of the proposed hotel (behind the Gleason or across from
the Convention Center).
The 30 story
height of the proposed hotel (needed for the Gleason site).
elections by Group seats be abolished?
seats are abolished, should District elections(two
Commissioners each elected from South Beach, Mid Beach,
and North Beach) be instituted”?
for Miami Beach.
light rail to connect Miami Beach with Miami.
some basic issues or needs that continue to come up in city
surveys and candidate speeches; they are traffic, parking,
sanitation, and security. Do you have any solutions to propose?
please confirm your intention to rticipate by email at <firstname.lastname@example.org>
(as of July 10th):
is no charge for attending and everyone is welcome.
For more information or to
be placed on the Club’s mailing list, contact
or David Kelsey.
Email address: "TuesdayMorningBreakfastClub@Yahoo.com"
Home Page: "www.mbtmbc.com"
group 5, Rickey Arriola speaking, Others in pic are
R-L, David, Joseph Jorzak, Mark Wheithorn, wating their
turn to tell us their qualification for the office of
Ruiz, Director of Community Services
for the City of Miami Beach, addressing the MBTMBC and
answering some difficult questions. Considering the
problems when dealing with the homeless and the many
senior citizen issues, the city appears to be doing
a very effective job..
Joy Malakoff shown here at an
earlier MBTMBC meeting with Cong. Debbie Wasserman
and our own
David. Joy brought
our new city Attorney
with her who explained in detail the proposed ballot
introduces our new top-cop-to-be, Daniel
Oates (holding mike) to the MBTMBC.
President of Mat Concessionaire, the company that is
building the tunnel at the Port of Miami, addressing
the MBTMBC and having us all anticipating the May opening..................................
Philip Levine, addressing the
mbtmbc for the first time as mayor and answering all
of our questions. His
ideas and enthusiasm were very welcome indeed.
Enrique Tamayo, addressing the MBTMBC and explaining
the progress of the Alton Road repairs. He also answered
questions relating to other parts of the city.
Manager Jimmy Morales,
addressing the MBTMBC for
first time since taking the helm of the city administration.
He assured us planning for stuff like rebuilding the
Convention Center and the possibility of rising ocean
levels are in capble hands.