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North Miami Commission District 2

On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, the City of North Miami is holding general elections. The following positions are up for election: Mayor, Council Seat Districts 2 and Council Seat Districts 3. All City of North Miami residents can vote for Mayor but voters can only cast a vote for a Council member in the district where they reside. The Mayor will serve a 2-year term and Council members will serve a 4-year term each.On election day, City of North Miami residents can vote from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm at the North Miami City Hall, 776 NE 125 Street.The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot is May 1st.Early voting will take place from April 26th to May 9th, from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm at the North Miami Public Library, 835 NE 132 Street.

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    Esther Blynn
    (NPA)

  • Kevin Burns
    (NPA)

  • Hector Medina
    (NPA)

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    Kassandra Timothe
    (NPA)

  • William Welsh
    (NPA)

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    Jessica Wolland
    (NPA)

Información Biográfica

1. Why are you running for office and what qualities, training, experience and skills do you bring to this position?

2. What are the 3 most important issues facing your municipality? For each concern, how do you propose to mitigate/improve/resolve the issue?

I am running for office in order to restore our finances, rebuild &/or retain our assets, building upon my 46 years of contributions to, & effective advocacy for District 2 & NM for which I received 2 City Proclamations, in 2002, & again in 2020 by the current Mayor & Council on March 10, 2020, Esther Blynn Day. I established effective working relationships within our diverse NM & our State. I have the education, training & leadership experience with proven results to represent District 2. At FIU, as its first Clinical Dir. of Master's of Social Work Program, I was Professor to Marleine Bastien, I wrote & received 7 HHS grants to fund in-service training for police & DCF. As an attorney, now in private practice, I served as an ASA child abuse prosecutor, working with Mayor Levine Cava. As VP of the No. Dade Bar Assn, Dir., NM Senior Citizens Fndtn, Dir. of my homeowners' assn, & as a mediator, skilled in dispute resolution, I bring a broad spectrum of skills to the position.
Economic Crises from 8 years of poor budget control, wasteful spending, resulting in budget deficits, depleted reserves, & $6-8 million in missing funds. Within the budget, we need to save costs with proven programs that reduce costs, proven public/private partnerships for community re-development to increase our tax base. Cut wasteful budget items, restrict or curtail out-sourcing. Hire a team of full time grant writers to obtain funding from all sources to restore budget integrity Decaying infrastructure: Replace & repair our aging water system, bury our utility lines, install traffic calming devices on our streets, repair & put sidewalks where needed, improve public transportation system, Rejoin cost-effective nat'l programs for improving parks & green spaces, & green beautification . Revocation of FAA approved flight paths from MIA causing noise pollution & toxic debris. Aggressive lobbying and continue litigation by City atty; join with other affected Cities, & MIami-Dade League
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After serving the City of North Miami for 5 years as the Public Information Officer as the voice of the City., I decided it was time to really impact my community. I also worked for MOCA when I was 15 years old.. I resigned from my position as PIO to run for office to become what I've envisioned for years. A true public servant. I was born and raised in North Miami and I have over 10 years of governmental experience working in State Legislature and local government. A true North Miami native,I live, work and play in the heart and pulse of the City in District 2. I'm ready to serve North Miami’s District 2 because the time is now for real change and a fresh new start in North Miami.

In 2008, I stood before the Greater North Miami Chamber and received a college scholarship and in her speech, she told a room full of elected officials and business owners, she would one day come home, and run for office. 12 years later, she’s back home, and she’s running for office.
I’m running because the time is now to rebuild a stronger North Miami. The time is now for a pathway to COVID-19 recovery, engage our youth through community service initiatives and strengthen our community. The time is now to make NoMi communities safer and sustainable -- by improving aging infrastructure, roadway and drainage repairs and by addressing the inevitable effects of climate change. The time is now to ensure our aging loved ones have access to necessary social services and resources -- affordable housing, public transportation, healthy food and activities to sustain physical and mental well-being.

My solutions can be found here https://kassandratimothe.com/initiatives-priorities/
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I’m a lifelong resident of North Miami. I’ve lived in District 2 as a homeowner now for the past 14 years and I think this is a great opportunity for me to continue my civic involvement in a more official capacity.

Since childhood I have been present in my community whether it was attending council meetings with my father who served as Mayor, Councilman and City Clerk, fighting for the Basade Park with my mother or as an adult collecting school supplies, helping start the Pre-Robotics program at WJ Bryan Elementary, collaborating with the library for virtual storytelling etc. Further, I worked with the North Miami Parks & Recreation Department for 18 years which gave me insight into the city and the opportunity to meet and interact with many residents. North Miami is inherently part of who I am and I want to continue serving in a more formal capacity to effect change.
1) The city's financial deficit 2) Infrastructure issues 3) The FAA's new lower Flight Patterns

We need to focus on spending wisely instead of simply spending. There should be a differentiation between needs and wants. Parties, special events and other items that don’t contribute to resolving community or residents’ needs should be less of a priority.

On infrastructure, we need to prioritize our aging pipes and water plant. The city is nearing 100 years. We need to continue to apply for federal grants and look into new methods and innovations for flood mitigation as we face sea level rise.

Concerning the FAA, we need to fight this change alongside other municipalities. The community is facing high levels of noise as well as toxins being released into our environment. We need to create awareness and make our voices heard. Collaboration with the county and surrounding cities will be important to protect our quality of life.