Petition to Carlos A. Gimenez
Overturn Ban of Pit bull Breed in Miami-Dade
I recently volunteered at the Animal shelter in Miami-Dade. To see all those puppy faces in a kennel as small as a closet is heartbreaking, they looked awefully sad and helpless and a big number were bully breeds or mixes of the pit bull breed. It's not fair. I own a pit bull myself and they are the most loyal and loving dogs, when raised right. It seems ridiculous to me that there are 2 counties right next to each other, one with a ban, the other without. Why are these dogs getting punished for the actions of selfish people? Shelter dogs and prisoners in jail are treated very much alike, with the dogs being innocent of any crime. This law on Miami- Dade is restricting so many people to adopt these amazing dogs that are just hoping for another chance. Then people wonder why some go in their backyard and breed puppies. One reason might be for money (selfish), but the other might be because they're not allowed to have the type of dog they desire because of foolish ban. For people pro Pit bull bans, educate yourself. Be around a pit bull that has been well taken care of. Elderly people always come up to me to pet my pit bull and hug and kiss him, because they know. They were around when these dogs had no problem being what they are, DOGS, and family dogs at that. Now they're dogs being treated like monsters. These are domesticated dogs, not wild animals from the jungle. A whole breed should not be punished because of a certain number that were TRAINED to be aggressive fighters. Too many pups and sweet adult dogs are euthanized because they are forbidden to go to happy homes in Miami. Let's change this around. Punish the humans not the dogs. Sign this petition guys, I'm going to make one until it makes a difference. They deserve to be adopted anywhere and everywhere, and have a real life too.
Petition to Commissioner Frank Carollo, Commissioner Ken Russell, Commissioner Willy Gort, Commissioner Francis Suarez, Commissioner Keon Hardemon, Mayor Tomas P. Regalado, Daniel J. Alfonso, Victoria Méndez, Nathan Kurland, Rafael Duharte, Jose Gell, Marlene Avalo, Emilio Callja, Alex Cardenas, Jeanie Hernandez, Marie Louissaint
Save Bayfront Park - Stop Ultra and Rolling Loud!
Bayfront Park is for the enjoyment of residents, not a cash cow for the city! We, the residents of Downtown Miami and its neighboring communities deserve to have daily access to Bayfront Park - our neighborhood park. Instead, since the beginning of 2017, Bayfront Park has been closed to the public or in a state of disrepair for over 100 days because of mega-concerts like Ultra and Rolling Loud. In recent years, the Bayfront Park Management Trust booked an increasing number of these events in the park. Marked by lengthy set-up and tear-down periods, these events have become larger and much more disruptive to our residential community. In addition to destroying the park's environmental elements, including trees, turf and landscaping, these events regularly force thousands of Downtown residents to flee the area to avoid the unbearable noise, traffic, and alcohol/drug-related violence present at and around these events. Ultra's contract is up for renewal. Rolling Loud's producers announced their intent to return to Bayfront Park next year. Tell the City of Miami, the Bayfront Park Board members and its Chairman, Commissioner Carollo: No More! The park is for the enjoyment of residents, not a cash cow for the city! SAVE BAYFRONT PARK - STOP ULTRA, ROLLING LOUD AND ALL FUTURE MEGA SIZED CONCERTS!
Petition to Chairman Keon Hardemon, Vice Chairman Ken Russell, Commissioner Wilfredo Gort, Commissioner Frank Carollo, Commissioner Francisco Suarez
The Value of a Neighborhood
Buena Vista is a neighborhood in Miami that celebrates diversity. Yet, big money influence could tear apart our harmonious community. The City of Miami Commission will decide if the elite of the elite developers, the 1% of the 1%, can take whatever they want from a working-class neighborhood. The Commission will decide the value of a neighborhood compared to the influence of big money. The developers of Miami's ultra-luxury Design District want to change the zoning of single-family residential property to Major Civic Institution in order to build an approximately 800-car, 300,000 square foot, five-story, for-profit parking garage.* Imagine more than five football fields stacked on top of one another. Imagine this across the street from your house. Who among us would want to live next to this, or raise their kids, or risk their pets, or have this massive commercial garage anywhere within their residential neighborhood? Why should the children of this neighborhood have a lesser quality of life than the children of more affluent circumstances? Where is the water's edge to this greed and better-than-the-rest treatment? We believe this is illegal spot zoning and there is case law to substantiate. The fact that the project has gotten this far defies common decency. The law is on our side. We, the neighbors along with civic activist Elvis Cruz, won a decisive victory in front of the City of Miami's Planning, Zoning and Appeals Board. After twenty-two months of fighting Goliath, we just received the legal support of the Community Justice Project. Yet, we still need YOU. Please help us. The developers would never get away with this in a more affluent neighborhood. Sign our petition and let Chairman Keon Hardemon and the City of Miami Commission know that we want them to stand strong to big money, support smart growth development, and represent the people. (Thank you for reading this far!!!). PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION AND SHARE WITH YOUR SOCIAL NETWORKS http://www.buenavistamia.com Link to short video with directly impacted neighbors: https://vimeo.com/157710952 * The 800 car number was based on calculations from the U.S. Army - Dept of Transportation Engineering's online parking garage calculator from square footage and other information submitted by the developer in its application to the City of Miami.
Petition to Ken Russell, Abigael Mahony, Kevin Kirwin
Raise the PACE. Add 2 additional Volleyball courts to Margaret Pace Park!
Volleyball Courts at Margaret Pace Park have wait times up to 2 hours on many nights. We are requesting that Commissioner, Ken Russell approve 2 additional volleyball courts to Margaret Pace Park.
Petition to Carlos Curbelo
We demand Rep. Carlos Curbelo host an in person town-hall!
Curbelo is coming back to Florida for Congressional recess and we want him to host a town-hall to address his constituents. Sign this petition to help make this happen!