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Vote Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 3

Brickell residents are urged to vote November 3rd in the election for City of Miami Commissioner, District 2. This is an important seat impacting the Brickell community, as well as points north and south of our neighborhood. Here are the polling locations:

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Eight of the nine declared candidates for the City of Miami Commissioner seat for District 2 participated in the Brickell/Downtown Candidates Forum presented by Becker & Poliakoff and hosted by BHA, Downtown Neighborhood Alliance, Biscayne Neighborhood Association and Brickell Area Association on September 16. For nearly two hours candidates answered questions from the associations and the audience about quality of life, development, safety, traffic and transportation, education, city services and other areas of concern for the coastal neighborhoods of mostly luxury condos along Biscayne Bay from the Rickenbacker Causeway north through Downtown Miami and Edgewater.

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BeckerlogoblueBHA extends its thanks to the Forum’s underwriters at Becker & Poliakoff for making the event possible. Shareholder Michael Gongora, no stranger to politics as a former Miami Beach Commissioner, moderated the event. Thanks also to First Presbyterian Church, which graciously provided the venue and assisted with logistics, and to our partner hosting organizations.

District 2 —including Downtown, Brickell, Edgewater, Coconut Grove, Virginia Key and Watson Island — represents the core of Miami, its financial center and economic hub, contributing more than three-quarters of the tax base for the entire City. The Commissioner for this district is involved in issues involving Miami’s biggest growth and challenges.

The election will be Tuesday, November 3. The winner will be whomever wins more than 50 percent of the votes. If no one carries a majority, the runoff will be Nov. 17 between the top two candidates.

Participating candidates at the Forum included Williams Armbrister, Javier Gonzalez, Rosa Palomino, Ken Russell, Teresa Sarnoff, Seth Sklarey, Grace Solares and Lorry Woods.

The Forum was videotaped and anyone who missed it is urged to take a look and hear what the contenders have to say.

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Read previous BHA article on Candidates in which they address Brickell issues in answering the question, “What could we expect from you if elected commissioner?”