This year has been unexpectedly and exceptionally difficult. It has challenged our wellness, our safety, our sense of security, and the routine of our daily lives. Yet still, the City of Miami Beach remains to be a place of beauty, passion, creativity, and community. Historically, it is a city that is known to adapt and then thrive again after any significant setback, and that is because of you.
Just after the November 2018 election, city staff received word that voters approved the $439 million Miami Beach General Obligation (G.O.) Bond Program with a 70% vote of confidence. We were impressed by your commitment to invest in the future of your community. We felt honored to work for a city where its residents would be involved partners with their local government in bettering the quality-of-life of their neighbors and future generations. We appreciate it, and especially now, we want to thank you.
For the last year and a half, our departments have been hard-at-work upgrading public safety, parks and public infrastructure across the city. Six of the 57 approved G.O. Bond projects have already been fully completed, and seven of 29 other active projects have partial completions. There is still a lot of work to do, but progress is being made every day. The G.O. Bond Program is key to the future quality-of-life in Miami Beach.
Thanks to Miami Beach residents and the G.O. Bond Program, we remain confident that this is THE best place to live, work and play. As we continue our work over the next decade, you will see more and more G.O. Bond-funded improvements being installed around town. Keep your eyes peeled for everything from shady tree canopies to smoother streets and sidewalks; upgraded sports fields to renovated community centers; more bike lanes to new streetlights; and that is because of you.
If one thing has been made clear this year, it is the power of collective impact. Together, we will rise out of this crisis. Together, we will create positive change for our community. Together, we will keep Miami Beach beautiful and thriving. Thank you residents, for your partnership in the Miami Beach G.O. Bond Program.
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