District 8 Miami-Dade County Commissioner Lynda Bell was the guest of the Palmetto Bay Village Voice on March 11. During her hour at the Ed & Arlene Feller Room of the Palmetto Bay Public Library, she spoke about her approach to public service, current issues and took Q&A from the audience.
Bell said she was proud that she was able to bring open budget books to the public, open convenient County Service Centers so that people didn’t have to trek Downtown, championed the new term limits law, and that she helped remove parking fees for jury members.
“I’m from humble background and raised in a single-parent environment,” explained Bell, “I feel it is my job to understand people and to assist at every level. Simple things can make our lives better." To this point, Bell started and sponsors afamily movie nights in our parks. It's a free way to get outdoors, be entertained and enjoy what our County has to offer.
Bell takes public transportation when needing to do business in Downtown Miami and feels that bringing light rail, potentially on the ground within the busway, might be the right economic answer to getting areas south of Dadeland more connected.
“The most important concern we have today is the economy. One of the things we did in cooperation with the Beacon Council was to launch http://miamidadesites.com/." This allows businesses to find accurate information about our County and attempts to knock down barriers to entry, thus encouraging new businesses to establish themselves here. “I’m excited about that effort…”
The Palmetto Bay Village Voice is a group of Palmetto Bay residents whose mission is to increase local government transparency and accountability through education and communication, and to promote active resident participation in our community.