Citizens-Led Candidates’ Forum/Town Hall for a Better Palmetto Bay

On October 18, the Board of Citizens, consisting of Hal Feldman, David Greenwell, Jaquelyn Prussing, Brett Trembly and Marcell Hetenyi put on three back-to-back meetings to help residents of Palmetto Bay become more informed about the issues that affect them and the upcoming election candidates that may help resolve them. Nearly 200 people attended.

Mayor Eugene Flinn, Vice Mayor John DuBois, District 1 Councilmember Karyn Cunningham, District 2 Councilmember Tim Schaffer, District 3 Councilmember Larissa Siegel-Lara, Erica Watts (running for Vice Mayor), David Zisman (running for Vice Mayor), David Singer (running for District 2 Councilmember), Village Manager Ed Silva, Village Attorney Dexter Lehtinen and Village Police Commander Major Gady Serralta all took part.

Board Chairman Hal ‘MiamiHal’ Feldman explained, “I was tired of confusing information, mass email campaigns, Facebook threads and anonymous website monologues about the important issues in Palmetto Bay. Instead, I just wanted to hear directly from our Village leaders and candidates face-to-face where we could break through the clutter and hear directly about the matters that affect us as Palmetto Bay residents as a two-way conversation.”

Feedback proved the evening to be a rousing success.