longest wooden bridge in the world
Miami Beach, FL (Vocus) October 22, 2009
"With this tough economy we’re living through, one of my top priorities has been to promote tourism through the efforts of my Blue Ribbon Task Force on Tourism. I have also fought to get money for the renovation of the convention center, which is the lifeblood of our industry." Bower states.
In fact, the list goes on and on about what Matti has done in the past two years in all areas that concern the people of Miami Beach and has worked hard to enhance the quality of life for the people of Miami Beach.
Here is but a glimpse:
- Overall reported crime rate continues to drop annually.
- The City of Miami Beach celebrated the Phase I completion of a $6 million streetscape improvement project for the South Pointe area.
- The City of Miami Beach acquired beachfront lots for the sum of $10 from the state of Florida.
- The Marseille Drive Streetscape Improvement Project was launched to upgrade water mains, drainage street lighting and landscaping.
- The Miami Beach Golf Course opened following $6.5 million in renovations.
- The Flamingo Pool re-opened with an eight-lap pool and an interactive water playground following a $2 million renovation project.
- The City of Miami Beach renovated the park and recreation facilities at Flamingo Park and the Scott Rakow Youth Center.
- The City of Miami Beach replaced 60-year-old water lines on Collins Avenue as a part of the Florida Department of Transportation reconstruction project.
- The Meridian Avenue Bridge was renovated and renamed the Holocaust Memorial Bridge.
- Funds were secured for the first time to clean the canals and were given a permanent line item in the City budget.
- The Historic Venetian Causeway, which at the time of its 1913 opening was the “longest wooden bridge in the world”, completed a $29 million Florida Department of Transportation restoration and replacement project and reopened to foot and vehicle traffic.
- The National Trust designated the City of Miami Beach’s Old City Hall Building located at 1130 Washington Avenue for Preservation as an official project of Save America’s Treasures.
- Construction began on the new and improved 47,000 square-foot Liberty Avenue branch of the Miami-Dade County Library System. New features include: an auditorium, coffee bar, state-of the art computer system and a children’s room.
- The Bass Museum reopened after the completion of a five-year renovation project.
- Art Basel /Miami Beach, sister to the world’s most prestigious international art show Art Basel, opened to international acclaim.
- Executed the management agreement with Altos del Mar Sculpture Park, Inc. which will establish a sculpture park at the current Altos del Mar park site east of Collins Avenue at 76th and 77th Streets in North Beach.
- State Homestead exemption funds were made available immediately to entitled seniors who applied.
- Created the Office of Homeless Coordination, which secures bed space and coordinates services for the homeless.
- Passed an anti-panhandling ordinance on Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road.
To read more about her accomplishments go to http://www.reelectmattimayor.com/accomplishments.html and http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mayor+matti+bower
Mayor Matti Bower cares about improving the quality of life for everyone in the City of Miami Beach. With your help, Matti Bower will continue to work to make our city a great place to live, work and visit.
Vote for Mayor Matti Bower this November 3rd, 2009!
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About Mayor Matti Herrera Bower
Matti Herrera Bower was elected Mayor of Miami Beach, Florida on Tuesday November 20th, 2007 at a run-off election by a commanding 54 percent popular vote to her opponent's 46 percent. She is the city's first female and Cuban-American Mayor. For more info on Mayor Bower see http://www.reelectmattimayor.com/index.html