As new chairman of Miami's overhauled commission longtime Grovite Marc Sarnoff is watching the money
Three years after Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff took office, a lot has changed at Miami City Hall, with a new mayor and commissioners. This year, Mr. Sarnoff took on the role of commission chair and plans to exercise his agenda-setting power to remove items without adequate funding to protect taxpayers' money.
With regards to his District 2, encompassing downtown, Brickell and Coconut Grove, Mr. Sarnoff is working to make sidewalk improvements downtown, build a park for Brickellites and complete the pink wall project along US 1.
Also chairman of the Downtown Development Authority, he plans to increase safety downtown, which in the long run could include adding its own police force, but city budget cuts are a concern.
The commissioner, who practices maritime law, is also concerned with the future of Watson Island. First, he wants to ensure the city gets paid, and long term, he says, the concept of a marina for luxury yachts could be an economic boost.
Mr. Sarnoff discussed his concerns, goals and vision with Miami Today reporter Yudislaidy Fernandez at City Hall in Coconut Grove.
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