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‘Best of Doral’ campaign on mayor’s accomplishments list

Written by on July 27, 2021
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‘Best of Doral’ campaign on mayor’s accomplishments list

With safety as the priority for all residents and visitors, the City of Doral continues to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, working closely with the business community to help them succeed. 

Efforts include permits for outdoor dining, extension for business tax receipt renewals, free food deliveries and distribution events, as well as assistance with the promotion of local businesses through programs like the “Spend Local, Save Local program.” 

“Something we’re also very proud of is the grant funds we gave to many. We awarded about $1.4 million as part of the Doral CARES program to assist with rents and small businesses,” said Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez. “We also awarded about $70,000 in Community Based Organization and Façade Improvements Grant Program.”

The façade improvements grant program provides financial assistance to businesses, homeowner associations and commercial property owners in Doral in order to stimulate private sector investment, beautification, economic growth and job creation by improving the appearance of the buildings, the mayor said. 

Capital projects and improvements to infrastructure never stopped and continue to progress, with recent unveiling of two major roads, Northwest 41st Street and Northwest 112th Avenue, that underwent stormwater drainage improvements, street widening, share used sidewalks, new street lighting and striping. 

“We also inaugurated an already award-winning project – The Real-Time Operations Center at the Police Department. The center will help centralize crucial information for more efficient and effective policing that keeps our community safe,” Mayor Bermudez said.

Work on the Doral Parks Bond projects is also moving quickly with improvements completed at Doral Meadow Park and Morgan Levy. The construction of the new Doral Cultural Arts Center and Doral Central Park is underway. All of these projects are on time and on budget, “and I remain committed to maintaining that standard with all city projects,” he said. 

Moving forward, high quality of life for all residents and economic vitality for businesses remains a main goal for the mayor.

“We will be rolling out more art and culture opportunities throughout the city with important partners like Codina [Partners] and the Doral Contemporary Art Museum,” he said. “Last year, we brought a world-class outdoor sculpture exhibit by Manolo Valdes and Miami City Ballet’s Nutcracker in Park.” 

Residents and businesses can continue to expect more cultural arts events, services and support. 

“This summer we have a ‘Best of Doral’ campaign to highlight our businesses across several industries by inviting the community to visit them and vote on their favorite,” Mayor Bermudez added. “Winners will be announced in September and enjoy several promotional opportunities from the city to help amplify and help drive business.”

One Response to ‘Best of Doral’ campaign on mayor’s accomplishments list

  1. Manny Sarmiento Reply

    August 30, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    The “Best of Doral” campaign was not J.C. Bermudez’ idea or concept.

    Instead of cooperating with the Doral Chamber of Commerce on the “Best of Doral” campaign, which the chamber has run since 2009, Mr. Bermudez chose to steal the concept from the chamber.

    Instead of cooperating in a joint venture with the Doral Chamber’s idea, he chooses to sell the concept as if it was his original idea.

    The DCC’s attorneys have sent the City of Doral a Cease and Desist letter demanding to stop using the DCC’s Trademarked concept of “Best of Doral.

    Also, the $18,500 spent on this campaign would have been better invested in helping businesses in trouble due to shutdowns. In May of 2020, the Mayor and council refused to offer businesses owners financial assistance from the City of Doral’s massive surplus budget.

    Manny Sarmiento – CEO
    Doral Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

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