Miami-Dade County Commission – District 3

November 1, 2020

Keon Hardemon (NPA)

Background

Hardemon has served as an Assistant Public Defender and City of Miami Commissioner.

Priorities and Points of View

  • Transportation
    • Hardemon argues for direct action to improve transit.
    • Hardemon would vote to extend the rail system to reach the Broward County line, as well as further reinstating additional routes and trolleys.
    • Hardemon would increase personnel on buses and trains to ensure the safety of public transit commuters.
  • Affordable Housing
    • Hardemon will work with advocacy groups and developers to identify vacant public land that could be used for affordable housing.
    • Hardemon would look to rewrite the zoning codes.
  • Climate Change
    • Hardemon passed a $200 million bill towards combating sea level rise and flooding.
    • Hardemon implemented a program where residents can receive grants to make their homes storm resistant.

Gepsie Metellus (NPA)

Background

Metellus is the Co-founder and Executive Director of the Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center. She has also served on the Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent’s Business Advisory Council and the School Bond Oversight Committee, and she is a member of the Miami Chapter of the International Women’s Forum and the Greater Miami Chapter of The Links, Inc., an international volunteer service organization led by women of color.

Priorities and Points of View

  • Transportation
    • Metellus advocates for more data collection to further understand transportation problems in the Miami-Dade area.
    • Metellus supports splitting the Transit and Public Works program into two separate departments.
  • Affordable Housing
    • Metellus plans to utilize public land and convert renters to owners. 
    • Metellus allocated $100 million for affordable housing initiatives in the city for new housing developments and money for private property renovations.
  • Climate Change
    • Metellus prioritizes sustainable development policies that protect our environment and environmental infrastructure. 
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