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Commissioner Rusell Sponsors Father’s Day Events

TACKLING TRANSIT ISSUES

To date, I’ve met with local, state and county leaders to address issues in Golden Pines and promote the creation of a Baylink to Miami Beach. I’ve stood with Morningside civic activists at the exit of the Julia Tuttle Causeway to understand what they live through every rush hour. I’ve successfully pushed an expansion of the city’s public transportation options and encouraged alternative modes of transit... Read More

ADDRESSING THE HOMLESSNESS CRISIS

I’ve been able to successfully bridge differences and get all sides to the table by reminding those of varied opinions that we all share the same goal: ending street homelessness. I met hundreds of homeless individuals during the overnight annual homeless census count, I'm supporting the expansion of current shelters, and I'm pushing for consensus between county and city leaders.

 

Commissioner Rusell speaking at a Groundbreaking

COMMISSIONER RUSSELL BACKS THE FIGHT FOR $15

I’m proud to say I’ve brought the Fight for $15 to the steps of City Hall. While as a city commissioner I am prevented by state law from establishing a minimum wage citywide, I have encouraged fellow city commissioners to consider creating a living wage on contracts we can control. I was successful in getting the Miami International Boat Show to pay a $15 minimum to all employees...Read More

The D4 Office Presents Checks to Several Orgs

WORKING TORWARDS ONE GROVE

As Chairman of the Coconut Grove BID, I have worked with long-serving members to see that a new direction for the organization includes the western part of Grand Ave. I see both potential and a responsibility in promoting a commercial district there. One of my first votes as BID chairman was to fund a free trolley to the West Grove, one that will bring tourists into that area and allow residents there to access much of our city...Read More

Commissioner Rusell Leading the Sunshine Meeting on TriRail

BRICKELL & DOWNTOWN AS A GLOBAL HUB OF COMMERCE, FINANCE, AND CULTURE

I’ve worked with community organizations, developers and residents to make sure the economic miracle that are downtown Miami and Brickell continue. Whether it’s working to provide the proper infrastructure, supporting investment efforts or seeing where the Downtown Development Authority can help, this is a task in progress that I hope to continue through much of my term.

Hurricane Preparedness

REMEDIATING CONTAMINATED PARKS

Parks hold a special place in my heart. From seemingly stalled when I took office, remediation efforts for Douglas Park are going full steam ahead now, with that public space now getting a community center that our parks director believes will be “the best in the state of Florida.” I will continue to fight for parks, both in and outside my District.

 

Commissioner Rusell talks to a resident about her concerns

Englewood Community Walks

Twice a week during the months of March and April, Commissioner Rusell and his staff visited the Englewood neighborhood and gained feedback from residents regarding ongoing capital improvement projects to their sewers and sidewalks. Projects such as this are completed with the intention of improving the residents’ daily lives, and Commissioner Rusell believes maintaining a pulse on the residents’ thoughts as to the quality of work being performed is crucial.

 

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Commissioner Ken Russell

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Commissioner Russell’s First 100 Days

It’s now been 100 days since I was sworn in as District 2 Commissioner in the City of Miami. I wanted to send out this email to thank you for your support, let you know what I’ve been up to, and invite you to get involved.

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Ken Russell is an International Business Executive and has done business in over 40 countries. He was born in Doctor's Hospital and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in Coconut Grove with his wife Juliana and their three children. He is part of a new generation of leadership that seeks to bring new positive solutions to City Hall.

As an activist for a better quality of life, he led the cleanup efforts for Merrie Christmas Park in Coconut Grove, and founded an event that raised $125,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters. His priorities include forward-thinking transit solutions, smart development, reducing homelessness, prioritizing green space, and developing affordable housing initiatives in the City of Miami.