By Bari Auerbach….
“Sincere, unique, memorable” …Perfect words used to describe the luxurious Trump International Beach Resort, also applied to the memorable speech sincerely delivered by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez during an Aventura Marketing Council breakfast meeting hosted by the uniquely successful City of Sunny Isles Beach.
Hundreds of business and community leaders were welcomed by AMC Chair Cliff Schulman of Weiss, Serota, Helfman and Sunny Isles Beach city officials including Mayor Norman S. Edelcup.
Gil Dezer, a partner in the Trump/Sunny Isles Beach success story, also greeted guests noting, “We’ve seen so much development in Sunny Isles Beach so quickly because of the City Commission’s ‘can-do’ forward-thinking attitude.” Dezer also encouraged everyone to see the magnificent results of the resort’s “massive” room renovation project reflecting the goal to “continue to reinvest in Trump properties and Sunny Isles Beach.”
Mayor Edelcup added, “Trump Towers are shining examples of how we’ve been able to reinvest in Sunny Isles Beach. Since incorporating in 1997, the city’s demographics have totally changed. This is now a young, vibrant community with a new school I’m honored to have named after me. The pulse of the city has also certainly picked up as a result of our City Commission’s work to encourage progressive developments.”
On another positive note, Edelcup invited the community to attend the 4th annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest, Oct. 13-16, headlined by Spyro Gyra — the renowned American jazz fusion band. For more information, visit sunnyislesbeachjazz.com
In keeping with the spirit of Sunny Isles Beach progress and revitalization, Miami- Dade’s new Mayor Carlos Gimenez explained, “My first ten weeks in office have been busy and productive. I want to acknowledge Aventura Marketing Council members for the good work you do in our community extending well beyond business pursuits… I’m doing my best to deliver too. I hit the ground running in July and in less than two weeks produced a budget proposal reflecting our challenging economic environment while preserving essential services – but also cutting more than $200 million in taxes.
“The budget maintains funding for public safety and vital programs for seniors and children. I made sure the Mayor’s office budget has been slashed by 20 percent; the Mayor’s salary has been cut by more than half; and I’ve also done away with unnecessary car allowances.
“I’m fully committed to getting county government back on track. I recently announced my proposal to reorganize to serve you more efficiently and effectively. I envision our organization as more responsive and easier to navigate. We want to eliminate stumbling blocks and promote a market for new job creation.
“I have plenty of work to do in the year ahead. Restoring trust in Miami-Dade government can’t be done simply by words – we’re going to do it by deeds proving‘ they do what they say they’re going to do.’”
For more information on Miami-Dade County, visit miamidade. gov/; for more information on the City of Sunny Isles Beach, visit sibfl.net; for more information on the Trump properties, visit trumpgrande.com