David Zisman is running for the office of vice mayor of the Village of Palmetto Bay. A life-long resident of South-Dade and Palmetto Bay, he has owned and operated his family-run business, Evenings Delight, since the 1970s. A graduate of Miami Palmetto High School, Zisman has two grown children and is married to his wife of 12 years, Myriam.
If elected as Palmetto Bay Vice-Mayor, what will define my first 100 days in office is: “Parks YES, Traffic NO.” I want to earn your vote so I may immediately begin addressing three major issues: I want to protect our quality of life by taking on traffic, traffic, and traffic!
While others complain, I am the only candidate with a realistic blueprint to help reduce traffic. As your vice mayor, my first priority will be to purchase the 69-acre FPL property at SW 152 St. and Ludlam Ave. to stop developers and the unbearable traffic that another residential development will bring. Instead of homes, we will convert this property into a beautiful ocean-view park, a peaceful green space that all residents will be proud to call their own.
While other candidates talk about “vision,” I believe in “action.” That is why I have already taken the first step to secure this land: At a Sept. 27 Village Town Hall meeting, I persuaded our Miami-Dade County Commissioner, Ms. Daniel Levine Cava, to publicly pledge her support to help Palmetto Bay find the funds to acquire the 69-acre FPL parcel. Thank you, Ms. Cava, for joining me in this important mission! I am committed to addressing our traffic issues, and improving your quality of life, beginning with this property acquisition.
However, I can’t do it alone. Let’s tackle the traffic problems together. Let’s build and enjoy this new park. Let’s pass this legacy on to our children. On November 8, please vote for David Zisman, vice mayor of Palmetto Bay.
David Zisman served twice with the Village of Palmetto Bay Charter Review Committee, most recently as the 2015-16 committee chairman. He is also a committee chairman of the Village’s ongoing Downtown Redevelopment Task Force. He served as a both Boy Scout in his youth and as a scout leader. He is a member of the South Florida Touchdown Club, a nonprofit assisting Miami-Dade County high school students continue their education into college through athletics.