Tribune recommends Joe Corradino for reelection

Joe Corradino

Pinecrest Vice-Mayor Joe Corradino was first elected to the Village Council in 2006. Over the last four years he has brought a practical approach to local government from the perspective of an urban planner and business person.

Corradino is always accessible because he believes immediate and individual attention is the key to successful local government. His focus is on improving our quality of life while maintaining the character of the community through continued fiscal responsibility and public safety, coordination with schools, control over land use decisions and enhanced cultural values, all in a more eco-friendly manner.

Corradino has been married to Mia since 1995. They have two children — Alexis, 11, and Joe, 7. Both attend Pinecrest schools.

Corradino is a graduate of Villanova University and received his Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Cincinnati.

Since he was first elected, Pinecrest has maintained the second lowest tax rate in Miami-Dade County. The tax rate now (2.1) is lower now than it was in 2006 (2.4). At the same time, the Village has maintained its customary high level of service and a nearly $7 million budget reserve while making appropriate adjustments to staff levels.

The Village Council has created stability in the police force, continued the $50,000 school grant program, worked to uphold the land development code, initiated many drainage improvements and provided grants to both the Community Gardens Charitable Fund and the Pinecrest Foundation. The Council has developed a strategic plan to guide decision making and policy over the next several years, and fostered communication through multiple advisory committees.

Corradino was co-chair of the Botanic Committee, which developed nearly a dozen projects for the botanical aspect of Pinecrest Gardens, and has personally supported both charitable organizations in the Village.

Corradino has been deeply involved in our community for many years. As a professional urban planner, he worked on the first Pinecrest Comprehensive Plan. He served as the chairman of the Pinecrest Planning Board. He is now the Miami-Dade County League of Cities representative on the Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Planning Council. He serves on the Miami-Dade County General Obligation Bond Citizen Advisory Committee; he is the incoming chairman of the Economic Development Council of South Dade; and, will be the 2012 Chairman of Chamber South. Joe was instrumental in creating the South Dade Municipal Coalition, a group of elected officials and citizens from all the communities along the U.S. 1 corridor, which focuses on land use, transportation and infrastructure issues in South Dade. He has been a member of the Pinecrest Business Association and Garden Club for many years, and he is a member of the PTA’s at our Pinecrest schools.

The energy and experience that Joe Corradino brings to the Village Council will enable it to continue to be practical and accessible while maintaining its character and enhancing quality of life.

The Pinecrest Tribune endorses the re-election of Joe Corradino.

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