We are having an important city election in two weeks. Voters will choose Coconut Grove's (and District Two's) city commissioner. Of the nine candidates, Grace Solares is the best person to represent us in City Hall.
Francesca and I got to know her when the three of us served on the committee to fight for Scotty's Landing two years ago. We learned that Grace's involvement in our community goes back nearly 20 years. The North Grove resident is the President of Miami-Roads Neighborhood Association, Vice-President of Miami Neighborhoods United, and the President of the Urban Environment League. She's served on many city and county committees. None of the other candidates have anything close to her experience.
We invited her to our house to meet the neighbors. They left impressed by her background (UM grad, Phi Beta Kappa), her zeal (not afraid to take on big issues) and extensive background in law and community affairs.
Francesca and I know most of the other candidates. Ken Russell and Javier Gonzalez are good people as well. When they get more experience in the civic arena they will be better qualified. There is nothing in Teresa Sarnoff's background that would make her a good commissioner. There will probably be a run off and we hope she is not in it.
Both of us have spent time campaigning with Grace. She is smart, savvy, and she has a big heart. We hope you'll be giving her your vote on November 3d.
In South Coconut Grove,
Glenn Terry & Francesca Violich