Wednesday June 22, 2011
As a kick-off of the Miami Downtown Development Authority’s Downtown Votes! campaign to encourage voter registration amongst new residents, the agency will partner with Miami Dade College and the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts to host a special debate between mayoral candidates, former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina and former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Carlos Gimenez, in advance of the June 28 run-off election.
At the event moderated by Michael Putney, the host of “This Week in South Florida” on WPLG, downtown constituents will have the opportunity to ask questions of both candidates regarding their plans to support continued growth and development within Miami’s urban core. City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado will also be in attendance and will provide a few brief remarks prior to the commencement of the debate.
More than 80 residential condo buildings were erected in downtown Miami during the boom, injecting new life into the district and forever changing the City’s skyline. Out of the ashes of the boom-turned-bust, a 24-7 community has emerged with more than 70,000 new residents now calling downtown Miami home.
And more residents mean more voters: since 2003, Downtown Miami’s registered voter population has surged 184% — giving a much needed voice to the County’s largest employment center and economic hub.
WHERE: Gusman Center for the Performing Arts
174 E. Flagler Street, Miami
WHEN: Wednesday June 22, 2011
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.