Commissioner hosts "day of peace"
MIAMI – After several heart wrenching killings in Miami, including the shooting deaths of an honor student and a toddler, Commissioner Jean Monestime of Miami Dade County District 2, wants to bring the community together for a day of peace. To that end, he is partnering with Papa Keith 4 People Matter for the People Matter Pop-Up Fest for Peace on Saturday, April 21 from noon to 4 p.m. at Little River Park, 10525 NW 24th Ave.
According to a written statement,“the People Matter Fest was created to bring people together for one day without any gun violence and negativity.”
Monestime said, “This is a great opportunity for residents to get together to advocate for non-violence.”
The event is free and open to the public and will feature a talent showcase, food, games, vendors and music from 103.5 the Beat Mixers. Representatives from several Miami-Dade County departments also will be on hand to provide information on County resources. “I just want to bring young people from the community together for a day of peace and unity, music, food and fun,” said Papa Keith.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.— Bills sponsored by Senator Bobby Powell and Representatives David Silvers and Rick Roth have resulted in the city of West Palm Beach being awarded $700,000 in state funds designated for two city projects and efforts: the Rosemary Project and to improve critical incident response and public safety.
The Florida Department of Transportation awarded $400,000 to enhance lighting along the Rosemary Avenue Corridor, north of Banyan. The funds, which will be matched by the West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, will support the city’s larger Rosemary streetscape project to improve safety for walkers, bicyclists and motorists and to encourage private investment along this important connective corridor between the Historic Northwest and Downtown. This bill was sponsored by Senator Powell (District 30) and Representative Silvers (District 87).
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement awarded $300,000 to the city for equipment to improve critical incident response and public safety. The city will match the grant and use the funds to assist in buying the highest priority equipment items to help respond to incidents quickly, safely and effectively. This bill was sponsored by Senator Powell and Representative Roth (District 85).