The Economy and Our Community
In the midst of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the world shifts its attention to information about public health and the economy. Unfortunately, it isn’t enough to think about preventing the disease’s impact at the personal and community levels. We also must follow the economic news because, sadly, apart from the lives lost, the economic impact will have severe and long-lasting consequences for everyone, depending on the industry in which they work.
Florida’s economy has been seriously affected since our main industry is tourism and most of our businesses are in the service and hospitality sectors.
In Broward, small and medium-sized businesses are the soul of our economy and are integrated into the grassroots of every community. If I am elected Sheriff, my work will begin during a period when many parts of the economy will be in recovery mode. My focus would be to provide the underlying layer of security needed for the economy and our communities to bounce back.
One of my pillars of development and security in our neighborhoods is based on creating crime prevention programs. This plan is deeply focused on attacking the root of the problem: the lack of education and opportunities for individuals who are born and grow up in circles of marginality and poverty. By creating viable development alternatives for these people, we provide opportunities not only for them but better security for the rest of our society.
In Broward, small and medium-sized businesses are the soul of our economy and are integrated into the grassroots of every community.
These programs are based on three principles:
-Create Apprentice / Assistant Programs: Collaborative instances between businesses that offer training and young Broward residents interested in learning a trade.
-Prioritize all local businesses in service bids from the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Only hire outside services, when Broward businesses are unable to get the job done.
-Improve the lighting and signage of public roads to offices, shops and commercial centers. Coordinate with the city planning department to improve visibility and prevent circumstantial crimes.
I firmly believe in the effectiveness of grassroots efforts and that the businesses in our county will regain their strength and prosperity with the collaboration of all of us in the community.