Five elected officials in Miami-Dade County belong to the Libertarian Party. Some are Councilmembers, and others are Supervisors in Special Taxing Districts. And most of them were elected last November.
The fight to move libertarianism forward, however, did not end with their election. The toughest battle is what they are now going through to cut regulations and lower government spending in their communities.
So here's an example of what Libertarian elected officials have accomplished since their inauguration in December:
Within two months, Libertarian elected officials have already made a significant impact in their communities. With a goal of placing Libertarians in more offices this year, our chances to grow are unprecedented.
The Miami-Dade County Libertarian Executive Committee held a meeting on Tuesday, February 7th at its headquarter in the Brickell neighborhood of Miami.
Here is a quick summary of what we managed to accomplish during that meeting:
The Libertarian Party of Miami-Dade County's Lobbying Committee is proudly announcing major work on reforming the way Community Development Districts operate in the State of Florida.
These districts, also known as CDDs, are special taxing districts that operate with elected boards and shady procedures that benefit major developers. The Libertarian Party has made reforming and abolishing these CDDs a priority for its activities in 2016 and 2017 and has already elected three Libertarians on these boards.
Now, it is announcing major work with the office of Democratic State Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez to introduce legislation that the party's Lobbying Committee worked on with Marialexandra Garcia and Dennis Misigoy, two Libertarian elected officials in Miami-Dade County.
The reform proposal, negotiated by the State Senator's office and Executive Director Pierre-Alexandre Crevaux, includes several points, including:
The bill is currently being drafted. If it passes the Legislature in Tallahassee, it will be one of the most important reform of special taxing districts in Florida in recent history.
On Wednesday, Marcos Miralles, Vice-Chairman and spokesman of the Libertarian Party of Miami-Dade County appeared as a guest on America TeVe's Preparen Apunten Voten show to comment on President Trump's recent on the affairs of the nation.
During the show, Vice-Chairman Miralles talked about Neil Gorusch, the newest Supreme Court appointee who is yet to be confirmed by the Senate, about Rex Tillerson's confirmation vote as Secretary of State, and about President Trump's executive orders on banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations.
In one of his arguments, Mr. Miralles, when talking about the infamous Muslim ban, said: "Recent findings show us that Saudi nationals had a lot to do with the terrorist attacks on 9/11, and yet, Saudi Arabia was not on the list of countries with banned nationals. This isn't about security, it's about control."
Watch the entire interview here.