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Dan partnered with the mayor of the City of Miami for the Bloomberg Cities Mayors Challenge to share data and efforts on resiliency preparation.
Created the “PlasticFreeMB” campaign by sponsoring ordinances to ban plastic straws/stirrers and plastic bags from city property, docks, sidewalk cafes, and by engaging the business community to work together on reducing use of other single-use plastics.
Miami Beach earned a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign 2018 Municipal Equality Index.
Funded a dedicated MBPD Homeless Outreach Team comprising four officers, one sergeant, and one civilian to engage and offer assistance to the homeless. Miami Beach’s average homeless population dropped from 97 in 2017 to 65 in 2018.
Created the 41st Street Master Plan Committee to bring long-overdue improvements to mid-beach and this corridor.
Miami Beach doubled the number of discounted parking permits available for Inherently Low Emission Vehicles (ILEV; i.e. hybrid and electric vehicles) from 500 to 1,000 to further encourage resilient and environmentally-friendly behavior.
Thanks to city support and funding, UNIDAD Senior Center now has a meals program feeding 100+ seniors lunch every day (originally sponsored by Commissioner Michael Góngora and strongly supported by Dan Gelber).
Successfully led efforts to pass GO Bond by wide margins.
Successfully led efforts to pass the Convention Center Hotel measure.
Successfully passed a measure creating the Office of Inspector General.
Brought together a red team to review the city’s resiliency efforts and programs.