PROGRESS for a Safer Miami Gardens.
During Mayor Oliver Gilbert’s term, the faces of the Miami Gardens Police Department have become more reflective of our City’s population. Black officers comprise nearly half of MGPD sworn officers. One third of the MGPD is now Hispanic and female officers have increased by 12%. Miami Gardens Police Department Headquarters is now located in the heart of our City, equipped with a Real Time Crime Center, Video Wall and controller that allows for officers to monitor neighborhoods, respond quicker to incidents and help prevent crime before it happens. Since Oliver Gilbert has been Mayor, crime has dropped 16%. Mayor Gilbert continues to maintain a Zero Tolerance policy against street-level drug activity, illegal guns and neighborhood crime.
PROGRESS for a Working Miami Gardens.
Mayor Oliver Gilbert is putting Miami Gardens residents to work. As a Councilman, Mayor Gilbert sponsored the City’s ordinance establishing a local hiring process for city residents. There are currently over $60 million of new construction and re-development throughout the City, including the new commercial construction of a Charter School and several grocery and retail buildings. Amazon, the world’s largest retailer, has put down roots in the City with its new Fulfillment Center warehouse in the Sunshine Industrial District, which is expected to create more than 100 jobs. More than half a billion worth of construction projects are in the pipeline and will help create thousands of potential jobs for residents.
PROGRESS for a Smarter Miami Gardens.
Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math are now at the forefront for our kids thanks to the General Obligation Bond proposed by Mayor Oliver Gilbert. Thanks to the GO Bond, the Risco Park STEM Center in on its way to being built as a safe haven and educational complex for our kids. Miami Gardens also partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters to match students from Carol City and Norland Senior High Schools with City employees for on-site mentorship. These educational programs will give our children the opportunity to succeed in a competitive workplace.
PROGRESS for a Beautiful Miami Gardens
Mayor Oliver Gilbert has worked tirelessly to make our City cleaner, more inviting to businesses and beautiful for our residents. As promised, the City-sponsored Miami Gardens Trolley provides FREE transportation throughout the major areas of our City and will expand to new routes soon. This service is helping our residents save money on personal transportation, alleviating traffic congestion and encouraging shopping at Miami Gardens based businesses. In the past few years, nearly 4,000 trees have been planted or given to residents at no cost. 22 miles of sidewalks have been repaired, replaced or installed. Improvements are being made to our city parks, from walking trails and green spaces to playgrounds and new fields.
PROGRESS for an Active Miami Gardens.
Mayor Oliver Gilbert has helped create wellness programs for all our residents – from our kids to our seniors – so that Miami Gardens remains active, healthy and informed. Under his tenure as Mayor, Miami Gardens continues to host exciting recreational events for everyone such as Jazz in the Garden, Food Truck Invasion, Mayor’s Open Mic Night, Mayor’s Fitness Challenge, Christmas Extravaganza in the Gardens, Annual Seniors Holiday Extravaganza, Halloween Community Event, MLK Commemorative Celebration, Annual Science and Engineering Fair.
PROGRESS for a Growing Miami Gardens
People are INVESTING in Miami Gardens. There are currently several exciting large-scale projects proposed or in design phases for development within our city. These projects will generate hundreds of jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities for Miami Gardens residents. From proposed entertainment venues such as the Top Golf project to the redevelopment of distressed properties to make room for retailers such as Marshall’s, TJ Maxx and national restaurant chains, Mayor Oliver Gilbert is at the forefront of selling our city to the national marketplace. He understands what our residents deserve and what investors are seeking in a world-class city.