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STEPHEN COHEN FOR COMMISSIONER

Fighting for the Miami Beach We Deserve

Stephen Cohen has devoted his life to making Miami Beach a better place to live, work and raise a family. Now, Stephen is running for City Commissioner to improve the safety of our neighborhoods, make our city government accountable to the voters, and get results for Miami Beach taxpayers.

The Leadership, Integrity & Dedication We Deserve

Born at Mount Sinai Medical Center and raised in South Florida, Stephen Cohen has devoted his life to making Miami Beach a better place to live, work and raise a family. Now, Stephen is running for City Commissioner to continue his dedication to improving our neighborhoods, reforming our city government and getting results for Miami Beach taxpayers.

Dedication to Building a Safer, Stronger, More Resilient Miami Beach

As a civic leader in Miami Beach, Stephen has dedicated himself to improving our quality of life. Whether it’s efforts to improve our safety and reduce crime, advocating for a more accountable and transparent city government, or fighting for more affordable healthcare and housing for seniors, Stephen has led successful efforts that have made a difference.

Knowing how crucial it is to protect our beaches and waterways, Stephen has led mass clean-up efforts from North Beach Oceanside Park all the way down to South Pointe Park.

An active member of Temple Moses in North Beach and a sponsor of Temple Emanu-El in South Beach, Stephen has dedicated himself to helping those most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteering at local food drives for seniors in need.

A Fighter for Miami Beach Taxpayers & Middle-Class Families

Stephen’s core belief is that our elected leaders should always put our needs above party politics. To get our economy working again, to reduce crime and to ensure Miami Beach remains an affordable place for the middle-class, we must always remember it’s the interests of the people that must be served, not the interests of the politicians.

Two Decades of Experience Balancing Budgets, Keeping Payroll & Building Successful Businesses

As a member of the Miami Association of Realtors, with a background in real estate investment and e-commerce creating jobs, balancing budgets and building successful ventures, Stephen knows what it takes to put Miami Beach back to work, help our small businesses and reduce our tax burden.

This private sector and entrepreneurial experience is sorely lacking in our city government. If we want better results out of City Hall – from lower taxes to better infrastructure – then we need leaders representing us who understand what it means to balance a budget, meet payroll and solve complex problems with creative solutions.

As our next Commissioner, Stephen will always put us first as he fights to get Miami Beach back on track.

STEPHEN COHEN WILL DELIVER REAL RESULTS FOR MIAMI BEACH

SAFER NEIGHBORHOODS

With the recent surge in crime across Miami Beach, our leaders are failing us. We need to ensure our first responders have the resources they need to keep us safe. We must increase the number of police officers and fully fund the police and fire departments as well as mental health services.

We must also prioritize community policing in every neighborhood and school zone, strengthen night-life units, particularly in the South Beach Entertainment District and enhance quality of life patrols, both as a response to the recent wave of crime, but also as a long-term strategy to improve public safety.

The Miami Beach Police Department and all members of local law enforcement dedicate their lives to protecting us. We must support their efforts and ensure they have the resources required to protect Miami Beach.

STANDING UP FOR OUR SENIORS

We must do everything we can to stand up for the generations that made Miami Beach what it is today. This means more than lip service. We must expand social services, free trolley services and affordable healthcare and housing options for seniors.

With many seniors living on fixed incomes, we must ensure no senior ever has to choose between paying for their prescription medication, putting food on the table, or making rent.

Our city government must do more to protect seniors and address the growing affordability problem.

PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT

Without beautiful beaches and healthy waterways, Miami Beach cannot thrive. Our pristine environment and natural resources are also a major economic engine. Our golden shores and swaying palms inspire countless vacations, generating millions in tax revenues.

But beyond the purely economic, protecting our environment is critical. Coastal resiliency and flood mitigation are absolutely vital for Miami Beach to prosper and for our families and future generations to live here for years to come.

Our City Commission must do more to improve our infrastructure and strengthen our resiliency measures in the face of climate change. Keeping our city clean and our shores and waterways clear is a necessity.

GETTING MIAMI BEACH BACK TO WORK

While most of the attention goes to swanky hotel developers and nightlife operators, it is the small businesses that are the backbone of Miami Beach. Between the pandemic and the endless red tape these businesses face, many are on the brink of closing. But these businesses are the key to rebuilding our local economy and creating widespread prosperity throughout our community.

We need a Miami Beach Back on Track plan to help these small businesses, create jobs and put Miami Beach residents back to work:

  • Reduce the bureaucratic burdens and red tape placed on small businesses.
  • Provide small businesses with COVID-19 relief and tax cuts to keep workers on their payroll and hire new, local employees.
  • Fund local marketing initiatives to help new ventures get off the ground and existing businesses to thrive.
  • Reduce the commercial property tax burden on small businesses.

ENSURING AN ACCOUNTABLE, TRANSPARENT GOVERNMENT

An accountable, transparent and honest Miami Beach City government that works for taxpayers, not special interests is long overdue. The only way to achieve results and deliver for Miami Beach residents on the host of urgent issues facing us is by having a City Hall that works for us and puts aside petty partisan politics and backroom deals.

SUPPORTING STRONG SCHOOLS

An educated community is a safe, healthy and vibrant community. Strong schools benefit not just the children attending them and their parents, but everyone in Miami Beach. That’s why we must ensure that our classrooms are fully funded and have the technological resources our children need to succeed. This also means ensuring that our tax dollars do not go to the bloated bureaucracy but directly to educating kids in the classroom.

Special education, after-school programs and sports, music and arts programs are vital to strong schools and should receive the funding our kids deserve.

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1555 Calais Drive Miami Beach 33141

305 804 3859

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