PRESS RELEASE – Miami Beach Establishes G.O. Bond Oversight Committee

—Instituting Transparency and Validity Throughout General Obligation Bond Process—

Miami Beach, FL –As the City of Miami Beach moves forward with the implementation of its $439 million general obligation bond approved by voters this past November, the Mayor & City Commission has appointed an oversight committee to monitor bond projects with a goal of delivering what was promised — on time, on scope and on budget.

“These 57 projects have the potential to be transformational for our community and our resident involvement is vital to ensure the voters’ wishes are respected,” said Mayor Dan Gelber. “I am grateful to the residents who will lead the oversight and review process.” 

Spanning over diverse background and disciplines, the six appointed members of the committee include: Laura Veitia and Wendy Squire representing the North Beach area; Yechiel Ciment and Jack Glottmann representing the Mid-Beach area, and Jason Greene and Marie Peter representing the South Beach area. There will also be four ex-officio members and the G.O. Bond Oversight Committee Chair will be Karen Rivo.

“My hope is that one day the Oversight Committee will look back with enormous pride that through our work we helped to enhance the quality of life for our residents,” shared G.O. Bond Oversight Committee Chair Karen Rivo. “We have the important responsibility to ensure that the projects approved by our community are completed as approved, in a timely manner, and on budget. I am honored to chair this important committee.”

The committee will first meet on Thursday, January 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Manager’s Large Conference Room on the fourth floor of City Hall. The City Commission will also hold a G.O. Bond Workshop on Monday, March 4 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Commission Chambers.

To follow along on the project’s status and committee decisions, visit www.gomb2018.com.