Miami City Commission Should Expand African Square Park
This Thursday, commissioners will consider making the change permanent.
The vote presents an excellent opportunity for Commissioner Richard Dunn II to demand more green space for the children of district five, where the park is located, says Steve Hagan, chairman of the park and public space committee for grassroots organization, Miami Neighborhoods United.
In an email, Hagan claims Dunn, when he was running for the commission seat earlier this year, promised he would stand up for parks and vote against the zoning change. "Will he keep his word?" Hagan wrote.
Now that he is the commissioner, Dunn is barred under state law from stating how he will vote on the matter. But I think he should keep his campaign promise and get his colleagues to follow his lead.