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Councilman Alix Desulme's Accomplishments 

 

Water Bill Program Assistance

I created the Emergency Utility Assistance Program, under Resolution 2017-R-145. This program is intended to assist qualifying City residents, based on their income, with their City of North Miami utility bill – specifically the water portion of the utility bill.

To administer this program, the City created a Not-for-Profit entity called the North Miami Low Income Home Utility Assistance Foundation. This foundation collects monies to fund the program and partners with community-based organizations to select eligible participants.

Public Safety

Voted for more police and advocated for more police patrol in District 4.

  • I worked in collaboration with the Police Department to strengthen Community Outreach in D4, by implementing violence reduction and high visibility with light towers and directed patrol and surveillance camera usage.

  • I initiated the Ring Camera Program.  This program will provide Ring Cameras to constituents in D4.  Ring Cameras are small wireless cameras that are easily placed by the front door. Studies have shown the majority of criminal acts start at the front door. By placing a camera at the front door, valuable evidence can be collected and supplied to the police department. Also, residents can safely see who is at their door, even when they are not home. The camera allows the homeowner to communicate with the person at the door.  More than 100 District 4 residents are recipients of this amazing program. The Ring Neighborhood Program is a digital neighborhood watch that both law enforcement and the public can access free of charge by downloading the Ring mobile app (iOS and Android).  The app allows Ring Neighbors to share and comment on real time crime and safety events in their neighborhood.  As part of the program, North Miami PD may post in the app and may request video or assistance in law enforcement investigations as well as to display information relating to critical and other incidents in the app in order to keep the residents informed. 

Economic Development

  • Sponsored the Chinatown Cultural Arts and Innovation District (Resolution 2016-R-20 Date: 2-23-2016). I have secured approximately $30 Million in investment on NW 7th Avenue which will create hundreds of new jobs and transform NW 7th in the near future.
  • Voted for millions of dollars for business retention and façade in District 4 on NW 7th Ave through our community redevelopment (CRA) programs.

 

Job creation

Constituents Services Aides- I created Constituents Services Aide positions to facilitate bringing the government closer to the community.

Keep D4 Clean (After Hurricane Irma)- I advocated for the City to start a street cleaning program by hiring D4 residents to clean block by block.

D4 Back to Work- The primary goal of this initiative was to search and provide employment opportunities for residents living in District 4 by connecting with job developers, job placement agencies and career resource centers

 

Social Service Programs

Created NoMi Golden Silver Senior Program- A senior program (55 & Up) that provides Seniors a safe place to socialize and eat a hot meal in a safe setting. To date, we have registered more than 100 seniors from the city in this program. Many attend twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Please join us!

Created NoMi Leaders in Training (L.I.T.)- A program designed to develop our City’s next generation of public servants through higher education preparation, career readiness and enhanced understanding of local civic processes. The program serves as a pipeline and pre-requisite for North Miami residents, grades 9-12,  and it transitioned into the City’s signature Youth Opportunity Board (Y.O.B) Summer paid Internship Program.

I Created Eat Healthy in D4- Launched June 2016- A Bi-Weekly food distribution for families in need. This initiative is an effective, efficient way to get fresh produce, dairy products, and other grocery items to residents in District 4.

 

Infrastructure

I have advocated and voted for Strong Home Improvements. Since 2015, more than 165 homes have been rehabilitated and repaired in District 4.

I have been a constant advocate for more streetscape and road repairs.

Since my term in office began, the City of North Miami repaired more roadways and street facades in District 4 than ever before.  More than a dozen roads were updated or enhanced, and we have restructured over 21 residential driveways.

 

Home Beautification

Created a New Sprinkler System Program (Install new well irrigation).  We will be launching this program in October 2019.  This includes:

  • Furnish and installation of labor, machinery and materials, e.g., valves, miscellaneous fittings for a complete automated well irrigation system. This item requires a permit.
  • Drill and install a galvanized well system
  • Connect to the city water or ground water system
  • Install new pump start relay. Install new Rain Bird digital timer-clock, rain sensor and combo electric valve. Install new underground piping and new popup 4” sprinkler heads, for complete front and sides coverage.
  • Provide the restoration to any surface and lawn, sidewalks, driveway and concrete pads to match existing. Install new sod on the ground throughout the front and both sides of property.

 

Parks & Recreation

I initiated a Free Soccer program for youth in District 4. In cooperation with the US Soccer Foundation, we put together a free soccer program for North Miami Residents' participation. This offers exercise opportunities and the ability to educate participants.

Since 2016 I initiated a free summer camp for District 4 residents. Parents or guardians in need now have an opportunity for free summer camp at Judson Center.

I advocated and voted for construction and facade updates for District 4's park facilities; Sunkist Grove Community Center and Thomas Sasso Pool for improvements.

I advocated and voted for a new playground at Pepper Park located 135 NW 13th Ave and the Rotary/Overbrook Shores Tot lot at Alhambra Heights located at 200 NW 123 Street.

 

Signature City Events

Created NoMi Festival, formerly known as Music in the Plaza. Starting in February of 2016, NoMi Fest, is now the City of North Miami's annual signature Black History Month music explosion.  It’s an unforgettable night of live music, a DJ spinning your favorite old school hits and friends gathered all under the stars of North Miami.  Created in 2016, as Music In the Plaza, NoMi Fest has grown out of the plaza and has transformed by demand into a full-fledged street festival. 

Past national recording artists include: Monica, Demetria McKinney, Karyn White, Evelyn Champagne King, Deniese Williams, Jagged Edge, Chubb Rock, and Dru Hill. The list goes on. This highly anticipated event continues to evolve each year. 2019’s line-up includes Chante Moore, Az Yet, Crystal Waters, Chubb Rock, Rob Base and headliner 112!

Created Evening of Honors. Evening of Honors is an annual event dedicated to acknowledging and honoring South Florida’s best and brightest. The evening features dinner, live music, live art painting as well as African American Art showcased by MUCE305. The eloquent event honored Local Educators and Community Leaders. Other Past honorees include Dr. Larry Rice, Ed.D., President of Johnson and Wales University, R. Donahue "Don" Peebles, Chairman and CEO of the Peoples Corporation, Dr. Shirley B. Johnson, Ph.D., NAACP Miami-Dade Branch Vice President. Former Councilman Arthur Sorey Sr., Educator Judy Brown, School Board Members: Dr. Wilbert "Tee" Holloway, Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, Dr. Steve Gallon, III, Miami Times Publisher Garth Reeves Sr., Writers, Bea Hines and John Yearwood. 

 


Committee to Re-Elect Alix Desulme, District 4
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