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Equitable Community Resilience

For years, The CLEO Institute has been advocating with city, county, state and federal elected leaders for equitable non-partisan climate and resilience solutions.

A FEW HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Successfully led the effort to create and fund the position of the Chief Resilience Officer, as well as the Office of Resilience in Miami-Dade County (MDC)(2015).
  • Secured $500,000 in funding for engineering expertise needed to develop a robust preliminary engineering and facilities plan to address sea level rise in MDC (2015).
  • Supported the adoption of a resolution banning well stimulation (including the process known as fracking) for oil or gas exploration. The legislation prohibits land use for any process that involves injecting fluid into a rock formation (2016).
  • Supported the ordinance which bans polystyrene (Styrofoam) in parks and beaches (2016).
  • Restored 65% of Metrobus & Metrorail services/ funding from the MDC proposed $25 million transit cuts (2017).
  • Successfully advocated against 2 resolutions that would make it easier to change the Comprehensive Development Master Plan to allow for development outside the Urban Development Boundary (2017).
  • Secured an additional $250,00 (totaling $1 million) to fund tree canopy in MDC (2017).
  • Advocated for a resolution supporting solar purchasing co-ops (2017).
  • Acknowledgement for the early endorsement of the $200 million GO Bond (General Obligation Bond) in City of Miami for sea level rise, which passed (2017).
  • Developed the Florida Future Fund—a state fund that would support innovative transportation and energy infrastructure projects, and flood protections
    in areas that need them the most, including low-income areas and communities of color (2018).
  • Advocated for 6 different Climate Emergency Declarations from South Florida municipalities (2019–2020).
  • Secured with Vote Solar and other partners, the country’s largest (FPL’s Solar Together) low-income shared solar offering, helping as many as 10,000
    low-income Florida families benefit from solar (2020).
  • Advocated for the first bi-partisan climate state bill for all coastal infrastructure projects funded by the government to mandate a sea level rise risk analysis (2020).