One of the major bridge-building/community-building/political moves that somewhat quietly occurred last week was County Mayor Carlos Alvarez’s and other county administrators meeting with black residents on Monday night at New Birth Cathedral of Faith.
Greater Miami NAACP Branch president Rev. Victor Curry set stage for open dialogue with the mayor while also demanding accountability regarding community matters such as transportation, contracts awarded to black businesses and disparate treatment of black employees.
Since Curry had attempted to have such a meeting more than a year ago; many wondered if the Mayor acquiesced because of his upcoming re-election campaign.
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