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Jamaican-American Leo Gilling, Candidate for Miramar Commission Seat 4, Shares His Focus on Fiscal Prudence at Candidate’s Forum

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MIRAMAR, FL — Leo Gilling, Jamaican-American candidate for the City of Miramar Commission Seat 4, took on his contenders in the Miramar Candidates Forum held at Miramar’s Multi-Service Complex on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Gilling aims to introduce new streams of revenue for the City.

Miramar’s property taxes rose from 6.76% to 7.11%. At the forum, Gilling stated that we must stop this growing trend by introducing new streams of revenue including tax revenue from new dining and entertainment options and giving Miramar residents more opportunity to spend their money in Miramar as opposed to neighboring cities.

“I, therefore, plan to collaborate with residents in exploring and implementing strategies aimed at introducing new streams of revenue,” Gilling said.

“As an immigrant-born entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience as an accountant and cost analyst, business consultant and small business owner in the insurance, finance, media and hospitality sectors, I bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to strengthen the commission.”

“Our city is growing and we need a new vision and new leadership with a fresh outlook in all areas of governance to move us all to the next level and leave no one behind. I know that if we all combine our ideas, experience, and resources, we can achieve that goal, make a difference and help execute the best plan for the future of all in our great City of beauty and progress.”

Leo Gilling is a small business owner, media personality, educational advocate and writer. He has decades of dedicated community service and over 20 years of business experience in accounting, cost analysis, insurance, and hospitality. Gilling has served on Miramar’s Parks and Recreation Board, Miramar’s Sister City Exploratory Committee, the Partners for Youth Foundation Board, the Caribbean Maritime University Foundation Board, Broward Alliance for Caribbean Educators, and a member of the local Kiwanis club. Gilling is the proud father of four, and a mentor to many.

The City of Miramar is situated in southwestern Broward County, Florida and is the 3rd largest city in the County. Florida has a high population of Caribbean Immigrants.

For more information on Leo Gilling’s campaign, please visit www.leogillingformiramar.com.

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