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Jamaican-American Leo Gilling, Miramar Commissioner Candidate, Shares Vision to Increase Revenue in Miramar

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MIRAMAR, FL — Leo Gilling, Candidate for the City of Miramar Commission Seat 4, outlines his vision to address concerns on rising property taxes and decreasing revenue. He plans to find solutions to these core issues facing Miramar by collaborating with local officials and residents. Gilling’s goal is to increase the revenue and buzz in the city, allowing Miramar’s 143,000 residents to enjoy the robust city economy they deserve.

“I entered this race for Commissioner for Miramar because I am passionate about this city and economic growth that is self-generated and sustainable,” Gilling said. “As an accountant and business owner for more than two decades, with extensive knowledge of fiscal planning, I believe in a solution-focused approach. A leader should have the eyes of an eagle: a panoramic view of the issues, solutions, and challenges. And simultaneously, the eye of an ant: a strong sense of community and connectivity. I have a plan that will support our residents and attract the well-needed resources to create and maintain Miramar, our city of beauty and progress.”

With the input of the City of Miramar’s Mayor, city staff, other commissioners, and residents, Gilling plans to make his fresh approach to governance and new transformative ideas a reality. The full details on his vision are provided below:

  1. Increase new sales tax revenue by recruiting and attracting popular retail restaurants, entertainment, and shopping centers. Create a commercial and retail hub, plus restaurant row, at the off-ramp from the Red Road Exit of Florida’s Turnpike.
  2. Increase new advertising revenue from Wi-Fi and advertising at all Miramar’s recreation parks, public facilities, and buildings.
  3. Increase new tourism revenue. Historic Miramar will become the City of LED Lights from 70th Street to State Road 7 during the holidays.
  4. Increase new revenue from a brand-new movie theater in Historic Miramar and drive-through theater in Miramar Regional Park.
  5. Increase new revenue from a multi-cultured venue with a marketplace for food, dance, and music from all cultures.
  6. Increase new revenue from Shirley Branca Park, by upgrading it to include an Arts and Entertainment Pavilion and Fresh Food Farmer’s Market.
  7. Increase small business income through programs and resources that retain and develop small and medium-size businesses.

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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Written by Brittany Murphy