COMMISSIONER'S CORNER: ED MARTINEZ
The past few months have presented a few challenges, to say the least! Our City Staff and first responders did an outstanding job given some difficult working conditions. Our City Hall was damaged in Hurricane Irma and many of our staff had to be relocated. This is yet another example of how our City Hall is deteriorating and needs to be replaced.
We are blessed to live in a community that comes together in the face of adversity. I witnessed countless examples of kindness and compassion and I am proud of our residents.
As the holiday season approaches, there is reason to be thankful. Our beautiful streetscape project is completed and our downtown is slowly recovering from a busy hurricane season. Residents and visitors are enjoying the new walkable spaces. In a few weeks we will host our annual Cocoa Beach Art Show. The tradition continues and the music lineup is excellent!
Let it snow! Once again, there is snow in the forecast for Cocoa Beach this year as the City along with Cocoa Beach Main Street bring snow, Santa and holiday cheer to all.
We also have some serious work ahead. Our City Charter Review Committee is hard at work reviewing our City Charter. The Preamble of the City of Cocoa Beach Charter states that the City and its government shall use its powers for the “…establishment of a low-density residential and family-oriented resort community with paramount consideration given to the health, safety, welfare, comfort and quality of life for all its citizens.” I trust that our committee will do just that while considering changes.
As always, it is my honor to serve as your Commissioner. Please email me if you have a topic you would like to discuss (firstname.lastname@example.org).