As your Commissioner, I was a tireless and enthusiastic advocate on behalf of environmental causes. As a result, this led to the creation Miami Beach’s first Sustainability Committee. As Chairman, I focused on identifying and promoting policies aimed at achieving a sustainable environment and flood reduction and pump stations became a reality. I enacted the first citywide recycling program and created a sustainability plan that encourages developers to erect greener buildings. As always, the threat of sea level rise and flooding will be a primary concern.