Friday, March 6, 2015

Ben Preston making a Difference, a refreshting change for District 2


  1. A refreshing change?? What did he do for the last 4 years?

    1. A refreshing change over what was in
      District 2 before he was elected. What did he do? How about:

      1. Established communications between constituents and commissioners. Answer phone when constituents call and hear their concerns and respond.
      2. Rename Westside Community Center to the Johnny Tigner Community Center
      3. Developed New City Resolution for the public to be heard the old policy was 3 minutes; the public can now speak for 4 minutes straight, an additional minute may be granted at discretion of mayor.
      4. Renaming S.W.10th Ct. to Bethlehem Ct.
      5. Established GED Program (Project Second Chance)
      6. Drop off lane at high school to ease traffic congestion on S.W.15th Street
      7. Appeals board for volunteer coaches
      8. Little league baseball field at Westside Park
      9. Worked with BSO to increase patrols
      10. Adult baseball field at Westside Park
      11. Light industrial park business center (Butter's Corp)
      12. Donation of a community center by Butter's Corp
      13. People Trust Insurance Co.
      14. S.W. 15th Street Beautification Project
      15. $25,000 donation from People's Trust Insurance for S.W. 15th Street beautification project
      16. S.W.11th Dr. repaving
      17. S.W. 15th street repaving
      18. Renaming of S.W.15th Street to Buck Pride Way
      19. Chicken removal from neighborhood
      20. Sprinkler system for median
      21. Taking youth to see the movie Red Tails
      22. Essay Contest on the movie Red Tails. A true Red Tail pilot presented awards
      23. District 2 cleanup x 2
      24. Elimination of illegal dumping in district-2
      25. Installation of sidewalks in North Deerfield
      26. Restriping of school crossing lanes for student safety
      27. Provided transportation to and from football game for the Packer Rattlers
      28. Developed communication with police in regard to elderly intimidation
      29. Assisted with developing growth in the Teen Center
      30. Creation of debate teams in elementary and middle schools
      31. Owls on Patrol program (Football players from FAU ride with police as examples of positive role models)
      32. Historical achievement Martin Luther King Day Parade crosses Federal Highway for the first time in the history of having the parade
      33. Trophy display case at City Hall for city achievements to be displayed
      34. Had Pot holes in cemetery repaired
      35. Had columns to entrance of Westside park pressure cleaned
      36. Had basketball courts at Westside Park resurfaced
      37. Had loitering at Mayo Howard monitored at watch for drugs sales
      38. Had time line moved up for repairs at Johnny Mc Keithen Park
      39. Had drug activity eliminated at Johnny Mc Keithen park
      40. Provided for more focus on park clean up in district 2
      41. Saved solicitation with citywide ordinance
      42. Had Martin Luther King Blvd extended beyond SW 10th St.
      43. Clean up of Deerfield Country Club back area (Butters Corp.)
      44. Left turned lane installed at Hillsboro Martin Luther King
      45. Had time line moved up for state DOT project
      46. Commission approved workshops to begin in 2015 for restoring Westside park.
      47. Music festival named for Oveetta Mc Kiethen
      48. Had park named for Pastor W.J. Ford 49. Street resurfacing in college park division
      50. Street resurfacing in Natura

  2. Well, one thing Preston didn't do is bullying elderly voters. So he has that going in his favor.