Pictured: Mayor Tomas Regalado joined by daughter Raquel and son Jose Francisco.
About 75 people were in attendance for a delicious dinner at the Rusty Pelican to hear Tomas Regalado speak about his vision for Miami. The interview was informative and can be viewed soon on the UEL website. The Mayor spoke about his Pedro Pan background, arriving in 1962 at 14 years old. He said he was committed to restoring Marine Stadium and did not want a lot of development. He wanted to see a few restaurants. He advocates for the former comprehensive master plan language on the Miami River regarding water dependent uses. He talked about his frustration with coming into office simultaneous to two Commissioners being removed from office. He called it a Christmas present from Katherine Fernandez Rundle. He also said he is a big supporter of the Science Museum, having taken his son there many times over the years but he doubts that they can raise the money to finance the museum in Bicentennial Park. This led to a discussion on his recollection of the Adrienne Arsht Center funding, how it started out and then ballooned to a staggering amount over the years.
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