"Donna Milo, a young lady whom I have
known for some time, has announced that she is going to be a candidate
for City of Miami Commissioner... Donna is extremely competent, and
already has a fairly substantial number of people who are backing
her... Donna is so determined; you would believe she has already won
Team 100 and Senatorial Trust
McCain 08 Miami-Dade Co-Chair for Jewish Outreach
FOUNDER Stanley G. Tate Prepaid College Program
"I would like to commend you on
efforts to become a Commissioner in District 2 in the City of Miami.
I am certain you will execute the duties of that office with the same
professionalism and skill with which you have mastered the extensive
renovations to my medical office as well as my personal residence.
Please accept this letter as an endorsement of your candidacy to the
office of Miami City Commissioner in District 2. You will be a
tremendous asset to the residents of the City of Miami in that
Clinical Associate Professor
of Internal Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine, Ret.
"I am most pleased to endorse
in her campaign to become the Miami City Commissioner for District
2. As the former Preservation Officer for the City of Miami,
I had an opportunity to become personally familiar with Ms. Milo's
ethic and her ability to logically reason and decide complex issues
when she served as a member of the City's Planning and Zoning Board. In
my observations she showed empathy and an over-riding concern for the
people of the city and their welfare. During the interminable
meetings concerning the adoption of a new form based zoning code called
Miami 21, Ms. Milo worked with the staff of the Planning Department to
understand the implications of the new code, a most time-consuming
task. It is that kind of dedication and intellectual integrity that
sets her apart from others. Although many of the provisions of that
code were contentious, Ms. Milo continually voted her conscience based
on her vision and the information gained from citizen involvement. I
have no doubt that as a City Commissioner she will continue to serve
the people with compassion, skill and integrity."
Ellen J. Uguccioni
Cultural Resource Consultant
Ellen Uguccioni is a historic
preservation professional with over thirty years of experience who has
served in municipal governments including Kansas City (Missouri), Coral
Gables and Miami. She is widely published and called upon as an expert
in her field. Ms. Uguccioni has for the last ten years served
as a gubernatorial appointee to the Florida Historical Commission, the
state advisory board that reviews National Register nominations,
recommends grant funding and reports to the Florida Secretary of State
on historic preservation issues in Florida.
"I am very proud to endorse Donna Milo in
her campaign to become the Miami City Commissioner for District
As the former Planning Director for the City of Miami, I had an
opportunity to work with Ms. Milo when she served as a member of the
City's Planning Advisory Board. I was very impressed by Ms. Milo's
unshakable integrity, her logical approach, and her ability to decide
complex issues while always serving the best interests of the citizens
of the City of Miami.
As a member of the Planning Board, Ms. Milo was very diligent in
working with the Planning Department staff to thoroughly understand the
implications of the various plans brought before the Board. She showed
great interest in the Miami 21 code, spending endless hours meeting
with the Planning Department to ensure a quality result for the
citizens of the City of Miami. Her dedication to the people and her
desire to improve the quality of life for Miami citizens through her
actions as a Board Member made her invaluable.
I am certain that as a City Commissioner she will continue to serve the
people of Miami with dedication, passion, and integrity."
Former City of Miami Planning
Ana Gelabert-Sanchez was planning
director for the city of Miami from 1998 to 2010. She has recently
completed a Loeb Fellowship at Harvard University's Graduate School of
Design. She will be a Design Critic in Urban Planning and Design at the
Harvard Graduate School of Design in the fall of 2011. She was named
Top Public Official of the year for 2010 by Governing
magazine and received the CNU Groves Award on Leadership and Vision in
eight years I and other park advocates have had
little success at city hall as no Commissioner or Mayor will support
legislation to expand parks at no cost to taxpayers. This time I am
voting for Donna Milo as she came to us in support of needed changes...
Donna brought to our attention a study that adding parks and other
amenities are some of the ways to retain and attract the middle class.
We know many businesses looking to relocate count these amenities and
Miami fails the count.
Immediate past chair of the
Parks & Public Space Committee of Miami Neighborhoods United