Campaign Finance Analysis for District 2 Commissioner Sarnoff

I have long been a believer in the concept of “following the money” in politics. Unfortunately, the political climate in this country has become one in which candidates and incumbents must raise substantial amounts of money in order to take or retain elected office. Almost a year ago to the day, I published some analysis … Continue reading

Issues with 2010 Census

The following letter was sent to Mayor Regalado and Commissioner Sarnoff. Please make sure you are counted, a lot of funding for our community depends on it. Mr. Mayor and Commissioner, I am writing this email to plead to your city’s leadership. We have made several attempts at counting some of your city’s exclusive locations, … Continue reading

Village Council Meets Tomorrow

The Village Council will meet tomorrow, Thursday, June 17th at 7:00pm at the Coconut Grove Sailing Club.

Open letter to Commissioner Gimenez regarding Affordable/Workforce Housing Project

Long before the rest of our community began to feel the weight of the current recession, residents of the West Grove grappled with extreme poverty, unemployment and limited access to affordable housing. Grand Avenue, the main artery to Coconut Grove’s business district, has become the symbol of the disparity and blight that plagues our community.

Coconut Grove Village Council February Agenda

February 2010 Village Council Agenda

Tell Miami Beach Police Dept. NO to Gay Bashing

Over the weekend, an article published in the Miami Herald caught my eye. Miami Beach police officers allegedly harassed a tourist named Harold Strickland last March because of his sexuality. This display of intolerance is unacceptable on many levels and should not be tolerated in our County. No one deserves to be discriminated against for … Continue reading

Response to City Commission Chairman’s Press Release

City of Miami Commission Chairman Marc Sarnoff released a statement yesterday in regards to the tragic death of cyclist Christopher Lecanne last Sunday on the Rickenbacker Causeway at the hands of a drunk driver.  I agree with the Chairman’s position on the systemic problems revealed by this situation and would strongly support any measures he … Continue reading

FIU Student News Service Video from Campaign

I know this is long overdue, but this is the video done at my Meet and Greet BBQ back in October. Thanks to everyone who put on the event and to the journalists from FIU who made the video!

Village Council Agenda for January 21st Meeting

Cgvc Master Agenda 1 10 Hope to see you there! Stephen MurrayCouncilman


As you are all aware, Haiti is in a major crisis. The situation is devastating and heartbreaking. Luckily, people like my friend Melanie Aron are doing amazing work gathering supplies to be sent to help the international relief effort. Now is the time for our community to roll up our sleeves and get to work. … Continue reading

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