Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Franjo Triangle Commercial Island Charrette Report – posted online and Sec. 30-50.18 of the Village Code

The Franjo Triangle Commercial Island Charrette Report – posted online (not available on the official Palmetto Bay website) at Note that this is an 84 page document and is a slow download.  This is “A Citizens’ Vision Plan” November 2004 and was a partnership with Palmetto Bay and the Miami-Dade County Department of Planning and Zoning, Community Planning Section. 

I have also posted links to the November 8, 2004, resolution accepting the Charrette report.(Resolution 04-89).  This resolution details part of the public processes employed in this Charrette.    Also see numbered pages 19 - 26 of the actual Charrette report.

The Village Code was created by ordinance known as the “Franjo Triangle & US1 Island Zoning District" (FT&I) was eventually adopted as of May 1, 2006.  First reading was held February 6, 2006, second reading was held April 3, 2006 and a third reading was held on May 1, 2006.  See:

This code section can be found on Municode and is codified under Sec. 30-50.18. - FT&I,Franjo Triangle and U.S. 1 Island District.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Veterans Day - 2014 - Thank you for your service to our country

Veterans Day is a holiday honoring living military veterans. It is a Federal and State holiday observed by all 50 states.

I would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank all US Military veterans for their service to our country.  Everyone should take a moment to honor those who have preserved our freedom and protected all of our rights, including the right to vote. 

Online article on 8 Ways to Express Appreciation on Veterans Day

President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day on November 11, 1919. Other countries today also still recognize November 11th as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in honor of the Armistice treaty which ended WWI. The U.S Congress amended this act on November 8, 1954, making this holiday Veterans Day as we know it today.

Military dot com list ways that you can celebrate and educate your children about Veterans Day:

History dot com offers a wealth of information about Veteran’s Day:

Thank you to every man and women who has served our county as a member of our armed forces

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Please join us this Wednesday, November 12, from 6 to 8 PM at the PBVC - Palm Room

There is a run-off election on Tuesday, November 25, to decide the Mayor and Council District 3 positions.

I humbly ask for your vote.

I also invite you to join your friends and neighbors for what should be a fun event  this Wednesday, November 12, from 6 to 8 PM at the Palmetto Bay Village Center - Palm Room (3rd Floor).

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Palmetto Bay mayoral, council races headed to Nov. 25 runoff - Miami

An important read on the Miami site:

Palmetto Bay mayoral, council races headed to Nov. 25 runoff, by Lola Duffort, 11/07/2014.

And yes, I am focused.  I am tuning out any distractions: “I’m focused on my record, and that’s what I’m campaigning on,”

But it is more than mere promises.  We will see a return to realization of village goals, including ... more traffic calming initiatives, expanded park programming, a village personnel audit, and a clearer timeline and goals for the village’s redevelopment efforts to create a commercial district in the southern area known as the Franjo Triangle.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Wings Over Miami event Saturday, November 1, 10 AM to 2 PM.

Wings Over Miami
 Kicks-off  Aviation History Month
(CLICK HERE to view complete & official info)

Saturday, November 1
10 to 2

Disney Studios makes a promotional stop
To celebrate their DVD release


Children $3.00 ~ Adults $7.00
  • See the Miami Dade Aviation foam fire truck and more
  • Enjoy Disney Planes give-aways
  • Register to win a Planes Fire & Rescue DVD
  • Look at planes and meet Wings pilots
  • Visit with WW2 veteran, Todd Silverman

Happy Halloween from our family to yours

Happy Halloween from our family to yours

Classic Peanuts- the Great Pumpkin.  Who is staying up late to wait for the Great Pumpkin tonight?

Happy Halloween 2014 from Eugene, Alexandra and family.

Friday, October 24, 2014

EYE ON MIAMI: Vote For Eugene Flinn in Palmetto Bay. Guest Blog ...

EYE ON MIAMI: Vote For Eugene Flinn in Palmetto Bay. Guest Blog ...: Letter to the editor of Miami Herald: As a long-time community advocate living in Palmetto Bay, I am very disappointed in the maneuverings...

Click the link above to read the entire post.  It is a great read, if I do say so myself, on the Eye on Miami Blog.

Thank you everyone, for all the love and support.  This campaign has been so positive. Let's work together to continue the vision of Palmetto Bay!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Your qualifying test drive raises $20 for Miami Palmetto Senior High School PTSA at Gus Machado Ford

The Miami Palmetto Senior High School PTSA receives $20 with a qualifying drive. See you there on Oct. 10 from 3-7 PM

What:     $20 for Palmetto High School. 
                 For every test-drive taken, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to the school
Where:   Gus Machado Ford in Palmetto Bay
When:    October 10, 2014
Time:     3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Facebook members - students, parents of a student, alums or a friends/supporters of Miami Palmetto Senior High should CLICK HERE to view the official Palmetto Facebook page.  Like the page to stay current on the happenings.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Miami Hal’s video - Palmetto Bay candidate’s forum held 9/30/14

CLICK HERE to view the full Miami Hal site. Over the past six years, Hal "MiamiHal" Feldman, a Realtor and resident of Palmetto Bay has covered our community events in video, newspapers and on his own blog ( to educate and enrich fellow Villagers. He covered the Candidates' Forum LIVE on the web (real time 9-30-14) as well as posting the video on-demand (CLICK HERE) for those of you who could not attend. Hal deserves much appreciation for his commitment to our community.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Palmetto Bay News - Candidate profiles article now online

CLICK HERE (or the additional link below) to view the Community Newspapers - Palmetto Bay News edition with the Candidates Profiles.
I humbly ask for your vote and continued support.  We need to work together to complete the projects we began, moving Palmetto Bay forward; reestablish the original fiscal method of governance I created, that of “Government Lite” which was how we won awards for our budgets and received flawless audits under my original leadership, resulting in AA- bond rating. We need to invest in properly maintaining our roads, drainage and park improvements as delays will cost us more money when these items can no longer be put off. 

Too many people have asked me why the traffic calming program has come to a screeching halt since I left office.  I will restart our public safety traffic calming initiatives.

It is time to initiate a new long range plan process. 

I will also meet with parents about what playground equipment they want restored to our playgrounds and work to reinvigorate parks activities for all ages. We must take steps necessary to guarantee free public access at Thalatta Estate. We have more than ample village employees, so we should make sure our park concessions stands and buildings are open. We need to be reasonable in addressing renovating the building at Coral Reef Park.  

But this is such a small part.  I want to get you involved.  Please call me at (305) 302-3713 or e-mail me at More information and specifics are available on my campaign website:

Thank you!

Your neighbor and friend,

Eugene Flinn

Monday, September 29, 2014

Miami-Dade County - Miami-Dade County Elections - Absentee Voting - the deadline to request an absentee ballot for the Nov 4 General Election is Oct.29.

Miami-Dade County - Miami-Dade County Elections - Absentee Voting

Click the link immediately above to be taking to the Miami-Dade County Elections Department website.

Requesting & submitting a ballot

The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the November 4 General Election is Wednesday, October 29.

Any registered voter eligible to vote may request an absentee ballot online.

An absentee ballot can also be requested by email, fax, telephone or in writing at the following:

  • Email:
  • Fax: 305-499-8401
  • Telephone: 305-499-8444
    TTY Number: 305-499-8480
  • Mail:
    Supervisor of Elections
    Attn: Absentee Ballot Section
    PO BOX 521250
    MIAMI, FL 33152
Notice: Absentee ballots mailed to an address other than the one on file in the Florida Voter Registration System require a written request signed by the voter.