Juan C. Zapata Debuts Platform on Actualidad 1040AM’s “Contacto Directo”

DORAL ( February 4, 2019 ) — Miami-Dade County mayoral candidate Juan C. Zapata shared part of his transformative platform yesterday at Actualidad 1040AM with Roberto Rodriguez Tejera on the program “Contacto Directo” in Spanish. Zapata was asked about everything from parks to transportation. He gave examples of some of the ways Miami-Dade County has failed its residents and how it will continue to fail them if we don’t change the antiquated, inefficient system of government in our county. Referencing the courthouse that voters did not approve back in 2014 that would’ve cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, Zapata said, “The voters were very clear in saying ‘we don’t want to pay for a new courthouse.’ And what is the commission doing? [It is] now entering into a process that will pay for a new courthouse, and they haven’t identified how they will get the funds for that. … For me, that’s not right.” During his time as a state legislator and as a county commissioner, Zapata has always fought for the interests of residents in the unincorporated areas of Miami-Dade County. He favors leaving it up to voters if they want to incorporate their neighborhoods. “The county can function as a platform for municipalities. Our informational and technological know-how could be the backbone of cities’ systems to help support them,” he said. “However, municipalities are the ones that best understand and know the needs of their residents. … The problem with unincorporated areas is that they can be left alone which may not be too much a bad thing but it’s not a good thing either.” About...

Juan C. Zapata Interview on Actualidad Radio 1040 AM

DORAL ( February 4, 2019 ) — Miami-Dade mayoral candidate Juan C. Zapata is excited to join Roberto Rodriguez Tejera on Actualidad Radio 1040 AM Monday at 9 a.m. for his first interview since filing to run for the top spot in the county. Tejera’s program “Contacto Directo” is a staple of local political news in our South Florida community and it will be a great platform for Zapata to share what his plans are for Miami-Dade County with listeners. We encourage our followers to tune in to the program and learn more about our campaign to transform the antiquated government structure of our county to one that works for its residents in an efficient and innovative way. #ItsTime Who: Mayoral candidate Juan C. Zapata What: Interview on Actualidad Radio 1040 AM When: February 4, 2018 — 9:00...

Former County Commissioner Juan C. Zapata Will Run for Miami-Dade Mayor

DORAL ( January 28, 2019 ) – Juan C. Zapata, former county commissioner, and former state legislator filed to run for Miami-Dade mayor today. “#ItsTime to get county government truly working for its residents and transform an antiquated government structure that fails to address the present and future needs of our community,” he said as he turned in his paperwork. As a commissioner, Zapata tirelessly fought to maximize taxpayer resources, increase police presence, protect the unincorporated areas, strengthen the county’s infrastructure, institute innovative policies and advocate for viable transit solutions. #ItsTime to bring a true spirit of public service back to county hall and lay out a vision for the future of Miami-Dade County. Zapata will focus on keeping our residents safe, protecting our environment, improving mobility, and addressing the inequality and affordability issues that exist in our community. His broad public service experience, along with his reputation as a servant leader, positions him as the best choice for Mayor to bring about responsible prosperity and innovative solutions to Miami-Dade County. #ItsTime. Who: Former County Commissioner Juan C. Zapata What: Files to run for Miami-Dade Mayor When: January 28, 2019 – 2:00 p.m. Where: Miami-Dade County Elections Department, 2700 NW 87th Ave. #100,...