Miramar’s Sherman Circle gets $2.4M upgrade - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Vice Mayor Yvette Colbourne, the point person for the Sherman Circle improvements, recognized the dedicated, hard work that the staff has accomplished over five years. “This is more than just a wall that we have built on Pembroke Road and on Miramar Boulevard,” Colbourne said. “We have truly revitalized this area. Our staff works every day and they do a lot of great things. They’re constantly busy, and sometimes they don’t really take the time to see the impact of what they have been doing. So this ribbon-cutting gives us an opportunity to take a look at what we’ve accomplished.” Miramar Vice Mayor Yvette Colbourne recognized the hard work that the staff has accomplished over the five years.(Scott Luxor / Contributor) Her comments reflected on the collaborative, inclusive process the city used to accomplish its undertaking.
In response to the lack of affordable housing, on November 16, 2020, Commissioner Colbourne sponsored an Ordinance creating an Affordable Housing Trust. On January 27, 2021, the Ordinance passed on second reading establishing an Affordable Trust Fund. Read more here.
No Furlough Resolution No.
On May 18, 2020, Vice Mayor Colbourne sponsored a resolution of the City Commission of the City of Miramar, Florida, opposing the implementation of employee furloughs; supporting the recommendations of the city manager’s memorandum to the city commission dated April 24, 2020; and providing for an effective date. Read more here.
Blasting Resolution; Temp. Reso. No. 7162
At the April 15, 2020, Miramar Commission Meeting, I sponsored a resolution urging Governor DeSantis to order the cessation of rock mine Blasting during this State of Emergency. This resolution was unanimously approved by the Miramar Commission. The intent of this resolution is to provide Miramar residents with relief from the blasting in Miami Dade County during this time when residents are at home and experiencing the effects of blasting more often than when they are at work. Read more here.
Commissioner Colbourne Statement Ending DACA Program
The fate of the Deferred Action Plan for Childhood Arrivals policy hangs in the balance as our president considers ending the program that protects thousands of young immigrants from deportation.
This action is so far from the values and beliefs of our country. A country that has accepted with open arms immigrants throughout the ages from every corner of the world.
Immigrants come here to realize their dreams and in the process of doing so, they become productive and responsible citizens of our communities contributing to industry and commerce.
With the six (6) month deferment that accompanies our president’s decision to end this for our friends and neighbors, it is up to us to implore upon our congress to prevent this travesty to these innocent young people and the destruction of the very fiber of our country. I stand with dreamers and so should you.
City of Miramar Commissioner Yvette Colbourne Attends Jamaica's 55th Independence Day Celebration
On Sunday August 6,2017 Commissioner Yvette Colbourne attended Jamaica’s 55th Independence Day Celebration at the St. Bartholomew Church located at 8005 Miramar Parkway, Miramar. The ceremony began with the Jamaican national anthem, followed by a very joyful musical interlude of Father Ho Lung’s collection of hymns, beautifully performed by members of the church choir and drummers. Father Andrew celebrated the Mass and wished everyone a Happy Independence Day. Commissioner Colbourne, born in Panama of Jamaican heritage spoke about her Jamaican grandfather who went to Panama to work on the Panama Canal, acknowledged her colleague Commissioner Maxwell Chambers who is also Jamaican and was present for the festivities. Commissioner Colbourne stated, “The City of Miramar is very diverse. It is important that we celebrate our culture, all cultures. Because it is in the sharing of culture that we gain understanding and tolerance for each other and continue to work towards building one Miramar, one community, one people!” Immediately following, parishioners and visitors enjoyed the sounds of the Caribbean, authentic Jamaican cuisine, including curry chicken, jerk chicken, rice and peas, homemade sorrel and ginger beer in the parish hall. Commissioner Colbourne extended her gratitude to St. Bartholomew and Father Andrew in supporting this event.
Miramar Commissioner Yvette Colbourne and the Rotary Club
Book Bag and School Supplies Give-A-Way
On Thursday August 10, 2017 Commissioner Yvette Colbourne, in collaboration with the Miramar-Pembroke Pines Rotary Club organizeda book bag and school supplies give-a-way at the City of Miramar Fairway SummerCamp. Summer camp employees, administrators joined members of the Rotary Clubsand Colbourne distributing book bags, hundreds of dollars in school suppliesand bags of goodies to students returning to school this year month.
This is the 2nd consecutive year that Commissioner Colbourne and the Miramar-Pembroke Pines Rotary Club have held this event. Commissioner Colbourne believes that it is important that every student have the necessary tools to prepare themselves for a successful school year. She stated: “Education is number one and it is important for students to be prepared to learn.”