BACK-STORY: I set-out on this project September of 2016. At the time, South Florida was being "bitten" by a "Zika" threat. A good friend of mine in South Beach asked me to attend a City Council meeting in Miami Beach. The discussion addressed the merit of a controversy I was yet privy to: the County (Miami-Dade) chosen pesticide to combat the virus (ZIKA) threat. At that meeting my eyes astonishingly unlocked. I witnessed a Mayor and his 6 City Commissioners motion incoherent to the screams of 300 irate citizens. I watched as the screams, many of mothers, went completely mute by the ears of these city servants. Counseled by his City-Attorney (constantly relaying messages to him via, what looked like, cell-phone text) and being "puppeteered" by the words being handed down by the CDC (LIVE on telephone), the Florida Governor and the County Commissioner (in-person), I watched as all but one of these public servants gave heed to the cry of the citizens. I spent the next 3 months diligently searching for justification to both arguments. What I discovered more than disgusted. The connections I have made from this incredibly un-democratic process, that day, lights a very concerning path. This is the road I blaze, for... we, the people.
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