Doral's Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez relishes role among founding fathers of a city long on potential
As Doral's first and only mayor since the city's incorporation in 2003, Juan Carlos Bermudez has worked to forge a cohesive community of what he calls a once-"jumbled" area. He points to new parks, city-run code enforcement, public works and police departments, and a recent victory in ceasing incorporation payouts to Miami-Dade County as benchmarks in the city's short lifespan but acknowledges challenges ahead, including getting what he considers a fair share of transportation tax dollars.
A master plan for growth — which includes a push to bring Class A office space and big business headquarters to the city — is planned for Doral's future, and Mayor Bermudez, who also has a Doral law practice, Juan Carlos Bermudez, P.A., says he plans to run for reelection to further this and other aims. He was interviewed in his Doral City Hall office by Miami Today staff writer Risa Polansky.
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