1. General
  2. Economic Development
  3. Social Service Programs
  4. New Signature City Events

Water Utility Bill Assistance Program

In November 2017, Councilman Alix Desulme, Ed.D. sponsored a resolution to establish the Emergency Utility Assistance Program. This program will assist qualifying City residents, based on needs, with their City of North Miami water utility bill. To administer the program, the City began the process of creating the North Miami Low Income Home Utility Assistance Foundation. The foundation, a nonprofit entity, will be charged with collecting and/or raising monies to fund the program and pay the awarded amount on behalf of the City to eligible residents.

Public Safety

In collaboration with the North Miami Police Department (NMPD), several community outreach initiatives in District 4 are ongoing. A major emphasis has been placed on violence reduction and high visibility with light towers, as well as directed patrol and surveillance camera usage.

With Desulme's sponsorship, the NMPD's Ring Camera Program was expanded to include additional homes in District 4. Ring Cameras are small wireless cameras which can easily be placed by the front door. By placing these surveillance cameras at the front doors of District 4 homes, valuable evidence can be collected and supplied to the North Miami Police Department in the event of a crime. In addition, residents can safely see who is at their door, even when they are not home. The camera also allows the homeowner to communicate with the person at the door.

The Ring Neighborhoods Program is a digital neighborhood watch, that both law enforcement and the public can access free of charge by downloading the Ring mobile app (iOS and Android). The app allows Ring Neighbors to share and comment on real time crime and safety events in their neighborhood. As part of the program, North Miami Police Department may posted in the app and request video or assistance in law enforcement investigations and post information relating to critical incidents and other incidents in the app to keep neighbors informed regarding issues in their community.

Job Creation

The Constituent Services Aide position was created to bring the government closer to the community.

Keep D4 Clean

Councilman Desulme advocated, along with the North Miami City Council, to fund the North Miami Clean Team. The Clean Time is made up of North Miami residents hired to clean the City block by block. The North Miami Clean Team is on the streets of North Miami with a mission to Keep North Miami Beautiful.

D4 Back to Work

The main goal of this initiative is to seek out and provide employment opportunities for residents living in District 4, by making connections with developers' job placement agencies, and career resource centers.