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Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony, The Miami Forever Bond & Substance Abuse & Rehabilitation Book

Arianna Prothero
King tides are one of the major flooding concerns being addressed in the first phase of the Miami Forever Bond project.

Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony has been in office for a little more than a month. Formerly a Coral Springs police sergeant, Tony was chosen to replace Scott Israel, who was suspended by Governor Ron DeSantis for hisresponse to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting.  Sheriff Tony joined Sundial to talk about his priorities coming into the position—especially those pertaining to school safety— and his plans to run for the office in 2020.

In 2017, City of Miami voters passed the $400 million Miami Forever Bondinitiative—a bond aimed at making the city more resilient to sea-level rise. The bond covers multiple projects such as new flood water drainage pumps throughout the city and redeveloping waterfronts. A $58 million tranche has been designated for the first phase of projects that launched in Coconut Grove on Friday, March 1st. Sundial spoke to the Director of the Office of Resilience and Public Works Alan Dodd and Capital Improvements Director Steven Williamson about the program and the resilience projects they are working on.

Read more: Former UN Leader Ban Ki-moon Praises Miami's Response To Rising Seas

The Delray Beach Drug Task Forceis working in conjunction with Florida Atlantic Universityto host the Substance Use Disorder TALKS 2019. The talks will feature a mix of speakers focusing on the research and policy surrounding substance abuse as well as personal experiences with addiction and rehabilitation. William Cope Moyers is the Vice President of Community Relations and Public Affairs for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, a non-profit treatment provider. He wrote the memoir “Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption,”which details his struggles and relapses with crack cocaine. Moyer is one of this weekend’s featured speakers and he joined Sundial to discuss substance abuse and rehabilitation.