By Anne Michael-Anthony
At a Special Council Meeting held on March 6, 2013, at the Doral City Hall, the City Manager brings forth his plans that have been under construction with Donald Trump to bring the Miss USA Pageant to Doral. “This would put the City of Doral on the map” says, Councilwoman Ana Maria Rodriguez who herself was a beauty pageant queen. Councilwoman Fraga was appointed by the City Manager, Joe Carollo, to be the Liaison between the City and “the Donald” to make this happen.
With four incredibly powerful women on the Council, this is a no brainer for Doral. “The whole Doral Community needs to come together. We need to have everyone come together as a community to make this happen.”, says Joe Carollo. This is an unbelievable opportunity for the City of Doral and although we have many challenges, the City Manager believes that this could happen as soon as July 2013. “We have a green light”, says Joe Carollo, all that is needed is a vote from the council.
The Council votes unanimously in favor of moving forward on the negotiations that the City Manager is initiating with Donald Trump to bring the Pageant to the City of Doral. Absent from the vote was Vice Mayor Ruiz, who excused herself earlier due to having a previous commitment.
Even though with all the challenges that the City of Doral faces with this proposal, Joe Carollo is the man to bring this the Miss USA Pageant to the City of Doral and launching Doral on a new and exciting chapter of its young life.