Campaign website: www.christifraga.com
Principal owner of South Florida Small Business Solutions: A bookkeeping and property management firm.
Miami Dade County School Board Member – District 5: 2020-Present
Served as City of Doral Councilwoman, Vice Mayor: 2012-2020
Board Member, Miami-Dade County League of Cities
Member, Miami- Dade County Value Adjustment Board
What is the most pressing issue facing the city, and how would you propose handling it?
Over the last few years, the eyes of the world have turned towards South Florida, particularly Doral, for its dynamic, multicultural, rapidly growing economy, its location within Miami-Dade, and because Doral is a place where we value family. A place filled with vibrant, educated, hard working people. Doral’s challenges revolve around ensuring public safety and smart controlled growth, providing additional infrastructure improvements, addressing traffic issues, and implementing fiscal policies that will allow us to provide high quality services in a transparent and efficient manner. As your next Mayor, I will face these challenges head-on, with an out of the box, results driven approach.
How will you handle population growth in our city, especially with the recent arrival of illegal immigrants?
I have had the great opportunity of serving Doral for just over nine years, which has allowed me to build relationships with many local, state, and federal elected officials. This is a challenge we cannot face alone. It directly impacts public safety, our housing, and our schools. We must take a multi-agency approach to face this challenge. Local government will provide much needed space to continue to educate, facilitate information and provide resources. We will work with local organizations and other governmental agencies to obtain federal and state funding to ensure that our services and quality of life remain at the highest standards.
Do you think the city should increase its police force?
ABSOLUTELY! The city has seen a population growth of over 70% in 10 years, considering as well the transient traffic that commutes through our city daily, and we are under the national average of the number of police officers we should have in our department. You can invest many dollars in equipment, technology, etc., but if you aren’t investing in recruitment and retention then you are not investing in public safety. Our city must be a city of law and order. I propose creating and reestablishing task forces focused on proactive community policing, setting ZERO Tolerance when it comes to drugs and crime, because the safety of our children and families is of paramount importance.
A personal message to voters:
Doral is a young vibrant city, and I remain committed to ensuring that it is a great place to live and raise a family. As your representative, I have worked tirelessly and efficiently to remain an independent, sensible, voice for our residents and have always worked toward building consensus to ensure cohesive governing. As your next Mayor, I will work hard to implement sensible solutions, provide transparency and enhance communication with our residents. Together we can create a model city that our residents can be proud of. This November 8th once again I humbly ask for your support.