Mayoral Candidate Keith James Launches Action Plan to Address Growing Rise in Homelessness

Mayoral Candidate Keith James Launches Action Plan to Address Growing Rise in Homelessness

Keith James for Mayor of West Palm Beach

Keith James for Mayor of West Palm Beach

New plan issued by James aims to support local businesses in dealing with homeless population while assisting those in need find housing, jobs and support

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 2, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Keith James, city commissioner and mayoral candidate of West Palm Beach (WPB), today announces a comprehensive plan involving the city, other public entities, private sector and non-profit community to address the growing homeless population in the city. The plan calls for leveraging WPB’s annual $4 million investment to tackle homelessness with new innovative ideas to focus on both immediate and long-term solutions.

James has supported the city’s annual $4 million investment including services and housing construction targeted for the homeless. He joins WPB constituents in making this a top priority.

“I have met with residents across our city and the growing homeless issue is on the top of everyone’s mind, including my own. That’s why I have outlined a detailed plan to not only look at long-term solutions to the issue, but steps we can take on day one to help our local businesses and residents who have expressed concern,” stated James. “I have met with community partners, our first responders, local businesses and residents before putting this plan together. I believe I have outlined a plan that balances the human element and the need to focus on our overall quality of life here in West Palm Beach.”

James has created a bold strategy and homeless action plan for WPB:

* Community Ambassadors: James will prioritize the use of homeless outreach teams made up of experts and professionals who can work with our homeless population to build trust and help them find housing, a job and medical attention.
* Immediate Enforcement Measures: James will take immediate steps to support local businesses and enforce anti-loitering laws to prevent people from remaining on private property when they do not have permission to be there. James will encourage businesses to execute and file trespass affidavits which will assist law enforcement in enforcing anti-loitering laws. Private security teams will be hired by the city to provide constant welfare checks on the homeless loitering on public property and in our parks.
* Leverage State & Federal Funding: James will work with regional, state and national leaders to secure additional funding to address homeless issues as well as funding for drug and opioid addiction and veteran support programs.
* Housing First: James has seen how this model can help people rebuild their lives. James will review how we can utilize city property as options for housing. He is focused on getting people off the streets and in homes so they can get a job, be healthy and become part of the community.
* Community Partnerships: James will work with the private, non-profit and public sectors to ensure we are utilizing all available resources, that programs are effective and community services are not being duplicated.
* Prevention Efforts: James will encourage programs that provide job training and education for people looking for a new career or housing assistance to those who fall on hard times to prevent them from becoming homeless.

This is the second major initiative launched by James in his campaign for Mayor. This week James launched his Neighborhoods First Initiative which is focused on making neighborhood priorities the top focus of his administration.

We welcome you to connect with James via:
Website: www.keithjamesformayor.com
Email: keith@keithjamesformayor.com
Phone: 561-284-9891
Facebook: www.facebook.com/KeithJamesforMayor
Instagram: www.instagram.com/keithjameswpb
YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCef6pBVJ5hnHVQ-LMHRuJ0A

About Keith James:
Commissioner Keith James was elected to the West Palm Beach City Commission in 2011 and is a two-time president of the City Commission. As the Immediate Past President of the Palm Beach County League of Cities, Board Member of the Florida League of Cities and member of Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, Commissioner James has become a leader on solving local municipal and regional issues of importance.

On the City Commission, Keith James has sought to create a city of opportunity where people and businesses can succeed. Under Keith James’ leadership, West Palm Beach has seen a boom in economic development and job creation, improvements in city services and increase in local neighborhood projects. Commissioner James has prioritized sound budget management, improving public safety, protecting West Palm Beach’s water supply and environment and addressing homelessness and workforce housing issues.

Keith James has been endorsed in his campaign for Mayor by Congresswoman Lois Frankel, Palm Beach County Mayor Mack Bernard, Former State Representative Joe Abruzzo, State Representative David Silvers, State Representative Emily Slosberg, Former State Representative Irv Slosberg, Former PBC Commissioner Addie Greene, Town of Jupiter Inlet Colony Mayor Dan Comerford, City of Pahokee Mayor Keith Babb, City of South Bay Mayor Joe Kyles, City of Lake Worth Commissioner Andy Amoroso, City of Lake Worth Commissioner Herman Robinson, City of Lake Worth Commissioner Omari Hardy, City of Riviera Beach Councilor Terence "TD" Davis, City of Palm Beach Gardens Councilor Mark Marciano, Town of Jupiter Inlet Colony Commissioner Milton "Chip" Block, Town of Jupiter Councilman Ilan Kaufer, Town of South Palm Beach Councilman Robert Gottlieb. These local leaders join the West Palm Beach Association of Firefighters and the AFL – CIO for Palm Beach and Treasure Coast in endorsing Keith James for Mayor.

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Nuevo libro enseña a empresarios hispanos la “Salsa Secreta” para cocinar sus negocios con el gobierno federal

Cover of La Salsa Secreta del Tio Sam

La Salsa Secreta del Tío Sam: Ingredientes y recetas para triunfar en el mercado federal (en español), de Rafael Marrero, estará disponible en Amazon este mes.

La Salsa Secreta del Tío Sam ofrece ejemplos reales y prácticos de ingredientes y recetas para entrar con éxito en el mercado federal, de 500 mil millones de dólares, y adjudicarse contratos.”

— Rafael Marrero

MIAMI, FL, USA, February 2, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — La Salsa Secreta del Tío Sam: Ingredientes y recetas para triunfar en el mercado federal (edición en español), de Rafael Marrero, estará disponible en Amazon este mes.

La Salsa Secreta del Tío Sam: Ingredientes y recetas para triunfar en el mercado federal (edición en español de Rafael Marrero), publicado por Neo Club Ediciones, estará disponible en Amazon este mes. Se trata de un libro pionero: Es el primero de negocios publicado en castellano que aborda este tema encaminado a potenciar a los hispanos, cuya población alcanzó la cifra de 58 millones de habitantes en Estados Unidos.

La Salsa Secreta del Tío Sam ofrece ejemplos reales y prácticos de ingredientes y recetas para entrar con éxito en el mercado federal, de 500 mil millones de dólares, y adjudicarse contratos.

El autor, Rafael Marrero, cree en las virtudes e importancia de “pasar la salsa” a sus colegas hispanos en su idioma natal. La decisión de publicarlo en español estuvo motivada por estos datos del Centro de Investigaciones Pew:

• En 2016 la población hispana en los Estados Unidos alcanzó la cifra de 58 millones de habitantes.
• 37 millones de hispanos mayores de 5 años hablan español en casa.
• Se proyecta un crecimiento de 57% de la población inmigrante hispana entre 2015 y 2050.

Rafael Marrero ha declarado que “hay 4,37 millones de negocios hispanos que, en conjunto, aportan 700 mil millones de dólares a la economía estadounidense cada año”. Y agrega: “El gobierno federal de EE.UU., el cliente más acaudalado del mundo, tiene una provisión del 23% de todas las compras para pequeños negocios. Sin embargo, los empresarios hispanos no se están beneficiando de estos programas. De hecho, menos del 1% de las compañías hispanas en los Estados Unidos están registradas para negociar con el gobierno estadounidense”. Este nuevo libro de Rafael Marrero con Neo Club Ediciones está diseñado para ayudar a esos negocios hispanos a familiarizarse con los ingredientes y las recetas para lograr con éxito una contratación federal, dirigiéndose a los lectores en su lengua nativa.
Este libro único en su estilo, con información contrastada por Rafael Marrero, profesional en diversidad de proveedores y experto en contratación gubernamental, constituye un tesoro invaluable de consejos prácticos de un autor que concentra toda su experiencia… ¡en un solo objetivo! Lleno de sugerencias memorables, los lectores encontrarán en él divertidas anécdotas y sabios consejos de un entrenador de contratación gubernamental reconocido a nivel nacional para hispanos que aspiran a convertirse en contratistas gubernamentales.

A pesar que el título del libro de Marrero – La Salsa Secreta del Tío Sam– obtiene su nombre de una metáfora culinaria, el contenido en sí conforma un manual práctico de negocios que ofrece ejemplos reales de ingredientes y recetas para entrar exitosamente en el mercado federal –de 500 mil millones de dólares– y adjudicarse contratos federales.

Acerca del autor, Rafael Marrero:
Rafael Marrero es un reconocido experto en contratación federal, estrategia de negocios y gestión de proyectos graduado de las universidades de Stanford y Cornell. Su firma ‘Rafael Marrero & Company’ ha sido reconocida en dos ocasiones por la prestigiosa revista Inc. como una de las 500 empresas privadas de mayor crecimiento de Estados Unidos, y una de las 50 mejores empresas de cultura empresarial. En el 2016 Marrero recibió el máximo galardón otorgado a empresas minoritarias del país por parte del Concilio Nacional del Desarrollo para Empresas Minoritarias (NMSDC). Previamente, Marrero fue Vicepresidente de MasTec (NYSE:MTZ), constructora multinacional de telecomunicaciones y energía del Fortune 500. Marrero también se desempeñó como Gerente de Programas a cargo de América Latina para By Light Professional IT Services, una empresa líder en gestión de proyectos para el Departamento de Defensa de los EE UU. Marrero es un destacado miembro de la Cámara de Comercio Hispana de los Estados Unidos (USHCC) y de la Cámara de Comercio Hispana del Sur de la Florida.

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Elite Media Group
, Global Living Media partners with Ariel Foundation International

Global Living Media is now in partnership with Ariel Foundation International, with U.N. ECOSOC status, to promote peace, partnerships and prosperity worldwide.

Your Video presence IS your Brand”

— Joe Prete

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, February 1, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Elite Media Group (EMG) is proud to announce Global Living Media, our international outreach division. Global Living Media is elevating the universal standards of video storytelling to communicate all facets of human mission, dedication, leadership, service and global impact.
Global Living Media is now in partnership with Ariel Foundation International (AFI), with U.N. ECOSOC status, to promote peace, partnerships and prosperity worldwide. This partnership is represented by Global Living Media’s new social media video for AFI, featuring the leadership journeys of the next generation.
Experience AFI’s 1-minute video here: https://youtu.be/fCZqUaovQP0

Ariel Foundation International is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that allows children and young adults to be official Delegates at summits hosted at the United Nations and European Parliament. Young people from all over the world and walks of life lend their voice and perspective to human and children’s rights, health, education and serious issues that affect them at local, national and global levels.
Global Living Media is focused on the challenges being addressed by the United Nations, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)/2030 Agenda, World Health Organization (WHO) and the DAVOS 2019 summit by producing powerful, successful stories to be shared via social media and at summits worldwide.
Contact:
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Global Living Media
International Outreach Division of EMG
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joe@elitemediagroup.tv

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ரணில் தந்திரத்தில் மாட்டிய முட்டாள்கள் சுமந்திரன் சம்பந்தன்

ரணில் தந்திரத்தில் மாட்டிய முட்டாள்கள் சுமந்திரன் சம்பந்தன்

அரசியலமைப்பு உருவாக்கபடாமல் விட்டாலும், அனைவரும் ஒற்றையாட்சியை ஏற்றுக்கொண்டமை எமக்கு கிடைத்த பாரிய வெற்றி

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, February 1, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — ரணில் தந்திரத்தில் மாட்டிய முட்டாள்கள் சுமந்திரன் சம்பந்தன்

"அரசியலமைப்பு உருவாக்கபடாமல் விட்டாலும், அனைவரும் ஒற்றையாட்சியை ஏற்றுக்கொண்டமை எமக்கு கிடைத்த பாரிய வெற்றி" – ரணில்

ரணில் இரண்டு நாட்களுக்கு முன்பு களுத்துரையில் கூறினார் "அரசியலமைப்பு உருவாக்கபடாமல் விட்டாலும், அனைவரும் ஒற்றையாட்சியை ஏற்றுக்கொண்டமை எமக்கு கிடைத்த பாரிய வெற்றி"

ரணிலின் கருத்துப்படி சிங்களவர்கள் வெற்றி பெற்றவர்கள். தமிழர்களாகிய சுமந்திரன் மற்றும் சம்பந்தன் சிங்கள சிந்தனையை ஏற்றுக் கொண்டது, வேறு எந்த சிங்களத் தலைவர்களாலும் இது செய்யப்பட முடியவில்லை
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களுத்துரையில் ரணில் சிறப்பாகக் கொண்டாடப்பட்டார், அவர் சர்வதேச சமூகத்திற்கு தமிழர்கள் ஒற்றை ஆட்சியும் , வடகிழக்கு பிரிவினையையும் மற்றும் பௌத்தத்திற்கு முன்னுரிமையும் ஏற்றுக் கொண்டதாக கூறி வருகிறார்.

தமிழ் மக்களுக்கு சுமந்திரன் மற்றும் சம்பந்தனும் செய்த நம்பிக்கை துரோகம் , எந்த முன்னாள் தமிழ் தலைவராலும் செய்யவில்லை. ரணில் இதைத்தான் சொல்கிறார்.

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Attorney Janet Pittman Reed is organizing community seminar in North Carolina on Expunction in March 2019

Janet P Reed, Attorney in North Carolina

Janet P Reed, Attorney in North Carolina

Janet Pittman Reed lawyer in North Carolina

Janet Pittman Reed lawyer in North Carolina

Website of Janet P Reed, Attorney in North Carolina

Website of Janet P Reed, Attorney in North Carolina

Janet Reed Attorney in North Carolina

Janet Reed Attorney in North Carolina

Blog of Janet Pittman Reed, NC Lawyer

Blog of Janet Pittman Reed, NC Lawyer

At the event for Onslow, Duplin, Sampson, and Jones Counties, attorney referrals will be available for consultations for those seeking to expunge criminal cases

The Law Office of Attorney Janet Pittman Reed (N/A:N/A)

One unfortunate after-effect of even small missteps is that they stay on the record for many years. This may prevent someone from getting a job, renting an apartment, or even getting a home loan”

— Janet Pittman Reed, lawyer in North Carolina

JACKSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, February 1, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Jacksonville-based attorney Janet Reed, in cooperation with community organizations, is planning a community-focused seminar on expunction (expungement) of criminal records and driver's license restoration. The tentative date is March 23, 2019, the location is the Public Safety Building, 1pm to 3pm. Lunch will be provided, as well as door prizes, and community resources. At the event, the presenters will explain Barriers to Reentry to Society, focusing on Expunction and Driver’s License Restoration. Also at this event for Onslow, Duplin, Sampson, and Jones Counties, attorney referrals will be available for 30-minute consultations for those seeking to expunge criminal cases. Attorneys from other counties may also be available for on-site consultations.

Janet Reed explains that "One unfortunate after-effect of even small missteps is that they stay on the record for many years. This may prevent someone from getting a job, renting an apartment, or even getting a home loan. In sum, having a criminal record can haunt you for the rest of your life, even when the event was long ago and you are a completely different person now."

The potential solution is called “expungement” “or expunction.” In the common law legal system, an expungement proceeding is a type of lawsuit in which someone with a criminal matter on record seeks that that matter to be sealed. When a judge grants such an expungement, it is, for many purposes, like the event never occurred.

Qualification for an expungement of an arrest, investigation, detention, or conviction record is based on the law of the jurisdiction in which the record was made. Usually, the person requesting expungement, called “Petitioner,” must meet several requirements.

This is a complicated area of the law, and it is advisable to at least consult with an attorney before beginning an expungement proceeding, even if one wishes to proceed “pro se” (meaning without an attorney).

The North Carolina Judicial Branch provides relevant information on its website at https://www.nccourts.gov/documents/forms/petition-and-order-of-expunction-under-gs-15a-1455-nonviolent-felony-or-nonviolent-misdemeanor-instructions-for-petition-and-order-of-expunction-under-gs-15a-1455-nonviolent-felony-or-nonviolent-misdemeanor, entitled “Petition And Order Of Expunction Under G.S. 15A-145.5 (Nonviolent Felony Or Nonviolent Misdemeanor); Instructions For Petition.”

The List of required affidavits under G.S. 15A-145.5(c) includes: (1) An affidavit by the petitioner that the petitioner has been of good moral character since the date of conviction of the nonviolent misdemeanor or nonviolent felony and has not been convicted of any other felony or misdemeanor, other than a traffic violation, under the laws of the United States or the laws of this State or any other state. (2) Verified affidavits of two persons who are not related to the petitioner or to each other by blood or marriage, that they know the character and reputation of the petitioner in the community in which the petitioner lives and that the petitioner’s character and reputation are good. (3) A statement that the petition is a motion in the cause in the case wherein the petitioner was convicted. (4) An affidavit by the petitioner that no restitution orders or civil judgments representing amounts ordered for restitution entered against the petitioner are outstanding.

But the court documents also caution that the expunction of one’s case information from the records of the court and of other State and local government agencies does not guarantee that the information will be expunged from all other sources. Private companies routinely acquire copies of criminal records from State and local criminal justice agencies. Certain private entities are required to expunge your case information upon receiving notice of the expunction order, but there may be a delay between entry of the order of expunction and deletion from the entity’s records. Further, that duty to expunge does not apply to all private entities. If a private entity distributes information about your expunged case, contact the private entity to determine which government agency was the source of the information, and then contact that government agency to determine whether or not the expunction order was received.

For further information, and to confirm participation in the seminar, please contact The Law Office of Attorney Janet Pittman Reed, Phone: (910) 381-1758.

About Janet Pittman Reed

Janet P. Reed is an attorney in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and handles Family Law cases such as Divorce & Separation, as well as Personal Injury, Traffic, Criminal Law, Driver’s License Restoration Services, and Civil Litigation cases.

Website: https://janetreedlaw.com/
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New Book Teaches Hispanic Entrepreneurs the “Secret Sauce” for Success in Federal Government Contracting

Rafael Marrero, author of La Salsa Secreta del Tio Sam

Cover of La Salsa Secreta del Tio Sam

Rafael Marrero's “La Salsa Secreta del Tío Sam”, is a trailblazer. It is the first book published in Spanish on government contracting aimed at Hispanics.

La Salsa Secreta del Tío Sam, is a trailblazer. It is the first government contracting book in Spanish for Hispanics, whose 4.37 million firms contribute $700 billion to the U.S. economy each year”

— Rafael Marrero

MIAMI, FL, USA, February 1, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — “La Salsa Secreta del Tío Sam: Ingredientes y recetas para triunfar en el mercado federal” (Spanish edition) by Rafael Marrero will be available on Amazon later this month. It is the first government contracting book in Spanish for Hispanics, whose 4.37 million firms contribute $700 billion to the U.S. economy each year.

Author Rafael Marrero believes in the virtues and importance of “passing the salsa” to his Hispanic counterparts. His decision to publish in Spanish was motivated by these facts from Pew Research Center:

• In 2016 the Hispanic population in the U.S reached 58 million.
• 37 million Hispanics ages 5 and older speak Spanish at home.
• Hispanic immigrant population is projected to grow by 57% from 2015 to 2050.

In this sense, Rafael Marrero’s book, “La Salsa Secreta del Tío Sam” (“Uncle Sam’s Secret Sauce”), is a trailblazer. It is the first and only business book published in the Spanish language on the subject matter.

Rafael Marrero stated: “There are 4.37 million Hispanic-Owned businesses that, together, contribute $700 billion to the American economy each year.” Adding: “The U.S. Federal government, the world’s richest customer, has set aside 23% of all purchases for small businesses. However, Hispanic-owned businesses are not benefitting from these programs. In fact, less than a fraction of 1% of all Hispanic-owned businesses in America are registered to do business with the U.S. government.” Rafael Marrero’s new book from Neo Club Ediciones, “La Salsa Secreta del Tío Sam” is designed to help Hispanic-Owned businesses become familiar with the ingredients and recipes for success in Federal contracting by addressing the readers in their native tongue.

This unique new book, featuring insights from supplier diversity practitioner, and government contracting expert Rafael Marrero, is an invaluable treasure trove of practical, hands-on advice from an author gathering his expertise in one place! Jam-packed with memorable and practical suggestions, you'll hear humorous anecdotes and sage advice from a nationally recognized government contracting coach for aspiring Hispanic government contractors. While Marrero’s book title, – “La Salsa Secreta del Tío Sam” – draws its name from a culinary metaphor, the work itself is a practical business handbook, offering up real world, hands on examples of ingredients and recipes for success to break into the $500 billion-dollar federal marketplace and win federal contracts.

About the author:
Rafael Marrero is a Stanford, and Cornell University trained senior corporate executive, acclaimed management consultant and supplier diversity practitioner. Mr. Marrero has 30 years of enterprise-wide, comprehensive management experience in both the public and private sectors, in business development and operational environments. Marrero is a two-time Inc. 500 Honoree, NMSDC MBE Supplier of the Year, and Top Government Services Provider (Inc. Magazine). His experience and knowledge include cradle-to-grave management of business processes and strategies, revenue capture, new business development, public and investor relations, and compliance issues across multiple and diverse business enterprises. Mr. Marrero is the CEO of Rafael Marrero & Company, a business-to-government management consultancy. He was most recently the VP of Corporate Vendor Management, Contracts, Supply Chain and Procurement for MasTec (NYSE:MTZ), a Fortune 500 company. Rafael Marrero is a member of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) and the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Learn more: www.rafaelmarrero.com or call (888) 595-6221.

Lina Marrero
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FAIR PLAY FACTS, ANNOUNCES LAUNCH

New Reference Website Rapidly Growing

I will do everything in my power to help families understand their rights and avoid fraudulent activity!.”

— Deborah McGuire

N MYRTLE BEACH, SC, UNITED STATES, February 1, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — N Myrtle Beach, S.C – Fair Play Facts, LLC., a one of a kind Reference Website which focuses on Families experiencing Homicides with Education of their Rights, Terminology and Guidance on “Standard Protocol” procedures which U.S Prosecutors should be following, reaches 50,000!

Fair Play Facts is a necessity in today’s World. Families going through the torments of Homicide should not depend on the Justice system in the U.S. for answers. " With so many cases not being prosecuted properly and ongoing "Color of the Law" violations within our system, families need to have a resource", states Deborah McGuire, creator. “I will do everything in my power to help families understand their rights and avoid fraudulent activity".

To gain momentum, Fair Play Facts planned and executed the following tactics:
• Education and research on the laws which apply to Prosecutors in our Country.
• Development of a simple, clear space for families to understand terminology, rights & what to expect after a
homicide.
• Video launches regarding violations & rights.

www.fairplayfacts.com is based out of S. Carolina yet covers the U.S.A. Its goal is to ensure knowledgeable families, offer legal reference through Wrongful Death and Estate/Probate Attorney referral, STOP “Color of the Law” violations and to promote awareness.

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