A meeting held Tuesday at Miami City Hall gave people the opportunity to voice their opinions and concerns about the homeless residential plan for Virginia Key Park. Many gathered outside to protest the proposal.
Critics say the plan would not only isolate the homeless people from mainland Miami and restrict their access to employment opportunities and transportation but also place them on the climate crisis’s frontline.
“This is a plan that’s debased… when it comes to the houseless,” said Vie Villarde, an activist attending the rally. “It’s [viewing] them as a problem instead of viewing them as people.”
Many people had the opportunity to share their worries during the public discussion regarding the effect of the Virginia Key Outdoor Center’s closure effects on the environment and local history.