About Michele Lazarow
My sense of civic responsibility began as a result of the inability of local government to prohibit a pet store from selling chronically ill puppies to unsuspecting consumers. An ordinance restricting the fraudulent sales and inhumane practices was not only the right thing to do but also created an opportunity for Hallandale Beach to demonstrate progressive county leadership. The opposition and obstacles to this seemingly common-sense initiative opened my eyes to see a government body lacking foresight and accountability.
I began to regularly attend our Commission meetings and reach out to local residents, listening to their concerns for the community. Few, if any, were aware that our $100 million budget was so poorly managed. I saw a great economic disparity in our neighborhoods that was not being addressed by current leaders. I saw numerous opportunities for positive change go unheeded. As a local small business owner, I decided I could bring a new perspective – long overdue – to the City Commission. I want to see our city grow from a seasonal town to a prosperous city year round. I will work for lower taxes and full transparency, reporting where OUR money is spent.
My other interests are volunteering with Broward County Animal Care and Adoption, where I am committed to see our shelter become the first No-Kill shelter in Broward County. I work hard at organizing campaigns, not only rescuing animals, but also performing outreach for issues that shape our world like poverty and hunger. My partner, Bobby, and I enjoy spending our free time with our own pets.
As your City Commissioner, I will always keep an open door. Whatever your concerns, I will always be respectful to listen and keep an open mind.
400 South Federal Highway
Hallandale Beach 33009