Local governments handle many issues that affect people on a regular basis, like trash collection, property taxes and zoning. But odd-year elections, which are primarily local races, usually receive little media attention.
That's a shame given that many of us have views about the cleanliness of our neighborhoods, the traffic on our streets and the state of our parks, for example.
WLRN-Miami Herald News wants to amplify your views on these topics and initiate a discussion through a series entitled, If I Were Mayor.
In the weeks leading up to Election Day, we will air and publish your ideas and stories on why a local issue matters to you.