Town of Surfside honors condo collapse victims with street renaming

MIAMI – The city of Surfside held a particular tribute Thursday for many who lost their lives within the Champlain Towers collapse.

It was for the disclosing of 98 Points of Light Way on Collins Avenue. Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department, Freddy Ramirez mirrored on its significance.

“Remembering the grandparents, parents the children that we lost on that day, the 98 souls that were lost and remembering the bravery and the hard work for the first responders, the police, the social workers, the victim advocates that all converged here as one. So, to bring closure for the families and the struggle continues,” stated Ramirez. 

Surfside’s mayor says the marker will be sure that lengthy after a brand new constructing goes up, everyone who passes by will at all times bear in mind what occurred there.

Mayor Shlomo Danzinger stated the necessity for condo security reform is pressing.

“For all that is done in the wake of this collapse, fighting for condo safety reform, pushing these bills through and the changes we’ve seen here today. This ensures that hopefully a tragedy like this never happens again,” stated Mayor Danzinger. 

“Every single member of the Florida house of representatives co-sponsored this legislation. Just so everybody knows, there is a full commitment from Tallahassee and statewide to support not only the condo reform but to make sure we commemorate the loss of lives,” stated Rep. Michael Grieco of District 113. 

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