Miami Shores Fence Height Amendment Campaign
A new opportunity for changing the Miami Shores fence limit regulations has presented itself. The decision to change our future lies in the hands of the newly elected council, who will be meeting on May 5th. Please sign our petition, and include your house address to register your voice as a Miami Shores resident.
It is up to all of us, the residents of Miami Shores, to let our newly-elected council representatives know that we care about our safety and privacy. We urge you to sign this online petition and contact any of the council representatives to let them know that you support the initiative to allow fences to a height of 6 ft in Miami Shores homes:
Alice Burch, newly-elected Mayor
Vice Mayor, Steve Zelkowitz
Council Member Ivonne Ledesma - (305) 494-8132
Miami Shores is not the community it was when the ordinances for fences were approved. In 1989. Today, we have different challenges and public safety issues a raised height limit on fences and enclosures would address.
The presence of sex offenders residing in our neighborhood, as verified by public records, necessitates the need for fences to be at a height that would deter entry into our yards where children are playing and where women are often alone enjoying the outdoors. Public records also show an increase in home invasions, thefts and other delinquent and sometimes violent crimes in Miami Shores.
Even law enforcement training programs recognize the need for adequate height requirements to deter persons non-grata and meet public safety needs by requiring their graduates to be able to scale a 6ft. fence.
If you agree that raising the fence height limit to 6’ ft would make it more difficult for these sex offenders as well as home intruders, thieves, and other persons non grata from gaining access to our homes., please sign our online petition to bring the matter before the next Council hearing on May 5th:
You can also send us an email with your house address:
Thank you for your support!