A Positive Vision for the Future
Ximena Hommel has been a resident of the City of Plantation all her life. Ximena is a Broward County small business owner. Ximena graduated South Plantation high School and attended the University of Miami where she graduated with a Bachelors degree in Criminology and English. Ximena than proceeded to graduate with her Masters in Accounting from Nova Southeastern University .
Ximena is a hard working individual who loves her community and cares about our city.
Ximena has lived in Plantation for the past 34 yrs and currently lives with her husband Martin and her two children Zachary and Natalia Hommel.
The City of Plantation will be losing Plantation General Hospital who will be moving to Davie. This leaves the city with only one hospital and a lack of specialized care facilities. This affect local business who provided miscellaneous service to onsite employees ranging from having your car detail to having a major engineering work performed. The hospital was providing an additional $60,000.00 in revenue to the City of Plantation.
One of the solutions will be to have Plantation leave a satellite emergency service center where people can be treated for non life threating injuries and a patients can be stabilized. The satellite medical facility would not only provide medical services to our residents, it would also provided income and jobs to our city.
Ximena is running for Plantation City Council for the following reasons:
1. To bring back the values of our small suburban neighborhood
2. To invest in the community's future
3. To bring fresh young ideas to the city to meet today's standards
4. To stop unjust and excessive fines to the citizens of Plantation and solidify fairness for the residents
Plantation is seeing an epidemic growth of these sober homes in residential neighborhoods being operated by unscrupulous providers that are receiving kickbacks from outpatient treatment centers also known as "patient brokering".
These homes are most of the overdose calls. These calls eventually put a burden on the city's budget. These homes are suppose to be operating on a recovery model but instead are operating on a relapse cycle which brings the patient in time and time again for treatment. These homes are opening up and being operated under the city's radar. These homes are bringing prostitution, drug trafficking and patient brokering. The governor has recently signed a law that increases the penalty for patient brokering and the city should be more aggressive on cracking down on these sober homes. They can place requirements on the homes such as having the homes be certified by an independent trade association and limiting them to one house every two miles.