It's nice to meet you. I'm Christi Tasker, an American born and raised by an Army Attache's daughter. My husband, mother and I are longtime Brickell residents. Together my husband and I have five successfully grown daughters and seven grandchildren and two fursons. We are very concerned about over-development, lack of infrastructure follow-through, safety & crime.
Most importantly, I'm known as a TASKMASTER!
When I first moved to Miami in 2015, I experienced the building department accepting payoffs in exchange for Certificate of Occupancies.
In 2018, I moved to Brickell and have daily experience with the big developer invasion. The developers often have ties to Russia or China and they do not have the surrounding neighbors in mind. A vote for me is a vote for someone who will listen and hold townhalls before legislation is signed or before planning & zoning approvals are voted on. As a citizen, your feedback is worth much more than developer's payoffs to my PAC fund. A vote for me is a vote to ensure your basic services are delivered and 311 reports are immediately followed up on. As a business owner, I plan to read contracts, agreements and legislature before I vote on it. I will not be relying on persuasion by lobbyists, politicians or the city manager.
My reputation is scarless and my word is everything. My parents served on my hometown city council and the planning/zoning and master planning board. My mother and I received a city proclamation for preserving a historic real estate development and were active parts of the 20-year design masterplan. Plans and community involvement are critical. Having a true voice and neighbor on the City commission is the most critical.
With your vote, I will listen to you and ensure services are delivered and always vote with your best interest in mind, even if it's not the most popular or profitable.
I grew up designing and building furniture and hand-making jewelry. Instead of my parents spoiling me, I had to earn 50% of the money whenever I wanted something new. My Tandy computer helped reconcile it all. And my banker grandmother and my entrepreneur mother & father taught me almost everything they knew.
I started working as a sales associate in the Merry Go Round Corporation. Then, I was later recruited by County Seat the Jean Store.
Gwinnett Place Mall. Duluth GA
My grandmother always thought that entrepreneurship meant instability. So she insisted I get a "consistent job" at the bank. I did learn all about the banking system & finances. I also saw how much small businesses impacted local economies.
First National Bank of Gainesville, GA
Without a clue what I'd gotten myself into, my mom and I bought a historic residential house that we converted into a retail store. It was complicated, and it defied and set planning & zoning ordinances for everything from preserving tree canopies to designing sidewalks, traffic circles, and signage.
By 2010, my mother and I had won almost every design award and been featured in many magazines, resulting in increased tourism to the City of Suwanee.
Throughout the United States & Caribbean
I helped the City of Las Vegas & International Market Centers increase tourism to Las Vegas.
Downtown Las Vegas, NV
I had a concept of combining multiple brands and businesses into an event space for luxury market product showcases. We transformed 7500 of a Wynwood warehouse and lost the least to commercial rent increases.
Wynwood Arts District, Miami
Daily we deal with noise violations, construction developer violations, super loud motorcycles that police cannot pull over to ticket, parking, unmaintained parks, bike & walking paths that need repair, signage that needs repair, garbage being dumped, and littering.
Moved to The Roads