Residents of Miami Beach are increasingly unhappy with how construction is affecting the quality of life on the densely populated barrier island, something that warrants municipal pushback against “irresponsible” development, the mayor told the Daily Business Review.

“The days of unbridled growth where a lobbyist [for a large development] would give money to an elected official and the elected official would look the other way and disregard the quality of life—as long as I’m mayor, those days are over,” Mayor Philip Levine said in an interview days after the city released its 2014 survey of citizen satisfaction.