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Welcome to District 2
Welcome to the District 2 website! I am honored to serve as your representative. District 2 encompasses portions of the City of Miami, North Miami Beach, Opa-locka, City of Hialeah and unincorporated areas of Liberty City, Biscayne Gardens and North Dade Central.
This website is your connection to County government. Visit here periodically to find out the latest information on County services, programs, and legislation that affects you. Please feel free to contact my office with any questions and concerns you may have - I am here to serve you.
Haitian Cultural Heritage Month
May is Haitian Cultural Heritage Month, and the County will be celebrating Haitian history and culture with a host of events planned throughout the month, including A Taste of Haiti on Saturday, May 14 from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. Other events include the Haitian Heritage History Bee on Wednesday, May 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the County Commission Chamber at the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st St.
FY 2015-16 Proposed Budget approved
Chairman Jean Monestime and the Board of County Commissioners on Sept. 17 gave final approval to the County’s 2015-16 budget, which boosts funding in such important areas as public safety, parks, libraries and animal services while taking significant steps to prepare the County for the potential impacts of climate change.
Chairman Monestime on "banning the box"
Check out Chairman Monestime's recent Miami Herald op-ed piece about his initiative to eliminate questions about arrest records on County job applications.
Chairman Monestime experiences Denver's transit system
Chairman Monestime was in Denver Aug. 5-7 for the Destination Denver Transportation Fly-In with a delegation from Miami-Dade County including Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Commissioner Dennis Moss and new Transit Director Alice Bravo (pictured below with the Chairman aboard Denver's rail system). The fly-in was organized by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce to learn from Denver’s successful transit system.
Chairman Monestime helps mark 50th anniversary of Voting Rights Act
Chairman Monestime is helping mark the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act by urging residents to remain vigilant in protecting and exercising their right to vote. “The Voting Rights Act was a great victory for civil rights that aimed at overcoming persistent racial barriers that had prevented people in many states from freely exercising their Constitutional right to vote,” he said. “In light of judicial and legislative setbacks to the Voting Rights Act and voting rights around the country, it is critically important that we remain vigilant to ensure full access to the polls and that the hard-won gains of 50 years ago are not diminished.”
District 2 newsletter
Catch up on the latest news from District 2 and Chairman Jean Monestime in the June 2015 newsletter.
Chairman Monestime leads County Commission in condemning Dominican Republic's deportation of those of Haitian descent
The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners on June 30 unanimously adopted Chairman Jean Monestime’s legislation condemning the Dominican Republic’s impending deportation of large numbers of Dominicans of Haitian descent and Haitian migrant workers.
Chairman Monestime backs President Obama's immigration relief programs
The Board of County Commissioners on June 2 approved a resolution sponsored by Chairman Monestime in support of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.
Jean Monestime sworn in as Chairman of the Miami-Dade County Commission
County Commissioner Jean Monestime was sworn in as Chairman of the Miami-Dade County Commission on Friday, Jan. 16 at a ceremony in which he pledged to tackle the problem of economic inequality and announced a new committee structure to better address the County's economic challenges.
Search for jobs and more on County's jobs site
Look for available jobs with Miami-Dade County, or through other job posting websites like Employ Florida, find out how your local library can help with your job hunt, sign up for e-mail notifications, and more.
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