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For Immediate Release:
July 20, 2012
Media Contact:
Jason Smith


Community groups empowered at summer breakfast meeting with Commissioner Jean Monestime

Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, continues his work to empower residents in his district. On Wednesday, July 18, Commissioner Monestime hosted the 2012 Homeowners' Association summer breakfast meeting to actively engage and encourage neighborhood groups in his district. The meeting took place at Commissioner Monestime's district office, 900 N.E. 125 Street.

The meeting attracted leaders of various neighborhood groups in District 2. Attendees represented neighborhoods including Alhambra Heights, North Shore, Arcola Lakes, Gratigny, Little River, West Little River, Biscayne Gardens, Tri-community, and Gladesview.  Representatives from the Voters Council were also present. District 2 encompasses major portions of the cities of North Miami, North Miami Beach and the north-central area of Miami-Dade County.

During the meeting, Commissioner Monestime updated residents on current redevelopment projects in District 2. Commissioner Monestime and residents also discussed strategies to improve local parks, reduce crime, and improve neighborhood aesthetics.

Residents in District 2 have organized 16 homeowner and resident groups, each meeting regularly to discuss important neighborhood issues and strategies for community improvement.

"Our neighborhood groups and homeowners' associations are important to our efforts to revitalize our community," Commissioner Monestime said. "By organizing and working together, we can transform District 2, street by street, and block by block."