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For Immediate Release:
March 14, 2014
Media Contact:
Betty Aguirre
bettya@miamidade.gov
305-951-0774

Chairwoman Sosa sponsors resolution to prevent diversion of funds from sewer repairs


(MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FL) – As Miami-Dade County prepares to embark on major repairs to its wastewater treatment system, County Commission Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa is sponsoring a resolution to prohibit the transfer of any Water & Sewer Department revenues to the County’s general fund for the duration of the project.
 
The resolution is scheduled for a vote by the County Commission on Tuesday, March 18 at 9:30 a.m. Its wording is consistent with language in a settlement agreement pending in federal court regarding the County’s federally mandated sewer repairs, which are needed to bring the system into compliance with the Clean Water Act.
 
“This resolution will demonstrate the County’s good faith in complying with terms of the settlement agreement while protecting the public health by ensuring that there is no diversion of funds from necessary sewer system repairs,” Chairwoman Sosa said.