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For Immediate Release:
October 04, 2018
Media Contact:
Manuel Orbis, Jr.


Legislation to address red tide is being advanced by Commissioner Rebeca Sosa

ADOPTED: On Tuesday, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa advanced a resolution to address the recent algae blooms and red tide impacting Florida counties. The legislation urges the State to study the issues related to these ecological calamities and develop mitigation and prevention plans moving forward. Commissioner Sosa also wants the State to take measures to preserve the image of Florida as a natural paradise and to protect the viability of the tourism industry.

A link to the resolution adopted by a unanimous vote of the Board of County Commissioners can be found by clicking here.

PROPOSED: Forthcoming, the Board of County Commissioners will consider additional legislation being sponsored by Commissioner Rebeca Sosa requesting that the Mayor study and report on additional proactive measures that may be taken to safeguard water sources and water bodies in Miami-Dade County against algae blooms and red tide.