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Action Plans for Miami-Dade County

Commissioner Suarez encourages all Miami-Dade and District 7 residents to read through his proposals for enhancing the quality of life in Miami-Dade County.  Please send any and all praise, comments, or concerns to

2014 Task Force Report

As a follow-up to my 2011 Task Force Report, I’ve laid out a series of recommendations to streamline Miami-Dade County, increase our ability to provide essential services to the public and address the long-term disparity that plagues our county.

Building Futures Summer Internship Program

In June of 2015, Commissioner Xavier L. Suarez of Miami-Dade County, in partnership with the Collaborative Development Corporation and Miami Dade College, will launch the Building Futures Summer Internship program. The program seeks to expose young people of limited means to the industries of the future, and put them on track to finding permanent employment in those fields.

In order to qualify for the internship, applicants must:
• have received a high school diploma or GED certificate in the last two years.
• expect to receive a high school diploma or GED certificate in the spring of 2015.
• be between the ages of 17 and 24.
• not be currently enrolled in a college program.
• demonstrate a commitment to learning new skills and completing the program in good standing.

Download the application, complete it and send it to Sarah Odio at no later than noon on April 20, 2015.

If you are a business interested in taking on an intern, it’s not too late. Please send an email to before April 15 to secure a partnership.

Statement about the Coconut Grove Playhouse

I’m pleased to share that Miami-Dade County, in partnership with Florida International University (FIU) has reached the final step in a long process of transferring ownership of the Coconut Grove Playhouse from the State of Florida, to the County.  This facility will be jointly run and managed by both the County and FIU, going forward.  In a presentation today at the Cultural Affairs & Recreation Committee Meeting, Cultural Arts Director Michael Spring reported that the County has completed all of the required Title transfer documents, and completed all of the required encumbrances from the State and the Title company.  This will allow Miami-Dade County to satisfy the State and comply with the Cabinet’s requirements, in conjunction with the Title company.  The encumbrances were initially well over $3.5 million, but through hard work and negotiations in good faith by all parties, the County has negotiated down the encumbrances to less than $120,000 in total. 

Director Spring informed our office this afternoon that the State has just granted their approval of all of the documents, and the transfer is now complete.  Miami-Dade County and FIU are now co-lessees.  He also indicated that they have worked in conjunction with the State, every step of the way, to effect a smooth transfer of Title.  Congratulations to Director Spring, along with all staff involved – job well done, and mission accomplished!

Onwards and Upwards – let’s move forward with the Playhouse and restore it for the benefit of all in our Community!



Imagine Miami: A vision for the future of Miami-Dade County

Commissioner Suarez proposes several projects in various areas of Miami-Dade to enhance the region's natural beauty while adding practicality for residents, commuters, and visitors.

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