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Welcome to District 8
Welcome to the District 8 website! I am honored to serve as your representative. District 8 encompasses Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay, Homestead, and unincorporated areas of South Dade including Redland, Falls, Princeton, parts of Naranja, Leisure City and parts of West Kendall.
This website is your connection to County government. Visit here periodically to find the latest information on County services, programs, and legislation that affects you. Check out live and archived videos of Commission meetings to see what we are working on. Please feel free to contact my office with any questions and concerns you may have – I am here to serve you.
Your parks, garbage and recycling pickup days, school boundaries, voting precincts and much more.
Daniella Delivers serves as your resource for civic and legislative accomplishments.
Catch our monthly Miami-Dade TV Show on the District 8 YouTube Channel.
Community Conversation: 87th Avenue Bridge Proposal
On November 28, Commissioner Levine Cava and the Village of Palmetto Bay hosted a Telephone Town Hall meeting to discuss traffic solutions. Below is a recording of the meeting and other relevant documents:
- Telephone Town Hall meeting recording. If you are opening through your PC, select VLC Media player. If you have difficulties, please email us at District8@miamidade.gov.
- Telephone Town Hall polling results
- Village of Palmetto Bay’s list of proposed traffic modifications
On August 30, the Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) traffic engineers presented their proposal to pursue a new bridge across the canal at Southwest 87th Avenue, north of 168th Street. Commissioner Cava requested that the Department put their plans on hold to give the community an opportunity to learn more and provide input. Here are DTPW's documents:
Update to Falls Area Residents on Results of Incorporation Survey
Commissioner Levine Cava celebrates three years on the Commission
Commissioner Levine Cava celebrated her third anniversary on the Commission on Nov. 12 by volunteering along with many other District 8 residents to restore a coastal wetland in Cutler Bay and released a report highlighting some key accomplishments during her third year in office.
Hurricane Irma after-report
Commissioner Levine Cava has released a report outlining the most common issues that South Dade residents encountered before, during and after Hurricane Irma, and including a number of recommendations to improve the County’s future disaster response.
Free training opportunity for nonprofit leaders
The District 8 Nonprofit Academy Cohort II provides nonprofits the tools and information they need to increase organizational capacity, meet performance standards, and build resilience during uncertain times. The Academy will feature hands-on, interactive workshops which will be facilitated by leading experts in the field. Classes begin Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Space is limited, enroll ASAP. Read the evite and learn more about the curriculum.
Mom and Pop Grants
We recently awarded 43 small businesses in District 8 with Mom and Pop grants ranging from $1,000 to $6,000. This year's program priorities were people, plant and profit. Preference points were given to businesses that provided paid and sick leave to their employees as well as living wages. Learn more abou the Mom and Pop program.
Commissioner Cava recognized as Miami's Government Leader by Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava received a Salute to Miami’s Leaders Award in the category of Government from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
The Salute to Miami’s Leaders Awards program recognizes and honors Leadership Miami alumni who are community leaders that make Miami a stronger, more vibrant community.
South Dade: More to Explore
This summer, the Office of Commissioners Daniella Levine Cava and Dennis Moss held the second annual South Dade Solutions Summit. This year's gathering of local leaders focused on how to market our unique community. In conjunction with Commissioner Moss' office and Bruce Turkel of Turkel Brands, we unveiled our new official brand. South Dade: More to Explore captures the spirit of the region's diverse population, geography, cuisine and attractions.
A Fair Share for South Dade
Commissioner Levine Cava partnered with Commissioner Moss to host the inaugural South Dade Solutions Summit: business, community and government leaders outlined a success plan for South Dade to improve transportation, economic development and quality of life. Recommendations include the County buying local food and products, promotion of "farm to table" dining, transit investments and greater marketing of our region's unique assets. The plan will be our guiding document framing District 8's agenda over the next three years.
Read Commissioner Levine Cava's installation speech
Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava was sworn in during an installation ceremony held by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners on Nov. 24, 2014.
- Read Commissioner Levine Cava's installation speech and learn more about issues important to her.
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