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.
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Vice Chair Lynda Bell to ''roll up her sleeves'' to become "Employee for a Day'' at YMCA in South Dade
Commission Vice Chair Lynda Bell will be "rolling up her sleeves" as an "Employee for a Day" on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, beginning at 4:00 pm, at the YMCA located at 9355 S.W. 134th Street, Miami, Florida 33176. As part of the "Work Days" program she initiated in 2010, Vice Chair Bell undergoes a thorough training from small and large businesses in an effort to better understand the complex issues that these enterprises, their employees and patrons face every day.
Vice Chair Lynda Bell tours PortMiami to inspect expansion projects
In her capacity as Chair of the Economic Development and PortMiami Committee, Vice Chair Lynda Bell recently toured PortMiami while being briefed by Captain Andy Melick, Chairman of the Biscayne Bay Pilot Ships, as she inspected the progress of the many Port projects designed to accommodate expanded cargo and cruise ships arriving from all over the world; with particular emphasis on the Panamax supertankers, as a result of the Panama Canal expansion project slated to be completed by late 2015.
Miami-Dade County Parks Issues Call for Seasonal Job Applicants; Accepting Applications February 24 - March 23 for Summer Positions
The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department is issuing its annual call for seasonal job applicants to fill the summer staffing needs of its summer programming and activities, traditionally the busiest time of year when families and kids on summer vacation frequent Miami-Dade County’s parks for its summer camps, pools and beaches. Applications will only be accepted February 24 – March 23, 2014, for a variety of summer jobs at Miami-Dade County Parks, including pool managers, lifeguards, park service aides, and recreation leaders.
Vice Chair Lynda Bell announces 2014 "Mom & Pop" Grant application period for Small Businesses in Commission District 8
Vice Chair Lynda Bell is inviting all small businesses in District 8 to take advantage of the County’s annual "Mom & Pop" grant program designed to support commercial and home-based businesses in her district. Home-based businesses can receive up to $2,000 and commercial-based enterprises may obtain up to $4,000.
Miami-Dade County Animal Services is waiving adoption fees for dogs over 35 pounds for the remainder of February
Miami-Dade County Animal Services is waiving adoption fees for large dogs over 35 lbs for the remainder of the month of February. All large beautiful, lovable dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and ready to go to a forever home. Adopters will be responsible for a $27 license fee.
Statement by Vice Chair Lynda Bell on the Commission's Decision to override the Mayor's Veto over pending Union Contracts
"Although I respect my colleagues’ decision on this most important issue which affects not only our valued County employees but every resident living in Miami-Dade County, I am disappointed and discouraged over this morning’s decision to override the Mayor’s veto related to the pending union contracts, said Vice Chair Bell.
County Commission Vice Chair Lynda Bell taps Ruben J. Arias as new Chief of Staff
County Commission Vice Chair Lynda Bell today tapped Mr. Ruben J. Arias as her new Chief of Staff following the departure of Mr. Eddie Borrego, her former Chief of Staff.
Commissioner Lynda Bell formally installed as Vice Chair of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners
In a moving ceremony surrounded by family, friends, and residents, County Commissioner Lynda Bell was formally sworn-in as Vice Chair of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners by Miami-Dade County Court Judge, the Hon. Gladys Perez.
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