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For Immediate Release:
August 26, 2011
Media Contact:
Maurice R. Hernandez

305-378-6677

Commissioner Lynda Bell restores essential government services for South Dade residents

New Miami-Dade service office to open in October at South Dade Justice Center


A number of County services are returning to the South Dade area as part of an effort spearheaded by Commissioner Lynda Bell. Scheduled to open on October 1, 2011, a new office in the South Dade Justice Center, 10710 SW 211 Street, will assist nearby residents with purchasing Transit passes, auto tags, memberships to cultural activities, paying taxes, accepting service requests, and offering information and referrals.

 

Since taking office last year, Commissioner Bell has continued to work with County administration and recently with Mayor Gimenez to ensure that residents and people who work in South Miami-Dade have better access to services as opposed to traveling to the downtown area for assistance.

"This issue was one of my most important priorities. The trek from South Dade to major County facilities in the downtown area can be time consuming if someone is in need of specific services. How reasonable is it for someone to have to travel several miles via bus or train to get a Transit pass?" said Commissioner Bell. "In the end, Miami-Dade should be about delivering effective customer service to residents and this new service location is a step towards that goal. "I'm glad the current administration was able to work with my office on this matter to help the hundreds of thousands of people living in South Dade and its neighboring communities."

The office located at the South Dade Justice Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during weekdays, closing an hour during lunch. A Miami-Dade staff person will be available to assist residents, as well as an automated computer touch screen that will allow residents to pay their bills and access other services online. A Transit ticketing machine will also be placed on site.

Additionally, two similar service stations will open at the North Dade Justice Center, 15555 Biscayne Boulevard, and the Miami-Dade Permitting Information Center, 11805 SW 26 Street.

For more information, please contact Commissioner Bell's office at 305-375-5218.