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Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz

District 12 encompasses an area of Western Miami-Dade and includes the City of Doral, a portion of Hialeah, Hialeah Gardens, MedleySweetwater and Virginia Gardens and a large portion of unincorporated Miami-Dade County.
 
Voters in District 12 first elected José "Pepe" Diaz to the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners in September 2002. Commissioner Diaz was reelected in August 2018.

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Commissioner Diaz wants bigger fines for illegal dumping

The ordinance, which still requires final approval at a future Commission meeting, would reduce the amount of illegal dumping and general littering subject to a fine while also increasing the fine per violation. Under the proposed legislation, illegal dumping of over 15 pounds would be subject to a $1,000 fine, up from the current $400 for dumping of 100 pounds or more; while illegal dumping of 500 pounds or more would be subject to a $2,500 fine, up from the current $1,000.

Commissioner Diaz teams up with Miami Dolphins to distribute free Thanksgiving turkeys at Mater Academy Elementary School

Fifty students at Mater Academy Elementary in Hialeah Gardens received Thanksgiving turkeys to take home to their families as part of Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz’s annual turkey giveaway in partnership with the Miami Dolphins organization and its Football Unites program.

Commission protects public housing residents from evicitions during natural disasters

The Miami-Dade County Commission on Nov. 19 approved legislation sponsored by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz to protect residents of County-owned housing from evictions during natural disasters. The resolution directs the Miami-Dade Police and Public Housing departments to take no action to facilitate the eviction of residents of public housing or other County-owned affordable housing during a declared state of emergency.

Dolphin Station Park and Ride Transit Facility

Coming this fall, the Dolphin Station Park and Ride Transit Terminal Facility located at 11897 NW 12th Street, will accommodate a new Bus Rapid Transit along the Dolphin Expressway connecting to Downtown, along with several other local bus routes, and the potential for growth to include rail.
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