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Commissioner Rebeca Sosa District 6 e-Newsletter

Dear Friends:

During this beautiful time of year when we come together with our loved ones to celebrate the Holidays and count down to the New Year, I wish you peace, joy, and all the love in the world. May God bless you and your loved ones this Holiday Season and always! Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa and Happy New Year!!!

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call me at 305-267-6377. I would love to hear your feedback, please e-mail me at sosa@miamidade.gov.

With warmest regards,

Commissioner Rebeca Sosa

December 2012
Season's Greetings!

Happy Holidays!

Commissioner Sosa is elected Chair of the Board of County Commissioners

In a historic move, the Board of County Commissioners appointed Commissioner Rebeca Sosa to be their new Chairwoman, making her the first Hispanic woman in Miami-Dade County to be chosen to this prestigious post, as well as the first woman to be elected on the first round.  The decision took place during a November 20, 2012 commission meeting where Commissioner Lynda Bell was also elected as Vice-Chairwoman. An Induction Ceremony will take place in January of 2013 where Commissioner Sosa and Commissioner Bell will commence their two-year term.

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Commissioner Sosa joins Election Advisory Group

In light of the difficulties that voters experienced in this election, Commissioner Sosa has accepted Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez's invitation to join the Advisory Group created to identify improvements for Miami-Dade County's elections process. Our residents right to vote should be respected.

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Legislation and resolutions sponsored by Commissioner Sosa
  • Miami-Dade County’s water and sewer infrastructure is deteriorated and vulnerable to failure and it is in its best interest to accelerate the repair and replacement of the necessary improvements. Therefore, Commissioner Sosa sponsored a resolution urging the Mayor to identify additional sources of available funds to fund a portion of these improvements in order to not solely rely on our resident's pockets.  File# 122286 


  • Concerned with human trafficking as a form of modern day slavery forcing victims to work against their will, Commissioner Sosa sponsored a resolution urging Congress to pass legislation that would reauthorize and strengthen the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.  File# 122137 
  • Miami International Airport is the County’s principal economic engine serving cargo companies and millions of visitors each year. As the federal government continues to increase inspections and security, the airport will need additional sufficient staff to continue serving visitors and clients. In order to remain as a world leading international airport, Commissioner Sosa sponsored a resolution urging the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security to provide more U.S. Customs & Border Protection staffing at Miami International Airport.  File# 122145 
Dade Medical College

Commissioner Sosa visited Dade Medical College's main campus located in District 6 to present a proclamation for 'Dade Medical College Day.' Since 1999, Dade Medical College has strived to offer students the best educational experience in Nursing, Radiology, Sonography (Ultrasound), Cardiac Sonography, Medical Assistant, Massage Therapy, and Medical Billing and Coding.

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Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Station #40

Commissioner Sosa invited officials from the City of West Miami and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue to celebrate the grand opening of Fire Station #40 in West Miami. The two-story 4,658 square-foot building is the first green fire station in Miami-Dade which conserves energy and water and reduces harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Commissioner Sosa's efforts made this opening possible.

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PortMiami: Cruise Capital of the World Day

Commissioner Sosa presented a Proclamation declaring “PortMiami: Cruise Capital of the World Day.” PortMiami and the cruise industry have grown and prospered for more than 40 years with more than a dozen of the world’s most distinguished cruise brands sailing from our Port.

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District 6 Turkey Drive

Commissioner Sosa hosted the annual District 6 Turkey Drive distributing approximately 700 turkeys to residents, local charities and families of needy students in our schools.

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BCC Installation Ceremony

Commissioner Sosa attended the Installation Ceremony of Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and the Board of County Commissioners at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center where she proudly sang the national anthem.

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Upcoming Events
  • Saturday, December 15, 2012
    City of Miami Springs
    Christmas at the Gazebo
    Time: 5:45 p.m.
    Location: Curtiss Circle in the City of Miami Springs
    Admission: $2 Miami Springs residents, $10 non-resident
    Enjoy Santa’s parade, rides, ponies, kiddie train, face painters and snow.
  • Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    City of West Miami
    Tree Lighting Ceremony
    Time: 5:30 p.m.
    Location: West Miami Recreation Center, 1700 SW 62 Avenue, West Miami
    Admission: Free
  • Sunday, December 30, 2012
    City of Coral Gables
    Junior Orange Bowl Parade
    Time: 4 p.m.
    Admission: Free
    Location: Downtown Coral Gables
    Featuring a vivid arrangement of marching bands, colorful floats, community groups and creative parade units.
Contact us

Our doors are always open to you!

District Office
1000 SW 57 Avenue Suite 201
Miami, Florida 33144
(305) 267-6377
Fax (305) 267-6366

Downtown Office
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 220
Miami, Florida 33128
(305) 375-5696
Fax (305) 372-6090

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email: district6@miamidade.gov
Websitewww.miamidade.gov/district06
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