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Dear Residents,

Thank you for subscribing to the District 6 e-Newsletter.  I would like to send my best wishes to you and your family on Mother’s Day! May you have a beautiful day!

Please mark your calendar for the upcoming Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners meetings happening in May. The first meeting is on Tuesday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m. at the Stephen P. Clark Center in Downtown Miami.  As Commission chairwoman, I aim to bring government closer to you and hope to provide access to residents of all areas within the County by hosting the first offsite Commission meeting on Tuesday, May 21, at 8:30 a.m. at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.

Please do not hesitate in contacting my office at 305-267-6377 so that we can help you with any questions or concerns you may have.

Best wishes,

Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa
Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners
District 6

Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa
May 2013
CHAIRWOMAN REBECA SOSA'S SPONSORED & CO-SPONSORED LEGISLATION

I am dedicated to meet the needs and concerns of our residents by sponsoring legislative items that improve the quality of life in Miami-Dade County. Please visit my legislative archive page featuring all my sponsored and co-sponsored legislation, such as:

  • File #130601 - Resolution directing the County mayor, or designee, to study and make a report on the feasibility of designated areas at regional County parks as “Senior Zones” and installing within these areas outdoor exercise equipment for senior citizens. Miami-Dade County has a large population of elderly residents and they would benefit from being more active and healthy in an outdoor setting.
  • File #130559 - Resolution supporting the Florida Department of Health’s campaign “Take the Train, Take the Test” offering free HIV testing to residents at select Miami-Dade Metrorail Stations.
  • File #130511 - Ordinance calling for the Commission Auditor to complete background research on any person, organization, place or thing that is the subject of a naming, renaming or codesignation of Miami-Dade County roads, facilities or property. The Board honors individuals and organizations that have made a direct and significant contribution to Miami-Dade County.


CHAIRWOMAN REBECA SOSA'S PHOTO GALLERY

District 6 Movie Night
Chairwoman Sosa hosted a family-friendly Movie Night at Cooper Park in West Miami. District 6 families watched Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and enjoyed a food truck sale and a bounce house for kids.

Miami International Cattle Show
Chairwoman Sosa presented Commissioner Souto with a proclamation commending his dedication each year to the Miami International Agriculture & Cattle Show in Tropical Park.

Univision
Chairwoman Sosa received a warm welcome to the Univision building in Doral by Mr. Cesar Conde, president of Univision Networks, and Mr. Michael Rodriguez, vice president and general manager of WLTV Univision 23.

City of West Miami
Chairwoman Sosa was honored by the City of West Miami for being the first Hispanic chairwoman of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners. Prior to being elected in Miami-Dade County, Chairwoman Sosa served as mayor of the City of West Miami from 1994 to 2001.

Bay of Pigs
Chairwoman Sosa participated at an event commemorating the 52nd anniversary of the Bay of Pigs Invasion.  Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Commissioner Esteban Bovo also joined the event.

Israel’s Independence Day
Chairwoman Sosa honored the 65th anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel. Consul General of Israel Chaim Shacham and Deputy Consul General Revital Malca received a Proclamation celebrating Israel’s Independence Day - Yom Ha’atzmaut.

Christopher R. Mazzella
Chairwoman Sosa presented a Proclamation honoring Mr. Christopher R. Mazzella, Miami-Dade County Inspector General. Mr. Mazzella announced his plans to retire at the end of April after 14 years of service. Mr. Mazzella was appointed as Miami-Dade’s first Inspector General in September 1998, upon retiring from a distinguished thirty-four year career with the FBI.

Jose Abreu
Chairwoman Sosa was at World Trade Center Miami to present a proclamation honoring Mr. Jose Abreu, former director of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department. During his eight year tenure, Mr. Abreu oversaw one of the largest airport expansion programs in the U.S., a $6.4 billion capital improvement program to add new terminals, roadways and other areas.


BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS EVENTS

Commission Meetings
The Board of County Commissioners are the people elected in 13 districts to represent you. Our government is strengthened by civic participation and increased involvement from our citizens.

  • Tuesday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m.
    Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1 Street, Suite 201, Miami, FL 33128
  • Tuesday, May 21, at 9:30 a.m.
    South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, 10950 SW 211 St., Cutler Bay, FL 33189

FedAssist
Representatives from Senator Marco Rubio’s office will be assisting residents with a variety of federal issues such as U.S. passport applications, housing, transportation, child support, military/veteran affairs, and more. For additional information, please call 305-375-5730.

  • Tuesday, May 14, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1 Street, Suite 201, Miami, FL 33128

DMV to Go
Residents can receive assistance in attaining or renewing a driver’s license or identification card, as well as several federal services. Due to limited space, residents interested in obtaining a driver’s license or ID card must make an online appointment. For additional information, please call 305-375-5730.

  • Thursday, May 16, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1 Street, Suite 201, Miami, FL 33128

Take the Train, Take the Test
The Miami-Dade County Health Department has partnered with Miami-Dade Transit and 3-1-1 to offer free HIV testing to the public at select Metrorail stations. HIV test results available in as little as 20 minutes. Counseling will also be available on-site. For additional information, please call 305-375-5730.

  • Wednesday, May 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Metrorail Culmer Station, 701 NW 11 Street, Miami, FL 33166

Happy Mother's Day!

Mother’s Day at Deering Estate
Sunday, May 12, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
16701 SW 72 Avenue, Miami, FL 33157

Enjoy a variety of appetizing dishes and desserts provided by Chef David Schwadron Catering and Event Design, tour the grand Stone House and historic Richmond Cottage, and take in the natural beauty and grandeur of the Estate. The cost is $70 for adults and $45 for children (ages 5-12); ages 4 and under are free. To purchase tickets, please call 305-235-1668 ext. 233.

Mother’s Day at Castellow Hammock Park
Sunday, May 12, 4-8:30 p.m.
22301 SW 162 Avenue, Miami, FL 33170
Bring your own picnic, watch a hands-on animal program with SafariEdventure, and enjoy a campfire with some fun activities and marshmallows to roast! $15 for adults; $10 for children ages 4-17; ages 3 and under are free. Cash only. To pre-register, please call 305-242-7688.

Miami-Dade County Events

All Kids Included Family Arts Festival
Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay, FL 33189
Children with and without disabilities are invited to enjoy a full day of excitement. This year's theme is ''Magical Me'' and highlights will include live music, dance performances, a magic show by Spencers Theatre of Illusion, interactive art-making activities by Zot Artz-Arts for All, and so much more. For more information, call 786-573-5316.

New Times Brew at the Zoo
Saturday, May 4, 7-11 p.m.
Zoo Miami
12400 SW 152 Street, Miami, FL 33177
Sample craft and international beers from around the world, eat great food, and enjoy live entertainment. Hip-Hop legends Naughty By Nature will perform, as will other acts. Go VIP to enter an hour early and experience shorter lines for beer and spirits.

Youth Arts Day and Music Fest
Sunday, May 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Deering Estate
16701 SW 72 Avenue, Miami, FL 33157

Spend the entire day and enjoy youth artwork, as well as musical and theatrical performances from students and organizations! The event is free for children and youth (Grades K-12); the cost for adults is $12.

Love-In Party in the Park
Sunday, May 5, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Greynolds Park
17530 W. Dixie Hwy., N. Miami Beach, FL 33160
Featured acts include Grand Funk Railroad singing along with Mike Pinera's Blues Image.' Other highlights include a Harlem Shake on the Mound, costume contest, arts & crafts, a Kids Zone and more. Admission is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. VIP admission is $45 in advance and $50 at the door. Children under 12 enter for free, and parking is also free.

Deering Estate’s Educational Programs
Wednesday, May 8, 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Deering Estate
16701 SW 72 Avenue, Miami, FL 33157

Free informational session on the educational programs for children, such as: Eco-Academy, Wildlife Conservation Studies  and Applied Environmental Science. For more information, please call 305-235-1668 ext. 222. 

Seminar on Landlord–Tenant Law
Wednesday, May 22, 1-3 p.m.
West Kendall Regional Library
10201 Hammocks Blvd., Miami, Florida 33186   
Miami-Dade County’s Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources will host a seminar to educate landlords, property managers, tenants and lawyers about the nuts and bolts of a lease and the procedures involved in an eviction process. Handout materials will be provided. To reserve a seat, please call 305-375-3677.

Contact Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa

District 6 Office
1000 SW 57 Avenue, Suite 201
Miami, Florida 33144
305-267-6377 Phone
305-267-6366 Fax

Downtown Office
Stephen P. Clark Government Center
111 NW 1 Street, Suite 220
Miami, Florida 33128
305-375-5696 Phone
305-372-6090 Fax

E-mail: district6@miamidade.gov
Web: www.miamidade.gov/district06

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