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The Miami-Dade County Commission is currently in the development of its 2014-15 budget. As part of this process, there will be two public hearings held on September 4 and September 18, 2014 at the Stephen P. Clark Center’s Commission Chambers (111 NW 1st Street, 2nd Floor, Miami, FL 33128) beginning at 5:01 p.m. The meetings will be broadcast live via the Miami-Dade County Channel (Atlantic Broadband Channel 76 / AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 / Comcast Channel 76) and online.

For more information relating to the budget, please visit www.miamidade.gov/budget.

Hurricane Season

Just because the summer break is over, doesn’t mean we can let our guard down, Hurricane Season runs until November 30, 2014. Stay up-to date with all the information you’ll need by visiting the Miami-Dade 2014 Hurricane Guide.

Subscribe now to Miami-Dade County's Alert program to receive text alerts to cell phones or other mobile devices in the event of significant emergency events http://www.miamidade.gov/alerts/.


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

Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa
September 2014

Free Mammogram Event COMING UP!

DMV to Go in September


Residents can receive assistance in attaining or renewing a driver’s license or identification card, as well as several federal services on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM at the Stephen P. Clark Center lobby, 111 NW 1 Street, Miami, FL 33128. Due to limited space, residents interested in obtaining a driver’s license or ID card must make an online appointment. Those with appointments must bring proper documentation as required by the DMV. A list of suitable identification is available at http://www.gathergoget.com/. DMV-to-Go representatives do not administer driving exams.

20th Anniversary of the Cuban Exodus of 1994 

Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa attended an event hosted by Alicia Garcia, President of Fundacion Exodo 1994, which commemorated the 20th anniversary of the 1994 Cuban Exodus.

“I’m honored to take part in this event to keep alive the memories of all those who fled Cuba on makeshift rafts in pursuit of freedom and a better way of life,” Chairwoman Sosa said. “By honoring their lives, we also help keep a spotlight on the need to restore democracy and human rights in Cuba.” 

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Animal Services Shelter

Chairwoman Sosa joins her colleagues at the groundbreaking ceremony for Miami-Dade County’s new Animal Shelter. 

The new site is located at 3651 NW 79 Ave, Doral FL 33166.The total site area occupies 5.04 acres and includes an existing building that will undergo extensive renovation and structural retrofitting.

At approximately 70,000 square feet, the new building doubles the size of the current shelter. The project is scheduled to be completed in the Fall of 2015.

Golden Passport Event

Almost 300 Miami-Dade seniors renewed or obtained a Golden Passport yesterday at the Villa Aida Center in the City of Hialeah as Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa teamed up with Miami-Dade Transit to host a Golden Passport event. 

“The Golden Passport is a lifeline to many Miami-Dade seniors on a fixed income who don’t have a car but desire the independence of being able to get around to go shopping, visit friends and go to the doctor,” Chairwoman Sosa said. 

The Golden Passport offered by Miami-Dade Transit allows persons 65 years or older and persons receiving Social Security benefits to travel on the Miami-Dade Transit system for free.


Chairwoman Sosa sponsors expansion of afterschool program

Local schoolchildren will get homework assistance and lessons in healthy habits at four more locations throughout Miami-Dade County thanks to the expansion of an afterschool program approved by the County Commission.

Commissioners on May 6 adopted a resolution sponsored by Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa to expand the Kids Aspire Program into four additional County parks under a partnership between Miami-Dade County, the Florida Department of Health, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and the University of Florida/Miami-Dade County Extension.

The Kids Aspire Program, administered by the Office of Community Advocacy, currently provides homework assistance to students ages 6 to 14 at a number of Miami-Dade parks. The four new locations that will begin offering afterschool help in the coming school year will be Olinda Park, 2101 NW 51st St.; Ruben Dario Park, 9825 W. Flagler Street; Modello Park, 28450 SW 152nd Ave.; and South Dade Park, 28151 SW 164th Ave.

In addition to getting homework help from current and retired teachers and volunteers, children participating in the program will receive lessons in health, personal hygiene and safety.

“I’m thrilled to see so many local agencies team up to expand educational opportunities for young people in our community,” Chairwoman Sosa said. “This partnership to expand the Kids Aspire Program will provide a safe and nurturing environment for schoolchildren in underserved areas to engage in quality afterschool learning.”


Helpful Information

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: [email protected]
Web: www.miamidade.gov/district06

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