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Dear Residents,

Thank you for subscribing to the District 6 e-Newsletter, and thank you for your continued support. I am confident that the year ahead will provide us with many more opportunities to work together on bettering Miami-Dade County. I also invite you to contact me at (305) 267-6377 or [email protected] with any concerns, questions or suggestions you may have.


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

Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa
February 2015
Legislative Update

Wage theft ordinance

Wage theft protection ordinance sponsored by Commissioner Rebeca Sosa approved unanimously by the Board of County Commissioners. Click here to read more about Commissioner Sosa’s wage theft ordinance.

Miami-Dade Court Capital Infrastructure Task Force

Commissioner Sosa: “The recommendations from the Court Capital Infrastructure Task Force will help us propose measures to ensure that our justice system is housed with the dignity it deserves.” Click here to read more about the newly approved Miami-Dade Court Capital Infrastructure Task Force proposed by Commissioner Sosa.

CBO report card

Commission approves resolution sponsored by Commissioner Sosa to create a report card for community based organizations receiving County funding. Click here to read more about the CBO report card.


Presentation to Helen Aguirre and family

Commissioner Sosa presents a sympathy resolution to journalist Helen Aguirre Ferrer and her family to express condolences on the passing of her mother Helen Craigie.

Miami Springs Senior High Lady Hawks Soccer Team Day!

Commissioner Sosa presents a proclamation to the Miami Springs Senior High Lady Hawks soccer team in recognition of their District Championship and playoff run!


Commissioner Sosa joins Miguel Cabrera at Brothers to the Rescue Memorial Park

Commissioner Sosa joins Major League Baseball Player Miguel Cabrera as he presents a donation to our Miami-Dade Parks Department at Brothers to the Rescue Memorial Park! @MiguelCabreraFoundation

Meeting with Mayor Zavier Garcia

Commissioner Sosa met with City of Miami Springs Mayor Zavier Garcia to discuss how they can work together for the residents of Miami Springs.

Florida Association of Counties

Commissioner Sosa met with Grover C. Robinson, Cragin Mosteller, and Chris Holley from the Florida Association of Counties and discussed how they can work together on improving the lives of Miami-Dade residents.  Learn more about the Florida Association of Counties here.

Presentation to Miami musical artist Pitbull

Commissioner Sosa joined Governor Rick Scott, City of Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado and local elected officials in honoring Armando “Pitbull” Christian Perez for his commitment to our community and congratulating him on the recent expansion of a Sports Leadership and Management school for children he helped co-found. Pictured is Commissioner Sosa presenting “Pitbull” with a proclamation from Miami-Dade County.

Presentation to Yolanda Aguilar

Commissioner Sosa presented City of West Miami City Manager Yolanda Aguilar with a proclamation at a recent Board of County Commissioners meeting in recognition of her dedicated service to the community and leadership spanning over three decades.

District 6 in Action

Registration for Miami-Dade County Parks’ “Fit2Play” Spring Break camps begins March 2

Keep your kids active, fit and engaged during the spring school break with one of these affordable and memory-making “Fit2Play” Spring Break Camps being offered by the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department. Registration begins online Monday, March 2, 2015. Camps will be held March 23 - 27, 2015, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with early drop-off available at 7:30 a.m. and late pick-up until 6 p.m.

General Camp programs will thrill and challenge youngsters with a variety of activities from fitness, sports, and arts-and-crafts to games and exciting field trips. There are also Specialized Camps, which focus on a specific interest or need, including camps for nature and wildlife-lovers like Zoo Miami’s “Zoofari Spring Camp,” Miami EcoAdventures Camps at A.D. “Doug” Barnes Park and Greynolds Park and “Spring On! Nature Camp” at the Deering Estate at Cutler. For young golf enthusiasts, there are Junior Golf Camps at the Country Club of Miami, Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne and Palmetto Golf Courses. Parents may register their child by visiting the specific Miami-Dade County Park where they wish their child to attend. Some parks offer online registration at www.miamidade.gov/parks, where the entire list of camp sites is also found. The public may also dial 311 for the Miami-Dade County Information Hotline. Prices for camps vary. Children with disabilities are welcome in all park programs. Contact the park manager to develop an inclusion plan as early as possible.

“Zoofari Spring Camp” at Zoo Miami

“Zoofari Spring Camp” at Zoo Miami is designed to immerse children ages 4-10 into the world of wildlife and conservation. It’s a fun-filled learning adventure that includes live animal presentations, visits to animal exhibits, questions and answers with zookeepers, wildlife enrichment activities, and much more! March 23-27. Camp hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Extended care is available and pre-registration is required. Zoo Miami is located at 12400 SW 152 St., Miami. For more information visit www.zoomiami.org on or after February 16, or contact ZSF Education at [email protected].

Miami EcoAdventures Camps at A.D. “Doug” Barnes Park and Greynolds Park

Miami EcoAdventures Camps at A.D. “Doug” Barnes Park and Greynolds Park provide unique opportunities for children, ages 6-14, to explore the wonders of our South Florida ecosystem with outdoor activities from trail hikes and wildlife encounters, to canoeing and fishing excursions. Participants will not only learn about their environment and connect with nature, but will get plenty of exercise.


Commissioner Sosa, Miami Springs Mayor Zavier Garcia and the Miami Springs Council will present a free Moive Night featuring “The Lego Movie” on Saturday, March 14 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Curtiss Park Median just off Miami Springs Circle. Food trucks will be on site. For more information contact the District 6 office at 305-267-6377 or [email protected].

Helpful Information

Contact Commissioner 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

Black History Month

February marks the beginning of Black History Month! Let us come together as a community to celebrate and recognize the incredible contributions African Americans have made here in Miami-Dade and throughout our country.

Click here for Black History Month events and information.

In the Headlines

Miami Herald Editorial: A matter of when, not if

“Ms. Sosa’s resolution asks commissioners to make battling sea-level rise an integral part of the county’s growth and development process. Her efforts, if approved, of course will come with an eventual price tag. But this will be money well-spent — money that means this region’s survival as a business engine, a tourist lure and the place millions of us call home.”

Click here to read the rest of the Miami Herald's editorial on Commissioner Sosa’s resolutions regarding sea level rise.

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