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Dear Friends of District 8,




Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava
June 2015
What's Coming Up?

Board of County Commissioners Meetings
The Commission will meet the 14th and 28th of July. Here is what to watch out for:

  • The Commission will begin discussing the budget and the millage rate on July 14th. Watch out for links to the Commission meetings on Twitter and Facebook.
  • The local implementation of the Convention to End Discrimination Against Women will go to the Economic Prosperity Committee on July 9th.

Flex your civics muscle and make sure to contact your Commissioners and tell them what you think about these and other proposed items.

I would love to hear any suggestions you may have. Give me a call, send an e-mail or connect on Facebook and Twitter.

To keep track of what's coming up at the County, check out the legislation portion of the County website.

Remember to watch the BCC meetings live on Miami-Dade TV and watch out for Periscope (links) broadcasts of the meetings.

Celebrate the Fourth of July with Team 8 at Black Point Marina

Team 8 is happy to host a fireworks show at Black Point Marina for the Fourth of July. Celebrate Independence Day with us and don't forget to wear red, white and blue! A very special thanks to our sponsors for helping us bring this event to the South Dade community.






Keep Up with Daniella

A South Dade Summit Recap

We are happy to report that the South Dade Summit was a great success! Two hundred community leaders joined the discussions on the economy, transit and the enviornment. U.S. Department of Transportation Assistant Secretary Carlos Monje spoke about federal resources and answered several questions regarding transit connectivity in the South. Many interesting ideas were debated and we are ready to move forward. A leadership group made up of South Dade mayors, Commissioner Dennis Moss and Team 8 will create an action plan with goals and benchmarks. Stay tuned for more details.

Check Out the Parks Edition of Get to Know Your Commissioner

This month's Get to Know Your Commissioner is all about our parks. The Parks for People initiative is gearing up for the budget cycle. Make sure you sign the petition to restore the parks budget by 10% for the next fiscal year.


Daniella Delivers





County 101

Our first installment of County 101 was a lobbying workshop for nonprofits and residents. Area nonprofits stopped by to learn about how to legally and effectively lobby the County. Our next workshop is on July 22nd at the South Dade Government Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Budget Director Jennifer Glazer Moon will explain how the county allocates funds and collects revenues.


Congratulations to our Mom and Pop Grant Awardees

After reviewing over 70 applications and much deliberation from our selection committee, Mom and Pop grants were awarded to 36 small businesses.

Contact Daniella and Team 8

District 8 Office
South Dade Government Center
10710 SW 211th street, suite 103
Miami, FL 33189
305-378-6677 Phone

Downtown Office
Stephen P. Clark Government Center
111 NW 1 Street, Suite 220
Miami, Florida 33128
305-375-5218 Phone
305-372-6073 Fax

E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.miamidade.gov/district08

Facebook: CommissionerCava   Twitter: @dlcava    IG: @dlcava

What's Happening?

Great in District 8 Profile


Fourth of July Celebration!

Join Team 8 for fun and fireworks on the Fourth of July at the Black Point Marina at 9 p.m.


The District 8 Team Holds a Free Showing of FRESH

You're invited to a free screening of the movie FRESH on April 17, 6:30 p.m., at the Deering Estate. FRESH celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people who are re-inventing our food system. It discusses the challenges of food contamination, environmental pollution, depletion of natural resources, and morbid obesity. Forging healthier, sustainable alternatives, they offer a practical vision for a future of our food and our planet.
Check out the trailer here.

Cutler Bay Spring Festival

Say hello to spring at the Cutler Bay Spring Festival at the Pinelands Presbyterian Church on April 4th from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The event is completely free and will feature great food, music, face painting and an Easter egg hunt.

Redland Blues and BBQ Festival

Hear some great music and enjoy delicious BBQ on April 11th -12th at the Fruit and Spice Park. Admission is $8 and there will be a multitude of children's activities.

Want to Learn to Code or Need Someone Who Knows How to Code? Check out Launch Code

Launch Code partners employers and job seekers to help bridge the tech talent gap in our communities. If you need to hire someone with coding experience, are a coding professional looking for work or would like to learn more about coding, check our launchcode.org. You can also contact Matt at [email protected] for more information. 

 Receive a Free Children's Book at the Village of Allapattah YMCA Family Center

The Center for Writing and Literature at Miami-Dade College hosts a literacy event at the YMCA Family Center on April 18th from 1p.m.-4p.m. at 2370 NW 17th ave. There will be arts and crafts, prizes, parent workshops and all children under 8 receive a free book.


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