What's Coming Up
Upcoming Policy Solutions
May will be an important legislative month, with items on prosperity and transparency going before the Board.
- On May 17th, the Board will vote on my resolution for CRA (Community Reinvestment Act) reform. My legislation provides 13 reforms that will ensure that CRAs serve as drivers for economic mobility and eliminate slum and blight in our community.
- My item requiring Commissioners to disclose when a conflict of interest exists on a matter presented to the Commission will go to a final vote on May 17th.
Please contact us with any questions about the legislation and how to get involved: 305-375-5218, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Town Hall on Turkey Point Cooling Canals
On May 12th, I will co-host a town hall in conjunction with the Village of Palmetto Bay, to understand causes and cures of the pollution leaking into our waters from the Turkey Point power plant.
Summer Time and the Living is Easy
Summer is just around the corner and there are plenty of activities and opportunies available in South Dade. Read on and reach out if you have any questions or suggestions.
Join Me for an Important Discussion on Healthcare
On May 11th, Florida CHAIN and the Florida Health Alliance will bring together community stakeholders to disuss the urgent state of healthcare in Miami-Dade. Afterwards, a group of faith leaders will host a summit on health equity. I am looking forward to speaking about local healthcare policy. I hope to see you there.
As part of my Prosperity Agenda, I sponsored a resolution to partner Miami-Dade with the FIU Metropolitican Center to explore the state of prosperity and equity in the county. The report includes several recommendations to begin closing the widening inequality gap in the county. The report will be officially released on May 25th at the 6th annual State of the South Florida Economy at 8:30 am. Be sure to register in advance.
I am confident that we can make Miami-Dade more equitable and accessible for all as we collaborate to implement these policy recommendations.
South Dade Goes Global
Are you interested in expanding your business beyond borders? Attend the District 8 Going Global Workshop on May 25th. Learn all there is to know about import/export trade expansion, including strategies for international expansion, trade financing and regulatory compliance, The workshop is free and will be held at the South Dade Regional Library. Check out the e-vite for registration information.
Become Part of the Miami-Dade Team and Join a County Board
Are you interested in getting involved and voting on County issues? We have several board vacancies available on a range of issues, including vacancies on boards related to the Metropolitan Planning Organization (transportation) and the youth commission (high school sophomores and juniors). Please contact Johanna at 305-375-5218 for more information.