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Commissioner Eileen Higgins

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From historic neighborhoods to sweeping bay, river, and ocean views, the eclectic mix of District 5 embodies the best Miami-Dade has to offer residents and visitors alike.

This vibrant district includes the cities of Miami and Miami Beach, including the urban neighborhoods of Brickell and Downtown; the working, industrial Miami River; tree-lined Coral Way neighborhoods like The Roads, Silver Bluff and Shenandoah; the South and Mid parts of Miami Beach; and Little Havana and West Flagler, the colorful center of Hispanic culture.

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Commissioner Eileen Higgins testifies before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Aviation regarding the treatment of airport ground workers by airline subcontractors

On January 15, 2020, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins, District 5, testified before the Subcommittee on Aviation of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure on the treatment of airport ground workers in Washington, DC.

La Comisionada Eileen Higgins testifica ante el subcomité de aviación de la Cámara de los Estados Unidos sobre el tratamiento de los trabajadores del aeropuerto por subcontratistas de las aerolíneas

El 15 de enero del 2020, la Comisionada del Condado de Miami-Dade, Eileen Higgins, Distrito 5, testificó ante el Subcomité de Aviación del Comité de Transporte e Infraestructura de la Cámara de Representantes sobre el trato de los trabajadores del aeropuerto de Miami en Washington, D.C.

Commissioner Eileen Higgins invited to testify before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Aviation regarding the treatment of airport ground workers

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins, District 5, will testify before the Subcommittee on Aviation of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure on the treatment of airport ground workers on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 10:00 a.m., Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2167, 45 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20515.

Comisionada Eileen Higgins invitada a testificar ante el Subcomité de Aviación de la Cámara de Representantes de los Estados Unidos sobre el trato de los trabajadores del aeropuerto

La Comisionada del Condado de Miami-Dade, Eileen Higgins, Distrito 5, testificará ante el Subcomité de Aviación del Comité de Transporte e Infraestructura de la Cámara sobre el trato de los trabajadores del aeropuerto el miércoles, 15 de enero del 2020, a las 10:00 a.m., Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2167, 45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20515.

Commissioner Eileen Higgins to host Plaza Name Unveiling Ceremony for Manuel A. "El Mono" Gonzalez in Little Havana

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins, District 5, will host an unveiling ceremony in honor of Manuel A. “El Mono” Gonzalez on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Cubaocho Museum and Performing Arts Center, 1465 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33135.

LGBTQ Board seeks new member

The Board will provide recommendations on policies to end discrimination and advance the social, economic and political issues that impact LGBTQ visitors and residents in Miami-Dade County. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 20. Qualified applicants will be contacted by District 5 staff for an in-person interview. 

County Commission adopts legislation to expedite permitting process for affordable housing ahead of County Housing Summit

The legislation mandates that affordable housing developments be prioritized across all County departments. The item also directs County Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s administration to prepare a report on the current permitting process and to propose shortened timelines for review by County agencies such as Miami-Dade Water and Sewer and the Division of Environmental Resources Management. 

County Commission approves LGBTQ Advisory Board sponsored by Commissioner Eileen Higgins

At its October 3, 2019 meeting, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners approved the creation of an LGBTQ Advisory Board sponsored by Commissioner Eileen Higgins, District 5. The Advisory Board will serve to address quality of life issues and propose policy recommendations to address social, economic, cultural, and political problems facing the LGBTQ community. (HS/EHS) program.

Installation ceremony for Commissioner Higgins

The installation ceremony for newly elected County Commissioner Eileen Higgins of District 5 was held on Tuesday, July 10 at 10 a.m. in the Commission Chambers at the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st Street, 2nd Floor.
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