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Vice Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa

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Commissioner Rebeca Sosa

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Vice Chairwoman Sosa Advances Legislation to bring Passenger Rail Service to PortMiami

Virgin Trains USA (formerly Brightline Trains) is a Miami based company that operates intercity passenger rail service between West Palm Beach and Miami. VTUSA has built three train stations, five new train sets, and extensive rail infrastructure in South Florida, investing over $1.7 billion to date. Also, VTUSA is constructing a rail link to Orlando International Airport that will transport passengers from Orlando to Miami in approximately three hours, and is planning additional rail connections throughout Florida.

Vice Chairwoman Sosa advocates for Federal and State help with eliminating Septic Tanks

Vice Chairwoman Sosa lead the effort to address sea level rise in our community by sponsoring legislation creating the Sea Level Rise Task Force and the implementation of its recommendations. This latest initiative is aimed at reducing the negative impacts of septic tanks on our environment Septic tank systems are particularly vulnerable to the effects of a higher water table which can compromise its effectiveness and result in groundwater pollution.

Vice Chairwoman Sosa Advocates for Permanent Funding for First Responder Training

On October 3, 2019, County Commissioners unanimously adopted legislation filed by Vice Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa urging the Florida Legislature to allocate dedicated funding to train law enforcement, first responders and other emergency personnel to prepare for terror attacks and mass shootings, identify and combat such threats, and treat the victims of said acts.

Biscayne Bay Task Force extended through 2020

The mission of the task force is to advise the County Commission and the Mayor on issues related to Biscayne Bay and produce a report with written recommendations. The original legislation creating the task force specified that its term last 220 days ending by September of 2019. However, despite the diligent efforts of the members of the task force more time is needed to produce the final report. Therefore, Vice Chairwoman Sosa introduced two legislative items, a resolution extending the task force’s time to February of 2020 and an ordinance further extending the term to August of 2020.
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