Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins

Danielle Cohen Higgins is a mother, attorney and small business owner proudly representing District 8 on the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners.

The daughter of Jamaican immigrants who came to the United States in search of better opportunities, she was born at Jackson Memorial Hospital and spent part of her early years living in what is now a Section 8 housing complex called Milton Manors.
About Commissioner Cohen Higgins
Commissioner Danielle Higgins

Inside District 8

Aerial shot of Palmetto Bay

Learn your parks, garbage and recycling pickup days, school boundaries, voting precincts and much more.

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Map of District 8 Boundaries

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District 8 Map
Map of homes

District 8 encompass a significant portion of southeastern Miami-Dade County.

Cities in District 8
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All legislative items sponsored by the Commissioner can be found by following the links presented in this index which shows number and title. Click on the File Number to see the full title, text and legislative history, along with other details, for each item.

This link takes you directly to an advanced search page for Commission Legislation. You can search by Resolution Number, Title, Date or other fields.

Miami-Dade County's Legislative Information Center provides a variety of information about the County's legislative process.

See the list of Board of County Commission and Committees Agendas available for viewing from June 18, 1996 to present.

See the list of Board of County Commission Minutes available for viewing from June 18, 1996 to present.

News & Events

Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins elected Chairwoman of Biscayne Bay Watershed Management Advisory Board

This Board was created in response to Biscayne Bay’s need for advocacy and restoration under the recommendation of the Biscayne Bay Taskforce. Board members have been given the task to provide the Board of County Commissioners with solutions to improve the Bay’s health and determine the future management of the watershed.

Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins successfully passes strong animal cruelty ordinance

This ordinance amends sections 5-4 and 8CC-10 of the Miami-Dade County Code to increase civil penalties and fines for acts of animal cruelty and include additional acts that can constitute animal cruelty such as 'trunking' and dogfighting.

Miami-Dade County's Cryptocurrency Task Force convenes

Commissioner Cohen Higgins endeavored to create the Task Force with the goal of exploring the viability of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology in a government setting.
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