Friends, I wanted to share with you a great program put on by the Miami-Dade Public Library System.  From now through August 16, the Miami-Dade Public Library System, along with Sisters for Abundant Living, will provide free lunch to children, ages 18 and under, in branch locations throughout the County. The lunches are made possible by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Summer BreakSpot program. Lunches meet the nutritional USDA guidelines and will be served on a first come, first served basis at 47 branches. Serving times and a sample menu is available at: ( www.mdpls.org)
Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson was proud to be honored for her work on behalf of the Puerto Rican community by the Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce at a gathering June 12, 2012 at the Embassy Restaurant  in the Buena Vista neighborhood of her District 3.  From left to right, Luis DeRosa, president, Puerto Rican Chamber of South Florida; Nydia Cabrera, first vice chair, Puerto Rican Professional Association; Willie López, president, Buena Vista Security; Robert Lindner, CEO, Borinquen Health; Commissioner Edmonson and Susana Baker, CEO of the Wynwood Art Experience.
Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan met with a delegation from Tianjin China recently to discuss investment opportunities at Opa-locka Executive Airport. The meeting, held last week, included a tour of the property as airport stakeholders touted the benefits of operating at the general aviation facility.
Policy Restores Job Creation and Investment Incentives for Enterprise Zones On Tuesday, June 4, 2013, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners unanimously adopted an ordinance proposed by Commissioner Jean Monestime that restores local incentives for job creation and business investment in economically distressed areas. The legislation is expected to give a boost to businesses seeking to open or expand in lower income neighborhoods through the State Enterprise Zone program.  The program provides a mix of State and local incentives to invest in economically challenged communities.