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Rosedale, NY: Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg recently announced that a special, non-partisan election will be held in the 31st Council District on February 19, 2013 to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Council Member James Sanders, Jr., who has accepted a seat in the New York State Senate. The newly elected Council Member will serve until December 31, 2013.
State Representative Daphne Campbell (D) Ranking Member of Local & Federal Affairs Committee, out of frustration over the number of complaints she has received from constituents concerning the red light cameras, filed House Bill 91 calling for the removal of the traffic infraction detectors. Representative Campbell stated when our senior citizens receive a ticket in the mail, they have to decide whether to pay that ticket or pay for their medication(s) that they really need. If they do not pay for the ticket(s), their license may be suspended. Many of these senior citizens do not have anyone to take them to a doctor's appointment or to pick-up their medication(s). Having their license suspended would cause a bigger problem for them. However the cost of these tickets could be from $158 to over $200 and increase as long as the ticket is not paid.
Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) and the Honorable Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, recently hosted the Poinciana Industrial Park Area Plan Report Presentation Community Meeting at the Arcola Lakes Branch Library.
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi announced today the appointment of Representative Frederica Wilson (FL-17) to the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee for the upcoming 113th Congress.  The Education and the Workforce Committee oversees programs that affect hundreds of millions of Americans, from school teachers and small business owners to students and retirees, and works to strengthen America’s schools and workforce. “As a former teacher, principal, school board member, and state legislator with an expertise in education policy, I look forward to being a strong voice on the Committee and making significant contributions to our nation’s education and economic policies,” said Rep. Wilson.