Commissioner Jean Monestime, joined by nearly 100 volunteers and employees from various county agencies, conducted a large-scale community clean-up in District 2 on Saturday, December 1, 2012.During the first-ever â€œClean-Up, Green-Upâ€ community event, houses were rehabilitated, vacant lots were cleared, more than 130 trees were planted, Arcola Park was beautified, and an unsafe structure was demolished. The event targeted the areas from N.W. 7 Avenue to N.W. 17 Avenue and from N.W. 79 Street to N.W. 103 Street.
The National Black Caucus of State Legislators: WHAT: The National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) will hold a press conference to officially kick off its 36th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. This yearâ€™s conference theme â€œLeading a United Front â€“ Diverse Not Divided,â€ underscores NBCSL's commitment to the spirit of unity and collaboration, supporting President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress. Over 500 legislators are expected to be in attendance. Maryland residents will also share a personal testimony of tragedy and triumph, and how NBCSL policy efforts helped to pass state legislation benefitting families and communities across the country. WHEN:
In one of the quickest change acts since Clark Kent became Superman inside a phone booth, Republican political and opinion leaders now champion immigration reform. The reason is obvious.
Juan Carlos Zapata, the first Colombian-American elected to the Miami-Dade County Commission, was sworn-in as District 11â€™s Commissioner on November 20, 2012 at South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center. Commissioner Zapata was joined by family and friends during the installation ceremony where Daniel Forman, Esq. administered the Oath of Office. As commissioner for District 11, he will represent West Dade's unincorporated areas, which includes Country Walk, Hammocks, Kendale Lakes, Bent Tree, and Lakes of the Meadows.As a longtime resident of District 11, Zapata manifested his gratitude to his supporters for the opportunity to work on behalf of the constituency.