Through a motion by Vice Mayor Alexandra P. Davis and unanimous approval of the Miramar City Commission, SW 148th Ave South of Miramar Parkway has been renamed to SW 148th Ave/Alcee Hastings Way. Vice Mayor Davis stated that although the Congressman no longer represents the City of Miramar, he has remained an advocate on Capitol Hill for the City and its surroundings.
On Monday, July 8, 2013, Broward County Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness hosted his monthly District 9 Economic Development and Job Creation Council on Monday. The meeting featured corporate executives from Walmart as the special guests. Over 25 community and business leaders listened as Michelle Azelle Belaire, Walmart director of public affairs and government relations, in Doral and Jonathan Nimrod, director of supplier diversity, from Walmart's corporate office in Bentonville, Ark., spoke about economic opportunities associated with Walmart stores. Both speakers noted job creation, affordable and discounted products and corporate giving among the many benefits that Walmart brings to a community. Walmart is considering using the 36 acres of vacant land on the south corner of Broward Boulevard and 27th Avenue as the proposed site for Riverbend Marketplace with a Walmart Supercenter serving as the anchor store. The project needs the Broward County Commission to redesignate the property from medium-high residential to commercial in order to move forward.
To My Constituents of District #108 First and foremost, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for trusting me to be your voice in Tallahassee. As your State Representative,  I have been working very hard, doing what I thought you would want me to do. Some of our goals have been accomplished and others I am still fighting for. Therefore, I have set up a question and answer session through a town hall meeting.  The Town Hall Meeting will be held at the Village of El Portal, on Thursday July 18, 2013, from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM.
Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson began her Fourth of July celebrations at the Village of El Portal's annual Fourth of July Picnic held at the Tot Lot behind Village Hall on N.E. 87 Street. The Commissioner then helped serve 200 senior citizens from the Hadley Park AARP at her annual Fourth of July lunch for seniors at Hadley Park in Liberty City. The seniors also were treated to music, dancing and a raffle. Commissioner Edmonson ended her holiday at the Village of Miami Shores annual fireworks display.  El Portal, Liberty City and Miami Shores are all part of Commissioner Edmonson's District 3. Clockwise from top, Commissioner Edmonson serves seniors at Hadley Park, Commissioner Edmonson dances with residents at Hadley Park, Commissioner Edmonson with El Portal Village Councilwoman Claudia V. Cubillos and her husband Noel Pace, and El Portal residents enjoy their 4th of July picnic.