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On January 21, 2010, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners passed an ordinance sponsored by Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan creating a Youth Commission to gather input from local youth and teens on County issues affecting them. The Youth Commission would serve in an advisory capacity to the Board, learn about government, participate in the process of Miami-Dade County government, and represent and articulate the needs of youth in the county.   The Youth Commission will consist of 27 students between the ages of 15 and 18 in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. Each County Commissioner will appoint two members of the Youth Commission, one of whom must be enrolled in a Miami-Dade County public school. Students appointed by a Commissioner may be a student attending a parochial or private school in the Commissioner’s district.
Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson joined the board of the Bayside Residents Association and City of Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff to cut the ribbon on the new sign welcoming residents and visitors to the historic Bayside neighborhood, located between NE 68th Street and NE 72nd Street, east of Biscayne Boulevard, in the Upper East Side section of the City of Miami.  The area includes some of the oldest residences in Miami's historic districts, dating to the early 1900s.  More than a decade ago, the association initiated the project to erect a historic district gateway marker on the NE 69th Street median off Biscayne Boulevard and raised almost $8,000 towards the project.
Katie Edwards, a Democratic candidate for State House District 119, outraised her Republican opponent for the third consecutive fundraising cycle. A Tea Party and an NPA candidate lag far behind in fund raising.The contest to replace term-limited Republican, Juan C. Zapata, will be decided during the November 2nd General Election. This is Edwards' first bid for public office, while Republican Frank Artiles has run and lost three times before.
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