|Community Notice News Item: M.D.C. Office of Community Advocacy Updates
CODI Monthly Meeting
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 111 NW 1st Street Miami, FL 33128, 18th Floor Conference Room 18-4
Culture Shock Miami
In a program called Game of Tones, the 13-member a capella ensemble SEMI-TONED an enchanting evening of well-known music from Broadway and the silver screen plus their own original arrangements of American and British Pop standards.
It’s like “Pitch Perfect” meets “Downton Abbey!”
FedAssist – Representatives from USCIS will be providing customer service regarding U.S. Citizenship Application Status, and Immigration Case Status.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) – will be providing services for low-income veteran families: Short Term Case Management, Rental Assistance, Utility Deposit/Rental Assistance, Security Deposit Assistance, Patriot Pass Assistance, Emergency Supplies, and Childcare Assistance.
DCF/ACCESS – The Department of Children and Families (DCF) will be offering their ACCESS program, which provides the following services: Temporary Cash Assistance, Food Stamps, Medicaid, and Refugee Assistance.
DMV to Go – Every third Thursday of the month renew or replace driver’s license or state ID card.
MDX-SunPass – Every third Thursday of the month MDX will provide all attendees with a free SunPass mini for all vehicles in their household as well as informing residents about current and future MDX projects.
Open Enrollment for the MDX Cash Back Toll Dividend Program Runs from January 11 – March 31, 2016
Take the Train, Take the Test – the Florida Department of Health, Miami-Dade Transit and 3-1-1 have joined forces to offer free HIV and STD testing to the public at select Metrorail stations.
Community Recognition Dinner
The Asian American Advisory Board (AAAB) is soliciting nominations for the outstanding contributions made by members of the community. Once a year, AAAB recognizes Asian Americans in the community who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding contributions for the good of the community. These individuals are presented at the Distinguished Service Award during the Board’s annual dinner. This year the dinner is planned for May 14, 2016.
The Next Black Affairs Advisory Board Meeting :
When: Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Chairperson: Stephen Hunter Johnson
Director: Retha Boone-Fye
Office: (305) 375-4606
Hours: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: SPCC – Tenth floor rear conference room
Straight talk with Dr. Waldo
Chairwoman, Mara Zapata, and Director, Laura Morilla, of the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women joined host Rosy Castro on “Straight Talk with Dr. Waldo” on radio station 880 AM The Biz in observance of Women’s History Month.
The Next Commission for Women Meeting :
When: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Chairperson: Mara Zapata
Director: Laura Morilla
Office: (305) 375-4967
Hours: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: SPCC – Sixth floor conference room
How to Stop the Shootings
In response to the rash of fatal shootings and other violence impacting children and young adults in Miami-Dade County, the Miami-Dade County Community Relations Board (CRB) in partnership with elected officials and other advocacy organizations will convene forums with teenagers and young adults in high impact communities. The meetings are intended to help reduce tensions and empower community members by engaging youth, providing a forum to share information, identify resources and facilitate partnerships and relationships. The CRB would be pleased to have you join us for this important community building event . Your help is also needed to inform and invite residents from your constituent communities.
Today’s Community Relations Board Meeting :
Chairperson: Dr. Walter T. Richardson
Director: Amy Carswell
Office: (305) 375-1406
Hours: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: SPCC – Eighteenth floor #18-4
The Next Military Affairs Board Meeting :
When: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Chairperson: Jose “Pepe” Diaz
Director: Gus Cruz
Office: (305) 375-4493
Hours: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Firefighters Memorial Bldg. 8000 NW 21 Street
Miami-Dade County Services
Please click on link and let us know, other than water, what other Miami-Dade County Service you frequently use?
Miami-Dade County Issues of Concern
Miami-Dade Animal Services offers donor-subsidized spay/neuter services for dogs and cats at a low cost at the shelter. This service is available to Miami-Dade County residents only. Your patience is appreciated as Miami-Dade County’s Animal Services Department is limited to the amount of surgeries offered per day. A surgical appointment can be scheduled online. Pet owners can also call 3-1-1 to schedule a surgical appointment.
Twenty-one mayors – most of them from South Florida – sent a letter to the moderators for both debates. The mayors want the candidates to explain how they plan to deal with climate change and sea level rise.
“Administrative Law Judge Bram Canter says that the cooling canal system at the FPL-owned Turkey Point nuclear plant has caused unacceptable levels of saltwater to enter the Biscayne Aquifer. The Aquifer is the main source of freshwater for South Floridians.”