Miami-Dade County is a melting pot for diversity, creativity, and innovation. With the many talents that lurk in our city, the Office of Community Advocacy has opened the floor to
exhibit the rich and diverse culture of our county. Art Miami-Dade Exhibit, hosted by the Office of Community Advocacy, aspires to promote local Artists during a time when a sophisticated international crowd of gallerists, artists, and collectors converge upon Miami-Dade County. This is definitely an exhibit you want to check out!

December 1st - 15th  
Stephen P. Clark Center Lobby 
111 NW 1st Street Miami, FL 33128 

State Weekly Report
December 5 - December 9, 2016

Bills of Interest
 
Senator Frank Artiles filed four Senate Joint Resolutions (SJRs) today re: selection and duties of county constitutional officers, and Rep. Manny Diaz filed House Joint Resolution 87.

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Question of the Week:
 
Perception: What would you say to President-elect Donald Trump about uniting a country that seems to be broken? 
 
 

Important Information on Constitutional Amendment No. 5

The Property Appraiser would like to let you know about important information for property owners over the age of 65 who may benefit financially from Constitutional Amendment No. 5   pertaining to property exemptions.

Anyone over the age of 65, who obtained the Long-Term Senior Exemption before January 1st, 2017, and later lost the exemption when their property's market value exceeded the $250,000 limit, may benefit from this amendment, as this may qualify them to receive the exemption retroactiv
ely to when they originally qualified and could result in obtaining a refund
for those prior years. 
 
Winter Break Is Almost Here! 

Winter break is coming. Our winter camps will thrill and challenge youngsters, ages 6-14, with a variety of activities from fitness, sports, and arts and crafts to games and exciting field trips. Camps will be held Dec. 27-30, 2016 - Jan. 3-6, 2017, Tuesday-Friday, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with early drop-off available at 7:30 a.m. and late pick-up until 6 p.m. Sign your kids up for winter camp here>>>
 

County Services
Every Third Tuesday
 
FedAssist - Representatives from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be available to answer questions and general information to the public on a walk-in basis. Resource materials to help you study for the citizenship test will also be available.  

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
  which provides the following services: Temporary Cash Assistance, Food Stamps, Medicaid, and Refugee Assistance.
Every Third Thursday
 
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 .

Life Alliance
- Organ Recovery Agency (LAORA) will have representatives available every third Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to educate residents on how to become a registered organ and tissue donor.
 


Sincerely,

Rene Diaz
Office of Community Advocacy
Office of Community Advocacy
305-375-5730 | rened@miamidade.gov | http://www.miamidade.gov/advocacy/home.asp