Community Connectivity Committee
Summary of Second Committee Meeting
February 19, 2021
Village of Palmetto Bay
The Village of Palmetto Bay hosted the second meeting of the Miami-Dade County District 8 Community Connectivity Committee at Village Hall last night. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins’ Deputy Chief of Staff Jeve “Jay” Clayton opened the meeting after the committee’s roll call by explaining the upcoming processes and work expected of the committee. Specifically, Mr. Clayton explained the process for requesting the subject-area experts asking the committee to submit their questions through the Committee Chair. He concluded his opening statement advising that the Committee has until Tuesday March 9th to submit their report which is five days after the Committee’s last meeting to be held on Thursday, March 4th.
Each committee member spoke initially for three minutes twice before opening the meeting to public comment, with each one presenting their argument concerning the bridge project. Several members of the public spoke virtually. The Committee carefully considered all the different comments, report discussions and public comments for over two and a half hours. Additionally, the Committee voted to have the last two meetings chaired by the former Vice Chair Paul Blake who will now serve as Chair. Former Chair Carmen Blake will now serve as Vice Chair.

We greatly appreciate all the residents that watched and participated on Facebook, the Village website, and GoToMeeting. The next meeting will take place Thursday, February 25 at 7 pm, and will follow the agreed upon agenda discussed at last night’s meeting.

We encourage all residents and businesses to subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates, news and other information about our Village. For more information on this particular committee and project, please visit our Community Connectivity Committee webpage dedicated to the Committee and its developments. This page has meeting summaries, a special message from our Mayor Karyn Cunningham, several transportation studies from the Village of Palmetto Bay, the Town of Cutler Bay and the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization as well as a documented history of the Village’s correspondence with Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works regarding this project.
If you missed last’s night meeting, you may watch it online or on our Facebook page. Please stay tuned for any further developments.
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