Miami Dade County Community Forum

Monday, February 8, 2010

County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa Joins South Florida Regional Planning Council

According to the South Florida Regional Planning Council website Katy Sorsenson, Barbara Jordan and Carlos Gimenez are on the Council. The Miami Herald did not say who Sosa would be replacing. Also on the Council from Miami Dade Couny is Joseph Kelley, Mayor of Opa-Locka; Marta Perez, School Board; Councilman Michael Blynn appointed by the League of Cities and Jose Riesco, who was appointed by the Governor.

The SFRPC, in Hollywood, is staffed by the State of Florida. The Council itself is a tri-county Board, made up of members from Monroe, Broward and Miami Dade County. The website says:

The Council's mission is to identify the long-term challenges and opportunities facing Southeast Florida and assist the Region's leaders in developing and implementing creative strategies that result in more prosperous and equitable communities, a healthier and cleaner environment, and a more vibrant economy.

The Council is a planning and public policy agency. Activities respond to statutory requirements as well as the needs of member units of local government. The policy document that guides all of the Council's activities is the Strategic Regional Policy Plan for South Florida.

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