Javier D. Souto

Legislation Update: Guardrails


Commissioner Javier D. Souto’s ordinance extending the guardrail requirements of a safety barrier to include parking lots near bodies of water in unincorporated Miami-Dade was approved on Wednesday by the Infrastructure & Land Use Committee. The new ordinance stipulates that guardrails would be required when new parking lots are constructed, …

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Legislation Update: Adopt-A-Pet


Commissioner Souto is sponsoring two resolutions regarding Adopt-A-Pet which were approved on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at the Health and Public Safety Committee and will go before the Board of County Commissioners in November for final approval. The first resolution requests that the Mayor develop a program to host monthly …

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Speed Humps Installation in Horse Country


Commissioner Souto would like to announce that the first speed humps ever installed in Unincorporated Miami-Dade County have recently been installed at SW 122 Avenue between SW 56 Street and 72 Street in Horse Country. This installation is part of a larger road calming project consisting of traffic circles and …

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The Sweetwater Application for Annexation


On September 6th, the City of Sweetwater submitted an application to the Clerk of the Board for the An­nexation of portions of Fontainebleau and West­chester, which will now be sent to the Planning Advi­sory Board for analysis. We have been reporting for months about the city’s ambitious plans to expand …

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Free Bumper Stickers Available At Our Office


We have these two bumper stickers available free of charge at our district office. We cover many neighborhoods and communities, but residents and voters of these two crucial communities in our district are highly organized and vigilant of anything that may endanger their area and their future. Note: If you …

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2012 Budget


Commissioner Souto voted in favor of adopting the Miami-Dade County FY 2012-13 Budget on Thursday, September 20, 2012. The FY 2012-13 Adopted Budget further reduces the tax rates by a combined two percent, to offset the growth in prop­erty values. This Adopted Budget includes $4.3 million less in property tax …

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Rio Cristal Restaurant, 9872 Bird Road


This week Commissioner Souto would like to recognize a restaurant that has been in business for over 40 years. Rio Cristal is located in the heart of Westchester, 9872 Bird Road. It is world famous for their steak and mountain of fries, very thinly cut. Their food is delicious. They …

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Pilot Project Regarding Bus Bench Dividers


Commissioner Souto has been receiving many complaints from transit riders regarding bus shelters being used by the homeless for sleeping. The unsanitary conditions of the bus shelters and benches make them undesirable for the transit riders who need to use them to wait for the bus, so the Miami-Dade Transit …

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