Lynda Bell, former mayor of the City of Homestead, was sworn in as Miami-Dade County’s Commissioner representing District 8 on Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the commission chambers of the Stephen P. Clark Government Center.
Commissioner Bell was surrounded by her family as she took the oath of office administered by City of Homestead Councilmember Wendy Lobos.
As District 8’s newly elected commissioner, Bell will represent the municipalities of Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay and Homestead, as well as unincorporated areas of south Miami-Dade County.
In her remarks, Commissioner Bell stated she would make job creation and solving Jackson Memorial Hospital’s financial crisis some of her top priorities.
Commissioner Bell promised to work diligently to seek common sense solutions to the challenging times facing Miami-Dade County.
“I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Board of County Commissioners to identify and invent creative ideas for smart business development; these incentives will create jobs and decrease the unemployment rate in the county,” Commissioner Bell said.
Additionally, Bell said she is committed to ensuring county government is efficient, fiscally responsible and that taxpayer dollars are maximized to provide resources and services for the citizens of Miami-Dade County.
“We have a responsibility to county residents to ensure that every tax dollar is spent wisely, not wastefully,” Bell said. “I will not forget why I was elected and who I serve, and I look forward to being held accountable by the taxpayers. Transparency is a priority in my office and I am excited about the opportunity to restore my constituents’ trust in their elected officials.”
As District 8’s newly elected commissioner, Bell will represent the municipalities of Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay and Homestead, as well as unincorporated areas
of south Miami-Dade County.