District 8 Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava has plans to clean up the environment, keep us safe, and build rebuild our economy
Daniella Levine Cava has served on the County Commission since 2014 and has been an advocate for Miami Dade communities for 40 years. In her time as a County Commissioner, she has fought for a cleaner Biscayne Bay, safer communities, and an economy that works for everybody.
Daniella has made her mark on issues such as immigration, having opposed the use of Miami-Dade law enforcement for deportation or detention of immigrants, and is known as the Water Warrior, for her continued advocacy on protecting Miami Dade’s environment and water resources.
Now, with plans to become the first female mayor, she will grow the economy by investing in transit infrastructure to create a planned and sustainable transit development. She will also move toward reopening the city with a plan based on science, all the while ensuring that frontline workers get the PPE they need and that health agencies are keeping the community supplied with necessities.
Cava has raised two kids in Miami-Dade County, a fact which demonstrates her level of commitment to bettering Miami Dade County both for her children and the community.
Her commitment is conveyed through the legislation she has worked to sponsor in past instances, ranging from issues like the environment, housing affordability and security, and public transportation.
Daniella recognizes the severity of the environmental crisis that Miami-Dade is facing and wants to tackle it head on to preserve the ecosystems and water in the county. She plans to champion renewable energy in Miami-Dade County and reduce our carbon footprint. The proof is in her sponsorship of a resolution that required the county to use federal funds to make solar energy available, as well as to seek the SolSmart Gold designation for the county in 2018.
In 2016, she sponsored a resolution that would allow express buses on highways in order to increase their speed. Buses would be permitted to travel on a turnpike that connects Dadeland, Florida City, Homestead, and Cutler Bay. This resolution came after a realization that the gridlock on highways and streets threatened the safety of the public as well as the economy.
More recently, this year, Cava sponsored a piece of legislation that urged the state to impose stricter penalties on landlords who shut off water or electricity as a form of “constructive evictions”. Cava understands that rent and home prices in the county are rapidly increasing, which is why she continues to fight for affordable housing projects, fair wages, and benefits like paid family and sick leave that will in turn make Miami-Dade County a more affordable place to live.
Cava has proved her capability to provide the best for the county in the Commissioner’s office, and now plans to bring her same proactiveness and determination to the office of the Mayor. For more information on how you can vote for Daniella Levine Cava for Miami-Dade County Mayor, visit her website at daniella.vote/commit.