Monday, December 03, 2012

Poverty By Commission Districts. By Geniusofdespair

District 1 - Barbara J. Jordan
District 2 - Jean Monestime
District 3 - Audrey Edmonson
District 4 - Sally A. Heyman
District 5 - Bruno A. Barreiro
District 6 - Rebeca Sosa
District 7 - Xavier L. Suarez
District 8 - Lynda Bell
District 9 - Dennis C. Moss
District 10 - Javier D. Souto
District 11 - Juan C. Zapata
District 12 - José "Pepe" Diaz
District 13 - Esteban Bovo, Jr.

It appears that Audrey Edmonson's District has the highest level of people and families living in poverty in every single category. We have 18% of households in Miami Dade County living in poverty, bad enough, but in Edmonson's district the number is at 31%. The county should be addressing district 3 more vigorously with job training and other programs.  Xavier Suarez has the most affluent residents. But still he has 21% in nonfamily households living in poverty.


Anonymous said...

There was a Miami Herald story several years ago that revealed that Miami Dade county was one of the poorest areas of the country in terms of per capta income.

Anonymous said...

Genius: Thank You. This information is very enlighting. Maybe this will help in making good decisions about communities. Lets focus on improving and not spend time on trivia e.g. praying before meetings. Next thing we know we will be doing closing prayer or benedictions. Stick to silent meditation. If not lawsuits will be forthcoming. You now have a vice chairman that lawsuits follow her. Homestead is still dealing with lawsuits from her reign as mayor.
Again Thanks Genius for all your excellent information that you give to us.

Anonymous said...

we dont need job training. we need jobs.

Anonymous said...

Unskilled jobs are a thing of the past. You need training or go work at Walmart.

Alicia said...

It is unbelievable that there is so much poverty while county employees are paid such outrageous salaries. They live like kings while we live on crumbs.

Geniusofdespair said...

Don't harbor a grudge for someone making under $50,000, most employees salaries. Sour grapes. Don't be jealous of hard working people.

Anonymous said...

Don't be so gullible. Visit the mayor's new transparency web page and look up county employee salaries. Last year 18,877 county employees earned between $50,000 and $584,791.57 (Year: 2011; Minimum Year-to-Date Salary: 49999).

Of those, 4,065 earned at least $100,000. (Year: 2011; Minimum Year-to-Date Salary: 99999). George Burgess was the employee who pulled down $584,791.57 last year.

Only 11,709 employees made less than $49,999, and those include part-time workers, temporary elections department poll workers, and employees who did not work a full year.

You don't need to be a rocket scientist or a statistician to see that it is statistically impossible that the majority of county employees earn less than $50,000.

o said...

dirty greedy county employees

Anonymous said...

The relative affluence of District 4 may explain why Sally Heyman was comfortable voting against working families...she opposed the earned sick leave ordinance and it died on first reading.

new hire on boarding said...

we need jobs assurance