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City of Miami
District 3
Joe Sanchez


Commissioner District 3
Commissioner Joe M. Sanchez

Commissioner Joe M. Sanchez

District 3
E-mail: jsanchez@ci.miami.fl.us
(305)250-5380 VOICE
(305) 858-5336 TTY
(305)250-5386 FAX

City Hall
3500 Pan American Drive
Miami FL, 33133

See What Commissioner Joe Sanchez has to say

Commissioner Sanchez was honored on June 5th, 1998 when he was appointed to the City of Miami District 3 Commission seat. Four months later he made history in the City of Miami as the first official to ever run unopposed. The voters of District 3 have since elected him to serve two full, four-year terms.

Office Locations
Coral Way NET Office
2299 SW 27th Avenue
1st Monday of Every Month
Coral Way NET Office
2299 SW 27th Avenue
1st Monday of Every Month


West Flagler NET Office
4343 West Flagler Street
1st Thursday of Every Month


Joe Sanchez for Mayor – I think “NOT” - December 15, 2008 - I was reading an article stating that City of Miami Commissioner Joe Sanchez was thinking about running for Mayor  for the City of Miami replacing Mayor Manny Diaz at the end of his term in 2009.  The question is, “Is Joe Sanchez ready to become Mayor?”, and I think not.  I will explain.

COMMISSIONER COMMERATES SPECIAL DAY FOR CUBAN AMERICANS BY BEAUTIFYING CUBAN MEMORIAL BLVD. - October 10, 2008 - Commissioner Sanchez, with the help of students from Jose Marti School, Brigada 2506, Los Municipios de Cuba en el Exilio, La Junta Patriotica Cubana and other groups, planted six royal palm trees on Cuban Memorial Blvd., dedicated to each of the six Cuban provinces.

COMMISSIONER SANCHEZ’S COMMITMENT TO FIGHTING CRIME - Commissioner Sanchez, the City of Miami NET Office and the City of Miami Police Department have partnered to greatly diminish crime in Miami neighborhoods by having regular crime prevention community meetings during which citizens express their concerns to City official present. “I’m really encouraged by the amount of folks that come out to the meetings. It shows that the community is willing to come together and say ‘no’ to crime! To learn more about crime prevention community meetings, contact your local NET office. Click Here for pictures.

COMMISSIONER SANCHEZ JOINS MAYOR DIAZ & COCA-COLA TO UNVEIL HYBRID TRUCKS - September 25, 2008 - Commissioner Joe Sanchez joined Mayor Manny Diaz and Coca Cola Enterprises, Inc., on September 25th, 2008 to unveil the new Coca-Cola Hybrid delivery trucks. Commissioner Sanchez is committed to innovations and initiatives that will help the environment and reduce carbon emissions. Commissioner Sanchez encourages everyone to join in the effort to protect our natural resources and our environment. Click Here for pictures.

FOCUS SHOULD BE ON SAVING TAXPAYER DOLLARS - September 25, 2008 - Although the City of Miami Fiscal Year 2009 budget was approved on September 25th, 2008, by a 4-1 vote, Commissioner Joe Sanchez , who cast the only opposing vote, stated that during these times of economic hardship, he will not support a budget that calls for an increase in fees and will be vigilant on all 2009 spending.

Downtown Comes Alive! - June 25, 2008 - Commissioner Joe Sanchez, who chairs the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), is pleased with the current progress and the future of the Downtown Miami area. Recently, the Miami Herald published his vision of Downtown and the various initiatives and projects that have been placed into effect that will make Downtown Miami the ideal place to live, work, visit, and enjoy. To learn more about the DDA and Commissioner Sanchez’s initiatives and vision for the Downtown Miami area, please click on the following link.

COMMISSIONER JOE SANCHEZ URGES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO GRANT TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS TO HAITIANS IN THE U.S. - May 8, 2008 - Miami, Fl. – City of Miami Commission Chairman Joe Sanchez, backed unanimously by the City of Miami Commission, passed a resolution urging President George W. Bush to grant temporary protected status to Haitians in the United States. Click Here for letter sent to President George Bush.

Commissioner Joe Sanchez Urges City to Adopt Tether Ban - March 17, 2008 - In order to protect pets in the City of Miami, Commissioner Joe Sanchez has urged the City of Miami to adopt a tether ban. The item will be heard by the City of Miami Commission on April 10, 2008. Click Here for the Official Tether Ban Ordinance.

Chairman Joe Sanchez Goes to Bat for Police Athletic League - March 24, 2008 - Commissioner Sanchez believes the City of Miami Police Department’s Police Athletic League has done great work in providing at-risk youth a path away from violence and negative influences. During a recent City of Miami Commission meeting, Commissioner Sanchez directed the City of Miami Administration to create a sustainable revenue stream for the Police Athletic League.

Free Tax Preparation Campaign 2008 - January 30, 2008 - Over 30 City-sponsored locations will be offering free tax preparation services as part of this year’s campaign, with services provided from January 30th through April 15th. Eligible residents who file their tax returns at these sites can learn if they qualify to receive a federal income tax refund of up to $4,700 via the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and up to an additional $1,000 per child via the Child Tax Credit (CTC).

Free Elevate Miami - Are you a senior center in need of learning basic computer skills?  Commissioner Sanchez encourages you to take advantage of Elevate Miami. 





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The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'.

Larry Hardiman

What Happens when you ignor politics When you ignor politics and when you least expect it then its too late.