Members of the Miami-Dade legislative delegation were on hand Friday to hear pitches from the community ahead of the upcoming 2019 Legislative Session.

And while a diverse set of voices were heard, the issues of housing, education and the environment were touched on throughout the meeting.

Friday’s gathering was held at the Miami-Dade County School Board Administration Building in Miami.

Leading the meeting was new chair of the Miami-Dade delegation, state Sen. Oscar Braynon II of SD 35. State Rep. Ana Maria Rodriguez of HD 105 served as the delegation’s vice chair.

Much of the county delegation was on hand for the meeting, including several newcomers, such as Cindy Polo of HD 103, Michael Grieco of HD 113, and Jason Pizzo of SD 38.

The meeting kicked off with remarks from members of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, including Superintendent Alberto Carvalho.

Carvalho began the bevy of calls to increase education funding for the county’s public schools.

“I have no doubt that under your leadership, your determination, your courageous action, we will achieve equity in funding for our community,” Carvalho said.

Carvalho also referenced new requirements that armed resource officers be placed in

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