New Miami Lakes zip code bill introduced in U.S. House
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
U.S. Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart said he recently introduced legislation to create a unique and independent zip code for the Town of Miami Lakes.
“I just introduced legislation similar to what the House passed last year that will create a unique ZIP Code for the Town of Miami Lakes,”
After the bill passed, the Senate didn’t get a chance to vote on it during the congressional and senate hearing in November.
Diaz-Balart had to file a similar bill to give Miami Lakes its own zip code.
Diaz-Balart said in statement. “For far too long, Miami Lakes residents have dealt with the negative impact of lacking a unique ZIP Code for their town. From higher insurance rates to election confusion, there are a number of reasons why a dedicated ZIP Code is necessary.”
If Diaz-Balart’s bill passes in the House, the U.S. Senate will vote to officially give Miami Lakes its own zip code, or reject it.
Miami Lakes Mayor Manny Cid has been spearheading the zip code initiative since he was first elected to the Town Council in 2012.
“It has been a privilege to partner with Mayor Manny Cid as we continue to work towards a resolution,” Diaz-Balart said. “Even after encountering several roadblocks and denials from the United States Postal Service, he continued to find other options. I am grateful for his dedication to serving the Town of Miami Lakes, and look forward to seeing this bill through the committees of jurisdiction for a floor vote.”