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Miami-Dade County

Year Founded: 1995


On November 7, 1995 , the residents of Aventura voted in favor of creating their own city in order to improve the quality of government services and provide the area with the opportunity to control its own destiny. In March 1996, the first mayor and council members took office. The City Council appointed its city attorney and city manager and the City of Aventura Government Center opened in June 1996. The council members are now referred to as commissioners, per a charter change

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