Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 031627
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File Number: 031627 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-785-03 Control: County Commission
File Name: URGE DELEGATION NOT TO CLOSE BASE EXCHANGE AT HARB Introduced: 5/28/2003
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 7/8/2003
Agenda Date: 7/8/2003 Agenda Item Number: 10A2
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE MIAMI-DADE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO OPPOSE PROPOSED CLOSING OF THE BASE EXCHANGE AT HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE
Indexes: HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE
Sponsors: Katy Sorenson, Prime Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 7/8/2003 10A2 Adopted P

Economic Development and Human Services Committee 6/11/2003 3F Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Commissioner Sorenson opened the discussion by summarizing the intent of the foregoing resolution. In response to Commissioner Sosa's request for clarification on who was closing the store, Commissioner Sorenson noted the Federal Government was proposing to close the store. She explained that this resolution would send a message to the Congressional Delegation that the County Commission fully supported the continued operation of the Base Exchange Store as a supplier for members of the military and their families. There being no further discussion, the foregoing resolution was forwarded to the Board of County Commissioners with a favorable recommendation.

County Attorney 5/28/2003 Assigned Economic Development and Human Services Committee 6/11/2003

County Attorney 5/28/2003 Assigned R. A. Cuevas, Jr. 5/28/2003

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION URGING THE MIAMI-DADE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO OPPOSE PROPOSED CLOSING OF THE BASE EXCHANGE AT HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE

BODY
WHEREAS, families of South Florida Reservists and National Guard personnel who are serving overseas benefit from the Base Exchange (BX Mart) at Homestead Air Reserve Base; and
WHEREAS, these military families utilize the Base Exchange as they struggle to make ends meet while their loved ones are on active duty; and
WHEREAS, the federal government proposes to close the Base Exchange at the end of this year,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. This Board urges the Miami-Dade County Congressional delegation to oppose the proposed closing of the Base Exchange (BX Mart) at Homestead Air Reserve Base.
Section. 2. The Clerk of the Board is directed to send certified copies of this Resolution to the members of the Miami-Dade County Congressional Delegation.



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