Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 060358
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File Number: 060358 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-338-06 Control: County Commission
File Name: RENAMING MDPD HEADQUARTERS THE FRED TAYLOR MDPD HEADQUARTERS Introduced: 2/6/2006
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 3/21/2006
Agenda Date: 3/21/2006 Agenda Item Number: 11A2
Notes: PH AT COMMITTEE Title: RESOLUTION RENAMING THE MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS THE ''FRED TAYLOR MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS''
Indexes: MDPD
  RENAMING OF ROADS, BUILDINGS & FACILITIES
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Prime 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 3/21/2006 11A2 Adopted P
REPORT: Commissioner Jordan noted although in committee, she had voted against this item, she now supported the foregoing proposed resolution. In response to Commissioner Heyman’s inquiry, County Attorney Greenberg noted the County Attorney’s office could prepare and present to the Board a resolution noting the Board’s intent to name the Miami-Dade Police Department Headquarters after Fred Taylor posthumously, or the Board could amend its rules. Commissioner Gimenez opposed the policy suggested by Commissioner Heyman and the current policy saying that the Board could not name a building after a person unless that person was deceased. County Attorney Greenberg noted the motion which required approval by three-fifths vote of the Board members present, had passed.

Community Outreach, Safety & Healthcare Admin Cmte 2/15/2006 2K Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Daron Fitch read the foregoing resolution into the record. Chairwoman Sosa opened the public hearing and the following person(s) appeared in opposition: 1. Walter Clark, Pembroke Pines, appeared before the Committee and asked why Mr. Fred Taylor’s name was chosen to rename the Miami-Dade Police Headquarters. He stated Mr. Taylor as police director, did not have a good record in the black community. There being no other persons wishing to be heard in connection with this issue, the Public Hearing was closed. Commissioner Diaz noted Mr. Fred Taylor had served as director for many years and was responsible for the creation of the Miami-Dade Police Headquarters. He noted he had always heard positive comments of Mr. Taylor’s standing with the Police Department. Chief Karin Montejo, Miami-Dade Police Department, reiterated the comments of Commissioner Diaz. She noted Mr. Taylor was Director of the Police Department when the Headquarters opened and he served honorably. She also noted the comment made by the citizen was not a part of the information she had, but she would certainly look into this concern. Commissioner Seijas stated she had known Mr. Taylor for some time and had a tremendous respect for him and that she had never heard anything detrimental concerning him. She noted even though she personally felt buildings should not be named after people who were not deceased, she supported the foregoing resolution. Chairwoman Sosa noted she had much respect for Mr. Taylor and that when she was the Mayor of City of West Miami, she had the opportunity to see him in action and had always considered him a gentleman. She stated though she respected the position of Commissioner Seijas, she liked to see individuals who had earned recognition be honored along with family members while they were still alive. Commissioner Jordan noted she could not ignore the concern raised from a member of her community before voting on this resolution. She asked that she be provided with information from the Community Relations Board concerning Mr. Fred Taylor’s standing in the community and respectfully requested that this resolution be forwarded without recommendation. Commissioner Diaz noted he respected the positions of his colleagues but had a problem with forwarding this resolution without recommendation because it might send a wrong message. Commissioner Barreiro noted he had some concern for naming buildings after people who were still alive but supported forwarding this resolution to the full BCC. Chairwoman Sosa noted she had heard only good things about Mr. Taylor in the African American community but she did not want division in the community. She asked the County Manager to respond to Commissioner Jordan’s request. Following the discussion, the Committee proceeded to vote. Commissioner Jordan noted for the record that her nay vote was based on a lack of information. She commended State Representative Gus Barrera and Representative Dan Gelber for speaking out regarding the treatment received by a young man at the Juvenile Detention Facility. She also commended Senator Fredericka Wilson for her proposal to suspend the individuals responsible for the beating of that young man pending the outcome of the investigation, and hoped this committee would support that proposal. In response to Commissioner Seijas’ comments regarding Miami-Dade County Police Department’s practice when suspending employees, Chief Karin Montejo noted situations varied, but once an indictment was issued, an individual was suspended without pay and usually suspended with pay during the investigation. Commissioner Jordan suggested the County Attorney prepare a resolution for this committee to support Senator Wilson’s request to have the governor suspend those individuals, pending the outcome of the investigation.

County Attorney 2/6/2006 Assigned Community Outreach, Safety & Healthcare Admin Cmte 2/15/2006

County Attorney 2/6/2006 Assigned Diamela Del Castillo

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION RENAMING THE MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS THE ''FRED TAYLOR MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS''

BODY
WHEREAS, Fred Taylor was the Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department from November 1986 through March 1997; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Taylor is an outstanding individual who has given tirelessly to Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County owns and operates the Miami-Dade Police Department Headquarters; and
WHEREAS, this Board desires to honor Mr. Taylor by renaming the Miami-Dade Police Department Headquarters the "Fred Taylor Miami-Dade Police Department Headquarters,"
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. This Board finds that Fred Taylor has made a direct, significant lifetime contribution to this community.
Section 2. By three-fifths vote of the Board members present, this Board renames the Miami-Dade Police Department Headquarters the "Fred Taylor Miami-Dade Police Department Headquarters."



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