Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 061101
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File Number: 061101 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-473-06 Control: County Commission
File Name: COMMEMORATION OF CUBA IN MIAMI-DADE CO. - MONTH OF MAY Introduced: 4/7/2006
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 4/25/2006
Agenda Date: 4/25/2006 Agenda Item Number: 11A22
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DECLARING MAY AS MONTH OF COMMEMORATION OF CUBA AND THE CUBAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY [SEE AGENDA ITEM NO. 1E2]
Indexes: CUBA
Sponsors: Natacha Seijas, Prime Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, Co-Sponsor
  Katy Sorenson, Co-Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
  Sen. Javier D. Souto, 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 4/25/2006 11A22 Adopted P
REPORT: Mr. Felix Rodriguez, president of the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association, appeared before the Board in support of Agenda Item 11A22 on today’s agenda. Mr. Ramon Mestre appeared before the Board in support of the foregoing proposed resolution. He expressed appreciation to Chairman Martinez and Commissioner Sorenson for cosponsoring this resolution. He provided his personal history and some history regarding Cuban emigration. He expressed appreciation to the Board for its recognition and promotion of an initiative that would help residents of Miami-Dade County learn from their diverse past, Cuban and non-Cuban. In response, Commissioner Seijas thanked Mr. Rodriguez and Mr. Mestre for their presentation.

County Attorney 4/7/2006 Assigned Hugo Benitez

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DECLARING MAY AS MONTH OF COMMEMORATION OF CUBA AND THE CUBAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

BODY
WHEREAS, the history of Cuba and that of the State of Florida have been intertwined; and
WHEREAS, commencing in 1959 more than one million Cubans fled the island of Cuba in the pursuit of freedom to be exiled in the United States; and
WHEREAS, most made Miami-Dade County their permanent home; and
WHEREAS, Cuban Americans have had a profound influence in every aspect of the culture of South Florida; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County is a culturally diverse community comprised of many different races and ethnic groups; and
WHEREAS, the dissemination and promotion of cultural values of the various segments of our community enhances us all; and
WHEREAS, the month of May is of particular historical relevance to the Cuban people since Cuba became an independent republic on May 20, 1902; and
WHEREAS, this Board wishes to recognize the accomplishment of Cuban-Americans, promote and disseminate their achievements, and honor their sacrifice; and
WHEREAS, an exhibit will be displayed in the Stephen P. Clark Center throughout the month of May,
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY that the month of May is hereby declared Month of Commemoration of Cuba and the Cuban American Experience in Miami-Dade County, and the County Manager is hereby authorized and directed to effectuate the intent of this resolution through all appropriate means.



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