Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 063544
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File Number: 063544 File Type: Resolution Status: Before the Board
Version: 0 Reference: Control: County Commission
File Name: RENAMING MIAMI-DADE ELECTIONS DEPT. BLDG.-ALICIA ACOSTA THAT Introduced: 12/6/2006
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 3/20/2007 Agenda Item Number: 11A1
Notes: SEE 072398 FOR FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED Title: RESOLUTION RENAMING THE MIAMI-DADE ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS THE ''ALICIA ACOSTA-THATCHER MIAMI-DADE ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS''
Indexes: RENAMING OF ROADS, BUILDINGS & FACILITIES
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Prime Sponsor
  Bruno A. Barreiro, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Natacha Seijas, Co-Sponsor
  Katy Sorenson, 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 3/20/2007 11A1 Amended
REPORT: See Agenda Item 11A1 Amended: Legislative File No. 072398.

Governmental Operations and Environment Committee 2/13/2007 3D Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: The foregoing proposed resolution was read into the record by Assistant County Attorney Joni Armstrong-Coffey. Chairwoman Seijas opened the public hearing on the foregoing proposed resolution. There being no person wishing to speak on this matter, the public hearing was closed. Mr. Lester Solos, Elections Supervisor, spoke in support of the foregoing resolution, noting this was a small gesture of appreciation in memory of Ms. Alicia Acosta-Thatcher, a long time County employee who worked her entire career at the Elections Department. He informed the Committee members that the Municipal Clerks Association, a customer whom the Elections Department served, would be considering a resolution on February 22, 2006, seeking a governance support for this resolution. Mr. Henry Thatcher thanked the Committee members for their consideration and support in honoring Alicia Thatcher. He noted that Alicia was a dedicated public servant and he was grateful that she was being honored. Chairwoman Seijas stated it was the Committee’s honor to name the Elections Headquarters building after Ms. Thatcher. Commissioner Diaz noted Ms. Thatcher was a special, dedicated employee whom he worked with personally during his campaign for Sweetwater councilman. He stated he could not think of a better person to name this County structure after especially because of her dedication. Chairwoman Seijas asked that the foregoing resolution be moved to the March 20th BCC meeting in lieu of the March 6th BCC meeting because some individuals needing to attend this hearing could not be present on March 6, 2007.

County Attorney 1/29/2007 Referred Governmental Operations and Environment Committee 2/13/2007

County Attorney 12/6/2006 Assigned Jeffrey P. Ehrlich 12/6/2006

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION RENAMING THE MIAMI-DADE ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS THE ''ALICIA ACOSTA-THATCHER MIAMI-DADE ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS''

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WHEREAS, Alicia Acosta-Thatcher began her 32 year career with the Miami-Dade Elections Department in 1973; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Acosta-Thatcher realized increasing levels of responsibility and harnessed an encyclopedic knowledge of elections laws and procedures; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Acosta-Thatcher eagerly and enthusiastically used her wisdom and knowledge to inform, guide and direct subordinates, colleagues, county and municipal administrators and officials; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Acosta-Thatcher’s positive spirit and dedication to Miami-Dade County’s electoral process did not wane despite diminishing health; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Acosta-Thatcher exemplified tireless, selfless, and uncompromising commitment to public services and the deliverance of excellence; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Acosta-Thatcher, the woman, the friend, the confidant, the advisor, the mentor, the administrator, and the employee, has profoundly and indelibly touched the hearts and lives of countless Miami-Dade citizens; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Acosta-Thatcher passed on November 10, 2005 after a long battle with renal complications; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County owns and operates the Miami-Dade Elections Department Headquarters; and
WHEREAS, the Miami-Dade Elections Department Headquarters is located in Commission District 12,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board finds that Alicia Acosta-Thatcher has made a direct, significant lifetime contribution to this community and approves the renaming of the Miami-Dade Elections Department Headquarters as the “Alicia Acosta-Thatcher Miami-Dade Elections Department Headquarters.”



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