Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 080245
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File Number: 080245 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-158-08 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: DECLARE MAY AS MONTH OF COMMEMORATION OF CUBA Introduced: 1/24/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 2/7/2008
Agenda Date: 2/5/2008 Agenda Item Number: 11A17
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DECLARING MAY AS MONTH OF COMMEMORATION OF CUBA AND THE CUBAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
Indexes: CUBA
Sponsors: Natacha Seijas, Prime Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, Co-Sponsor
  Sen. Javier D. Souto, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, 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 2/7/2008 11A17 Adopted P

Board of County Commissioners 2/5/2008 11A17 Carried over 2/7/2008

County Attorney 1/24/2008 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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