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File Number: 080614
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File Number: 080614 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-301-08 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: RECOGNIZE WEEK OF APRIL 6-12 AS NATIONAL COUNTY GOVT WEEK Introduced: 2/28/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 3/18/2008
Agenda Date: 3/18/2008 Agenda Item Number: 14A2
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE WEEK OF APRIL 6–12, 2008 AS 2008 NATIONAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT WEEK WITH THE THEME OF ''PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN''
Indexes: CHILDREN
  LEGISLATURE
Sponsors: Sally A. Heyman, Prime Sponsor
  Bruno A. Barreiro, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Katy Sorenson, 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 3/18/2008 14A2 Adopted P

County Manager 3/13/2008 Additions Board of County Commissioners 3/18/2008

Economic Development and Human Services Committee 3/12/2008 2B Forwarded to the BCC by the BCC Chairperson with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Cynthia Johnson-Stacks read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Hearing no questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on this proposed resolution as presented. Commissioners Jordan, Moss, Sorenson and Chairwoman Edmonson asked to be cosponsors of this proposed resolution. Commissioner Heyman explained the intent of this proposed resolution and asked that Chairwoman Edmonson request a waiver of this resolution to be heard at the April 8, 2008, Board meeting. SPECIAL NOTE: Chairwoman Edmonson submitted a memorandum requesting that the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Chairman Bruno A. Barreiro waive the Board's Rules and Procedures to allow the foregoing proposed resolution to be heard at the March 18, 2008 Board meeting.

County Attorney 2/28/2008 Assigned Economic Development and Human Services Committee 3/12/2008

County Attorney 2/28/2008 Assigned Jess M. McCarty

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE WEEK OF APRIL 6–12, 2008 AS 2008 NATIONAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT WEEK WITH THE THEME OF “PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN”

BODY
WHEREAS, the nation’s 3,066 counties provide a wide variety of essential public services to communities serving 300 million Americans; and
WHEREAS, counties take seriously their responsibility to protect and enhance the health, welfare and safety of its residents in sensible and cost-effective ways; and
WHEREAS, the theme of this year's National County Government Week is "Protecting Our Children"; and
WHEREAS, many county government services directly touch the lives of children and families; and
WHEREAS, in 13 states, all or some of the counties are responsible for child welfare and foster care systems; and
WHEREAS, more than 500,000 children are in foster care, removed from their families, as a result of suspected abuse or neglect; and,
WHEREAS, one in five girls and one in 10 boys will be sexually victimized before adulthood; and
WHEREAS, the National Association of Counties is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States; and
WHEREAS, the National Association of Counties first celebrated National County Government Week in 1991 to raise public awareness and understanding about the roles and responsibilities of the nation’s counties in meeting the needs of the community; and

WHEREAS, counties and other local governments currently are facing challenges as property tax relief and an economic downturn is necessitating budget cuts and difficult choices among various programs and services that counties provide; and
WHEREAS, in recognition of the leadership, innovation and valuable service provided by the nation’s counties, especially in the protection and welfare of children, this Board would like to recognize National County Government Week,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board recognizes April 6-12, 2008 as 2008 National County Government Week in Miami-Dade County with the theme of “Protecting our Children”.




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