Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 080737
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File Number: 080737 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-364-08 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: URGE FLA LEGISLATURE TO PASS HB3 SB 500 CHILDREN'S ZONE PROG Introduced: 3/6/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 4/8/2008
Agenda Date: 4/8/2008 Agenda Item Number: 11A11
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO PASS H.B. 3, S.B. 500 OR SIMILAR LEGISLATION CREATING A CHILDREN’S ZONE PROGRAM AND/OR A CHILDREN’S ZONE PILOT PROJECT IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
Indexes: LEGISLATURE
Sponsors: Audrey M. Edmonson, Prime Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, 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 4/8/2008 11A11 Adopted P

Budget and Finance Committee 3/11/2008 2R Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P

County Manager 3/6/2008 Additions Budget and Finance Committee 3/11/2008

County Attorney 3/6/2008 Assigned Budget and Finance Committee 3/11/2008

County Attorney 3/6/2008 Assigned Jess M. McCarty

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO PASS H.B. 3, S.B. 500 OR SIMILAR LEGISLATION CREATING A CHILDREN’S ZONE PROGRAM AND/OR A CHILDREN’S ZONE PILOT PROJECT IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

BODY
WHEREAS, a proposed community initiative known as the Children's Zone seeks to improve such circumstances; and
WHEREAS, bills have been filed for consideration during the 2008 state legislative session, H.B. 3 by Representative Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall and S.B. 500 by Senator Larcenia Bullard, that would create a statewide Children’s Zone program and a 10-year Children’s Zone Pilot Project in Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, the Children’s Zone program is modeled after the long-established and successful Harlem Children's Zone; and
WHEREAS, the Children’s Zone program is based on the belief that in order to help children from troubled communities become healthy adults and responsible, fulfilled members of their communities, two things must happen: first, they must be surrounded by a critical mass of adults who are engaged in activities with their children; and second, early in their lives, such children must be exposed to sound health care, intellectual and social stimulation, and consistent guidance from caring, attentive adults; and
WHEREAS, the Children’s Zone program seeks to establish a comprehensive, community-based, coordinated, and targeted system of strategies and services to revitalize communities with an increased sense of culture, pride, and togetherness, to support parents, and to provide comprehensive care for all children within the zone,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Urges the Florida Legislature to pass H.B. 3, S.B. 500, or similar legislation creating a statewide Children’s Zone program and/or a Children’s Zone Pilot Project in MiamiDade County.
Section 2. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the Governor, Senate President, House Speaker, Chair and Members of the MiamiDade County State Legislative Delegation.
Section 3. Directs the County's state lobbyists to advocate for the passage of the legislation set forth in Section 1 above and directs the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to include this item in the 2008 State Legislative Package.



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