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File Number: 080944
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File Number: 080944 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-419-08 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: DESIGNATE PORTION OF US HWY 27 AS NATION PURPLE HEART TRAIL Introduced: 4/1/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 4/8/2008
Agenda Date: 4/8/2008 Agenda Item Number: 11A37
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO DESIGNATE THAT PORTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 27 IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AS A PART OF THE NATIONAL PURPLE HEART TRAIL; AND APPROVING SUCH DESIGNATION
Indexes: ROAD DESIGNATION
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Prime Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, 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 11A37 Adopted P
REPORT: Commissioner Diaz explained the intent of the foregoing proposed resolution. Mr. Fred Arbello, 344 Wine Road Northwest, Lake Placid, Florida, Commander to the Military Order of the Purple Heart of the United States of America, Chapter 601, Highland County, along with Abbey Marsh, Senior Vice Commander, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 601, appeared before the Board, urged the Board to support this proposed resolution urging the Florida Legislature to designate U.S. Highway 27 in Miami-Dade County as part of the National Purple Heart Highway. Hearing no further comments, the Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution as presented.

County Manager 4/3/2008 Additions 4/8/2008

County Attorney 4/1/2008 Assigned Jess M. McCarty

Legislative Text


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RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO DESIGNATE THAT PORTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 27 IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AS A PART OF THE NATIONAL PURPLE HEART TRAIL; AND APPROVING SUCH DESIGNATION

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WHEREAS, since then approximately 1,635,000 Purple Heart medals have been awarded to our military personnel; and
WHEREAS, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners appreciates the members of the Armed Forces who have been awarded the Purple Heart, and further recognizes that many have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our country free; and
WHEREAS, the Military Order of the Purple Heart of the U.S.A. is coordinating a national effort to establish the Purple Heart Trail consisting of major interstate highways and roadways leading to patriotic sites; and
WHEREAS, our local community, our state, and our nation owe a deep debt of gratitude to those members of our Armed Forces who have been wounded in combat and honored with the Purple Heart Medal,





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 designate that portion of U.S. Highway 27 located in Miami-Dade County as part of the National Purple Heart Trail.
Section 2. Approves the designation of U.S. Highway 27 in Miami-Dade County as part of the National Purple Heart Trail.
Section 3. 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 Miami-Dade County State Legislative Delegation.
Section 4. Directs the County's state lobbyists to advocate for 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.
The foregoing resolution was sponsored by Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz and offered by Commissioner , who moved its adoption. The motion was seconded by Commissioner and upon being put to a vote, the vote was as follows:
Bruno A. Barreiro, Chairman
Barbara J. Jordan, Vice-Chairwoman
Jose "Pepe" Diaz
Audrey M. Edmonson
Carlos A. Gimenez
Sally A. Heyman
Joe A. Martinez
Dennis C. Moss
Dorrin D. Rolle
Natacha Seijas
Katy Sorenson
Rebeca Sosa
Sen. Javier D. Souto











The Chairman thereupon declared the resolution duly passed and adopted this 8th day of April, 2008. This resolution shall become effective ten (10) days after the date of its adoption unless vetoed by the Mayor, and if vetoed, shall become effective only upon an override by this Board.
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY ITS BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

HARVEY RUVIN, CLERK

By:________________________
Deputy Clerk

Approved by County Attorney as
to form and legal sufficiency. _______

Jess M. McCarty
Agenda Item No.
Page No. 2


Approved Mayor Agenda Item No.
Veto __________ 04-08-08
Override __________



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