Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 082604
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File Number: 082604 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-935-08 Control:
File Name: RENAMING PERFORMING ARTS CENTER METROMOVER STA. Introduced: 9/8/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 9/2/2008
Agenda Date: 9/2/2008 Agenda Item Number: 11A16
Notes: THIS IS FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. (also see 082118] Title: RESOLUTION RENAMING PERFORMING ARTS CENTER METROMOVER STATION AS THE ''ADRIENNE ARSHT PERFORMING ARTS METROMOVER STATION'' [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 082118]
Indexes: RENAMING OF ROADS, BUILDINGS & FACILITIES
Sponsors: Audrey M. Edmonson, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, 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

County Attorney 9/8/2008 Assigned Gerald K. Sanchez

Board of County Commissioners 9/2/2008 11A16 Amended Adopted as amended P
REPORT: Commissioner Edmonson amended this proposed resolution to change the new name for the Performing Arts Center Metomover Station from “Arsht Performing Arts Center Metromover Station” to “Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center Metromover Station”. Ms. Adrienne Arsht appeared before the Commission and expressed appreciation to the Commission for approving the proposed renaming of this Metromover station. She spoke in support of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (PAC) and provided the Commission an update on PAC activities. Commissioner Sorenson noted she supported this proposed resolution notwithstanding Ms. Arsht was not deceased. Commissioner Moss noted he supported the current direction and atmosphere of the PAC. Hearing no other questions or comments, the Commission proceeded to vote.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION RENAMING PERFORMING ARTS CENTER METROMOVER STATION AS THE ''ADRIENNE ARSHT PERFORMING ARTS METROMOVER STATION''

BODY
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade Transit currently operates a Metromover station known as the Performing Arts Center Metromover Station; and
WHEREAS, the Performing Arts Center of Greater Miami (“PAC”) is the home to four resident companies: Concert Association of Florida, Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and the New World Symphony; and
WHEREAS, the PAC is centrally located in the Arts, Media & Entertainment District; and
WHEREAS, the Performing Arts Center Metromover Station is ideally situated to serve the transportation needs of residents and visitors who attend performances at the PAC; and
WHEREAS, on January 10, 2008, national business leader and philanthropist, Adrienne Arsht, made a $30 million donation to the Performing Arts Center; and
WHEREAS, in recognition of the gift, the former Carnival Center for the Performing Arts has been renamed the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, funds from the Arsht gift donated in years two and three will add to working capital and will complete the funding of the Center’s $16 million dollar endowment giving the Center long-term financial security; and
WHEREAS, the County Commission finds that it is in the best interest of the citizens of Miami-Dade County to rename the Performing Arts Center Metromover Station as the “Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Metromover Station”,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. This Board finds that Adrienne Arsht has made a direct, significant lifetime contribution to this community.
Section 2. By three-fifths vote of the Board Members present, this Board approves the re-designation of the Performing Arts Center Metromover Station as the “Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Metromover Station.”



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