Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 082609
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File Number: 082609 File Type: Resolution Status: Before the Board
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN AID TO HURRICANE CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES Introduced: 9/9/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 9/16/2008 Agenda Item Number: 11A4
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR TO DEVELOP A MECHANISM FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY TO PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN AID TO THE COUNTRIES IN THE CARIBBEAN THAT HAVE BEEN DEVASTATED BY TROPICAL STORM FAY AND HURRICANES HANNA, GUSTAV, AND IKE; ENCOURAGING ALL COUNTY EMPLOYEES AND RESIDENTS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HUMANITARIAN RELIEF EFFORTS; AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR TO PARTNER WITH OTHER AGENCIES IN CARRYING OUT THESE HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS
Indexes:
  HUMANITARIAN AID
  HURRICANE RECOVERY
Sponsors: Barbara J. Jordan, Prime Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, 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 9/16/2008 11A4 Amended
REPORT: (See Agenda Item 11A4 Amended; Legislative File No. 082648 for the amended version.)

County Attorney 9/9/2008 Assigned Shannon D. Summerset

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR TO DEVELOP A MECHANISM FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY TO PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN AID TO THE COUNTRIES IN THE CARIBBEAN THAT HAVE BEEN DEVASTATED BY TROPICAL STORM FAY AND HURRICANES HANNA, GUSTAV, AND IKE; ENCOURAGING ALL COUNTY EMPLOYEES AND RESIDENTS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HUMANITARIAN RELIEF EFFORTS; AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR TO PARTNER WITH OTHER AGENCIES IN CARRYING OUT THESE HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS

BODY
WHEREAS, prior to Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricanes Hanna, Gustav, and Ike, many Caribbean countries were suffering the devastation caused by escalating food prices and food shortages; and
WHEREAS, in many cases the storms have made an already grim situation abysmal; and
WHEREAS, these storms have caused extensive flooding, mudslides, loss of life and damaged or destroyed over one hundred thousand homes, displacing millions; and
WHEREAS, in light of this extreme devastation being faced by our neighbors in these Caribbean countries it is incumbent upon this County to offer assistance,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board directs the County Mayor to develop a mechanism for Miami-Dade County to provide humanitarian aid to the countries in the Caribbean—including Haiti, the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, and the Turks and Caicos Islands--that have been devastated by Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricanes Hanna, Gustav, and Ike. All County employees and residents of Miami-Dade County are encouraged to support and participate in the humanitarian relief efforts. The Mayor is also directed to work and partner with relief organizations in carrying out these humanitarian efforts.



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