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File Number: 083481
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File Number: 083481 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-89-09 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: EDUCATING SCHOOLCHILDREN ABOUT BENEFITS OF WATER Introduced: 12/1/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 1/22/2009
Agenda Date: 1/22/2009 Agenda Item Number: 11A11
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO DEVELOP AN OUTREACH PLAN FOR EDUCATING SCHOOLCHILDREN ON THE IMPORTANCE AND BENEFITS OF WATER CONSERVATION
Indexes: WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM
Sponsors: Natacha Seijas, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, 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

Board of County Commissioners 1/22/2009 11A11 Adopted P

Governmental Operations and Environment Committee 12/9/2008 3F Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Joni Armstrong-Coffey read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Chairwoman Seijas relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Diaz, and noted the intent of this resolution was to educate the children on the importance of conserving water. She said she firmly believed the children were the ones who would teach the adults about the need to conserve water and the benefits. Commissioner Martinez concurred with Chairwoman Seijas’ comments and commended her on this proposal. Commissioners Rolle, Diaz, Edmonson, Gimenez and Martinez asked to be added as co-sponsors to this resolution. Hearing no further comments or discussion, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution as presented.

County Attorney 12/1/2008 Referred Governmental Operations and Environment Committee 12/9/2008

County Attorney 12/1/2008 Assigned Henry N. Gillman

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO DEVELOP AN OUTREACH PLAN FOR EDUCATING SCHOOLCHILDREN ON THE IMPORTANCE AND BENEFITS OF WATER CONSERVATION

BODY
WHEREAS, water is a limited and precious resource that is essential to life; and
WHEREAS, water conservation is a critical component of Miami-Dade County’s 20-year water use permit issued by the South Florida Water Management District; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County has adopted water use efficiency legislation and implemented various water conservation programs to help ensure that the County meets its water conservation goals and its projected demand for water and to protect the public’s health, safety and welfare; and
WHEREAS, schoolchildren are the future generation and stewards of Miami-Dade County’s precious natural resources; and
WHEREAS, this Board finds that schoolchildren must be educated on the importance and benefits of water conservation to ensure that their generation and future generations can continue to enjoy Miami-Dade County’s natural resources, beauty and quality of life.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board hereby directs the Mayor or the Mayor’s designee to develop an outreach plan to educate schoolchildren on the importance and benefits of water conservation and present the plan for approval by this Board within 60 days of the adoption of this resolution.



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