Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 091637
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File Number: 091637 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-880-09 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: DECLARING JULY AS AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE MONTH Introduced: 5/27/2009
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 6/30/2009
Agenda Date: 6/30/2009 Agenda Item Number: 11A31
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DECLARING THE MONTH OF JULY BEGINNING IN JULY 2009 AND EACH YEAR THEREAFTER AS AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE MONTH IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY; DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO CREATE A DISPLAY IN THE LOBBY OF THE STEPHEN P. CLARK CENTER DURING THE MONTH OF JULY COMMEMORATING AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE MONTH
Indexes: INDEPENDENCE MONTH
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Prime 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 6/30/2009 11A31 Adopted P

Government Operations Committee 6/9/2009 2D Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Commissioner Diaz, sponsor of this proposed resolution, noted he felt the County should participate in the Fourth of July celebration. Hearing no further comments or questions, the Committee voted on this proposed resolution as presented.

County Attorney 5/27/2009 Referred Government Operations Committee 6/9/2009

County Attorney 5/27/2009 Assigned Jess M. McCarty 6/3/2009

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DECLARING THE MONTH OF JULY BEGINNING IN JULY 2009 AND EACH YEAR THEREAFTER AS AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE MONTH IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY; DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO CREATE A DISPLAY IN THE LOBBY OF THE STEPHEN P. CLARK CENTER DURING THE MONTH OF JULY COMMEMORATING AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE MONTH

BODY
WHEREAS, July 4th as Independence Day honors the birth of the United States of America and the signing of the Declaration of Independence; and
WHEREAS, on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation; and
WHEREAS, this most American of holidays is marked every year by parades, fireworks and backyard barbecues across the country; and
WHEREAS, this Board would like to recognize the freedoms we enjoy as Americans by recognizing the month of July as American Independence Month,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Hereby declares the month of July beginning in July 2009 and each year thereafter as American Independence Month in Miami-Dade County.
Section 2. Directs the Mayor or Designee to create a display in the lobby of the Stephen P. Clark Center during the month of July commemorating American Independence Month in Miami-Dade County.



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