Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 092225
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File Number: 092225 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted as amended
Version: 0 Reference: R-82-09 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: DECLARE MAY AS MONTH OF COMMEMORATION OF USA Introduced: 8/2/2009
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 1/22/2009
Agenda Date: 1/22/2009 Agenda Item Number: 11A4
Notes: THIS IS FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED, ALSO SEE 090027 Title: RESOLUTION DECLARING MAY, 2009 AND EACH MAY THEREAFTER AS MONTH OF COMMEMORATION OF CUBA AND THE CUBAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 090027]
Indexes: CUBA
Sponsors: Natacha Seijas, Prime Sponsor
  Bruno A. Barreiro, Co-Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Katy Sorenson, 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 8/2/2009 Assigned Jess M. McCarty

Board of County Commissioners 1/22/2009 11A4 AMENDED Adopted as amended P
REPORT: Chairman Moss and Commissioners Diaz, Sorenson, Gimenez, Heyman, Barreiro and Rolle asked that they be added as co-sponsors to this resolution. Commissioner Sorenson offered a friendly amendment to have this event commemorated in the month of May, in perpetuity; and Commissioner Seijas accepted the suggested amendment. Hearing no further comments or questions, The foregoing proposed resolution was adopted as amended to provide that the month of May be commemorated as the Cuba and the Cuban-American experience in Miami-Dade County in perpetuity.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DECLARING MAY, 2009 AND EACH MAY THEREAFTER AS MONTH OF COMMEMORATION OF CUBA AND THE CUBAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

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WHEREAS, the history of Cuba and that of the State of Florida have been intertwined; and
WHEREAS, commencing in 1959 more than one million Cubans fled the island of Cuba in the pursuit of freedom to be exiled in the United States; and
WHEREAS, most made Miami-Dade County their permanent home; and
WHEREAS, Cuban-Americans have had a profound influence in every aspect of the culture of South Florida; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County is a culturally diverse community comprised of many different races and ethnic groups; and
WHEREAS, the dissemination and promotion of cultural values of the various segments of our community enhances us all; and
WHEREAS, the month of May is of particular historical relevance to the Cuban people since Cuba became an independent republic on May 20, 1902; and
WHEREAS, this Board wishes to recognize the accomplishment of Cuban-Americans, promote and disseminate their achievements, and honor their sacrifice; and
WHEREAS, an exhibit will be displayed in the Stephen P. Clark Center throughout the month of May, 2009,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that that the month of May, 2009 and each May thereafter is hereby declared Month of Commemoration of Cuba and the Cuban-American Experience in Miami-Dade County, and the Mayor or designee is hereby authorized and directed to effectuate the intent of this resolution through all appropriate means for May, 2009 and each May thereafter.



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