Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 092885
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File Number: 092885 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1391-09 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: HAITIAN INDEPENDENCE MONTH Introduced: 10/26/2009
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 12/1/2009
Agenda Date: 12/1/2009 Agenda Item Number: 11A13
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DECLARING THE MONTH OF JANUARY AS HAITIAN INDEPENDENCE MONTH IN RECOGNITION OF HAITI AND THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF HAITIAN-AMERICANS
Indexes: HAITIAN
  INDEPENDENCE MONTH
Sponsors: Rebeca Sosa, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Katy Sorenson, Co-Sponsor
  Sen. Javier D. Souto, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, 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 12/1/2009 11A13 Adopted P

Housing & Community Development Committee 11/10/2009 2B Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P

County Attorney 10/26/2009 Referred Housing & Community Development Committee 11/10/2009

County Attorney 10/26/2009 Assigned Jess M. McCarty

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DECLARING THE MONTH OF JANUARY AS HAITIAN INDEPENDENCE MONTH IN RECOGNITION OF HAITI AND THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF HAITIAN-AMERICANS

BODY
WHEREAS, on January 1, 1804, the former French colony of Saint-Domingue declared its independence from France, naming the new nation Haiti, honoring one of the indigenous Taíno names for the island; and
WHEREAS, the nation of Haiti occupies a unique place in world history, as the only nation founded after a successful slave rebellion; and
WHEREAS, Haiti was the second independent nation in the western hemisphere after the U.S., and the first post-colonial independent nation in the world led by people of African descent; and
WHEREAS, Haiti is the third largest country in the Caribbean behind Cuba and the Dominican Republic; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade county is home to thousands of Haitian-Americans, who add to the vibrant fabric of this community; and
WHEREAS, this Board would like to recognize Haiti and honor the contributions Haitian-Americans have made to this community by declaring January, 2010 and each January thereafter as Haitian Independence Month,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board hereby declares the month of January, 2010 and each January thereafter as Haitian Independence Month, and the Mayor or Designee is hereby authorized and directed to effectuate the intent of this resolution through all appropriate means.



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