Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 093054
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File Number: 093054 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-50-10 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: NAMING PALM GLADES PARK AS ''DEBBIE CURTIN PARK'' Introduced: 11/16/2009
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 1/21/2010
Agenda Date: 1/21/2010 Agenda Item Number: 11A1
Notes: PH AT COMMITTEE Title: RESOLUTION APPROVING THE NAMING OF PALM GLADES PARK LOCATED AT 22820 SW 112 AVENUE AS ''DEBBIE CURTIN PARK''
Indexes: RENAMING
Sponsors: Katy Sorenson, Prime Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Sen. Javier D. Souto, Co-Sponsor
  Bruno A. Barreiro, Co-Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Natacha Seijas, 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 1/21/2010 11A1 Adopted P
REPORT: County Attorney Robert Cuevas read the foregoing resolution into the record. Hearing no questions or comments, the County Commission proceeded to vote on the foregoing resolution. Commissioner Sorenson read the body of the resolution into the record. A family representative of the late Ms. Debbie Curtin expressed appreciation to the Mayor, the County Commission, the County Manager, and County employees for their support of Ms. Curtin’s work over the years, and for acknowledging Ms. Curtin through this resolution. County Manager George Burgess presented the late Ms. Curtin’s family with a newly designed sign displaying “Debbie Curtin Park” as the new name of Palm Glades Park.

Recreation, Culture & Tourism Committee 12/7/2009 3A Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Ferrer read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Chairman Souto opened the public hearing, after no one came forward in connection with this resolution, the public hearing was closed. Commissioner Sorenson noted this park was within District 8, and she stated that little funding was available for the park, however this park would have a name and may attract sponsors. She expressed appreciation to her colleagues for supporting this resolution. Commissioner Heyman asked to be listed as a co-sponsor.

County Attorney 11/20/2009 Referred Recreation, Culture & Tourism Committee 12/7/2009

County Attorney 11/20/2009 Assigned Monica Rizo 11/20/2009

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION APPROVING THE NAMING OF PALM GLADES PARK LOCATED AT 22820 SW 112 AVENUE AS “DEBBIE CURTIN PARK”

BODY
WHEREAS, Deborah Jay Curtin, originally from Buffalo, New York, made significant contributions to Miami-Dade County through her exemplary actions, courageous spirit, joyous and vibrant personality; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Curtin joined the County in 1975 originally as a clerk/stenographer and then went on to assume multiple positions of responsibility including leading our Employee Suggestion Program, the special taxing division of our Public Works Department and ultimately as the first Director of Team Metro; and
WHEREAS, as the founding Director of Team Metro, Ms. Curtin led an outreach effort for our County that eventually provided eight offices with direct services, enhanced the quality of community life through code enforcement and helped citizens navigate County procedures, and she furthered this mission by establishing the Citizens Academy, a program through which County departments and our services were brought closer to the people we serve; and
WHEREAS, Ms. Curtin retired from County service in 2001 and dedicated herself to a courageous and personal battle with cancer; and
WHEREAS, despite her own medical and painful struggle, Debbie Curtin’s determination and dedication to the prevention of cancer led her to be involved with the American Cancer Society (ACS), receiving ACS’s Distinguished Service Award posthumously in 2008; chaired the ACS’s Miami-Dade Unit, organized its Relay for Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraisers, and lobbied both the Florida legislature and the U.S. Congress on behalf of ACS; and
WHEREAS, Debbie Curtin, our warrior, passed away on August 11, 2008, after a 12-year battle with cancer; and
WHEREAS, the 2008 Making Strides walk in downtown Miami was dedicated to her memory by so many of us who love her, miss her and respect her contributions; and
WHEREAS, this Board desires to honor her legacy by renaming Palm Glades Park as “Debbie Curtin Park”,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Approves the renaming of Palm Glades Park located at 22820 SW 112th Avenue as “Debbie Curtin Park”, after a public hearing.
Section 2. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the United States Postal Service, the Park and Recreation Department, General Services Administration, the Traffic Signals and Signs Division of the Public Works Department and Land Development Division of the Public Works Department, the Miami-Dade Police Department, and the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department.
The Prime Sponsor of the foregoing resolution is Commissioner Katy Sorenson.



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