Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 100782
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File Number: 100782 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-555-10 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: IMPLEMENT PROGRAM TO PROMOTE AND WELCOME MILITARY Introduced: 3/25/2010
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 5/4/2010
Agenda Date: 5/4/2010 Agenda Item Number: 11A1
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PROGRAM TO PROMOTE AND WELCOME MILITARY, COAST GUARD, AND FOREIGN MILITARY VESSELS TO THE PORT OF MIAMI
Indexes: MILITARY
  PORT OF MIAMI
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 5/4/2010 11A1 Adopted P

Airport and Seaport Committee 4/15/2010 2A Forwarded with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Cynji Lee read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. There being no questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote.

County Attorney 3/25/2010 Referred Airport and Seaport Committee 4/15/2010

County Attorney 3/25/2010 Assigned Andrew Boese 3/25/2010

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A PROGRAM TO PROMOTE AND WELCOME MILITARY, COAST GUARD, AND FOREIGN MILITARY VESSELS TO THE PORT OF MIAMI

BODY

WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County is a military-friendly community and a long-time host to military and Coast Guard installations; and
WHEREAS, The Beacon Council formed the Miami-Dade Defense Alliance to enhance, expand, and retain existing military installations in Miami-Dade County, to support local reuse efforts as a result of base/mission closures or realignments and to retain and enhance the defense-related industries that contribute significant economic benefit to the local economy; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County’s Military Liaison has worked with the Miami-Dade Defense Alliance, the Military Affairs Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Homestead/Florida City Chamber of Commerce, Chamber South, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, as well as other military and veteran support organizations to enhance the community’s relationship with the military; and
WHEREAS, according to the Beacon Council, the Military, through direct and indirect employment, brings over 25,000 jobs to South Florida; and
WHEREAS, attracting military vessels to the Port of Miami can create a mutually beneficial relationship between the military and business communities as well as provide a desirable and friendly shore leave for the ships’ crews; and
WHEREAS, the public in other parts of the state and country has shown an interest in viewing and touring military vessels; and
WHEREAS, there are many great natural, historic, cultural, and entertainment attractions in Miami-Dade County that can provide a well-deserved diversion for soldiers and sailors on liberty; and
WHEREAS, a plan with the purpose of promoting economic development, education, and opportunity through a program designed to invite and welcome military ships to the Port of Miami could be beneficial to the County’s business community, to its residents, and to the military and its service members,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. The foregoing recitals are incorporated in this resolution.
Section 2. This Board directs the Mayor or designee to develop and implement a County program, in cooperation with the Beacon Council and the Miami-Dade Defense Alliance, and other appropriate organizations, to promote and welcome military and Coast Guard vessels to the Port of Miami as a port of call. The program shall address plans for bringing the vessels to the Port, welcoming visiting soldiers and sailors, informing the public of visiting vessels, as well as a protocol for timely informing this Board, through the County’s Military Liaison, of any such scheduled incoming vessels.



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