Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 100915
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File Number: 100915 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-446-10 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: PROCLAIM APRIL 19-23 2010 STOP THE VIOLENCE WEEK Introduced: 4/6/2010
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 4/20/2010
Agenda Date: 4/20/2010 Agenda Item Number: 11A5
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING THE WEEK OF APRIL 19-23, 2010 AS ''STOP THE VIOLENCE WEEK''(SEE AGENDA ITEM NO. 16A3)
Indexes: VIOLENCE
Sponsors: Joe A. Martinez, Prime Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
  Sen. Javier D. Souto, Co-Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, 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 4/20/2010 11A5 Adopted P
REPORT: First Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams advised that Commissioner Sosa asked to be listed as a co-sponsor of this item. Chairman Moss and Commissioners Jordan, Edmonson, Rolle, Diaz, Souto and Gimenez asked to also be listed as co-sponsors of this item. Commissioner Souto suggested that elected County officials or members of the County Administration meet with consulates from Medellin, Columbia, and other countries that had proven successful in using classical art and music programs to reduce violence, and discuss the possibility of developing a similar program in this community.

Government Operations Committee 4/13/2010 2O Forwarded to the BCC by the BCC Chairperson with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. There being no questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution as presented.

County Attorney 4/6/2010 Assigned Government Operations Committee 4/13/2010

County Attorney 4/6/2010 Assigned Martin W. Sybblis

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING THE WEEK OF APRIL 19-23, 2010 AS “STOP THE VIOLENCE WEEK”

BODY
WHEREAS, on Thursday, March 25, 2010, Florida International University running back Kendall Berry was stabbed and killed after a fight with another student; and
WHERAS, this brutal killing is unfortunately just one of many such recent incidents of senseless violence which only serve to harm South Florida’s youth and deprive our community of their endless potential; and
WHEREAS, Youth Crime Watch of Miami-Dade County, a program of Citizens’ Crime Watch of Miami-Dade County, Inc., joined forces with Miami-Dade County Public Schools in 1979 to educate young people in crime prevention, public safety, and school and community pride; and
WHEREAS, Youth Crime Watch of Miami-Dade County sponsors an annual Stop the Violence Blue Ribbon Week campaign during the week of April 20; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to raise public awareness about violence in our community; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County should declare April 19-23, 2010 as “Stop the Violence Week”, as a period for County residents to actively show their opposition to violence,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board hereby proclaim April 19-23, 2010 as “Stop the Violence Week” in Miami-Dade County, and is calling upon each citizen to help promote verbal discourse and non-violence as alternative means of resolving disagreements.



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