Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 111783
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File Number: 111783 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-742-11 Control: County Commission
File Name: DECLARING DECEMBER FIRST WEEK AS MDC AIDS AWARENESS WEEK Introduced: 8/26/2011
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 9/20/2011
Agenda Date: 9/20/2011 Agenda Item Number: 11A9
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DECLARING THE FIRST WEEK IN DECEMBER AS ''MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AIDS AWARENESS WEEK''
Indexes: AIDS
Sponsors: Joe A. Martinez, Prime Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
  Sen. Javier D. Souto, Co-Sponsor
  Bruno A. Barreiro, 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 9/20/2011 11A9 Adopted P
REPORT: Chairman Martinez recognized Ms. Aketa Villamizar (phonetic) and Mr.Rene Llenesterosa (phonetic), who were present at today’s meeting on behalf of Ms. Lillie Williams, for representing the State of Florida Health Department as it related to the resolution that declared the first week in December as “Miami-Dade County AIDS Awareness Week.”

Public Safety & Healthcare Admin Cmte 9/13/2011 2A Forwarded with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Gerald Sanchez read the title of the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Commissioner Souto requested to be a co-sponsor for the foregoing item. Hearing no comments or questions, the Committee members proceeded to vote.

County Attorney 8/26/2011 Referred Public Safety & Healthcare Admin Cmte 9/13/2011

County Attorney 8/26/2011 Assigned Shannon D. Summerset

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DECLARING THE FIRST WEEK IN DECEMBER AS “MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AIDS AWARENESS WEEK”

BODY

WHEREAS, more than 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV/AIDS, and 40,000 new infections and 16,000 deaths are expected this year; and
WHEREAS, one in five persons infected with AIDS is not aware of having the disease; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County has one of the highest AIDS infection rates in the United States; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County recognizes the importance of AIDS awareness in the community to help those whose lives have been affected by the disease and to prevent further transmission of the disease; and
WHEREAS, December 1 each year has been declared “World AIDS Day” and is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of the HIV infection; and
WHEREAS, the President of the United States, in recognizing December 1 as World AIDS Day has requested governments officials and the American people to join in appropriate activities to remember the men, women, and children who have lost their lives to AIDS and to provide support and comfort to those living with this disease,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board does hereby
proclaim the first week in December, as MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AIDS AWARENESS WEEK in Miami-Dade County and urges all citizens to participate in activities promoting AIDS awareness. The County Mayor, or Mayor’s designee is directed to organize activities to take place during Miami-Dade County AIDS Awareness Week throughout Miami-Dade County to promote AIDS awareness including, but not limited to, activities to be held on December 1, which is observed as Worlds AIDS Day, where AIDS quilts are to be displayed at different government locations such as Miami International Airport, The SPCC Building, Port of Miami, etc. Additionally, the County Mayor, or Mayor’s designee, shall organize a vigil to be held at the West patio of the SPCC building from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM on World AIDS Day, or such other place or time deemed appropriate, in remembrance of those who have lost their lives to the disease.



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