Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 122009
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File Number: 122009 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-842-12 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: PETER J. DOLARA WORLD GATEWAY AT MIA Introduced: 10/1/2012
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 10/2/2012
Agenda Date: 10/2/2012 Agenda Item Number: 14A14
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION WAIVING RULE 9.02(A) REQUIRING NAMING OF A COUNTY FACILITY BE CONSIDERED AT A PUBLIC HEARING, AND NAMING THE FEDERAL INSPECTION SERVICES DEPARTURE AREA AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AS ''THE PETER J. DOLARA WORLD GATEWAY''
Indexes: AVIATION DEPARTMENT
Sponsors: Rebeca Sosa, Prime Sponsor
  Lynda Bell, Co-Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, 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 10/2/2012 14A14 Adopted P

County Attorney 10/1/2012 Referred

County Attorney 10/1/2012 Assigned David M. Murray

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION WAIVING RULE 9.02(A) REQUIRING NAMING OF A COUNTY FACILITY BE CONSIDERED AT A PUBLIC HEARING, AND NAMING THE FEDERAL INSPECTION SERVICES DEPARTURE AREA AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AS “THE PETER J. DOLARA WORLD GATEWAY”

BODY
WHEREAS, Miami International Airport is a critical component of the Miami-Dade County economy, and tourism and international trade are major industries for Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, Peter J. Dolara has played a crucial role in expanding international traffic at Miami International Airport and growing business and tourism in Miami-Dade County, which has benefited innumerable County residents; and
WHEREAS, Peter J. Dolara was, from 1989 through 2012, Senior Vice President-Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America for American Airlines; and
WHEREAS, under Peter J. Dolara’s leadership, the Miami hub has grown from 200 employees to become the largest international gateway in the American Airline’s network, with more than 9,000 employees and daily nonstop service to virtually every major business and leisure market in Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean; and
WHEREAS, Peter J. Dolara has worked tirelessly to raise Miami-Dade’s profile as a business and leisure destination for Caribbean, Latin, and South American travelers, and was instrumental in the development of the “Miami: Where Worlds Meet” marketing program; and
WHEREAS, this leadership has resulted in sustained increases in tourism and passengers to Miami-Dade County even in fact of the ongoing recession; and
WHEREAS, Peter J. Dolara has been a leader in civic activism, and serves on the Board of the Easter Seals Society of Miami-Dade County and United Way of Miami-Dade; and
WHEREAS, Peter. J. Dolara is a full-time resident of Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, Section 2-1, Rule 9.02(a) of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, which requires public hearing prior to naming a County facility, can be waived by two- thirds vote of the Board members present; and
WHEREAS, Section 2-1, Rule 9.02(d) of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, states that the Commission may, by a three-fifths vote of Board members present, name a County facility or property after a living individual who has not served as an elected official within the past five years and who “has made a direct, significant lifetime contribution to this community;” and
WHEREAS, Section 2-1, Rule 4.01(j)(2), of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, states that the naming of a County facility or property is not subject to the committee requirement,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Finds that Peter J. Dolara has made a direct, significant lifetime contribution to this community.
Section 2. By two- thirds vote of the Board members present, this Board waives Rule 9.02(a), to the extent such Rule would require a public hearing.
Section 3. Having considered this matter, and by a three-fifths vote of the Board members present, names the departure area of the Federal Inspection Services facility at Miami International Airport as “The Peter J. Dolara World Gateway”.



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