Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 130557
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File Number: 130557 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-298-13 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: WATER SAFETY MONTH Introduced: 3/25/2013
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 4/16/2013
Agenda Date: 4/16/2013 Agenda Item Number: 14A1
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DECLARING THE MONTH OF MAY AS WATER SAFETY MONTH IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
Indexes: WATER SAFETY
Sponsors: Barbara J. Jordan, Prime Sponsor
  Bruno A. Barreiro, Co-Sponsor
  Lynda Bell, Co-Sponsor
  Esteban L. Bovo, Jr., Co-Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Jean Monestime, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
  Sen. Javier D. Souto, Co-Sponsor
  Xavier L. Suarez, Co-Sponsor
  Juan C. Zapata, 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 4/16/2013 14A1 Adopted P
REPORT: Commissioner Jordan asked Mr. Jack Kardys, Director, Parks and Recreation Department to come forward. Mr. Kardys explained that the month of May was being deemed Water Safety Month in Miami-Dade County. He noted that a text line had been set up to donate to the Swim for Jenny Fund; he explained that people wanting to donate to the fund could text the word “Jenny” to the number 91011. This fund provided swimming lessons to underprivileged kids in the community.

Office of the Chairperson 4/11/2013 Additions 4/16/2013

Cultural Affairs & Recreation Committee 4/8/2013 2A Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Daniel Frastai read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Hearing no discussion, the Committee members proceeded to vote on the proposed resolution, as presented.

County Attorney 3/25/2013 Referred Cultural Affairs & Recreation Committee 4/8/2013

County Attorney 3/25/2013 Assigned Sarah E. Davis 3/26/2013

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DECLARING THE MONTH OF MAY AS WATER SAFETY MONTH IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

BODY
WHEREAS, during the summertime, large numbers of children and families utilize swimming pools, beaches and water theme parks throughout Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, during the summer months, the number of childhood drowning deaths and injuries increase compared to the rest of the year; and
WHEREAS, many of these deaths and injuries could be prevented if the public was better informed and educated about water safety measures; and
WHEREAS, organizations that work with children throughout Miami-Dade County and/or manage public swimming facilities could greatly assist in educating children and the public, in general, about water safety measures; and
WHEREAS, May 2013 is National Water Safety Month,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the Board of County Commissioners hereby designates the month of May as Water Safety Month in Miami-Dade County and urges Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces; Miami-Dade County public schools; and municipalities throughout Miami-Dade County to promote water safety events in order to educate the public about water safety measures and attempt to reduce the number of drownings during the summer months.



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