Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 161476
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File Number: 161476 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-569-16 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: DONATION LEAVE TIME TO THE ONEORLANDO FUND Introduced: 6/17/2016
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 6/21/2016
Agenda Date: 6/21/2016 Agenda Item Number: 14A7
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO ALLOW COUNTY EMPLOYEES TO DONATE ACCRUED ANNUAL AND HOLIDAY LEAVE TIME TO THE ONEORLANDO FUND FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSISTING THE VICTIMS AND FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE RECENT PULSE NIGHTCLUB TERRORIST ATTACK; SETTING THE CAP OF SUCH DONATIONS AT $250,000.00; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR TO MAKE THE CONTRIBUTION ON BEHALF OF THE EMPLOYEES OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
Indexes: FUNDS
  DONATION
Sponsors: Daniella Levine Cava, Prime Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, 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 6/21/2016 14A7 Adopted P

Office of the Chairperson 6/20/2016 Additions

County Attorney 6/17/2016 Assigned Javier Zapata 6/17/2016

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO ALLOW COUNTY EMPLOYEES TO DONATE ACCRUED ANNUAL AND HOLIDAY LEAVE TIME TO THE ONEORLANDO FUND FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSISTING THE VICTIMS AND FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE RECENT PULSE NIGHTCLUB TERRORIST ATTACK; SETTING THE CAP OF SUCH DONATIONS AT $250,000.00; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR TO MAKE THE CONTRIBUTION ON BEHALF OF THE EMPLOYEES OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

BODY

WHEREAS, on June 12, 2016, a lone gunman went on a shooting rampage in an Orlando nightclub leaving 49 people dead and 53 more wounded; and
WHEREAS, the terrorist attack has been characterized as the worst mass shooting in American history; and
WHEREAS, the violent act was particularly heartbreaking for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (“LGBTQ”) community as the venue in which the gunman opened fire was a popular gay nightclub in the Orlando community; and
WHEREAS, several of the victims and their families have strong ties to the Miami-Dade County area and many generous County employees have expressed a desire to aid those affected most by the shooting; and
WHEREAS, in response to the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced the creation of the OneOrlando fund to help respond to local community needs; and
WHEREAS, funds collected through the OneOrlando fund would go to nonprofit organizations serving victims and their families, Hispanic, LGBTQ, and faith groups; and
WHEREAS, the OneOrlando fund has already raised over $5 million through donations from over 100,000 donors including the Walt Disney Company, Wells Fargo, JetBlue, AT&T, Comcast/NBA, and the Orlando Magic; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County stands in solidarity with the residents of Orlando and wishes to express support for our fellow Americans and Floridians during this challenging time; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County has previously adopted resolutions to assist other communities devastated by disasters, including communities in Texas, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, and the Caribbean, e.g. Resolution Nos. R-1031-07, R-972-08, R-1103-08, R-01-10, R-977-12, and R-956-15; and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners wishes to permit such donations of accrued leave time towards the recovery process for the victims and their family members impacted by the terrorist attack in Orlando,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Hereby authorizes and directs the County Mayor or County Mayor’s designee to immediately allow the donation by County employees of accrued annual and holiday leave time to the OneOrlando fund for the purpose of assisting the victims and family members of the recent Pulse nightclub terrorist attack up to a limit of $250,000.00.

Section 2. Directs the County Mayor or County Mayor’s designee to publicize and make available forms for employees to complete in order to authorize such accrued annual and holiday leave contributions. The authorization forms to be distributed by the County Mayor or County Mayor’s designee shall include a statement that the Board of County Commissioners has approved contributions of accrued annual and holiday leave time to the OneOrlando fund for the purpose of assisting victims and family members of the recent Pulse nightclub terrorist attack.
Section 3. Authorizes and directs the County Mayor or County Mayor’s designee to provide said donation of the total value of County employee leave time contributions to the OneOrlando fund.



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