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2011-048-1441 - Expression of Support to Japan City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: March 23, 2011 Item Type: (Enter X in box) Resolution Ordinance Other X Fiscal Impact: (Enter X in box) Yes No Ordinance Reading: (Enter X in box) 1st Reading 2nd Reading X Public Hearing: (Enter X in box) Yes No Yes No X Funding Source: (Enter Fund & Dept) Ex: General Fundā€Police Advertising Requirement: (Enter X in box) Yes No X Contract/P.O. Required: (Enter X in box) Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #: X N/A Strategic Plan Related (Enter X in box) Yes No Strategic Plan Priority Area: Enhance Organizational Bus. & Economic Dev Public Safety Quality of Education Qual. of Life & City Image Communcation Strategic Plan Obj./Strategy: (list the specific objective/strategy this item will address) X Sponsor Name Councilwoman Lisa Davis Department: Mayor and City Council Short Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, OFFERING AN EXPRESSION OF SUPPORT TO JAPAN IN THE WAKE OF THE RECENT TSUNAMI AND EARTHQUAKE; REQUESTING THAT OTHER MUNICIPALITIES IN DADE COUNTY ADOPT SIMILAR RESOLUTIONS; PROVIDING FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CITY CLERK; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Summary: On March 11, 2011, Japan was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami. As of March 16, 2011, the Japanese National Police Agency had officially confirmed 4,277 deaths, 2,282 injured and 8,194 people missing, and this number continues to rise. Because of the natural disaster, Japan is in desperate need of financial assistance. Councilwoman Lisa Davis would like the ITEM K-4) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION Expression of Support to Japan 1515 NW 167 Street, Building 5 Suite 200 Miami Gardens, Florida 33169 City Council to express its support of Japan and its citizens who continue to suffer in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. The attached Resolution urges the residents and businesses owners in the City to offer whatever support they can to Japan and its citizens, in an effort to help the country recover from the recent natural disaster. Moreover, the Resolution requests that the other municipalities in Miami-Dade County offer similar resolutions of support. Proposed Action: That the City Council adopts the attached Resolution. Attachment: