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2009-198-1144 - MLK Unity Celebration2010 City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: October 28, 2009 Item Type: Resolution Ordinance Other X Fiscal Impact: (Enter X in box) Yes No Ordinance Reading: 1st Reading 2nd Reading X Public Hearing: Yes No Yes No X Funding Source: General Fund: Events and Media Advertising Requirement: Yes No X Contract/P.O. Required: (Enter X in box) Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #: X N/A Sponsor Name City Manager Cuoncilwoman Sharon Pritchett Department: Mayor and Council; Events and Media Short Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, APPROVING A 2010 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. “UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY” EVENT; AUTHORIZING THE EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS FOR THE EVENT; PROVIDING FOR EXCEPTIONS/WAIVERS TO BID AND QUOTATION PROCEDURES WHERE NECESSARY; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff Summary: In 2005 the City of Miami Gardens celebrated its First Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration (MLK Day), opening the door for an annual celebration honoring a great American hero. This annual birthday celebration presents the Miami Gardens community an opportunity to come together and recognize the contributions of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On January 18, 2010, the City will host the Sixth Annual MLK Day Celebration, “Unity in the Community” in Miami Gardens. In 2009 the cost to produce the MLK Day event was $80,000. It is estimated that the budget for MLK 2010 will remain $80,000. ITEM J-3) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. "Unity in the Community" 1515 NW 167 Street, Building 5 Suite 200 Miami Gardens, Florida 33169 Proposed Action: It is recommended that the City Council adopt the attached resolution, authorizing the City Manager to take any and all steps necessary to produce the Sixth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. “Unity in the Community” Celebration. This includes authorizing the Events and Media staff to plan and produce the Sixth Annual MLK (2010) event in the absence of a fully appointed MLK advisory board. Attachment: None.