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2011-164-1557 - Tree Planting in memory of Genesis J. James City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: September 28, 2011 Item Type: Resolution Ordinance Other x Fiscal Impact: Yes No Ordinance Reading: 1st Reading 2nd Reading x Public Hearing: Yes No Yes No x Funding Source: General Fund Advertising Requirement: Yes No x Contract/P.O. Required: Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #: x Strategic Plan Related Yes No Strategic Plan Priority Area: Enhance Organizational Bus. & Economic Dev Public Safety Quality of Education Qual. of Life & City Image Communication Strategic Plan Obj./Strategy: (list the specific objective/strategy this item will address) x Sponsor Name Shirley Gibson, Mayor Department: Mayor/Council Short Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, DEDICATING A TREE TO BE PLANTED AT THE BETTY T. FERGUSON COMPLEX IN MEMORY OF GENESIS JACQLYN JAMES; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff Summary: Background Genesis Jacqlyn James, born to Tanya and Kwaku James, lived a brief but memorable life. Tanya James, the Fitness Fitness Director at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Center, worked diligently in getting the fitness center up and running at full capacity, while taking care of an ailing child. Against the odds given by the doctors at birth Genesis proved them wrong, and lived to be eight years old. From November 10, 2002 to June 5, 2011, she tought many how to love and live unconditionally, giving more than she asked for. Sadly, after a short time here, Genesis passed away, leaving her parents, siblings, family, and friends not to grieve but to remember her joy in living each moment. Employees at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Center, and in the Parks and Recreation Department came out in full support of Tanya for her daughter Genesis, who had an impact in all their lives. ITEM K-12) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION Tree Dedication 1515 NW 167 Street, Building 5 Suite 200 Miami Gardens, Florida 33169 Proposed Action: It is recommended that the City Council approve the dedication to Genesis Jacqlyn James, to be planted on the complex of the Betty T. Ferguson. Attachment: