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2017-102-3207 Florida Freedom WritersRESOLUTION NO. 2017 - 102 -3207 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ALLOCATING THE SUM OF THREE THOUSAND, FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($3,500.00) FROM THE MAYOR'S SPECIAL EVENT ACCOUNT, TO SUPPORT THE FLORIDA FREEDOM WRITERS' VIKING FREEDOM WRITERS, PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, Mayor Oliver Gilbert, is requesting Three Thousand, Five Hundred Dollars ($3,500.00) from his special event account to support the Florida Freedom Writers as eight (8) of its members compete and represent Miami Norland Senior High and the City of Miami Gardens in the 2017 Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam, and WHEREAS, the purpose of 2017 Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam is to galvanize poets from around the world to participate in workshops, community service, civic participation events, and poetry competitions, and WHEREAS the Poetry Slam will take place on July 19 -22, 2017, in San Francisco, California, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA AS FOLLOWS: Section 1: ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS: The foregoing Whereas paragraphs are hereby ratified and confirmed as being true, and the same are hereby made a specific part of this Resolution. Section 2: AUTHORIZATION: The City Council of the City of Miami Gardens hereby authorizes the allocation of Three Thousand, Five Hundred Dollars ($3,500.00) from the Mayor's Special Event Account, to support the Florida Freedom Writers' Viking Freedom Writers. Section 3: EFFECTIVE DATE: This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its final passage. PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS AT ITS REGULAR MEETING HELD ON JUNE 14, 2017. OLIVER GILBERT, III, MAYOR ATTEST: RONETTA TAYLOR, WC, CITY CLERK PREPARED BY: SONJA KNIGHTON DICKENS, CITY ATTORNEY SPONSORED BY: MAYOR OLIVER GILBERT, III Moved by: n 00 Seconded by: Odom VOTE: -70 Mayor Oliver Gilbert, III Vice Mayor Erhabor Ighodaro, Ph.D. Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis Councilman Rodney Harris Councilwoman Lillie Q. Odom Councilwoman Felicia Robinson Councilman David Williams Jr Resolution No. 2017 - 102 -3207 (Yes) (No) ✓ (Yes) (No) ✓ (Yes) (No) (Yes) (No) —� (Yes) (No) (Yes) (No) —� (Yes) (No) O4 �ZAMI CA , U U) Zoa City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo 18605 N.W. 27`h Avenue Miami Gardens, Florida 33056 Council Meeting Date: June 14, 2017 Item Type: Resolution Ordinance Ot>rer X EnterX in box Fiscal Impact: (Enter X in box) Yes me Ordinance Reading: (Enter X in box) 15t ReadUX 2■+ Reading X Public Hearing: Yes No Yes No (Enter X in box) Funding Source: Mayor's Special Advertising Requirement: Yes No Events Account 01- (Enter Xin box) X 11 -01- 511 - 490 -01 Contract /P.O. Required: (Enter X in box) Yes No RFP /RFQ /Bid #: N/A X Strategic Plan Related (EnterX in box) Yes No Strategic Plan Priority Area: Strategic Plan Obj. /Strategy: (list the specific objective /strategy this item will address) X Enhance Organizational 0 Bus. & Economic Dev p Public Safety 0 Quality of Education 0 Qual. of Life & City Image 0 Communcation 0 Sponsor Name Mayor Department: Mayor and City Council Oliver Gilbert Short Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ALLOCATING THE SUM OF THREE THOUSAND, FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($3,500.00) FROM THE MAYOR'S SPECIAL EVENT ACCOUNT, TO SUPPORT THE FLORIDA FREEDOM WRITERS' VIKING FREEDOM WRITERS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff Surnmary: Mayor Oliver Gilbert requests to spend $3,500 from his Special Events account to support the Florida Freedom Writers' Viking Freedom Writers as eight of its members compete and represent Miami Norland Senior High and the City of Miami Gardens in the 2017 Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam. The purpose of 2017 Brave New Voices International Poetry Slam is to galvanize poets from around the world to participate in workshops, community service, civic participation events, and poetry competitions. The Poetry Slam will take place on July 19 -22, 2017, in San Fransisco, California. 18605 N.W. 27th Avenue Miami Gardens, Florida 33056 Fiscal Impact $3,500 will be allocated from Mayor's Special Events account. After this allocation, there is a balance of $1,500.00 Proposed Action: Recommend Citv Council to approve this resolution. Attachment: N/A