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2017-080-3185 Haitian Flag DayRESOLUTION NO. 2017 -80 -3185 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE 3RD ANNUAL HAITIAN FLAG DAY EVENT ON MAY 18, 2017; AUTHORIZING AN EXPENDITURE OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) FROM THE SPECIAL EVENT ACCOUNT FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, in honor of Haitian Flag Day, Vice Mayor Ighodaro is hosting the Third Annual Haitian Flag Day event, May 18, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., to honor those who have contributed greatly to the community, and WHEREAS, the event is coinciding with Haitian Flag Day, which was created May 18, 1803, and WHEREAS, May 18th is observed as the creation of the Haitian flag in a town outside of Port-au- Prince called Arcahaie, and WHEREAS, in commemoration Haitians celebrate May 181h as a major national holiday to observe the ideals of unity, patriotism and freedom, and WHEREAS, Haiti was the first Black republic in the World and the first country in the Western Hemisphere to abolish slavery completely, and WHEREAS, every year in the United States, Haitians around the country gather in recognition of this rich tradition to honor their heritage and legacy by wearing or waving the Haitian flag, and celebrating with music, dancing, speeches, food, and parades, and WHEREAS, Haitian Flag Day is important to Haitians all around the world including the Diaspora and in South Florida, and WHEREAS, Haitian Flag Day will be commemorated with a celebration in Miami Gardens, on May 18, 2017, at the City Hall Municipal Complex Courtyard, and WHEREAS, Vice Mayor Ighodaro is recommending that the City Council supports May 18, 2017, as "Haitian Flag Day ", 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 supports the 31d Annual Haitian Flag Day Event on May 18, 2017 and authorizes an expenditure of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) from the Special Event Account for this purpose. 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 APRIL 26, 2017. OLIVEIR GILBERT, III, MAYOR ATTEST: � �te, je, I P RO ETTA TAYLOR, C, CITY CLERK PREPARED BY: SONJA KNIGHTON DICKENS, CITY ATTORNEY SPONSORED BY: VICE MAYOR ERHABOR IGHODARO, Ph.D. Resolution No. 2017 -80 -3185 Moved by: Sevonded by: VOTE: 6 —o 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 -80 -3185 (Yes) (No) /V6-t Pe'c.Se� ---'(Yes) " (Yes) (No) (No) y (Yes) (No) (Yes) (No) ✓(Yes) (No) "" (Yes) (No) /4 �11AMI G,� Zoo City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo 18605 NW 27 Avenue Miami Gardens, Florida 33056 Council Meeting Date: April 26, 2017 Item Type: Resolution Ordinance Other (EnterX in X box Fiscal Impact: Ordinance Reading: 19t Readift 2n+ Reading (EnterX in box) Yes No (EnterX in box) Public Hearing: Yes No Yes No X (EnterX in box) Funding Source: Special Event Advertising Requirement: Yes No Account in the (EnterX in box) X amount of $1,000.00 Contract /P.O. Required: Yes No RFP /RFQ /Bid #: (EnterX in box) X Strategic Plan Related Yes Mo Strategic Plan Priority Strategic Plan Obj. /Strategy: (Enter X in box) Area: (list the specific objective /strategy this item will address) Enhance Organizationalp Bus. & Economic Dev p Public Safety 0 N/A Quality of Education 0 Qual. of Life & City Imams Communication D Sponsor Name Erhabor Ighodaro, Department: Office of the Mayor & Council Vice Mayor Short Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE 3RD ANNUAL HAITIAN FLAG DAY EVENT ON MAY 18, 2017; AUTHORIZING AN EXPENDITURE OF ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000.00) FROM THE SPECIAL EVENT ACCOUNT FOR THIS PURPOSE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff Summary: Vice Mayor Erhabor Ighodaro continues to recognize the important role Haitian Americans have played and the positive contributions they make to our country and our community. In honor of Haitian Flag 18605 NW 27 Avenue Miami Gardens, Florida 33056 Day, Vice Mayor Ighodaro is hosting the Third Annual Haitian Flag Day event, May 18, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., to honor those who have contributed greatly to the community. The event is coinciding with Haitian Flag Day, which was created May 18, 1803. Haiti was the first Black republic in the World and the first country in the Western Hemisphere to abolish slavery completely. May 18th is observed as the creation of the Haitian flag in a town outside of Port-au- Prince called Arcahaie. In commemoration Haitians celebrate May 18th as a major national holiday to observe the ideals of unity, patriotism and freedom. The flag was sewn by Catherin Flon who was directed to use the colors of red and blue as stripes with a palm tree surrounded by the Phrygian cap of liberty, trophies as wells as a banner that is inscribed with the words 'Through Unity There is Strength ". Every year in the United States Haitians around the country gather in recognition of this rich tradition to honor their heritage and legacy by wearing or waving the Haitian flag. Celebrations include music, dancing, speeches, food, and parades. Haitian Flag Day is important to Haitians all around the world including the diaspora and in south Florida. Fiscal Impact After the allocation of this event, Vice Mayor's special event account will have $1,000 available balance. Proposed Action: RECOMMENDATION: That City Council approves the resolution as a tribute, learning and celebrating the generations of Haitian Americans, as well as Miami Gardens' Haitian residents and employees who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and community. Haitian Flag Day will be commemorated with a celebration in Miami Gardens, May 18, 2017, at the City Hall Municipal Complex Courtyard. Attachment: None