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2017-155-3260 - Hispanic Heritage MonthRESOLUTION NO. 2017-155-3260 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING OCTOBER AS HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH IN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, Vice Mayor Erhabor Ighodaro recognizes the invaluable contributions made to this community by Hispanic Americans, and WHEREAS, during National Hispanic Heritage Month community leaders recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture, and WHEREAS, the City of Miami Gardens deems this national recognition especially noteworthy because of its large percentage of Hispanic residents and employees, and WHEREAS, Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work and service, and WHEREAS, they have enhanced and shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multiethnic and multicultural customs of their community, and WHEREAS, Hispanic Heritage Month whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, and WHEREAS, Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period and Columbus Day (Dia de la Raza) is October 12"^, and WHEREAS, the term Hispanic or Latino, refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish cultures or origins regardless of race, and WHEREAS, on the 2010 Census form, people of Spanish, Hispanic and /or Latino origin could identify themselves as Mexican, and WHEREAS, according to this Census, 50.5 million people or 16% of the population are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and WHEREAS, Vice Mayor Erhabor Ighodaro recommends the City Council recognizes October as Hispanic Heritage Month, 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 recognizes October as Hispanic Heritage Month. That City Council approve the resolution as a tribute, learning and celebrating the generations of Hispanic Americans, as well as Miami Gardens' Hispanic residents and employees who have positively influenced and enriched our nation, society and community 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 MEETINGiJEtd5^N OCTOBER 25, 2017. ATTEST: R RONETTA TAYLOR^MC, CITY CLERK RESOLUTION NO. 2017-155-3260 PREPARED BY: SONJA KNIGHTON DICKENS, CITY ATTORNEY SPONSORED BY: VICE MAYOR ERHABOR IGHODARO, PH.D. Moved by: Seconded by VOTE: --7^0 Mayor Oliver Gilbert, III (Yes) (No) Vice Mayor Erhabor Ighodaro, Ph.D. (Yes) (No) Council\A/oman Lisa C. Davis X (Yes) (No) Councilman Rodney Harris (Yes) (No) Councilwoman Lillie Q. Odom (Yes) (No) Councilwoman Felicia Robinson ^ (Yes) (No) Councilman David Williams Jr tX(Yes) (No) RESOLUTION NO. 2017-155-3260 18605 NW 27th Avenue Miami Gardens, Florida 33056 City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: October 25, 2017 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 Public Hearing: (Enter X in box) Yes No Yes No x Funding Source: Advertising Requirement: (Enter X in box) Yes No x Contract/P.O. Required: (Enter X in box) Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #: (Enter #) x 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) n/a x Sponsor Name Vice Mayor Erhabor Ighodaro Department: Mayor/Council Short Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RECOGNIZING OCTOBER AS HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH IN THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENSPROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff Summary: Vice Mayor Ighodaro recognizes the invaluable contributions made to this community by Hispanic Americans. During National Hispanic Heritage Month community leaders recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture. The City of Miami Gardens deems this national recognization especially notewhorthly because of its large percentage of Hispanic residents and employees. Agenda Item K-4 Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month 18605 NW 27th Avenue Miami Gardens, Florida 33056 Hispanics have had a profound and positive influence on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work and service. They have enhanced and shaped our national character with centuries-old traditions that reflect the multiethnic and multicultural customs of their community. Hispanic Heritage Month whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15, the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico, Chile and Belize also celebrate their independence days during this period and Comumbus Day (Dia de la Raza) is October 12th. The term Hispanic or Latino, refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish cultures or origins regardless of race. On the 2010 Census form, people of Spanish, Hispanic and /or Latino origin could identify themselves as Mexican. According to this Census, 50.5 million people or 16% of the population are of Hispanic or Latino orgin. Proposed Action: RECOMMENDATION: That City Council approve the resolution as a tribute, learning and celebrating the generations of Hispanic Americans, as well as Miami Gardens’ Hispanic residents and employees who have positively influenced and enriched our nation,society and community. Attachment: