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2003-35 ENCOURAGING VOTERS REGISTRATIONRESOLUTION NO. 2003- 35 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ENCOURAGING VOTER REGISTRATION WITHIN THE CITY; PROVIDING FOR PLACEMENT OF REGISTRATION EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS AND APPLICATIONS AT CITY HALL; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, the City of Miami Gardens became incorporated on May 13, 2003, by active participation of its citizens in the electorate process; and WHEREAS, the City Council has expressed the desire to provide the citizens of Miami Garden with information on voting and voter's registration; and WHEREAS, the City Council recognizes that the participation of each and every eligible citizen is vital to the City's growth and survival; and WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Miami Gardens wishes to encourage its citizens' participation in government for the health and welfare of the City. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Voter Encouragement. The City Council hereby encourages the citizens of this City to vote and to register to vote. Section 2. Placement of Voter's Educational Materials and Applications within Citv Hall. The City Council hereby directs the Interim City Manager to place voter's registration/applications and educational materials within the Administrative offices of the City for the benefit of the citizens and residents of the City of Miami Gardens. The Interim City Manager will place if permissible Voter's registration/applications and educations materials at the sites designated for placement of agendas for council meetings. Section 3. Effective Date. This Resolution shall become effective upon adoption. PASSED and ADOPTED this 8th day of October , 2003. hirley ayoron Voters' Registration Encouragement A:/MG3;cti ATTEST: Ronetta Taylor, Gity Clerk APPROVED AS TO FORM AND LEGAL Sl^FIOtENCY: ^/iHans t^iript^terim City Attorney Moved by: councilmbr. Braynon Second by: Councilmbr. Bratton VOTE: 7-0 Mayor Shirley Gibson Vice Mayor Aaron Campbell Councilman Melvin L. Bratton Councilman Oscar Braynon II Councilwoman Audrey King Councilwoman Sharon Pritchett Councilwoman Barbara Watson -X- _2L. (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (No) (No) (No) (No) (No) (No) (No) Voters' Registration Encouragement A;/MG3:ch 9D City qfiMiami gardens MEMORANDUM To:The Honorable City Council From:Councilwoman Audrey J. King Date:October 8, 2003 Re:VOTER REGISTRATION RECOMMENDATION It is recommended that the City Council approve the attached resolution. REASONS The City of Miami Gardens became incorporated on May 13, 2003, by active participation of its citizens in the electorate process. To ensure continued participation by residents in the electorate process, I am recommending that we place voter registration materials within our Administrative Offices and future City Hall. Voter Registration Agenda Memo SG/ho