Senate Bill 2222

Senate Bill sb2222

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    Florida Senate - 2004        (NP)                      SR 2222

    By Senator Margolis

    35-1442-04                                              See HR

  1                    Senate Resolution No. ____

  2         A resolution congratulating the City of Miami

  3         Beach, All-America City.


  5         WHEREAS, on June 14, 2003, at an impressive ceremony

  6  held in Washington, D.C., Miami Beach was chosen from among a

  7  list of 30 finalists nationwide to receive one of the 10

  8  coveted All-America City Awards for 2003, and

  9         WHEREAS, the All-America City Award, a 54-year-old

10  program of the National Civic League, annually honors 10

11  communities deemed to best exemplify the spirit of grassroots

12  citizen involvement and cross-sector collaborative problem

13  solving, and

14         WHEREAS, introduced by the chair of the All-America

15  City Jury as a community that "embraced diversity and embraced

16  cultural cooperation," Miami Beach was judged on its projects

17  "Neighborhood Services," which works to improve neighborhood

18  assets, help residents access city resources, and identify

19  community needs; "Planned Progress," a coalition of concerned

20  residents, community organizations, and city government that

21  promoted the issuance of bonds with which to fund capital

22  improvements currently being implemented in each of the city's

23  13 neighborhoods; and the "Truancy Intervention Program," or

24  "TIP," a collaborative effort by the city, county, public

25  schools, state attorney's office, and community-based agencies

26  to identify and provide early intervention services to youth

27  at risk of school failure and truancy, and

28         WHEREAS, in applauding the City of Miami Beach for

29  having joined the ranks of nearly 500 American communities

30  that have been recognized since 1949 as having exhibited

31  extraordinary ingenuity, collaboration, and positive results,


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    Florida Senate - 2004        (NP)                      SR 2222
    35-1442-04                                              See HR

 1  it is fitting to endorse the sentiments of the president of

 2  the National Civic League that these cities, symbolizing the

 3  best of the nation, serve as an inspiration to communities

 4  across the United States that are facing similar challenges,



 7  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:


 9         That the City of Miami Beach is proudly acknowledged as

10  a recipient of the prestigious All-America City Award and is

11  extended sincere gratitude and hearty congratulations for the

12  efforts and accomplishments that have led to this well-merited

13  recognition.

14         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution,

15  with the Seal of the Senate affixed, be presented to David

16  Dermer, Mayor of the City of Miami Beach, as a tangible token

17  of the sentiments of the Florida Senate.
















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