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CRB Chairs Report March 2012

CRB Chairs Report March 2012

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CRB Chair Report General Membership Meeting 
March 21, 2012 
 Death Trayvon Martin. Our deepest condolences the family CRB Executive Committee member Ronald Fulton upon the tragic death his nephew 17-year-old nephew Trayvon Martin Sanford Florida February 26. Mr. Martin was enrolled Michael Krop Senior High and was previously student Miami Carol City Sr. was shot and killed under mysterious circumstances while visiting family members Sanford Florida.    His funeral was held Miami-Dade March 2012. This young mans death has caught the attention local, state-wide, national and international communities. People are questioning the killing African-American youth during unexplained altercation with year old white male who was self-described Crime watch Captain.  Trayvons father truck driver from Miami-Dade and was the family members home when the shooting occurred.  Trayvons mother, Sybrina Fulton, employee Miami-Dade Public Housing Agency.  CRB Community Intervention staff has reached out the Sanford Police Department, County Commissioner Barbara Jordan and the U.S. Department Justice Community Relations Service.  The CRS monitoring community tensions and community regularly with the CRB staff. Later the meeting, will explore strategies reduce tensions over the killing Trayvon Martin.  

 Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Joe Martinez has submitted his mandatory resignation the Clerk the Courts and the Supervisor Elections.  Mr. Martinez has announced his candidacy for the Office Miami-Dade Mayor.  His resignation will effective November 20, 2012.  That the date that his term commissioner expires and newly elected Commissioner will take office representing District 11. anticipated that new County Commission Chair will selected shortly thereafter.   

 Wage Theft Legislation letter: The CRB prepare letter Florida Legislators encouraging them protect the successful Miami-Dade Wage Theft Ordinance.  The Miami-Dade Office Intergovernmental Affairs assisted forwarding the letter key members the Florida Senate this past week. bill that would preempt the county ordinance had been adopted the Florida House and there were efforts by-pass Senate Committees place companion bill for vote the Senate floor.  Fortunately, the bill was not heard the Senate and was not adopted. press release about the CRBs efforts generated some media coverage.  Mario Artecona was interviewed live Spanish language radio and newspaper articles about the CRBs efforts appeared Diario las Americas and the Florida Independent. understand that the effort pre-empt Miami-Dades Wage Theft Ordinance are likely introduced the Florida Legislature again next year.  

 Wage Theft Demonstrations. related develop, Miami-Dade supporters the Wage Theft Ordinance have conducted demonstrations and distributed flyers outside the downtown Macys department store downtown Miami late last month. Macys Vice President Legislative Affairs, Mr. Paul Imbrone the chairman the Board Directors the Florida Retail Federation.   

 pleased report that Miami-Dade Corrections Director Tim Ryan has agreed meet with the CRB the April General Membership Meeting. met with Mr. Ryan and representative the county attorneys office and encouraged the Corrections Director meet with the CRB and that would respect his need cautious sharing information relevant the U.S. Department Justice investigation unconstitutional conditions Miami-Dade jail facilities. will discuss questions submitted the Corrections Director later todays meeting.  

 pleased announce that the RACE Exhibit Fundraising Committee has met its goals for bringing the exhibit our community. total $16,000 has been collected including $500 donation from the CRB and $10,000 from the Childrens Trust.  The exhibit will presented the Museum Science February, March and April 2014.  Congratulations Reinaldo Valdes and other CRB members and supporters who have participated this initiative.  

 Gideon 50. CRB member Maritza Lopez represented the CRB planning committee meeting for the Gideon Celebration.  The Miami-Dade Public Defender organizing activities our community. will ask Ms. Lopez share brief report the meeting later our agenda.  

 the Company Women. The Commission for Women co-hosting the the Company Women event which this evening,  p.m. the Biltmore Hotel.  Tickets for this signature event are $40 and may purchased the door. understand more than 400 people have submitted RSVP.  

 CRB ROSTER UPDATE:  During this meeting, copy the CRB Member Roster will passed you.  The roster lists contact information for each you who served during calendar year 2011. very important that you look the information pertaining you and make any corrections the document today.  Staff must submit accurate information the Clerk the Board County Commissioners this week that the information may provided the Elections Department.  The Elections Department will soon mail your correct home address, the required financial disclosure forms for all county advisory board members who served any time during calendar year 2011l.  Your failure complete these forms constitutes misdemeanor criminal offense.  Your cooperation most appreciated.