Florida Senate - 2018                            (NP)    SR 1800
       By Senator Campbell
       38-01692A-18                                          20181800__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing the Little Haiti Ecodistrict
    3         as it works to revitalize the re-emerging Little Haiti
    4         neighborhood.
    6         WHEREAS, approximately 3.5 square miles in size, the
    7  culturally vibrant Little Haiti neighborhood within the City of
    8  Miami is nestled adjacent to the world-renowned Miami Design
    9  District and reflects the diversity of Miami’s cultural
   10  heritage, and
   11         WHEREAS, during the late 1970s and early 1980s, large
   12  numbers of Haitian immigrants settled in the area known as
   13  Little Haiti, creating a vibrant neighborhood, as was envisioned
   14  by its founding father, Viter Juste, and
   15         WHEREAS, today, Little Haiti is home to approximately
   16  30,000 residents, most of whom are of Afro-Caribbean and Haitian
   17  descent, and
   18         WHEREAS, in May 2016, community stakeholders and Haitian
   19  Americans joined forces to fight to preserve the identity of the
   20  neighborhood, and the City of Miami voted to officially
   21  designate the area as Little Haiti, and
   22         WHEREAS, in June 2017, the Little Haiti Ecodistrict was
   23  founded to further galvanize support for the preservation of the
   24  culture and resilience of the neighborhood, while developing
   25  synergies with Miami-Dade County’s future transit-oriented
   26  development initiatives, and
   27         WHEREAS, rooted in equity, resilience, and climate
   28  protection, the Little Haiti Ecodistrict will work toward the
   29  long-term socioeconomic and cultural vitality of Little Haiti
   30  and will serve as a model for future responsible neighborhood
   31  development, NOW, THEREFORE,
   33  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   35         That the Little Haiti Ecodistrict is recognized as it works
   36  to revitalize the re-emerging Little Haiti neighborhood.