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Legislation #: 080914 Introduction Date: 9/11/2008
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 9/11/2008
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER GOTTSTEIN
Title: Designating September 15-October 15, 2008, as Hispanic Heritage Month.

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9/8/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
9/11/2008 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 080914

 

Designating September 15-October 15, 2008, as Hispanic Heritage Month.

 

  WHEREAS, National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 through October 15; and

 

WHEREAS, the Greater Kansas City National Hispanic Heritage Committee will present its 25th Annual Fiesta Hispana on September 13 and 14 in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, at the Barney Allis Plaza with support from the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund, to increase understanding, communication, and respect between communities while fostering pride in Hispanic/Latino youths by reaffirming the role of Hispanics in the development of our nation, its history, traditions and values; and

WHEREAS, Hispanics have significantly contributed in all aspects of the development of the United States of America and played an important role in the early exploration and settlement of our nation; and

WHEREAS, Kansas City elected officials recognize and support the celebration of Hispanic/Latino cultures and traditions and reaffirms our commitment to eliminate all residues of prejudice and be more receptive to the richness of diverse cultures; and

  WHEREAS, our City must continue to search out innovative ways in which government and community can work in partnership to ensure that all Americans benefit from resulting improvements; NOW, THEREFORE,

  BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

  That the Mayor and Council hereby designate September 15 - October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month in Kansas City, Missouri; and, urge all citizens to reflect on the Hispanic heritage of our nation and share in the rich diversity, prosperity and abundance of our great country; and

  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that copies hereof be presented in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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