Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 023273
   

File Number: 023273 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1301-02 Control: County Commission
File Name: CODESIGNATE PORTION OF SW 84 AVE. AS CARLOS D'MANT AVE. Introduced: 11/14/2002
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 11/19/2002
Agenda Date: 11/19/2002 Agenda Item Number: 4HHH
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION CODESIGNATING SW 84TH AVENUE, FROM SW 16TH STREET TO SW 32ND STREET AS CARLOS D'MANT AVENUE
Indexes: RENAMING OF ROADS, BUILDINGS & FACILITIES
Sponsors: Sen. Javier D. Souto, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 11/19/2002 4HHH Adopted P

County Attorney 11/14/2002 Assigned Robert A. Ginsburg

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION CODESIGNATING SW 84TH AVENUE, FROM SW 16TH STREET TO SW 32ND STREET AS CARLOS D'MANT AVENUE

BODY
WHEREAS, this Board has conducted a public hearing to consider codesignating SW 84th Avenue from SW 16th Street to SW 32nd Street as Carlos D'Mant Avenue; and
WHEREAS, Carlos Castor Fernandez Rivero, better known as Carlos D'Mant, was born on June 14, 1948, in Havana, Cuba; and
WHEREAS, Carlos D'Mant was the son of Carlos D'Mant Sr., who worked for Cuba's famous national radio and television network CMQ, hosted a late night talk show and became the owner of Radio Codazos in Havana, Cuba; and
WHEREAS, the D'Mant family left Cuba in 1962 and moved to Puerto Rico, where a Carlos D'Mant ventured into the world of television in a game show called "The Five Senses"; and
WHEREAS, Carlos D'Mant moved to Miami in the early 1970s and worked as a news editor for WQBA "La Cubanisma" 1140 AM, under the late Emilio Milian; and
WHEREAS, Joaquin Blaya, General Manager of Channel 23, the only Hispanic Television Station in Miami at the time, hired Carlos as an investigative reporter and was later promoted to the position of news director; and
WHEREAS, Carlos D'Mant then joined Ocean Radio, the station later known as Union Radio 1450 AM in what would be the first "open microphone" Hispanic radio program called "Charlando con el Pueblo," which became a huge success; and
WHEREAS, his independently produced program "Esta Noche con Carlos D'Mant" aired on Radio Suave 1260 AM, Cadena Azul 1550 AM, and Radio Fe 670 AM, the station now known as La Poderosa 670 AM; and
WHEREAS, his most recent radio program "La Hora del Tranque con Carlos D'Mant," aired daily at La Poderosa 670 AM, during afternoon drive time; and
WHEREAS, during the 1980s, with the aid of his wife Cristina, Carlos embarked on a television career "El Show de Carlos D'Mant," the first Hispanic talk show, airing on cable television through HIT TV; and
WHEREAS, Carlos D'Mant later moved on to Telemiami Cable TV, and starred in other shows such as "Contacto" and "Enterese"; and
WHEREAS, his often controversial, direct style of interviewing, his swift and off-the-cuff answers, his spontaneous ability to rally his listeners and enlist them to any cause, whether political or humanitarian, made him an unmistakable and remarkable radio personality; and
WHEREAS, Carlos D'Mant will always be remembered for his humanitarian and compassionate efforts to help children and the needs of our community, i.e. his campaign to raise money at Union Radio for Ronnie De Siller's liver transplant operation, where even President Ronald Reagan donated $1,000 from his personal account; and his campaign to raise money for Lucinda Brown's liver transplant, the first time that a Hispanic radio station, Union Radio, and a black radio station, WEDR, joined forces in this community to raise money for the little girl's operation; and
WHEREAS, Carlos D'Mant passed away on January 20, 2002 and is survived by his widow Cristina Benach, his son Carlos Andres Fernandez D'Mant, his grandson Carlos Andres Fernandez D'Mant, Jr., and his mother Rita Maria Rivero; and
WHEREAS, this Board would like to honor the memory of Carlos D'Mant with this codesignation; and
WHEREAS, this proposed codesignation is located in County Commission District 10,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. This Board waives the provisions of Resolution No. R-345-95, a copy of which is attached hereto, to the extent necessary for this codesignation and approves the codesignation of SW 84th Avenue from SW 16th Street to SW 32nd Street as Carlos D'mant Avenue.
Section 2. The Clerk of the Board is hereby directed to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the Unites States Postal Service, the Traffic and Transportation Section of the Public Works Department, the Police Department, and the Fire Department.



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