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File Number: 062148
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File Number: 062148 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-853-06 Control: County Commission
File Name: CODESIGNATING PORTION SW 16 ST. AS JOSE RAUL CAPABLANCA ST. Introduced: 7/7/2006
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 7/18/2006
Agenda Date: 7/18/2006 Agenda Item Number: 5E
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION CODESIGNATING AND URGING THE CITY OF WEST MIAMI TO CODESIGNATE SW 16TH STREET FROM SW 57TH AVENUE TO SW 62ND AVENUE AS JOSE RAUL CAPABLANCA STREET
Indexes: RENAMING OF ROADS, BUILDINGS & FACILITIES
Sponsors: Rebeca Sosa, Prime 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 7/18/2006 5E Adopted P
REPORT: County Attorney Greenberg read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Chairman Martinez opened the public hearing, and there being no person to appear, the public hearing was closed. Hearing no discussion, the Board proceeded to vote.

County Attorney 7/7/2006 Assigned Murray A. Greenberg 7/7/2006

Legislative Text


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RESOLUTION CODESIGNATING AND URGING THE CITY OF WEST MIAMI TO CODESIGNATE SW 16TH STREET FROM SW 57TH AVENUE TO SW 62ND AVENUE AS JOSE RAUL CAPABLANCA STREET

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WHEREAS, this Board has conducted a public hearing to consider codesignating and urging the City of West Miami to codesignate SW 16th Street from SW 57th Avenue to SW 62nd Avenue as Jose Raul Capablanca Street; and
WHEREAS, Jose Raul Capablanca was born in Havana, Cuba on November 19, 1888; he was educated in the United States and studied engineering at Columbia University; and
WHEREAS, Jose Raul Capablanca learned chess at the age of 4 by watching his father play and in 1901, at the age of 12, he beat Corzo, the Cuban champion; and
WHEREAS, Jose Raul Capablanca, in 1911, played in San Sebastian, Spain. one of the strongest tournaments in the world at that time, and scored 6 wins, 7 draws; he challenged Lasker for the world championship; and
WHEREAS, Jose Raul Capablanca, in the year 1913, secured a job in the Cuban Foreign Office. He had no special duties but to play chess. For many years, he was the most famous Cuban alive; and
WHEREAS, Jose Raul Capablanca, from 1914 to 1924, only lost one game; from 1921 until 1927 Capablanca was the World Champion; he received the nickname of the “chess machine”; his colleagues called him the genius; and
WHEREAS, Jose Raul Capablanca, on March 7th, 1942, at the Manhattan Chess Club in New York, collapsed from a stroke dying the next morning; and
WHEREAS, Jose Raul Capablanca’s bitter rival, Alekhine, wrote on his death, “With his death, we have lost a very great chess genius whose likes we shall never see again;” and
WHEREAS, this Board would like to honor the memory of Jose Raul Capablanca with this codesignation, since he is a legend in the Cuban community and still revered as the superstar he was in his day; and
WHEREAS, this proposed codesignation is located in County Commission District 6,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. This Board approves the codesignation and urges the City of West Miami to approve this codesignation.
Section 2. The Clerk of the Board is hereby directed to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the City Commission of West Miami, Public Works Department, the United States Postal Service, the Traffic Signals and Signs Division of the Public Works Department and Land Development Division of the Public Works Department, the Miami-Dade Police Department, and the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department.



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