Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 062229
Printable PDF Format Download Adobe Reader  

File Number: 062229 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-949-06 Control: County Commission
File Name: CODESIGNATE PORTION NW 22 AVE. BETTY T. FERGUSON BLVD. Introduced: 7/14/2006
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 9/12/2006
Agenda Date: 9/12/2006 Agenda Item Number: 5BB
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION CODESIGNATING NW 22ND AVENUE FROM ALI BABA TO NW 183RD STREET AS BETTY T. FERGUSON BOULEVARD, AND URGING THE CITIES OF OPA-LOCKA AND MIAMI GARDENS TO DO THE SAME
Indexes: RENAMING OF ROADS, BUILDINGS & FACILITIES
Sponsors: Barbara J. Jordan, Prime Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, 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 9/12/2006 5BB Adopted P
REPORT: The public hearing was opened by Vice Chairman Moss; however, it was closed after no one appeared in response to Vice Chairman Moss’ call for persons wishing to be heard in connection with the foregoing resolution. Vice Chairman Moss and Commissioners Jordan and Edmonson asked to be added as co-sponsors to the forgoing resolution. Vice Chairman Moss relinquished the Chair to Chairman Martinez.

County Attorney 7/14/2006 Assigned Murray A. Greenberg 7/14/2006

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION CODESIGNATING NW 22ND AVENUE FROM ALI BABA TO NW 183RD STREET AS BETTY T. FERGUSON BOULEVARD, AND URGING THE CITIES OF OPA-LOCKA AND MIAMI GARDENS TO DO THE SAME

BODY
WHEREAS, this Board has conducted a public hearing to consider codesignating and urging the cities of Opa-locka and Miami Gardens to codesignate NW 22nd Avenue from Ali Baba to NW 183rd Street as Betty T. Ferguson Boulevard; and
WHEREAS, former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Betty T. Ferguson was born on January 28, 1945 in Miami, Florida; and
WHEREAS, she is the widow of the late U.S. District Court Judge Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. and the mother of two children, a daughter, Tawnicia Rowan, and a son, Wilkie Ferguson, III; and
WHEREAS, former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Betty T. Ferguson attended Miami-Dade County Public Schools, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida A&M University, a Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Ohio State University and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree in 1996 by Florida Memorial College; and
WHEREAS, The American Speech, Hearing, and Language Association certified her as a Speech Pathologist, and she started her teaching career as a professor at Howard University in 1967, and later taught at Florida Memorial College; and
WHEREAS, she was a Speech and English-as-a-Second Language professor at Miami-Dade Community College North Campus from 1971 until her retirement in 2002; and
WHEREAS, former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Betty T. Ferguson was first elected to office in 1993 and was re-elected twice without opposition, having served as the District One Commissioner for eleven (11) years. On March 16, 2004 she announced her decision not to seek a fourth term; and
WHEREAS, former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Betty T. Ferguson initiated many positive changes in District One, including Carol City Police Station #9, the Bunche Park Fire Station, the Honey Hill Fire Station, funding for the development of a $12-million dollar plus Carol City Community Center, $20 million directed to District One for drainage and sidewalk improvements and safe routes to school, a recreation center at Carol City Park, Metrobus circulator service, $1 million Life Support Initiative to provide grants to needy qualified municipal retail water and sewer customers, the creation of the new City of Miami Gardens, and Sewer Infrastructure Improvements to a 2-mile stretch of Miami Gardens Drive; and
WHEREAS, former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Betty T. Ferguson, as a lead plaintiff in the lawsuit that created district elections of County Commissioners in Miami-Dade County, is the founder of UP-PAC (Unrepresented People’s Positive Action Council), a community breakfast forum that has been meeting every Saturday to discuss community problems since 1987; and
WHEREAS, former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Betty T. Ferguson has been honored numerous times for her leadership, courage, service and dedication to the community; and
WHEREAS, the college professor and veteran activist is known as a “fearless fighter” with unblemished distinction and has received, among others, the following awards: “Woman of Impact” 1995, Community Coalition for Women’s History, Inc., “Sister of the Year” 1995 from the Concerned African Woman, Inc. and Distinguished Educator Award from the Miami Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma; and
WHEREAS, this Board would like to honor former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Betty T. Ferguson for her leadership, courage, service and dedication to the community with this codesignation; and
WHEREAS, this proposed codesignation is located in County Commission District 1,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. This Board finds that former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Betty T. Ferguson has made a direct, significant lifetime contribution to this community and approves the co-designation of NW 22nd Avenue from Ali Baba to NW 183rd Street as Betty T. Ferguson Boulevard. The Board further urges the Cities of Opa-locka and Miami Gardens to do the same.
Section 2. The Clerk of the Board is hereby directed to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to 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, the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department, the Manager of the City of Opa-locka and the Manager of the City of Miami Gardens.



Home  |   Agendas  |   Minutes  |   Legislative Search  |   Lobbyist Registration  |   Legislative Reports
2014 BCC Meeting Calendar  |   Miami-Dade County Code of Ordinances   |   ADA Notice  |  

Home  |  Using Our Site  |  About Phone Directory  |  Privacy  |  Disclaimer

E-mail your comments, questions and suggestions to Webmaster  

Web Site © 2014 Miami-Dade County.
All rights reserved.