Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 071186
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File Number: 071186 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1264-07 Control: County Commission
File Name: DESIGNATE PORTION NW 7 AVE AS DR. BARBARA CAREY-SHULER AVE. Introduced: 4/18/2007
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 11/6/2007
Agenda Date: 11/6/2007 Agenda Item Number: 11A24
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO DESIGNATE NW 7TH AVENUE FROM NW 35TH STREET TO 79TH STREET AS DR. BARBARA CAREY-SHULER AVENUE
Indexes: RENAMING OF ROADS, BUILDINGS & FACILITIES
Sponsors: Audrey M. Edmonson, Prime Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, 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 11/8/2007 11A24 Adopted P
REPORT: Hearing no questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution. County Attorney Robert Cuevas noted that Commissioner Rolle should be added as a cosponsor to the foregoing proposed resolution.

Board of County Commissioners 11/6/2007 11A24 Carried over 11/8/2007
REPORT: See Thursday, November 8th BCC Meeting (Legistar Key Number 2408).

Board of County Commissioners 9/4/2007 11A20 Deferred P
REPORT: During consideration of the changes to the agenda, the foregoing proposed resolution was deferred, as requested by Commissioner Rolle.

Budget and Finance Committee 7/11/2007 2C Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: See Report Under Agenda Item 2D, Legislative File No. 071623.

County Attorney 6/20/2007 Assigned Budget and Finance Committee 7/11/2007

Budget and Finance Committee 6/12/2007 2B Carried over Due to Lack of a Quorum 7/11/2007

County Attorney 6/1/2007 Referred Budget and Finance Committee 6/12/2007

Budget and Finance Committee 5/15/2007 2B Deferred P

County Attorney 4/23/2007 Referred Budget and Finance Committee 5/15/2007

County Attorney 4/18/2007 Assigned Jess M. McCarty 4/18/2007

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO DESIGNATE NW 7TH AVENUE FROM NW 35TH STREET TO 79TH STREET AS DR. BARBARA CAREY-SHULER AVENUE

BODY
WHEREAS, Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler’s education consists of: Bachelor of Arts in Speech, Master’s Degree in Speech and Communications, Master’s Degree in Guidance, Specialist Degree in Education Administration and Supervision, and a Doctorate in Education; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler began her career as a county commissioner in 1979. She pressed for police reforms, including minority hiring and police sensitivity training. She was elected again in 1982 and re-elected in 1986, 1996, and 2000. Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler held the position of Chairwoman of the Board of County Commissioners from 2002-2004, one of the most powerful positions in Miami-Dade County, when she became the first African-American to hold the position in the 60 years of Miami-Dade County governance. She was the first elected official to lead the 13-member Board through its inaugural session exercising the greater legislative powers as approved by the voters of Miami-Dade County in September 2002. She was a strong voice and sought to govern in measured tones for mostly poor inner-city constituents who adored her; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler’s district included much of the City of Miami, including the communities of Liberty City, Little Haiti, Overtown, the Upper East Side, Allapattah and Wynwood, as well as Miami Shores; and

WHEREAS, during her term as Chair, Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler achieved many of her goals. A highlight of some of her legislative initiatives includes: a proposal to create an Office of Countywide Healthcare Planning, an infill housing ordinance to provide “clean title,” and the initiation of the “No More Stray Bullets” campaign to educate New Year’s Eve and Fourth of July revelers on the dangers of shooting weapons as part of the celebrations; and
WHEREAS, some of Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler’s accomplishments were to pass the set-aside law and affirmative action policy which was argued all the way to the Supreme Court and resulted in creating more jobs and business opportunities for minorities and women than any other economic measure passed by the County Commission; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler’s national award winning programs are: Partners for Youth Program, Epilepsy Education for Minorities, Afrocentric Enhancement and Self-Esteem Opportunity Program (AESOP); and
WHEREAS, Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler’s awards and honors are: Florida Commission of Vocational Education- Distinguished Service Award, P.U.L.S.E.-outstanding support, Urban League of Greater Miami Community Service Award, Metro Miami Action Plan-gratitude and appreciation, and many more too numerous to mention; and
WHEREAS, this proposed designation is located in County Commission District 3,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:


Section 1. Urges the Florida Legislature to designate NW 7th Avenue from NW 35th Street to NW 79th Street as Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler Avenue.
Section 2. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit certified copies of the resolution to the Governor, the Senate President, the House Speaker, and the chair and members of the Miami-Dade State Legislative Delegation.
Section 3. Directs the County’s state lobbyists to advocate for the passage of the legislation set forth in section 1 and directs the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to include this item in the 2008 State Legislative Packages.



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