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File Number: 081547
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File Number: 081547 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-575-08 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: CODESIGNATION FLAGLER STREET AS LUISA GARCIA-TOLEDO STREET Introduced: 5/15/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 5/20/2008
Agenda Date: 5/20/2008 Agenda Item Number: 5GSUBSTITUTE
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION APPROVING CODESIGNATION OF FLAGLER STREET FROM SW 97TH AVENUE TO SW 107TH AVENUE AS LUISA GARCIA-TOLEDO BOULEVARD [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 081467]
Indexes: RENAMING OF ROADS, BUILDINGS & FACILITIES
Sponsors: Sen. Javier D. Souto, Prime Sponsor
  Katy Sorenson, Co-Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
  Bruno A. Barreiro, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, 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 5/20/2008 5G SUBSTITUTE Adopted P
REPORT: First Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. The public hearing was opened. It was closed after no one appeared in response to Chairman Barreiro’s call for people wishing to be heard. Commissioners Sorenson, Diaz, Gimenez, and Chairman Barreiro asked that they be listed as co-sponsors. Hearing no other questions or comments, the Commission proceeded to vote.

County Manager 5/16/2008 Additions 5/20/2008

County Attorney 5/15/2008 Assigned R. A. Cuevas, Jr.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION APPROVING CODESIGNATION OF FLAGLER STREET FROM SW 97TH AVENUE TO SW 107TH AVENUE AS LUISA GARCIA-TOLEDO BOULEVARD

BODY
WHEREAS, Luisa Garcia-Toledo was one of the most outstanding representatives of the Cuban women in exile; and
WHEREAS, Luisa Garcia-Toledo was a woman of untiring spirit on behalf of the many causes for improvement of the community, and human rights in her native land of Cuba; and
WHEREAS, she pioneered declarations against the Castro Regime’s torture of political prisoners in Cuba, before the Organization of American States (OAS) and before the United Nations’ Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Switzerland; and
WHEREAS, Luisa Garcia-Toledo was a political prisoner in Topes de Collantes and

Santa Clara Prisons, for having participated in political uprisings; and

WHEREAS, Luisa Garcia-Toledo was President of the National Association of Cuban-American Women (NACAW), Vice-Chairperson of the Spanish American League Against Discrimination (SALAD) and elected Honorary Chairperson by members of SALAD. Together with SALAD, she became a force for the English Plus Movement, which resulted in Miami-Dade County’s Board of County Commissioners passing a resolution legalizing the use of the Spanish language; and
WHEREAS, Luisa Garcia-Toledo was nominated to the State of Florida Hall of Fame in 2003; and
WHEREAS, Luisa Garcia-Toledo passed away February 27, 2008, and is survived by her husband Rafael Garcia-Toledo, and 3 children; and
WHEREAS, this Board would like to honor the memory of Luisa Garcia-Toledo 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 approves the codesignation of Flagler Street from SW 97th Avenue to SW 107th Avenue as Luisa Garcia-Toledo Street.
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, and the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department.



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