Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 082028
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File Number: 082028 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-936-08 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: STATE ROAD DESIGNATION AS WILL JAMES JOHNSON ROAD Introduced: 6/25/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 9/2/2008
Agenda Date: 9/2/2008 Agenda Item Number: 11A17
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION JOINING THE CITY OF MIAMI AND APPROVING THE STATE ROAD DESIGNATION OF THAT PORTION OF STATE ROAD 976/S.W. 40TH STREET FROM HIBISCUS STREET TO OHIO STREET AS ‘‘WILL JAMES JOHNSON ROAD’’
Indexes: STATE ROAD DESIGNATION
Sponsors: Carlos A. Gimenez, Prime Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, 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 9/2/2008 11A17 Adopted P

Budget and Finance Committee 7/8/2008 2F Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P

County Attorney 6/26/2008 Assigned Jess M. McCarty 6/27/2008

County Attorney 6/25/2008 Referred Budget and Finance Committee 7/8/2008

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION JOINING THE CITY OF MIAMI AND APPROVING THE STATE ROAD DESIGNATION OF THAT PORTION OF STATE ROAD 976/S.W. 40TH STREET FROM HIBISCUS STREET TO OHIO STREET AS ‘‘WILL JAMES JOHNSON ROAD’’

BODY
WHEREAS, Will James Johnson was born and raised in Coconut Grove, and he graduated from Coral Gables Senior High School in 1971; and
WHEREAS, upon retiring from military service, Johnson returned home to Coconut Grove describing it as his “calling,” according to his wife, Miok; and
WHEREAS, Johnson was a passionate activist for issues in the Village West and Coconut Grove community; and
WHEREAS, Johnson was a past President of the Homeowners and Tenants Association of Village West (HOATA), a former member of the Coconut Grove Village Council representing Village West, and a St. Albans Board Member; and
WHEREAS, Johnson was involved in the Bayshore Drive Beautification project, which was finalized before the Super Bowl hosted by Greater Miami in 2007; and
WHEREAS, Johnson was a major force behind the Grand Avenue Streetscape Beautification Program and the construction and remodeling of Virrick Gym and Park; and
WHEREAS, Johnson served as an aide to former County Commissioner Jimmy Morales; and
WHEREAS, Johnson was an aide to Commissioner Carlos A. Gimenez when he passed away on March 2, 2008 at the age of 55; and
WHEREAS, during the 2008 regular session, the Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 1604, which, among other road designations, designates that portion of State Road 976/S.W. 40th Street from Hibiscus Street to Ohio Street as ‘‘Will James Johnson Road’’; and
WHEREAS, section 334.071, Florida Statutes, provides that the installation of road designation signs shall be contingent on the applicable county or city commission passing a resolution in support of the particular honorary road designation; and
WHEREAS, the City of Miami approved this road designation by resolution passed June 12, 2008, file number 08-00546,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Joins the City of Miami in approving the State Road designation of that portion of State Road 976/S.W. 40th Street from Hibiscus Street to Ohio Street as “Will James Johnson Road.”
Section 2. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation.



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