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File Number: 092932
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File Number: 092932 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1343-09 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: CODESIGNATION RE: SPC SERGIO SAGONI ABAD STREET Introduced: 10/29/2009
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 12/1/2009
Agenda Date: 12/1/2009 Agenda Item Number: 5A
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION CO-DESIGNATING SW 48TH STREET FROM SW 58TH AVENUE TO SW 69TH AVENUE AS ''SPC SERGIO SAGONI ABAD STREET''; URGING THE CITY OF SOUTH MIAMI TO JOIN IN SUCH CO-DESIGNATION
Indexes: CODESIGNATION
Sponsors: Carlos A. Gimenez, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, 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 12/1/2009 5A Adopted P
REPORT: First Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Chairman Moss opened the public hearing for persons wishing to speak on this proposed resolution. He closed the public hearing after no one appeared wishing to speak. Commissioner Gimenez spoke in support of this proposed resolution, noting the young man named was killed in Afghanistan while defending the USA. Hearing no further comments or questions, the Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution as presented.

County Attorney 10/29/2009 Assigned Jess M. McCarty

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION CO-DESIGNATING SW 48TH STREET FROM SW 58TH AVENUE TO SW 69TH AVENUE AS “SPC SERGIO SAGONI ABAD STREET”; URGING THE CITY OF SOUTH MIAMI TO JOIN IN SUCH CO-DESIGNATION

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WHEREAS, Abad faced struggles as a child as his parents fought drug addiction; and
WHEREAS, despite often living on the streets, Abad never failed to attend school, and during summer school in 7th grade, he met Krystine Pitts, and through her he acquired the family he never had; and
WHEREAS, in Krystine’s mother, Lori, Abad found the unconditional love of a mother, and a father in Krystine’s father, Paul, a police sergeant from the Coral Gables Police Department; and
WHEREAS, when Abad began attending South Miami Senior High, he enrolled in the JROTC, a place where he met his mentor, CSM Oliver Hoggard, and during this period he distinguished himself in various competitions, winning a number of awards; and
WHEREAS, after obtaining his GED, Abad went directly to an army recruitment office, and eventually trained at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he excelled, scoring at the top of his company in many areas, and later being assigned to Camp Elder, Vicenza, Italy; and
WHEREAS, in 2007, Abad was deployed to the Korengal OutPost in Afghanistan, keeping in touch with the Pitts family on a weekly basis; and
WHEREAS, by 2008 Abad was looking forward to returning from his tour of duty, but just a week before his return to the U.S., Abad was killed in a battle at the base in Wanat, near the border with Pakistan; and
WHEREAS, Abad was laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery; and
WHEREAS, among the many awards he received were the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal and the NATO Medal; and
WHEREAS, this Board would like to honor the memory of Abad by co-designating SW 48th Street from SW 58th Avenue to SW 69th Avenue as “SPC Sergio Sagoni Abad Street”; and
WHEREAS, this proposed co-designation is a county road located in County Commission District 7,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Having conducted a public hearing, co-designates SW 48th Street from SW 58th Avenue to SW 69th Avenue as “SPC Sergio Sagoni Abad Street”.
Section 2. Urges the City of South Miami to join Miami-Dade County in this codesignation.
Section 3. Directs the Clerk of the Board to send certified copies of this resolution to the Mayor, Commissioners and City Manager of the City of South Miami, 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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