Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 101794
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File Number: 101794 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-817-10 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: URGE FLA LEG CODESIGNATE SW 87 AVE REV. JORGE COMESANAS WAY Introduced: 7/8/2010
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 7/20/2010
Agenda Date: 7/20/2010 Agenda Item Number: 11A3
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO CO-DESIGNATE SW 87TH AVENUE FROM SW 8TH STREET TO SW 24TH STREET AS ''REV. JORGE COMESAÑAS WAY''
Indexes: LEGISLATURE
  ROAD DESIGNATION
Sponsors: Sen. Javier D. Souto, 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 7/20/2010 11A3 Adopted P

County Attorney 7/8/2010 Assigned Jess M. McCarty

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO CO-DESIGNATE SW 87TH AVENUE FROM SW 8TH STREET TO SW 24TH STREET AS “REV. JORGE COMESAÑAS WAY”

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WHEREAS, Reverend Jorge Comesañas was born on April 18, 1940 in San Miguel del Padrón, Habana, Cuba; and
WHEREAS, in 1959, Reverend Comesañas entered the seminary at “Seminario Bautista de Cuba Occidental” and thereafter began a mission in the town of Buenavista, Habana, Cuba; and
WHEREAS, on November 25, 1963, Reverend Comesañas was ordained as a pastor, and
on December 16, 1963, Reverend Comesañas married Carmen Figueroa; and
WHEREAS, on December 13, 1965, Reverend Comesañas sent his wife and son to the U.S. to live with family in Sarasota, Florida, while he stayed in Cuba, having been prohibited by the Cuban government from leaving; and
WHEREAS, from December 1965 to 1968, Reverend Comesañas was the interim pastor at four different churches at the same time because the Castro regime incarcerated the pastors of these churches; and
WHEREAS, in January 1968, Reverend Comesañas arrived in the U.S. to join his family, and began serving as a missionary from Naples to Sarasota for the Home Mission Board, Baptist Convention; and
WHEREAS, in June 1970, Reverend Comesañas moved to Decatur, Georgia, and became pastor to a Spanish mission that later established a church in Atlanta, Georgia called “Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana”; and
WHEREAS, from 1976 to 1979, Reverend Comesañas served as pastor to “Iglesia Bautista Resurrección” in Bergenfield, New Jersey; and
WHEREAS, from 1979 to 1982, Reverend Comesañas served as pastor to a Spanish mission that later established a church in Jacksonville, Florida; and
WHEREAS, on July 11, 1982, Reverend Comesañas returned to Miami and became pastor at “Primera Iglesia Bautista de Coral Park”; and
WHEREAS, under the leadership of Reverend Comesañas, the First Baptist Church of Coral Park grew over the following three decades such that by 2009, it had eight (8) pastors, three (3) locations and a budget close to $2 million; helped with missions in many countries including Nicaragua, Paraguay, Cuba, Mexico and Guatemala, as well as countries in the Middle East, and provided a Christian Learning Center that included a daycare and an elementary school with 30 teachers and 210 students; and
WHEREAS, on August 20, 2009, Reverend Comesañas retired, but then shortly thereafter, a church in Hialeah Gardens, “Nuevo Amanecer”, was in need of a pastor and Reverend Comesañas agreed to become that church’s interim pastor; and
WHEREAS, in January 2010, “Nuevo Amanecer” united with First Baptist Church of Hialeah Gardens and moved to 13090 NW 107th Avenue with Reverend Comesañas as its pastor; and

WHEREAS, in April 2010, Reverend Comesañas was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and underwent surgery, with radiation and chemotherapy thereafter, but Reverend Comesañas nonetheless continues his life’s work; and
WHEREAS, SW 87th Avenue from SW 8th Street to SW 24th Street is a state road located in unincorporated Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, this Board would like to recognize the contributions Reverend Comesañas has made to this community by urging the Florida Legislature to co-designate SW 87th Avenue from SW 8th Street to SW 24th Street as “Rev. Jorge Comesañas Way”; and
WHEREAS, this proposed co-designation is located in County Commission District 10,
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 co-designate SW 87th Avenue from SW 8th Street to SW 24th Street as “Rev. Jorge Comesañas Way”.
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 issue identified in Section 1 above, and authorizes and directs the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to include this item in the 2011 state legislative package.



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