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File Number: 101899
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File Number: 101899 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1022-10 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: ROAD CODESIGNATION RE: FATHER GERARD JEAN-JUSTE Introduced: 7/28/2010
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 10/5/2010
Agenda Date: 10/5/2010 Agenda Item Number: 11A11
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION APPROVING THE STATE ROAD CODESIGNATION OF N. 54TH STREET BETWEEN N.W. 2ND AVENUE AND N.E. 3RD AVENUE AS ''FATHER GERARD JEAN-JUSTE STREET''
Indexes: ROAD DESIGNATION
Sponsors: Audrey M. Edmonson, Prime Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Prime Sponsor
  Katy Sorenson, Co-Prime 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 10/5/2010 11A11 Adopted P

County Attorney 7/28/2010 Referred Transit, Infrastructure & Roads Committee 9/15/2010

County Attorney 7/28/2010 Assigned Jess M. McCarty 7/30/2010

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION APPROVING THE STATE ROAD CODESIGNATION OF N. 54TH STREET BETWEEN N.W. 2ND AVENUE AND N.E. 3RD AVENUE AS “FATHER GERARD JEAN-JUSTE STREET”

BODY

WHEREAS, during the 2010 regular session, the Florida Legislature passed HB 5, which codesignated N.W. 54th Street between N.W. 2nd Avenue and N.W. 3rd Avenue as “Father Gerard Jean-Juste Street”; and
WHEREAS, the Reverend Gerard Jean-Juste was a widely-respected Roman Catholic priest, a courageous advocate for peace and human rights in Haiti, and a hero to South Florida’s Haitian-American community; and
WHEREAS, Reverend Jean-Juste founded the Haitian Refugee Center in Miami and served as its executive director during the 1980’s, where he worked to provide assistance to refugees who were fleeing persecution under the Duvalier regime; and
WHEREAS, Reverend Jean-Juste returned to Haiti in 1991 and for the next ten years ministered to tens of thousands of Haitian families in Port-au-Prince and ran a soup kitchen for impoverished children in his parish; and
WHEREAS, Reverend Jean-Juste died on May 27, 2009 after a long battle with cancer; and
WHEREAS, section 334.071, Florida Statutes, provides that the installation of road codesignation signs shall be contingent on the applicable county or city commission passing a resolution in support of the particular honorary road codesignation; and
WHEREAS, HB 5 passed the Legislature with a scriveners error that indicated that this codesignation would run on N.W. 54th Street from N.W. 2nd Avenue and N.W. 3rd Avenue, but officials from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) have indicated that FDOT will install markers on N. 54th Street from N.W. 2nd Avenue to N.E. 3rd Avenue to effectuate the intent of HB 5, and include the correction in a road naming bill during the 2011 session; and
WHEREAS, N. 54th Street between N.W. 2nd Avenue and N.E. 3rd Avenue is a state road located in unincorporated Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, this co-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. Approves the state co-designation of N. 54th Street between N.W. 2nd Avenue and N.E. 3rd Avenue as “Father Gerard Jean-Juste Street.”
Section 2. Directs the Clerk of the Board to send certified copies of this Resolution to the Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation and the Traffic Signals and Signs Division of the Public Works Department and Land Development Division of the Public Works Department.



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