Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 102082
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File Number: 102082 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-934-10 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: CODESIGNATE A PORTION OF SW 5 ST AS LUIS CHI WAY Introduced: 8/24/2010
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 9/21/2010
Agenda Date: 9/21/2010 Agenda Item Number: 5H
Notes: 3/5 vote Title: RESOLUTION CO-DESIGNATING SW 5TH STREET FROM SW 82ND AVENUE TO SW 87TH AVENUE AS ''LUIS CHI WAY''
Indexes: ROAD DESIGNATION
Sponsors: Rebeca Sosa, 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 9/21/2010 5H Adopted P

Board of County Commissioners 9/10/2010 5C Carried over 9/21/2010

County Attorney 8/24/2010 Assigned Jess M. McCarty

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION CO-DESIGNATING SW 5TH STREET FROM SW 82ND AVENUE TO SW 87TH AVENUE AS “LUIS CHI WAY”

BODY
WHEREAS, Luis Chi arrived in the U.S. from Cuba in 1960, having fled a communist regime for the second time, the first being from the People’s Republic of China years earlier; and
WHEREAS, after struggling for many years and saving every penny he could while working in the kitchens of several Chinese restaurants in Miami, Chi was able to open “La Estrella Supermarket” in 1967; and
WHEREAS, Chi thereafter added a laundromat next to the supermarket, which was managed by his son and daughter, who divided their time between school, the grocery and the laundromat; and
WHEREAS, business was so successful that it enabled Chi to purchase the rest of the block and start Maxim’s Import Corporation, an international trading company that imports and exports products to and from Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean; and
WHEREAS, Chi retired last year to enjoy his family and to celebrate a dream that has come true; and
WHEREAS, SW 5th Street from SW 82nd Avenue to SW 87th Avenue is a County road located in unincorporated Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, this Board would like to honor Mr. Luis Chi with this codesignation; and
WHEREAS, this proposed codesignation is located in County Commission District 6,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Finds that Mr. Luis Chi has made a direct, significant lifetime contribution to this community.
Section 2. Having considered this matter at a public hearing and by a three-fifths vote of the Board members present, co-designates SW 5th Street from SW 82nd Avenue to SW 87th Avenue as “Luis Chi Way”.
Section 3. Directs the Clerk of the Board 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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