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File Number: 110653
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File Number: 110653 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-224-11 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: CODSESIGNATION OF NW 2 AVE AS DOROTHY QUINTANA Introduced: 3/23/2011
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 4/4/2011
Agenda Date: 4/4/2011 Agenda Item Number: 5E
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION CODESIGNATING NW 2ND AVENUE FROM NW 30TH STREET TO NW 36TH STREET AS ''DOROTHY QUINTANA AVENUE'', URGING THE CITY OF MIAMI TO JOIN IN SUCH CODESIGNATION
Indexes: CODESIGNATION
Sponsors: Audrey M. Edmonson, Prime Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Prime Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, 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 4/4/2011 5E Adopted P
REPORT: First Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Chairman Martinez opened the public hearing. After no one appeared before the Board wishing to appear in connection with this matter, Chairman Martinez closed the public hearing. Commissioners Moss and Jordan requested to be added as a cosponsor the foregoing resolution. Hearing no further comments or questions, the Commission proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution.

County Attorney 3/23/2011 Assigned Jess M. McCarty

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION CODESIGNATING NW 2ND AVENUE FROM NW 30TH STREET TO NW 36TH STREET AS “DOROTHY QUINTANA AVENUE”, URGING THE CITY OF MIAMI TO JOIN IN SUCH CODESIGNATION

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WHEREAS, Dorothy “Dottie” Quintana was born in 1909 in Ponce, Puerto Rico; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Quintana married Efrain Quintana in 1948, and moved to Miami in 1950; and
WHEREAS, in 1957, she moved to a house in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami, where she lived until her recent death on March 14, 2011 at the age of 101; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Quintana dedicated more than 50 years to improving life for the residents of Wynwood, fighting crime and drugs, helping residents secure social services, feeding the hungry, helping the sick and assisting senior citizens; and
WHEREAS, over the years, Mrs. Quintana opened her home to Cuban refugees and to Haitian migrants; and
WHEREAS, Mrs. Quintana served as a community activist up to her last days; and
WHEREAS, Dorothy Quintana had received many awards and recognition for her service, in April 2002, for example, the City of Miami remodeled the community center located in Roberto Clemente Park located at 101 N.W. 34th Street in Miami, and named it the “Dorothy Quintana Center”; and
WHEREAS, NW 2nd Avenue from NW 30th Street to NW 36th Street is a County road located within the City of Miami that borders Roberto Clemente Park; and
WHEREAS, this Board would like to honor the memory of Dorothy Quintana and her service to this community with this codesignation; and
WHEREAS, this proposed codesignation 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. Having considered this matter at a public hearing, codesignates NW 2nd Avenue from NW 30th Street to NW 36th Street as“Dorothy Quintana Avenue”.
Section 2. Urges the City of Miami to join in this codesignation.
Section 3. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the City of Miami Mayor, the Miami City Commission and the City Manager for the City of 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 City of Miami Police Department, and the City of Miami Fire Rescue Department.



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