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File Number: 111716
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File Number: 111716 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-645-11 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: CODESIGNATING STREET AS ''JOSE 'PEPE' CANCIO AVENUE'' Introduced: 8/18/2011
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 9/1/2011
Agenda Date: 9/1/2011 Agenda Item Number: 5C
Notes: 3/5 VOTE REQUIRED Title: RESOLUTION CODESIGNATING N.W. 97TH AVENUE FROM N.W. 3RD STREET TO N.W. 12TH STREET AS ''JOSE 'PEPE' CANCIO AVENUE''; CODESIGNATING THE N.W. 97TH AVENUE BRIDGE OVER STATE ROAD 836 AS THE ''JOSE 'PEPE’ CANCIO BRIDGE''; URGING THE CITY OF DORAL TO JOIN IN THESE CODESIGNATIONS
Indexes: CODESIGNATION
Sponsors: Sen. Javier D. Souto, Co-Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Prime Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, 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 9/1/2011 5C Adopted P
REPORT: Chairman Martinez relinquished the Chair to Commissioner Diaz. First Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Acting Chairman Diaz opened the public hearing for persons wishing to appear before the Commission in connection with this proposed ordinance. After hearing no one, he closed the public hearing. Hearing no questions or comments, the Commission proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution as presented. Chairman Martinez resumed the Chair.

County Attorney 8/18/2011 Assigned Jess M. McCarty

Legislative Text


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RESOLUTION CODESIGNATING N.W. 97th AVENUE FROM N.W. 3rd STREET TO N.W. 12th STREET AS “JOSE ‘PEPE’ CANCIO AVENUE”; CODESIGNATING THE N.W. 97th AVENUE BRIDGE OVER STATE ROAD 836 AS THE “JOSE ‘PEPE’ CANCIO BRIDGE”; URGING THE CITY OF DORAL TO JOIN IN THESE CODESIGNATIONS

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WHEREAS, Jose “Pepe” Cancio was born in Havana, Cuba, the son of Jose Fernando Cancio Erro and Mary Lilliam Goudie y de Monteverde; and
WHEREAS, Cancio moved to the U.S. on December 9, 1960; and
WHEREAS, his first job in the U.S. was selling Coca-Cola at the Orange Bowl; and
WHEREAS, in 1961 and 1962, Cancio served in the Transport and Command Group, Brigade 2506; and
WHEREAS, during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, Cancio volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army, serving in both 1962 and 1963; and      
WHEREAS, in 1963, Cancio worked at Cellucraft in Hialeah; and
WHEREAS, in 1964, Cancio married Mariana V. Castaneda Cano, and they have four children, Mariana, Jose, Patricia and Claudia, 13 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; and
WHEREAS, from 1964 to 1970, Cancio was owner-operator of a dry cleaning business; and
WHEREAS, in 1970, Cancio moved to Brazil along with his family, and from 1970 to 1983, Cancio worked as manager, regional manager and eventually general manager of Concretex S.A. in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the largest concrete company in South America with more than $320 million in sales and 2,200 employees; and
WHEREAS, in 1983, Cancio founded a construction material company in Arizona, Blue Circle Arizona, and from 1983 to 1988, Cancio was founder and Executive Vice President of Blue Circle, with $170 million in sales, 850 employees, and which became the second largest construction material company in Arizona; and
WHEREAS, in 1988 and 1989, Cancio was a consultant for Oldcastle, California; and
WHEREAS, from 1989 to present, Cancio has served as founder and CEO of Central Concrete Supermix in Miami-Dade County, which eventually became the largest Hispanic ready mix concrete company in Florida and one of the 100 largest concrete companies in the U.S.; and
WHEREAS, from 2009 to present, Cancio also has owned North Florida Hauling LLC., based in High Springs, Florida; and
WHEREAS, Cancio served as Chairman of Florida Concrete and Products Association in 1995 and 1996, as Director of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association from 2003 to 2006, 2007 to 2010, and 2011 to date; and
WHEREAS, in 2003, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association named Cancio Grassroots Activist of the Year; and
WHEREAS, while running a very successful business as President and CEO, Cancio always found time to serve the community; and
WHEREAS, in 1996, Cancio was elected to the Community Council in Doral, where he served until 2000, and in 2002, then-Governor Jeb Bush appointed Cancio to fill an open seat on the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners; and
WHEREAS, Cancio also was instrumental in the incorporation of the City of Doral and in the building of the N.W. 97th Avenue bridge over State Road 836; and
WHEREAS, in 2011, Cancio was a candidate for Mayor of Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, N.W. 97th Avenue from N.W. 3rd Street to N.W. 12th Street is a County road located partially in unincorporated Miami-Dade County and partially in the City of Doral; and
WHEREAS, the N.W. 97th Avenue bridge over State Road 836 is a County bridge located in unincorporated Miami-Dade County with the northern portion ending in the City of Doral; and
WHEREAS, this Board would like to honor Jose “Pepe” Cancio with these codesignations; and
WHEREAS, these proposed codesignations are located in County Commission Districts 10 and 12,
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, finds that Jose “Pepe” Cancio has made a direct, significant lifetime contribution to this community.
Section 2. By a three-fifths vote of the members present, codesignates N.W. 97th Avenue from N.W. 3rd Street to N.W. 12th Street as “Jose ‘Pepe’ Cancio Avenue”.
Section 3. By a three-fifths vote of the members present, further codesignates the N.W. 97th Avenue bridge over State Road 836 as the “Jose ‘Pepe’ Cancio Bridge”.
Section 4. Urges the City of Doral to join in these codesignations for the portion located within the City of Doral.
Section 5. Directs the Mayor or designee to install signage at all intersections and on all streets, including street signs on mast arms, intersecting N.W. 97th Avenue from N.W. 3rd Street to N.W. 12th Street identifying this portion of N.W. 97th Avenue as “Jose ‘Pepe’ Cancio Avenue”, and further directs the Mayor or designee to install signage on both ends of the N.W. 97th Avenue bridge over State Road 836 identifying it as the “Jose ‘Pepe’ Cancio Bridge”.
Section 6. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the United States Postal Service, the Mayor and Council Members of the City of Doral, the Traffic Signals and Signs Division of the Public Works Department, the Land Development Division of the Public Works Department, the City of Doral Police Department, the Miami-Dade Police Department and the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department.



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