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File Number: 171656
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File Number: 171656 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-668-17 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: CODESIGNATION KING CARTER STREET Introduced: 6/23/2017
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 7/6/2017
Agenda Date: 7/6/2017 Agenda Item Number: 5C
Notes: REQUIRES SUPPLEMENT Title: RESOLUTION CODESIGNATING THAT PORTION OF N.W. 104TH STREET BETWEEN N.W. 11TH AVENUE AND N.W. 12TH AVENUE AS ''KING CARTER STREET''
Indexes: CODESIGNATION
Sponsors: Jean Monestime, Prime Sponsor
  Daniella Levine Cava, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, 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 7/6/2017 5C Adopted P
REPORT: County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Commissioner Monestime reported that the street naming was to honor the memory of King Carter, a six year old child whose life was cut short by a senseless act of gun violence on February 20, 2016, when he was caught in gun crossfire while walking to purchase candy at a neighborhood store. He said King Carter wanted to become a police officer and understood the need to protect our community. Mr. Santonio Carter, 10065 NW 8 Avenue, Suite D, Miami, acknowledged the Board for supporting the memory of his son’s life. He said the street would give other children a sense of hope and gratitude that everything could be alright even though a tragic moment occurred. Ms. Tangelo Sears, 1270 NW 75 Street, Miami, representing Parents of Murdered Kids, stressed the importance of children who walked the street having the opportunity to deal with the facts of what was going on in their neighborhood and to remember their friend, whose life was taken by senseless gun violence. Ms. Renita Holmes, Executive Director, WAAIVE of Women in Public Housing, Education, Finance, Development and Transportation, address exempt, commented on the disparity of African American Women. She noted it was not easy to raise children, and she, personally, had lost two children. She commented on the need for more urban planning and policing in designated war zones where children had died over decades and generations. Chairman Bovo offered his condolences to the Carter family, noting he had a son the same age. He said this was not acceptable in any community, and more needed to be done than just a street naming. Chairman Bovo indicated that gun violence was being addressed under Vice-Chair Edmonson’s leadership, and action was needed to start taking back the community’s streets. Commissioners Edmonson, Levine Cava and Moss asked to be listed as co-sponsors. Hearing no further questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution. Following the vote, Chairman Bovo opened the public hearing and seeing no one further wishing to appear before the Board, he closed the public hearing.

County Attorney 6/23/2017 Assigned James Eddie Kirtley 6/26/2017

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION CODESIGNATING THAT PORTION OF N.W. 104TH STREET BETWEEN N.W. 11TH AVENUE AND N.W. 12TH AVENUE AS ''KING CARTER STREET''

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WHEREAS, in February 2016, King Carter was a six-year-old first-grader who attended Van E. Blanton Elementary School and played football for the Liberty City Warriors; and
WHEREAS, King loved watching the Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on television, and he wanted to be a police officer when he grew up; and
WHEREAS, as reported in The Miami Herald, King’s great-aunt described him as having a “big personality,” noting that “[i]f you spent time with him, you knew you had been around someone great,” and “he would leave a huge impression”; and
WHEREAS, on February 20, 2016, King was killed while walking to buy candy at a nearby store, caught in the cross-fire of a teenager who had intended to shoot someone else; and
WHEREAS, King’s family has rallied against gun violence since his death, giving back to the community through volunteering at local schools and churches; and
WHEREAS, to mark the one-year anniversary of King’s death, friends and family members came to together to honor and remember King at the N.W. 54th Street gas station that King used to frequent and at which a wall mural of him wearing his football jersey has been displayed; and
WHEREAS, to mark the anniversary of his death, King’s football teammates also wore yellow-and-black jerseys bearing King’s name and donned gold crowns atop their heads in his memory; and


WHEREAS, King’s teammates also marched to Charles Hadley Park carrying a banner displaying photos of King and bearing the words, “We Love You King Carter”; and
WHEREAS, at the park, an array of balloons were used to spell out King’s name in the center of the football field; and
WHEREAS, as reported in The Miami Herald, once at the park, the marchers released the balloons to the sky to honor King, prompted by a proclamation that “[w]e release [the balloons] in memory of King Carter and we thank you for allowing him the time to be with us [that] you did”; and
WHEREAS, the portion of N.W. 104th Street between N.W. 11th Avenue and N.W. 12th Avenue is a County maintained road located in unincorporated Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, Rule 9.02 of the Board’s Rules of Procedure provides that resolutions regarding proposed naming, renaming or codesignation of Miami-Dade County roads, facilities or properties shall be sponsored by the district commissioner where the road, facility or property is located; and
WHEREAS, this codesignation is located in County Commission District 2; and
WHEREAS, to honor the memory of King Carter who died much too young, this Board wishes to codesignate the portion of N.W. 104th Street between N.W. 11th Avenue and N.W. 12th Avenue as “King Carter Street,”
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Incorporates and adopts the foregoing whereas clauses as part of this resolution.


Section 2. Having considered this matter at a public hearing, codesignates the portion of N.W. 104th Street between N.W. 11th Avenue and N.W. 12th Avenue as “King Carter Street.”
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 and Waste Management Department, the Development Services Division of the Regulatory and Economic Resources Department, the Miami-Dade County Police Department, and the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department.



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