For Immediate Release:
December 17, 2012

Media Contact:
Olga Vega


Ordinance relating to Planning and Zoning sponsored by Commissioner Diaz was preliminarily approved

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz sponsored an ordinance providing that Miami-Dade County retains jurisdiction to modify or delete covenants pertaining to zoning applications approved by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC). The ordinance received initial approval at the Infrastructure and Land Use Committee on December 12, 2012. The ordinance would protect covenants approved as part of zoning or CDMP applications by requiring any modifications to be approved by the BCC in areas that have been annexed or incorporated subsequent to the approval of the covenant.

This ordinance requires as a condition that each new municipality provide the Board of County Commissioners jurisdiction over any modification or deletions to covenants accepted by the same Board or a Community Zoning Appeals Board, regardless of whether such declaration provides for modification or deletion by a municipality governmental body.

“With this ordinance, the residents of our County will be protected against disparities in the Zoning and Planning of individual municipalities” said Commissioner Diaz. “It will give us an oversight to be able to watch over the general feel of our County.”

The item will go before the full Board of County Commissioners at a later date for final approval.

For more information, please contact Commissioner Diaz's office at 305-599-1200.


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