Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 030127
   

File Number: 030127 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-94-03 Control: County Commission
File Name: FUNDS TO FIU FOR MADRID CENTER Introduced: 1/13/2003
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 1/23/2003
Agenda Date: 1/23/2003 Agenda Item Number: 10A12
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION GRANTING FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY FUNDS TO PROVIDE COUNTY SUPPORT FOR THE MADRID CENTER FOR EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT; AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO EXECUTE ALL NECESSARY AGREEMENTS; AND DIRECTING CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR THIS PROGRAM
Indexes: FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (FIU)
Sponsors: Joe A. Martinez, 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 1/23/2003 10A12 Adopted P
REPORT: Commissioner Diaz spoke in support of the foregoing proposed resolution, and noted these funds would facilitate the development of cooperative educational programs between Florida International University (FIU) and the Madrid Center for Education. Commissioner Seijas stated that the proposed resolution was not prudent at this time in light of the County's budget constraints. She noted FIU was a state university with direct access to the State Legislature. Commissioner Sosa spoke in support of the proposed resolution. Commissioner Sorenson noted she could not be supportive of this resolution, as she felt the County was not in a position to provide this funding. Mr. David Morris, Director, Office of Management and Budget, explained the rationale for reallocating $100,000 originally allocated in the FY 2002-03 Budget to host the ESPN X-Games, to FIU. Commissioner Morales noted his frustration that $100,000 was being allocated to FIU, while FIU was eliminating local programs. Following discussion, the Board voted on the motion to adopt the proposed resolution, and upon being put to a vote, passed by a vote of 6-5.

County Attorney 1/13/2003 Assigned Robert A. Ginsburg

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION GRANTING FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY FUNDS TO PROVIDE COUNTY SUPPORT FOR THE MADRID CENTER FOR EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT; AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO EXECUTE ALL NECESSARY AGREEMENTS; AND DIRECTING CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR THIS PROGRAM

BODY
WHEREAS, Florida International University and Madrid Universities have agreed to establish the Madrid Center for Education, Research, and Development to develop cooperative educational programs and carry out collaborative research projects on issues of common importance to South Florida and Greater Madrid, including the areas of immigration, economic development, and information technology; and
WHEREAS, the Madrid Center for Education, Research, and Development, administered under the auspices of Florida International University, represents a unique combination of an international partnership between two metropolitan areas with strategic collaboration in higher education involving the participation and exchange of university professors, students, and postgraduates; and
WHEREAS, this initiative will place South Florida on the map as an innovator in international education and research, garner widespread attention at the state, national, and international level, and facilitate both educational and commercial linkages; and
WHEREAS, Florida International University has agreed to provide financial support for this endeavor and has proposed that the Madrid Center be jointly supported by Miami-Dade County, the Comunidad de Madrid, the San Pablo - CEU University Foundation in Madrid, and Florida International University; and
WHEREAS, funds originally allocated in the FY 2002-03 Budget to host the ESPN X-Games, which subsequently selected another site for the event, are available for this purpose,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board grants to Florida International University $100,000 from FY 2002-03 funds reallocated from the appropriation for the ESPN X-Games, for the purpose of supporting the Madrid Center for Education, Research, and Development; authorizes the County Manager to execute all necessary agreements and amendments and exercise any extension, cancellation, and renewal provisions contained therein in a form approved by the County Attorney's Office; and directs the County Manager to continue the allocation in this amount in future budget proposals.



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