Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 030647
   

File Number: 030647 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-245-03 Control: County Commission
File Name: URGING LEGISLATURE TO WITHHOLD ORDERS AND STAY ACTION Introduced: 3/3/2003
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 3/11/2003
Agenda Date: 3/11/2003 Agenda Item Number: 10A10
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE STATE OF FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO WITHHOLD ANY ORDERS AND STAY ANY ACTION THAT WOULD DISRUPT OR INTERFERE WITH THE COMPLETION OF THE FEMA PROGRAM TO REPAIR THE INFRASTRUCTURE AND IMPLEMENT HAZARD MITIGATION PROJECTS TO REDUCE FLOODING AND RELATED PROPERTY DAMAGE IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY IN THE FUTURE
Indexes: FEMA
Sponsors: Rebeca Sosa, Prime Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-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 3/11/2003 10A10 Adopted P

County Attorney 3/3/2003 Assigned Jeffrey P. Ehrlich

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE STATE OF FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO WITHHOLD ANY ORDERS AND STAY ANY ACTION THAT WOULD DISRUPT OR INTERFERE WITH THE COMPLETION OF THE FEMA PROGRAM TO REPAIR THE INFRASTRUCTURE AND IMPLEMENT HAZARD MITIGATION PROJECTS TO REDUCE FLOODING AND RELATED PROPERTY DAMAGE IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY IN THE FUTURE

BODY
WHEREAS, as a result of the flooding associated with Hurricane Irene and the "No Name Storm," the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved projects totaling approximately $800 million for Road Restoration, Drainage Replacement, Drainage System Cleaning, Secondary Canal Dredging, Major Neighborhood Drainage Projects, and Sidewalk Restoration; and
WHEREAS, the County has expedited the design, bidding, and award of all FEMA Program and will further expedite the projects to encumber and spend the federal, state, and local funds earmarked for the repair and construction of the FEMA Program; and
WHEREAS, it has recently come to the attention of the Department of Environmental Resources Management (DERM) that the Governor's 2003-04 budget (Section 6#1147) proposes to limit state matching funds (12.5%) to a period of five (5) years from the date of the original emergency declaration, such that the matching funds from the State of Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) may not be available beyond October 2004 and October 2005 for Hurricane Irene and the "No-Name Storm" expenditures, respectively; and
WHEREAS, concerns with the potential threat to funding due to state budget constraints also extend to the federal budget because of its needs, such as for Homeland Security and the impending war with Iraq, which could cause the reallocation of FEMA funds; and
WHEREAS, there could be a loss of state matching funds and the elimination of FEMA funds, which could be very detrimental to the local economy and to the citizens of Miami-Dade County,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. The Board urges the Legislature of the State of Florida and the State of Florida Department of Community Affairs to withhold any orders and stay any actions that could cause Miami-Dade County to lose any unencumbered State and FEMA funds.
Section 2. The Clerk of the Board is directed to send certified copies of this Resolution to the members of the Dade County Legislative Delegation and the State of Florida Department of Community Affairs.



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