Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 030991
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File Number: 030991 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-517-03 Control: County Commission
File Name: NO M.I.A. ENTERPRISE ZONE TAX ABATEMENT Introduced: 4/3/2003
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 5/6/2003
Agenda Date: 5/6/2003 Agenda Item Number: 10A4
Notes: THIS IS AN ALT. TO 030990 Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER NOT TO ACCEPT ANY APPLICATIONS FOR ENTERPRISE ZONE AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR BUSINESSES LOCATED AT OR LOCATING TO THE MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TERMINALS; DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE ENTERPRISE ZONE
Indexes: AD VALOREM TAX
  ENTERPRISE ZONE
  MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Sponsors: Rebeca Sosa, Prime Sponsor
  Katy Sorenson, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, 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 5/6/2003 10A4 Adopted P
REPORT: Commissioner Morales suggested that the percentage of enterprise zone residents that could be employed by businesses located at Miami International Airport (MIA) terminals be increased. Commissioner Heyman suggested the Board proffer legislation next year to the State Legislature to amend the state formula for the Enterprise Zone program. Commissioner Moss spoke in support of the proposed resolution; however, he noted the Board needed to look at a comprehensive policy for the Enterprise Zone program at the Airport, and to ensure that inner city residents were being hired by businesses located within the Enterprise Zone. Chairperson Carey-Shuler asked that staff provide the Board with a report on businesses located at Miami International Airport terminals that received ad valorem tax exemptions, and whether their employees were hired from the inner city, or from other areas. Commissioner Martinez noted jobs in the Enterprise Zone should be available to all low-income residents. Commissioner Sosa asked that staff prepare appropriate legislation to increase the required percentage of Enterprise Zone residents to be hired by businesses located within those zones.

Economic Development and Human Services Committee 4/16/2003 2G ALT Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Commissioner Sosa noted the difference between her proposed alternate and the item sponsored by Commissioner Sorenson. She stated the alternate directed that a feasibility study be conducted to determine whether the Miami International Airport terminal area could be removed from the Enterprise Zone designation, and if so, what other locations could be included in its place. Commissioner Sorenson thanked Commissioner Sosa for improving on the original proposed resolution's intent and requested she be listed as a cosponsor.

County Attorney 4/3/2003 Assigned Economic Development and Human Services Committee 4/16/2003

County Attorney 4/3/2003 Assigned Shannon D. Summerset

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER NOT TO ACCEPT ANY APPLICATIONS FOR ENTERPRISE ZONE AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR BUSINESSES LOCATED AT OR LOCATING TO THE MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TERMINALS; DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO CONDUCT A STUDY ON THE ENTERPRISE ZONE

BODY
WHEREAS, this Board recognized the need to stimulate economic development in certain areas of Miami-Dade County which are economically depressed, where housing and structural conditions are blighted and deteriorated, and where unemployment and poverty are prevalent, said areas being designated "Enterprise Zones" as defined in Section 196.012 and Section 290.004, Florida Statutes; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Article VII, Section 3 of the Florida Constitution, the State has enacted Section 196.1995, Florida Statutes, providing a local government option for ad valorem tax exemption to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses in each such Enterprise Zone; and
WHEREAS, this Board authorized Enterprise Zone Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions to new businesses and for the expansion of existing businesses located in the Enterprise Zone through Ordinance No. 96-74, enacted on May 21, 1996; and
WHEREAS, this Board desired to encourage economic growth and development and alleviate the conditions of unemployment, economic disinvestments and poverty by giving businesses a financial incentive to locate in areas where they might not otherwise locate; and
WHEREAS, Miami International Airport is the single most important economic engine in the County; and
WHEREAS, there is always an abundance of businesses wanting to locate within the airport terminals and therefore there is no need to financially encourage businesses to locate within the airport; and
WHEREAS, granting any Ad Valorem Tax Exemption to businesses locating to the airport would result in an unnecessary loss of revenue to the County in this time of economic distress,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. This Board directs the County Manager not to accept any applications for ad valorem tax exemptions for any businesses located at or locating to Miami International Airport terminals.
Section 2. This Board directs that no application for ad valorem tax exemption shall be granted to any business located at or locating to Miami International Airport terminals.
Section 3. The County Manager is directed to conduct a feasibility study to determine whether it is feasible to remove the Miami International Airport Terminal area from the Enterprise Zone designation and if so, identify qualified areas of equal size that could be added to the Enterprise Zone to replace the Miami International Airport Terminal area. The County Manager shall report his findings to this Board along with recommendations for qualified replacement areas.



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