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File Number: 050233
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File Number: 050233 File Type: Resolution Status: Amended
Version: 0 Reference: Control: County Commission
File Name: ESTABLISH OPA-LOCKA AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE Introduced: 1/27/2005
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 3/1/2005 Agenda Item Number: 7A2A
Notes: SEE 050681 FOR FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED Title: RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING OPA-LOCKA AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE
Indexes: OPA LOCKA AIRPORT
  TASK FORCE
Sponsors: Barbara J. Jordan, Prime Sponsor
  Natacha Seijas, 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 3/3/2005 7A2A Amended
REPORT: (See Agenda Item 7A2A Amended, Legislative File Number 050681, for amended version.)

Board of County Commissioners 3/1/2005 7A2A Carried over 3/3/2005

Regional Transportation Committee 2/10/2005 2C Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Commissioner Rolle stated efforts were underway to ensure that a company currently operating at Opa-locka Airport was not impacted by the establishment of the Task Force. Mr. Bonzon reassured Commissioner Rolle that the company would not be affected by the foregoing proposed resolution. Commissioner Heyman requested that the members of the Airport Development Task Force analyze existing contracts in terms of economic development, performance bonds, breaching of contracts and displaced revenues at Opa-locka Airport. Chairman Gimenez stated that Opa-locka Airport was an incredible resource and should be positioned so that the County could take advantage of the shift in air passengers.

County Attorney 1/27/2005 Assigned Regional Transportation Committee 2/10/2005

County Attorney 1/27/2005 Assigned Joni Coffey

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING OPA-LOCKA AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE

BODY
WHEREAS, Opa-locka Airport is a crucial asset in Miami-Dade County’s system of airports, and as such merits careful study to maximize its potential; and

WHEREAS, Opa-locka Airport is ideally situated to continue to be developed over the coming years, due to a number of factors, including county-wide population growth, changes in the aviation industry, economic growth in the nearby communities, and other factors; and

WHEREAS, it is prudent to study and create a plan to manage such growth, both to assure maximizing the airport’s best potential and also to protect the communities that are near the airport; and

WHEREAS, in order to gain the information necessary to prepare a useful and effective plan for the continued development of Opa-locka Airport, it is essential to obtain the insight of all interested parties, including representatives of all the communities surrounding Opa-locka Airport, the aviation industry, the airport development industry, relevant financial and banking interests, and other stakeholders,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:

Section 1. Task force created. The Miami-Dade County Opa-locka Airport Development Task Force is hereby established.

Section 2. Purpose. The purpose of the Task Force is to advise the Board of County Commissioners on issues relating to the development of Opa-locka Airport and the surrounding areas within the incorporated and the unincorporated areas of Miami-Dade County.

Section 3. Membership. The Task Force shall be comprised of nine (9) members, who shall be appointed by the County Manager as follows:

(1) four members who reside or work in proximity to Opa-locka Airport, two of whom shall be recommended by the County Commissioner representing District 1 and two of whom shall be recommended by the County Commissioner representing District 13, such districts having the largest populations to be affected by the continued development and use of Opa-locka Airport;

(2) two members who have demonstrated expertise in the field of airport and aviation-related development;

(3) two members who have demonstrated expertise in economic, finance and banking activities and impacts associated with the development of airports and their surrounding communities;

(4) one member who has demonstrated expertise in other aspects of airport related development, including but not limited to expertise in anticipating, assessing and addressing community impacts arising from development and use of airports, including but not limited to economic, compatibility and operational impacts of such development.

Section 4. Duties and Report. The Task Force shall have the duty to study and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding the best alternatives for the successful continued development of Opa-locka Airport, with a view toward achieving environmentally sound, compatible, financially feasible development that maximizes the best potential of Opa-locka Airport and the surrounding areas. The Task Force shall provide a preliminary report to the Board of County Commissioners within ninety (90) days after the effective date of this resolution, and a final report with specific recommendations for Opa-locka Airport’s future development within one (1) year after the effective date.

Section 5. Staff. The County Manager shall provide the Task Force with adequate staff and support services to enable it to carry out its purposes and duties.



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