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File Number: 052460
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File Number: 052460 File Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
Version: 0 Reference: 05-193 Control: County Commission
File Name: ORDINANCE AMENDING TARGETED JOBS INCENTIVE FUND PGM Introduced: 8/30/2005
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 11/3/2005
Agenda Date: 11/1/2005 Agenda Item Number: 7G
Notes: Title: ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 2-1253 AND 2-1255 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE TARGETED JOBS INCENTIVE FUND PROGRAM; REQUIRING ELIGIBLE BUSINESSES PAY EMPLOYEES SALARIES THAT ARE NO LESS THAN THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY LIVING WAGE RATE; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Indexes: TARGETED JOBS INCENTIVE FUND PROGRAM
Sponsors: Barbara J. Jordan, Prime Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Natacha Seijas, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, 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 11/1/2005 7G Adopted P
REPORT: The Board of County Commissioners took action on this item on November 3, 2005.

Community Empowerment & Econ. Revitalization Cmte. 10/11/2005 3A Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Manager Tony Crapp, Sr. read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record. The public hearing was opened by Chairman Rolle. The hearing was closed after no one appeared in connection with Chairman Rolle’s call for persons wishing to be heard. Commissioner Jordan provided an explanation regarding the intent this proposed ordinance, which she noted was primarily intended to make the Targeted Jobs Incentive Fund Program consistent with the existing ordinance. Commissioner Sorenson asked Assistant County Manager Tony Crapp, Sr. to provide a report identifying any benefits included as a part of the wages paid by companies participating in the Targeted Jobs Incentive Fund (TJIF) Program. Assistant County Manager Crapp provided an overview of the current Living Wage Rates. Hearing no other questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed ordinance as presented.

Board of County Commissioners 9/8/2005 Scheduled for a public hearing Community Empowerment & Econ. Revitalization Cmte. 10/11/2005

Board of County Commissioners 9/8/2005 4J Adopted on first reading 10/11/2005 P
REPORT: The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and set for public hearing before the Community Empowerment and Economic Revitalization Committee on October 11, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.

County Attorney 8/30/2005 Referred Community Empowerment & Econ. Revitalization Cmte. 10/11/2005

County Attorney 8/30/2005 Assigned Shannon D. Summerset 8/30/2005

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 2-1253 AND 2-1255 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE TARGETED JOBS INCENTIVE FUND PROGRAM; REQUIRING ELIGIBLE BUSINESSES PAY EMPLOYEES SALARIES THAT ARE NO LESS THAN THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY LIVING WAGE RATE; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE

BODY
WHEREAS, Ordinance 00-98, as amended, created the Targeted Jobs Incentive Fund Program to encourage economic growth and development, the creation of above average paying jobs, the alleviation of economic disinvestment and unemployment and the creation of an enhanced business climate particularly in distressed targeted areas; and
WHEREAS, there is currently no mechanism in place to ensure that the jobs created under the program are above average in pay; and
WHEREAS, in Section 2-8.9 of the County of Miami-Dade County this Board established a "Living Wage Rate" setting forth a minimum salary that employees of companies with County service contracts would be paid; and
WHEREAS, the "Living Wage Rate" was established to ensure that persons working for those service companies would receive a salary that allowed them to support themselves and their families with dignity; and
WHEREAS, this Board desires to ensure that those persons employed by companies that take advantage of the incentives of the Targeted Jobs Incentive Fund Program also receive a salary that allows them to support themselves and their families with dignity,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. Section 2-1253 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended to read as follows:1
Section 2-1253. Eligible applicants.
Eligible Applicants. The TJIF Program will only be available to companies from outside of Miami-Dade County undertaking a relocation to Miami-Dade County and to Miami-Dade County companies undertaking a business expansion. The TJIF Program will not be available to companies >>that pay employees less than the Living Wage Rate as defined in Section 2-8.9 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, as adjusted annually by the Department of Business Development or it's successor department, or to companies<< wishing to relocate to Miami-Dade County from Palm Beach, Broward, and Monroe Counties, respectively, except in cases where said companies are otherwise planning to relocate outside of South Florida. Companies planning to relocate outside of South Florida are eligible for the TJIF inducement program and may be solicited by The Beacon Council in an effort to retain business in South Florida.

Section 2. Section 2-1255 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended to read as follows:
Section 2-1255. Program requirements.
Companies applying for TJIF incentives must be relocating to Miami-Dade County or be an Expanding Business within Miami-Dade County. >>To be eligible for TJIF incentives, any company applying for TJIF incentives must pay all of its employees salaries that are no less than the Living Wage Rate as defined by Section 2-8.9 of the Code of Miami-Dade County as adjusted annually by the Miami-Dade County Department of Business Development, or its successor.<< Companies relocating to Miami-Dade County must create at least ten (10) New Jobs. Expanding Businesses must create the greater of a minimum of five (5) New Jobs or at least ten percent (10%) of the company's work force at the time of application. A Company's Capital Investment must generate Sufficient Incremental Tax Revenue to the County to fund the TJIF award. Incremental Tax Revenue generated by the project shall be determined by using the Economic Impact Model and an analysis by both The Beacon Council and County staff. The project must show a Return on Investment Incentive of at least one hundred and twenty percent (120%). The TJIF Committee will determine if the Incremental Tax Revenue is sufficient.

Section 3. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or provision of this ordinance is held invalid, the remainder of this ordinance shall not be affected by such invalidity.
Section 4. It is the intention of the Board of County Commissioners, and it is hereby ordained that the provisions of this ordinance, including any sunset provision, shall become and be made a part of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida. The sections of this ordinance may be renumbered or relettered to accomplish such intention, and the word "ordinance" may be changed to "section," "article," or other appropriate word.
Section 5. This ordinance shall become effective ten (10) days after the date of enactment unless vetoed by the Mayor, and if vetoed, shall become effective only upon an override by this Board.
1 Words stricken through and/or [[double bracketed]] shall be deleted. Words underscored and/or >>double arrowed<< constitute the amendment proposed. Remaining provisions are now in effect and remain unchanged.



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