Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 052544
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File Number: 052544 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-946-05 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: FEMA'S RULING TO DENY ASSISTANCE TO RESIDENTS Introduced: 9/1/2005
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 9/2/2005
Agenda Date: 9/2/2005 Agenda Item Number: 1C1
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER AND THE COUNTY ATTORNEY TO TAKE WHATEVER ACTION IS NECESSARY TO APPEAL THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY'S (''FEMA'') DECISION TO DENY HURRICANE KATRINA ELIGIBILITY FOR INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE TO MIAMI-DADE COUNTY RESIDENTS
Indexes: HURRICANE KATRINA
Sponsors: Dennis C. Moss, Prime Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, Co-Sponsor
  Bruno A. Barreiro, Co-Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Katy Sorenson, Co-Sponsor
  Sen. Javier D. Souto, 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 9/2/2005 1C1 Adopted P

County Attorney 9/1/2005 Assigned Murray A. Greenberg

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER AND THE COUNTY ATTORNEY TO TAKE WHATEVER ACTION IS NECESSARY TO APPEAL THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY'S (''FEMA'') DECISION TO DENY HURRICANE KATRINA ELIGIBILITY FOR INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE TO MIAMI-DADE COUNTY RESIDENTS

BODY
WHEREAS, FEMA has advised that it has denied eligibility for individual assistance to Miami-Dade County residents who suffered Hurricane Katrina related losses; and
WHEREAS, FEMA's own assessment has revealed that 184 homes in Miami-Dade County have incurred major structural damage; five homes were totally destroyed; and 229 other homes suffered lesser damage; and
WHEREAS, this Board desires to appeal FEMA's ruling,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board directs the County Manager and County Attorney to take whatever action is necessary to appeal FEMA's decision to deny eligibility for individual assistance to Miami-Dade County residents who suffered Hurricane Katrina related losses.



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