Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 053385
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File Number: 053385 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-113-06 Control: County Commission
File Name: COMMUNITY AWARENESS PROGRAM TASK FORCE Introduced: 12/22/2005
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 1/24/2006
Agenda Date: 1/24/2006 Agenda Item Number: 11A34
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO CREATE THE COMMUNITY AWARENESS PROGRAM TASK FORCE FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
Indexes: COMMUNITY AWARENESS PROGRAM
  TASK FORCE
Sponsors: Joe A. Martinez, Prime Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, 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 1/24/2006 11A34 Adopted P

Infrastructure and Land Use Committee 12/13/2005 3F Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P

County Attorney 12/1/2005 Referred Infrastructure and Land Use Committee 12/13/2005

County Attorney 12/1/2005 Assigned Peter S. Tell 12/1/2005

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO CREATE THE COMMUNITY AWARENESS PROGRAM TASK FORCE FOR MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

BODY
WHEREAS, the Community Awareness Program (CAP) was formed for District 11 in March 2005 by Chairman Joe A. Martinez in an effort to address the illegal dumping issues that affect our community; and
WHEREAS, Chairman Martinez developed a program/project with the intention of increasing community awareness of the negative impacts which illegal dumping inflicts upon our quality of life and the environment and created a multi-departmental task force as one of the key components in expeditiously addressing and resolving illegal dumping and related issues within District 11; and
WHEREAS, a multi-departmental task force consisting of Team Metro, DERM, the Building Code and Compliance Department, the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, the Solid Waste Management Department, the Public Works Department, the Office of the Chair and the 311 Answering Center has been meeting bi-weekly at the District 11 Office; and
WHEREAS, on March 26, 2005 a major clean-up effort occurred at various locations within District 11 and during this one day event 15 tons of debris were collected and 5 tons of illegally dumped tires were collected; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County spends over 2.1 million dollars per year for collecting and disposing of illegally dumped items throughout Miami-Dade County and to address these issues Chairman Martinez would like to see these funds designated to educate the public and provide more services; and
WHEREAS, a resolution is being drafted to present to the state legislature to recapture funds from the tire disposal fee that Miami-Dade County lost in 2001 when state legislation awarded these funds to counties with a population of 100,000 or less; and
WHEREAS, based upon Chairman Martinez's recommendation, the 311 Answering Center has reviewed and updated its calling intake questionnaire to identify illegal dumping calls and is ready to move on to the next phase of working on this issue; and
WHEREAS, this multi-departmental task force has determined that the Solid Waste Management Department should be the initial contact department and should provide the first response to any illegal dumping complaint and should identify where to forward the complaint; and
WHEREAS, such a task force should study the feasibility of allowing the Solid Waste Management Department to compete openly with bulk trash haulers; and
WHEREAS, a media campaign by Chairman Martinez has gained coverage and exposure of the illegal dumping issue by educating the public on the health, economic and environmental consequences of illegal dumping and the penalty for offenders; and
WHEREAS, District 11 has partnered with Sweetvine Inc. where students in four elementary schools within District 11 are being taught how to protect the environment and keep our County clean,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA that:

Section 1. This Board hereby directs the County Manager to create a county-wide multi-departmental Community Awareness Program Task Force consisting of Team Metro, DERM, the Building Code and Compliance Department, the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, the Solid Waste Management Department, the Public Works Department, the Office of the Chair, the 311 Answering Center and any other County Departments or agencies deemed necessary to continue the foregoing project on a county-wide basis and to develop and implement additional activities and projects to address and remedy illegal dumping in the County.
Section 2. The Community Awareness Program Task Force shall provide a report to this Board on its activities, goals, and accomplishments as well as recommendations for action by this Board not later than 60 days from the date hereof.



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