Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 060111
   

File Number: 060111 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1365-05 Control:
File Name: INSTALL GUARDRAILS ON HWYS ADJOINING CANALS Introduced: 1/13/2006
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 12/6/2005
Agenda Date: 12/6/2005 Agenda Item Number: 11A19
Notes: THIS IS FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. (also see 053005) Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE, THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, FLORIDA'S TURNPIKE ENTERPRISE, THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT AND OTHER PERTINENT STATE DEPARTMENTS TO FUND AND INSTALL GUARDRAILS ON HIGHWAYS ADJOINING CANALS IN HEAVILY-TRAVELED AREAS AND IN MEDIANS ON EXPRESSWAYS [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 053005)
Indexes: CANAL
  GUARDRAIL
Sponsors: Sen. Javier D. Souto, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, 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 12/6/2005 11A19 AMENDED Adopted as amended P
REPORT: Commissioner Moss noted he previously requested a report on guardrails which had not been submitted and asked that this report be presented as requested. Concerning Commissioner Gimenez’ proposal to initiate efforts to plan and coordinate future growth management with cities/municipalities, Commissioner Moss urged Commissioner Gimenez to move forth with his initiatives. Commissioner Gimenez concurred, stating he would move forth through the Infrastructure and Land Use Committee under Commissioner Seijas’ leadership. Commissioner Souto asked that the foregoing proposed ordinance be amended to include guardrails in medians of expressways within the subject areas. It was moved by Commissioner Heyman that the foregoing proposed resolution be adopted as amended, to include guardrails in medians of expressways, as requested by Commissioner Souto.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE, THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, FLORIDA'S TURNPIKE ENTERPRISE, THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT AND OTHER PERTINENT STATE DEPARTMENTS TO FUND AND INSTALL GUARDRAILS ON HIGHWAYS ADJOINING CANALS IN HEAVILY-TRAVELED AREAS AND IN MEDIANS ON EXPRESSWAYS

BODY
WHEREAS, many highways and roads in Florida run parallel to canals; and
WHEREAS, tragic accidents have occurred when drivers leave these highways and roads and enter the canals; and
WHEREAS, the installation of guardrails could prevent many such accidents; and
WHEREAS, the benefits of guardrails particularly along heavily-traveled highways and roads outweighs to cost of installation,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Urges the Florida Legislature, the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida's Turnpike Enterprise, the South Florida Water Management District, and other pertinent state departments to install guardrails on highways and roads running parallel to canals, particularly along heavily-traveled routes, and in medians on expressways in most areas.
Section 2. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit copies of this resolution to the Chair and members of the Miami-Dade State Legislative Delegation, the Secretary of the Florida

Department of Transportation, the executive director of Florida's Turnpike Enterprise, and the executive director of the South Florida Water Management District.
Section 3. Directs the County's state lobbying team to advocate for the passage of legislation and the changes in policy set forth in section 1 above. The Office of Intergovernmental Affairs is directed to include this item in the 2006 State Legislative Package.



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