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File Number: 061152
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File Number: 061152 File Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: 06-113 Control: County Commission
File Name: CREATION OF CLIMATE CHANGE ADVISORY TASK FORCE Introduced: 4/13/2006
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 7/18/2006
Agenda Date: 7/18/2006 Agenda Item Number: 7A
Notes: SUNSETS 5 YEARS AFTER EFFECTIVE DATE Title: ORDINANCE CREATING THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CLIMATE CHANGE ADVISORY TASK FORCE; PROVIDING FOR MEMBERSHIP, ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURE, APPOINTMENT AND TENURE, FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE [SEE AGENDA ITEM NO. 12B2]
Indexes: CLIMATE CHANGE ADVISORY TASK FORCE
  ENVIRONMENT
  TASK FORCE
Sponsors: Natacha Seijas, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: Yes Effective Date: 7/28/2006 Expiration Date: 7/27/2011
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 7/18/2006 7A Adopted P
REPORT: County Attorney Greenberg read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record. Commissioner Sorenson advised that ten years had passed since the inception of the Climate Change plan and the final report was now due. She recommended the ordinance be amended to include the task force direct a new plan based on lessons learned and advanced knowledge of the threat of global climate change. Commissioner Sorenson stated that upon adoption of this plan by the Board, clear direction to the County Manager to provide necessary resources to accomplish the plan should be included. Commissioner Seijas noted she worked with County Clerk Harvey Ruvin for several months on the foregoing resolution and acknowledged the threat of global warming. She noted the Task Force would advise the County regarding global warming issues and expressed confidence that they would welcome Commissioner Sorenson’s suggestions at that time but rejected the proposed amendments at this time. Commissioner Sosa asked to be added as a co-sponsor to this ordinance. There being no further discussion, the Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed ordinance as presented.

Infrastructure and Land Use Committee 6/26/2006 3A Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Chairwoman Seijas opened the public hearing o the public; however, it was closed after no one appeared in response to the Chair’s call for persons wishing to be heard. Commissioners Edmonson, Jordan, and Gimenez asked to be listed as co-sponsors.

Board of County Commissioners 4/25/2006 Scheduled for a public hearing Infrastructure and Land Use Committee 6/26/2006

Board of County Commissioners 4/25/2006 4O Adopted on first reading 6/13/2006 P
REPORT: The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and set for public hearing before the Infrastructure and Land Use Committee on June 13, 2006.

County Attorney 4/13/2006 Referred Infrastructure and Land Use Committee 6/26/2006

County Attorney 4/13/2006 Assigned Robert A. Duvall 4/13/2006

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE CREATING THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CLIMATE CHANGE ADVISORY TASK FORCE; PROVIDING FOR MEMBERSHIP, ORGANIZATION AND PROCEDURE, APPOINTMENT AND TENURE, FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. Climate Change Advisory Task Force; purpose.
In accordance with Sections 2-11.36 through 2-11.40 of this Code, there is hereby created and established an advisory board to be known as the Miami-Dade County Climate Change Advisory Task Force (hereinafter referred to as the CCATF) for the purpose of providing technical assistance and advice to the Board of County Commissioners as to mitigation and adaptation measures to respond to global warming climate change.
Section 2. Membership; appointment, staggered terms and removal.
(a) The CCATF shall have twenty-five (25) members. Each member shall be a resident and elector of Miami-Dade County unless the Board of County Commissioners, by a two-thirds vote of its membership, waives this requirement. Members should have reputations for integrity and community service and have demonstrated an interest in a field or activity related to global warming climate change. The CCATF shall be composed of the following members:
1) Harvey Ruvin, who as a former member of the Board of County Commissioners sponsored Resolution No. R-335-91 adopting the County's "Urban CO2 Reduction Plan" (hereinafter referred to as the "adopted plan") and has chaired its implementation since, and who continues his service to the community as the Miami-Dade County Clerk of Courts;
2) One appointment for a member seat from each member of the Board of County Commissioners. In making the initial appointments preference should be given to those persons who have demonstrated a record of service by previous participation on the ad hoc committee on climate change adaptation chaired by Harvey Ruvin;
3) The County Manager shall recommend to the Board of County Commissioners candidates for nine (9) members' seats from governmental agencies and educational institutions on the basis of technical expertise in areas that will facilitate the work of the CCATF.
4) Two (2) appointments by the Mayor for two regular member seats.
(b) The initial appointment of those members appointed by individual commissioners shall be for a term of three (3) years. Those members not appointed by individual commissioners shall serve an initial term of two (2) years. The successors to the initial two-year appointments shall be appointed for three (3) years.
(c) Members may be removed in accordance with the provisions of Section 2-11.38 of this Code.

Section 3. Quorum; organization and procedures at meetings
(a) A quorum shall be a majority of the duly appointed and sitting members.
(b) Harvey Ruvin shall serve as the initial chairperson for a three (3) year term. Thereafter, the chairperson shall be elected annually by a majority vote of the duly appointed membership.
(c) At the initial meeting, the chairperson shall appoint another member to serve a one (1) year term as vice-chairperson, subject to approval by a majority vote of those members in attendance. Thereafter, the vice-chairperson shall be selected and approved annually in the same manner. The CCATF shall adopt rules of procedure for its own governance.
(d) The chairperson shall nominate and the CCATF shall appoint, by a majority vote of those members in attendance, a chairperson and members for such committees as the CCATF finds helpful to its mission. Each committee shall be chaired by a duly appointed member of the CCATF, however, the committee membership may include persons who are not members of the CCATF. A committee shall have no authority to act or speak on behalf of the CCATF. The CCATF may establish or eliminate committees at its discretion.
(e) The CCATF shall hold not less than four (4) regular meetings each year.
Section 4. Responsibilities of the Climate Change Advisory Task Force.
The primary responsibility of the CCATF is to advise the Board of County Commissioners as to strategies and policies with respect to the continued implementation of the adopted plan and its updates, as well as adaptation measures to be taken in response to the challenge of global warming climate change. The CCATF shall serve as a clearinghouse for information and strategies and provide reports on a quarterly basis to the Infrastructure and Land Use Committee of the Board of County Commissioners, or such other committee designated by the Board. On or before the first day of June, the CCATF shall provide an annual report of its recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.
Section 5. Limitation of Authority.
The CCATF shall have no authority to commit Miami-Dade County to any policies, to incur any financial obligations or to create any liability on the part of the County. The actions and recommendations of the CCATF are advisory only and shall not be binding upon the County.
Section 6. Physical facilities, staff and supplies.
(a) The County shall provide the CCATF with appropriate meeting facilities, together with necessary supplies and equipment.
(b) The County Manager shall provide necessary staffing assistance to the CCATF.
(c) The CCATF may request the Board to provide such other specialized consulting expertise as it may determine are necessary from time to time.
Section 7. 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 8. 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 9. 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.
Section 10. This ordinance shall stand repealed five (5) year(s) from its effective date.



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