Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 061389
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File Number: 061389 File Type: Resolution Status: Before the Board
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Infrastructure and Land Use Committee
File Name: COUNTY-WIDE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN ON FUTURE LAND USE Introduced: 5/5/2006
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: Agenda Item Number: 11A
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO INSTRUCT THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND ZONING TO INITIATE A COUNTY-WIDE PUBLIC DIALOGUE ON FUTURE LAND USE IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, TO CONDUCT STUDIES, AND TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND IMPLEMENTING REGULATIONS FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF PROJECTED COUNTY-WIDE POPULATION GROWTH IN BOTH THE INCORPORATED AND UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, AND TO IDENTIFY AND ALLOCATE FUNDING TO ACCOMPLISH SUCH MEASURES
Indexes: LAND USE
Sponsors: Carlos A. Gimenez, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, 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

Infrastructure and Land Use Committee 5/16/2006 3I Amended
REPORT: See Agenda Item No. 3I Amended (Legislative File No. 061619).

County Attorney 5/5/2006 Referred Infrastructure and Land Use Committee 5/16/2006

County Attorney 5/5/2006 Assigned Joni Coffey

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO INSTRUCT THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND ZONING TO INITIATE A COUNTY-WIDE PUBLIC DIALOGUE ON FUTURE LAND USE IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, TO CONDUCT STUDIES, AND TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND IMPLEMENTING REGULATIONS FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF PROJECTED COUNTY-WIDE POPULATION GROWTH IN BOTH THE INCORPORATED AND UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, AND TO IDENTIFY AND ALLOCATE FUNDING TO ACCOMPLISH SUCH MEASURES

BODY
WHEREAS, population growth in Miami-Dade County over the next ten- to twenty-year timeframe is projected to average 30,000 people each year, culminating in an estimated population of over 3,000,000 persons in the year 2025; and
WHEREAS, over the last fifteen years, nine areas of unincorporated Miami-Dade County have become incorporated as new municipalities, and a number of other areas have also requested consideration for incorporation, reflecting a continuing trend toward self-governance at the closest local level; and
WHEREAS, as a result of a number of factors, including the incorporation movement, a greater number of persons now reside in the incorporated area of the county than in the unincorporated area; and
WHEREAS, good comprehensive planning recognizes that there are constraints that circumscribe the geographical extent to which urbanized development can occur in Miami-Dade County, including not only environmental constraints, but also the practical, financial constraints of delivering affordable public services and facilities such as transportation and mass transit, water and sewer, police and fire services, and schools; and
WHEREAS, because the unincorporated area of Miami-Dade County cannot expand indefinitely to absorb the projected population growth, proper comprehensive planning requires a truly county-wide approach to the distribution of that projected growth; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County is at the crossroads of land use planning opportunity, facing a choice between becoming a truly vibrant cosmopolitan, livable community and the alternative of growing in poorly planned development patterns that will diminish the quality of life; and
WHEREAS, the last County-wide open public dialogue on land use planning took place more than 25 years ago, and today there is a renewed interest in the community at large to be engaged directly in providing input to direct future growth; and
WHEREAS, the need for County-wide planning including such public input has never been greater; and
WHEREAS, the Miami-Dade County Home Rule Charter authorizes the Board of County Commissioners to “prepare and enforce comprehensive plans for the development of the county,” and further instructs the director of the department of planning to conduct county-wide studies and prepare for the Board’s consideration both “a master plan for the welfare, recreational, economic, and physical development of the county,” and also to prepare and submit land use regulations establishing minimum standards for both the incorporated and unincorporated areas,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that, consistent with its authority and responsibility under the Home Rule Charter of Miami-Dade County, this Board hereby directs the County Manager to instruct the Department of Planning and Zoning to initiate a County-wide public dialogue on future land use planning for this County, to conduct such county-wide studies as are necessary and appropriate to prepare a comprehensive plan for the distribution of future population growth on a county-wide basis, and upon completion of such dialogue and studies to submit a county-wide plan and implementing regulations for this Board’s consideration. This Board further directs the County Manager to identify and allocate appropriate funding to accomplish those measures.



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