Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 061792
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File Number: 061792 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-771-06 Control: County Commission
File Name: DEVELOPMENT OF LAND FOR WORKFORCE HOUSING UNITS Introduced: 6/13/2006
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 6/20/2006
Agenda Date: 6/20/2006 Agenda Item Number: 11A3
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO ENGAGE ALL MUNICIPALITIES WITHIN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY IN A DIALOGUE AIMED AT THE DEVELOPMENT OF LAND USE REGULATIONS AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSES REQUIRING THE CONSTRUCTION OF WORKFORCE HOUSING UNITS THROUGHOUT THE INCORPORATED AND UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 061403]
Indexes: WORKFORCE HOUSING
  ZONING
Sponsors: Barbara J. Jordan, Prime Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, 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 6/20/2006 11A3 Adopted P

County Attorney 6/13/2006 Assigned John D. Mc Innis 6/12/2006

Infrastructure and Land Use Committee 6/7/2006 3E Amended Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation with committee amendment(s) P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Joni Armstrong-Coffey read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. In response to Commissioner Jordan’s question as to whether first reading would be held in September, Assistant County Attorney Joni Armstrong-Coffey responded “Yes.” Chairwoman Seijas noted the first reading on the ordinance must be held on September 12, 2006. Commissioner Jordan thanked Department of Planning and Zoning Director Diane O’ Quinn Williams, Housing Director Al Brewster, the Senior Assistant County Attorney, and other County staff for their work on this project. Commissioner Jordan asked the County Manager or the County Attorney to coordinate the Sunshine meeting. The foregoing proposed resolution was forwarded to the Board of County Commissioners with a favorable recommendation with committee amendment(s) to read “Resolution directing the County Manager to engage in dialogue with municipalities to develop zoning regulations and administrative processes.”

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO ENGAGE ALL MUNICIPALITIES WITHIN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY IN A DIALOGUE AIMED AT THE DEVELOPMENT OF LAND USE REGULATIONS AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSES REQUIRING THE CONSTRUCTION OF WORKFORCE HOUSING UNITS THROUGHOUT THE INCORPORATED AND UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

BODY
WHEREAS, this Board finds that a severe problem exists within the County with respect to the supply of housing relative to the need for housing for the workforce target income group; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County is experiencing a rapid increase in residents with fixed or reduced incomes, young adults of modest means forming new households, and other individuals in the workforce target income range, including mercantile and service personnel needed to serve the expanding economic base and population growth of the County; and
WHEREAS, numerous studies have shown a need for workforce housing for households with moderate incomes; and
WHEREAS, studies of market demands show that more than one-half of the new labor force in the County for the foreseeable future will require moderately priced workforce housing units; and
WHEREAS, demographic analyses indicate that public policies which promote exclusively high-priced housing development discriminates against young families, retired and elderly persons, single adults, female heads of households, and minority households; and
WHEREAS, experience indicates that the continuing high level of demand for higher-priced housing, with a higher profit potential, discourages developers from offering a more diversified range of housing, and the production of moderately-priced workforce housing is further deterred by the high cost of land, materials, and labor; and
WHEREAS, there is reason to believe that, if given the proper incentive, the private sector is best equipped and possesses the necessary resources and expertise required to provide the type of moderately-priced workforce housing needed in the County; and
WHEREAS, existing efforts to encourage private, for profit, developers to construct moderately priced housing have met with very limited success,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board directs the County Manager to engage all municipalities within Miami-Dade County in a dialogue in an effort to develop zoning regulations and administrative processes for the construction of workforce housing units throughout the incorporated and unincorporated areas of Miami-Dade County. The County Manager and Directors of the Miami-Dade Housing Agency and Department of Planning and Zoning are directed to meet with the Dade League of Cities to educate the municipalities on the current workforce housing crisis and to further assist the municipalities upon their request for such assistance in the development of municipal workforce housing legislation.



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