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File Number: 070328
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File Number: 070328 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-327-07 Control: County Commission
File Name: SEEK GRANTS FOR ALTERNATIVE FUELS Introduced: 2/1/2007
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 3/8/2007
Agenda Date: 3/6/2007 Agenda Item Number: 11A40
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING COUNTY MANAGER TO SEEK GRANTS AND OTHER FUNDING SOURCES FOR DEPLOYMENT OF ETHANOL AND BIODIESEL INFRASTRUCTURE AND FLEET VEHICLES, INVENTORY COUNTY FLEET FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO ENCOURAGE DEMAND FOR ALTERNATIVE FUELS, AND DEVELOP A FIVE-YEAR STRATEGY [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 063609]
Indexes: ALTERNATIVE FUEL SOURCES
Sponsors: Katy Sorenson, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, 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 3/8/2007 11A40 Adopted P
REPORT: Commissioner Seijas commended Commissioner Sorenson on her efforts regarding this item and asked the County Manager consult with the Climate Change Advisory Task Force to obtain its input for the five-year strategy regarding alternative fuels.

Board of County Commissioners 3/6/2007 11A40 Carried over 3/8/2007

County Manager 3/1/2007 Scrivener's Errors 3/6/2007
REPORT: This item has been reprinted to remove the reference to the Alternative Fuels Advisory Committee in the Subject of the cover memorandum.

Budget and Finance Committee 2/13/2007 2C SUBSTITUTE Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Benitez read the foregoing resolution into the record. It was moved by Commissioner Sorenson that this proposed resolution be forwarded to the County Commission with a favorable recommendation. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Gimenez. Commissioners Diaz and Chairman Martinez asked that they be listed as co-sponsors. Chairman Martinez distributed a resolution directing the County Manager to conduct a feasibility study to determine the use of Flex Fuel/“Gasohol”or other alternative fuel sources, which he noted he sponsored in August 2005. He also distributed an attachment reflecting the County Manager’s recommendation in opposition to his proposed ordinance. Chairman Martinez noted the County Manager vehemently opposed his proposed resolution in April 2005 and he was interested in knowing whether the Manager’s position had changed. Hearing no other questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote.

County Attorney 2/1/2007 Referred Budget and Finance Committee 2/13/2007

County Attorney 2/1/2007 Referred Infrastructure and Land Use Committee

County Attorney 2/1/2007 Assigned Peter S. Tell 2/1/2007

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING COUNTY MANAGER TO SEEK GRANTS AND OTHER FUNDING SOURCES FOR DEPLOYMENT OF ETHANOL AND BIODIESEL INFRASTRUCTURE AND FLEET VEHICLES, INVENTORY COUNTY FLEET FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO ENCOURAGE DEMAND FOR ALTERNATIVE FUELS, AND DEVELOP A FIVEYEAR STRATEGY

BODY
WHEREAS, R96903 established the goal that the County reduce consumption of gasoline 20% by 2008, and replacement of gasoline with ethanol-based fuels would contribute to that goal; and
WHEREAS, R93605 further directed the County Manager to evaluate the use of flexible fuel vehicles in the County fleet; and
WHEREAS, the State of Florida recently adopted legislation promoting implementation of alternative fuels and the U.S. Department of Energy and Agriculture and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provide grant funding for the same,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the County Manager is hereby directed by this Board to:
Section 1. Seek grants and other funding sources for deployment of ethanol and biodiesel fueling infrastructure and fleet vehicles.
Section 2. Inventory the current Miami-Dade County light and heavy fleet and seek participation from local municipalities and Miami-Dade Public Schools for opportunities to spark demand for locallyproduced ethanol and biodiesel to meet CO2 reduction, gasoline consumption, and air pollution attainment goals.
Section 3. Develop a five-year strategy for replacing a substantial portion of the County’s petroleum consumption with biofuel for review and approved by the Board of County Commissioners.



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