Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 071658
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File Number: 071658 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-838-07 Control: County Commission
File Name: ENFORCE CRIMINAL LAWS IN PUBLIC HOUSING Introduced: 5/29/2007
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 7/10/2007
Agenda Date: 7/10/2007 Agenda Item Number: 11A15
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO PREPARE A PLAN FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF CRIMINAL LAWS IN AND AROUND PUBLIC HOUSING PROPERTIES FOR THE BENEFIT OF PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS AND THE PUBLIC
Indexes: PUBLIC HOUSING
Sponsors: Audrey M. Edmonson, Prime 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 7/10/2007 11A15 Adopted P

Economic Development and Human Services Committee 6/19/2007 2F Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Cynthia Johnson-Stacks read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Commissioner Jordan offered an amendment to the foregoing proposed resolution to include focusing on crime prevention. Following Vice Chairwoman Sorenson’s request regarding the proposed amendment and the absence of the sponsor, Commissioner Jordan stated she would present the amendment when the proposed resolution was considered by the County Commission. Hearing no further questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution as presented.

Health and Public Safety Committee 6/14/2007 2D Forwarded to the BCC by BCC Chairperson due to lack of a quorum 7/10/2007

County Attorney 5/31/2007 Assigned Economic Development and Human Services Committee 6/19/2007

County Attorney 5/31/2007 Assigned Health and Public Safety Committee 6/14/2007

County Attorney 5/29/2007 Assigned Thomas H. Robertson 5/29/2007

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO PREPARE A PLAN FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF CRIMINAL LAWS IN AND AROUND PUBLIC HOUSING PROPERTIES FOR THE BENEFIT OF PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS AND THE PUBLIC

BODY

WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County operates many Public Housing properties for the benefit of all residents of Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, on occasion, residents of Public Housing, have been the victims of crimes in a greater number than many non residents; and
WHEREAS, the safety of Public Housing residents, employees and visitors to Public Housing is of utmost importance to this County; and
WHEREAS, the safety of citizens near and surrounding Public Housing is also of utmost importance to this County; and
WHEREAS, the strong enforcement of criminal laws in and around Public Housing is in the best interest of all residents of Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, deterring crime in and around Public Housing is in the public interest and improves the quality of life for all residents of Miami-Dade County,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board of County Commissioners directs the County Manager to prepare a plan for the strong and consistent enforcement of criminal laws in and around the various Public Housing properties owned by Miami-Dade County for the protection of all citizens. The plan should include the feasibility and cost of implementing a Public Housing Police Unit, as has been done in the past. The plan shall be returned to this Board of County Commissioners within 45 days of this date.



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