Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 072913
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File Number: 072913 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1003-07 Control:
File Name: FEASIBILITY OF CONSOLIDATING COUNTY DEPT. Introduced: 9/28/2007
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 9/4/2007
Agenda Date: 9/4/2007 Agenda Item Number: 11A17
Notes: THIS IS FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. (also see 072244) Title: RESOLUTION REQUESTING COUNTY MANAGER TO PREPARE A REPORT ANALYZING FEASIBILITY OF CONSOLIDATING COUNTY DEPARTMENTS AND ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS IN ORDER TO REDUCE ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS OF COUNTY GOVERNMENT [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NOS. 072035 AND 072244]
Indexes: CONSOLIDATED PLAN
Sponsors: Sen. Javier D. Souto, Prime Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, 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

County Attorney 9/28/2007 Assigned Geri Bonzon-Keenan

Board of County Commissioners 9/4/2007 11A17 AMENDED Adopted as amended P
REPORT: Commissioner Sorenson offered a friendly amendment that the report include a review of the history of departments already consolidated. Commissioner Martinez noted he co-sponsored this item because he had attempted, for many years, to get recruiting departments to consolidate, especially the Police, Corrections and Fire Departments, which the Board did not want to combine. Commissioner Gimenez asked that he be added as a co-sponsor to this item. County Manager Burgess noted staff needed more time to compile all materials from 1987 through 2007 in order to comply with this resolution. He requested the required time for completing the report be extended to November. Hearing no objection, the foregoing proposed resolution was adopted as amended to include in the analysis report, all departments consolidated in the past; and that the report be provided by the end of November 2007.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION REQUESTING COUNTY MANAGER TO PREPARE A REPORT ANALYZING FEASIBILITY OF CONSOLIDATING COUNTY DEPARTMENTS AND ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS IN ORDER TO REDUCE ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS OF COUNTY GOVERNMENT

BODY
WHEREAS, the State recently approved legislation requiring the County to rollback property tax revenue to Fiscal Year 2006-2007 levels (with an allowance for new construction) plus an additional 9% reduction in county-wide property tax collections, a 5% reduction in UMSA property tax collections and a 3% reduction in dependent Fire/Rescue district property tax collections; and
WHEREAS, because of the State mandated tax rollback and revenue cap the County must significantly reduce its anticipated expenditures for the 2007-2008 Fiscal Year; and
WHEREAS, this Board wishes to explore methods to reduce the administrative cost of County government to the taxpayers, while preserving direct service delivery positions; and
WHEREAS, this Board wishes to direct the County Manager to prepare a report analyzing the feasibility of consolidating County departments and administrative functions in order to reduce the administrative cost of County government,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. The foregoing recitals are incorporated in this resolution and are approved.
Section 2. This Board requests the County Manager to prepare a report that: (a) for the years 2007, 1997 and 1987, indicates the number of County departments, the total administrative costs associated with each department, and the total number of senior management positions in each department for each respective year ("senior management positions" shall mean any classification higher than and inclusive of a Division Director); (b) indicates which departments were divided into multiple new departments during the last two decades and an explanation for such division; (c) analyzes which departments have been consolidated during the last two decades, an explanation for such consolidation and which departments could be consolidated to reduce administrative costs; (d) for each County department, categorizes departmental functions as critical functions, quality of life services or neither; and (e) examines whether those departmental functions categorized as neither critical functions nor quality of life services may be performed by other departments. The County Manager shall present the report to this Board by November 30, 2007.



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