Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 073060
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File Number: 073060 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1342-07 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: COMMUNITY COUNCILS-GREEN BUILDINGS Introduced: 10/15/2007
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 12/4/2007
Agenda Date: 12/4/2007 Agenda Item Number: 11A9
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING COMMUNITY COUNCILS TO PROMOTE, IN THEIR ROLE AS MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY ZONING APPEALS BOARDS, THE BENEFITS OF THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF ''GREEN BUILDINGS''
Indexes: ENVIRONMENT
Sponsors: Sally A. Heyman, 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 12/4/2007 11A9 Adopted P

Governmental Operations and Environment Committee 11/13/2007 3D Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: The foregoing proposed resolution was read into the record by Assistant County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan. Hearing no comments or questions, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution as presented.

County Attorney 10/15/2007 Referred Governmental Operations and Environment Subcomte 11/13/2007

County Attorney 10/15/2007 Assigned Craig H. Coller 10/15/2007

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING COMMUNITY COUNCILS TO PROMOTE, IN THEIR ROLE AS MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY ZONING APPEALS BOARDS, THE BENEFITS OF THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF ''GREEN BUILDINGS''

BODY
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners, pursuant to Section 8-6 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, has provided for the development of a program to expedite review and approval of permit applications for green buildings defined as buildings whose design, construction, and operation promote the preservation of resources and environmentally sensitive construction practices, systems and materials; and
WHEREAS, the Community Councils, in their role as Community Zoning Appeals Boards, are in the unique position to encourage the construction of green buildings which is vital to protecting the environment of this County; and
WHEREAS, this Board's steps to encourage construction of green buildings is beneficial to the development community,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the Board hereby directs that when appropriate, the Community Councils, in their role as Community Zoning Appeals Boards, inform and encourage developers to design and develop green buildings and further requests through the Mayor, that the Department of Planning and Zoning distribute to the members of the Community Councils this resolution along with any other informational materials it deems appropriate relating to the design and construction of green buildings.



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