Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 073781
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File Number: 073781 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-134-08 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: SOLAR WATER HEATER INSTALLATIONS FOR LOW-INCOME HOMEOWNERS Introduced: 12/28/2007
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 2/5/2008
Agenda Date: 2/5/2008 Agenda Item Number: 11A22
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO ESTABLISH A PROGRAM TO PROVIDE MATCHING FUNDS FOR SOLAR AND OTHER ENERGY SAVING WATER HEATER INSTALLATIONS FOR LOW-INCOME HOMEOWNERS
Indexes: NONE
Sponsors: Katy Sorenson, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-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 2/5/2008 11A22 Adopted P

Budget and Finance Committee 1/28/2008 2M Forwarded to the BCC by the BCC Chairperson with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: (See Report Under Agenda Item 2L, Legislative File No. 073780.) Chairman Martinez noted he would prepare a memorandum that asked Chairman Barreiro to waive the Board's Rules and Procedures to allow this proposed resolution to be considered at the February 5, 2008, County Commission meeting.

County Attorney 12/28/2007 Referred Budget and Finance Committee 1/15/2008

County Attorney 12/28/2007 Assigned Jess M. McCarty

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO ESTABLISH A PROGRAM TO PROVIDE MATCHING FUNDS FOR SOLAR AND OTHER ENERGY SAVING WATER HEATER INSTALLATIONS FOR LOW-INCOME HOMEOWNERS

BODY
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County has provided funding for solar water heater installations for low-income homeowners for the last several years; and
WHEREAS, the program has become one of the largest non-utility solar water programs in the State; and
WHEREAS, with a large population of economically disadvantaged families, there remains a substantial unmet need for such solar water heaters beyond what the County can provide on its own; and
WHEREAS, the Florida Legislature should replicate the success of the Miami-Dade solar water heater program across the state and establish a statewide program that provides matching funds to local governments for solar water heater programs for low-income homeowners; and
WHEREAS, the program should also include other energy saving water heater installations that are not necessarily solar; and
WHEREAS, state matching funds could increase local governments' ability to provide economic stability to low income homeowners through reduced electric bills and improved quality of life,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Urges the Florida Legislature to establish a program to provide matching funds for local programs that provide solar and other energy-saving water heaters to low-income homeowners.
Section 2. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit certified copies of the resolution to the Governor, Senate President, House Speaker, and Chair and Members of the Miami-Dade State Legislative Delegation.
Section 3. Directs the County's state lobbyists to advocate for the issue identified in section 1 above, and directs the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to include this item in the 2008 state legislative package.



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