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File Number: 080494
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File Number: 080494 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-302-08 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: NEW STARTS NORTH CORRIDOR Introduced: 2/21/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 3/18/2008
Agenda Date: 3/18/2008 Agenda Item Number: 14A3
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR AND/OR HIS DESIGNEE TO UTILIZE AN INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL CONSULTANT TO EXAMINE DOCUMENTATION RELATED TO THE CAPITAL AND OPERATING FINANCIAL PLANS USED TO PREPARE THE NEW STARTS NORTH CORRIDOR APPLICATION AND TO PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS TO SECURE THE REQUIRED LOCAL FUNDING NECESSARY TO SATISFY THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION (FTA) NEW STARTS REQUIREMENTS
Indexes: NORTH CORRIDOR
  PEOPLES TRANSPORTATION PLAN
  SALES TAX
  TRANSIT
Sponsors: Dorrin D. Rolle, Prime Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, 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 3/18/2008 14A3 Adopted P
REPORT: County Attorney Cuevas read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Commissioner Gimenez pointed out that the Citizens Independent Transportation Trust (CITT) had in its employ an independent financial consultant, and suggested Commissioner Rolle consider having this consultant perform the requested analysis. Commissioner Moss noted the financial consultants should be well acquainted with the legislators and the legislative process in Washington, D.C. In response to Commissioner Sosa’s question regarding the cost to hire an independent financial consultant, Ms. Maria E. Johnson, Manager, CITT, noted the consultant was paid from a budgeted amount, according to the scope of work performed on an hourly basis. There being no further questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote.

County Manager 3/13/2008 Additions Board of County Commissioners 3/18/2008

Transit Committee 3/12/2008 2C Forwarded to the BCC by the BCC Chairperson with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Bruce Libhaber read the foregoing resolution into the record. Chairman Rolle relinquished the Chair to Vice Chairwoman Jordan. The Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing resolution. In response to Commissioner Rolle’s question regarding costs to the County, Assistant County Manager Ysela Llort noted, for the record, that this project/proposal would result in no additional costs to Miami-Dade Transit. Chairman Rolle asked Assistant County Manager Ysela Llort to ensure that independent objectives were outlined in this contract and that this project/proposal would result in no additional costs to the County. Commissioner Jordan asked Assistant County Manager Ysela Llort to identify impacts of the 15-day timeframe for the submittal of recommendations with regard to Commission discussions concerning proposed budget tradeoffs and with regard to other fiscal issues pertaining to the North Corridor application. Chairman Rolle asked Assistant County Manager Ysela Llort to begin as soon as possible working with the independent financial consultant regarding submittal of the New Starts North Corridor Application and that within the 15 days identified in this resolution, the consultant’s recommendations and the fiscal information related to this resolution be provided to the Transit Committee. Chairman Rolle asked staff to prepare the appropriate memorandum requesting that the County Commission's Chairman Bruno A. Barreiro waive the Committee's rules and allow the foregoing proposed resolution to be heard at the March 18, 2008 County Commission meeting.

County Attorney 2/21/2008 Assigned Bruce Libhaber 2/22/2008

County Attorney 2/21/2008 Referred Transit Committee 3/12/2008

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR AND/OR HIS DESIGNEE TO UTILIZE AN INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL CONSULTANT TO EXAMINE DOCUMENTATION RELATED TO THE CAPITAL AND OPERATING FINANCIAL PLANS USED TO PREPARE THE NEW STARTS NORTH CORRIDOR APPLICATION AND TO PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS TO SECURE THE REQUIRED LOCAL FUNDING NECESSARY TO SATISFY THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION (FTA) NEW STARTS REQUIREMENTS

BODY
WHEREAS, on November 5, 2002, the citizens of Miami-Dade County voted overwhelmingly to levy a one-half of one percent sales tax increase in order to improve transportation in Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, on July 9, 2002, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance 02-116 which established the People’s Transportation Plan; and
WHEREAS, from its inception, the People’s Transportation Plan identified the North Corridor, extending along N.W. 27th Avenue from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Metrorail Station to the Miami-Dade/Broward County line, as the recipient of top priority to go into the final design and construction phase; and
WHEREAS, obtaining accurate and verifiable financial data and sound financial analysis are essential components to receiving federal funds for the North Corridor; and
WHEREAS, the receipt of federal funds is a crucial element to the successful construction and development of the North Corridor,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board directs the County Mayor and/or his designee to utilize an independent financial consultant to examine the capital financial plan, the operating financial plan, and all supporting documents used to prepare the New Starts North Corridor application, and provide recommendations to secure the required local funding necessary to satisfy the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) New Starts requirements within fifteen (15) days. The County Mayor and/or his designee is further directed to ensure that recommendations that depict Miami-Dade County’s commitment, including those formulated by the independent financial consultant’s review, will be timely submitted to the FTA for its review and approval in order to seek an improved rating.



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