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File Number: 080698
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File Number: 080698 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-320-08 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: AMENDMENT TO PTP - ORANGE LINE Introduced: 3/4/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 4/8/2008
Agenda Date: 4/8/2008 Agenda Item Number: 5F
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE PEOPLE'S TRANSPORTATION PLAN TO ALLOW FOR THE USE OF SURTAX FUNDS FOR PROJECTS OTHER THAN THOSE RELATED TO THE ORANGE LINE ONLY IF EACH FISCAL YEAR AN ANNUAL ALLOCATION IS MADE SPECIFICALLY TO PROJECTS RELATED TO THE ORANGE LINE
Indexes: PEOPLES TRANSPORTATION PLAN
Sponsors: Barbara J. Jordan, Prime Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Katy Sorenson, 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 4/8/2008 5F Adopted P
REPORT: County Attorney Robert Cuevas read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Chairman Barreiro opened the public hearing. Hearing no one wishing to speak before the Board, Chairman Barreiro closed the public hearing. The Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution as presented. Commissioner Martinez stated he did not support this resolution because the County does not know how much it would allocate yearly or reserve for future debt service. Therefore, funding provided for projects other than those related to the Orange Line may result in a shortfall.

Board of County Commissioners 3/18/2008 14A7 4 Day Rule Invoked
REPORT: Commissioner Martinez invoked the 4-Day Rule.

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

Transit Committee 3/12/2008 2E 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. Commissioner Jordan noted, for the record, that she hoped each Transit Committee member would cosponsor this important resolution, which was originally adopted by the Citizen’s Independent Transportation Trust (CITT) under the leadership of Marc Buoniconti, Chairman of the CITT Project and Financial Review Committee and former Chairman of the CITT. She further noted she had the initial language which the voters approved in terms of CITT and People’s Transportation (PTP) funds. Commissioner Jordan asked Mr. Buoniconti to explain the intent of this resolution. Mr. Buoniconti noted this resolution earmarked funds for the Orange Line. Mr. Buoniconti also noted that once the funds were earmarked, the balance would be eligible for PTP projects for the Public Works and Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) departments. In summary, Mr. Buoniconti noted that the purpose of this resolution was to balance capital spending with operations and maintenance, to ensure that capital reserves remained for other important projects, specifically the Orange Line, and in particular, the North Corridor. Commissioner Jordan noted that she would like to make a correction regarding an article in the Miami Herald. She noted the article created an impression that an ethnic divide existed concerning the Orange Line with regard to members of the Commission. This had never been the case, Commissioner Jordan noted. She pointed out it was stated that the Administrator indicated he could usually distinguish whether a community was unified on an issue. She noted it was also stated that a clear message must be sent that the Board was unified on an issue. Reading language regarding implementation of the PTP, Commissioner Jordan noted the language stated the North Corridor was part of the original rapid transit plan and would receive top priority. Addressing Chairman Rolle, she noted the best message the Committee and Board could send was that they were committed to the language the voters approved and to language the Board accepted when the half-penny sales tax was proposed, regarding the priority of the North Corridor project. Chairman Rolle asked that this resolution be amended to specify dollar amounts for activities along the Orange Line. Mr. Buoniconti noted that including dollar amounts for activities was very difficult because as the project proceeded, the cost changed. He noted the resolution included language providing for CITT to meet annually with Miami-Dade Transit to determine an amount. Mr. Buoniconti also noted that CITT would work with MDT to identify an annual fiscal dollar amount for the Orange Line. Chairman Rolle noted he wanted dollar amounts of allocations to be tied to items in the line item budget. He suggested Mr. Buoniconti consider linking dollar amounts to specific activities. Mr. Buoniconti noted a number would be determined, but the CITT did not want to be tied to a number because it wanted to ensure that sufficient funds were available for the Orange Line. He pointed out, for the record, that the CITT had recommended Miami-Dade Transit and the County Manager analyze assumptions which had been identified. Mr. Buoniconti added that he was glad Miami-Dade Transit was acknowledging efforts made by the CITT. Following discussion regarding public works and capital projects, funding for new Metrorail cars, the need to prioritize and trim the budget, and the 20% municipal component, Commissioner Sorenson commended Mr. Buoniconti for his efforts and noted that commissioners should seriously consider recommendations of the CITT. She also noted she agreed that projects should be prioritized. . Mr. Buoniconti acknowledged his staff members for their efforts. Assistant County Manager Llort also noted she was thankful to Mr. Buoniconti for his efforts to advance the Transit program. She noted she wanted to remind Committee members that the low rating from the Federal Transit Administration was given not because of funds for capital expansion of the North and East-West corridors, but because insufficient funds were available for the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) and Rehabilitation. She added she wanted to ensure that as this project moved forward, it did not have unintended consequences. Hearing no other questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing resolution. 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 3/4/2008 Referred Transit Committee 3/12/2008

County Attorney 3/4/2008 Assigned Bruce Libhaber

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION APPROVING AN AMENDMENT TO THE PEOPLE'S TRANSPORTATION PLAN TO ALLOW FOR THE USE OF SURTAX FUNDS FOR PROJECTS OTHER THAN THOSE RELATED TO THE ORANGE LINE ONLY IF EACH FISCAL YEAR AN ANNUAL ALLOCATION IS MADE SPECIFICALLY TO PROJECTS RELATED TO THE ORANGE LINE

BODY
WHEREAS, this Board desires to accomplish the purposes outlined in the accompanying Resolution of the Citizens' Independent Transportation Trust, a copy of which is incorporated herein by reference,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board approves an amendment to the People's Transportation Plan to allow for the use of Surtax funds for projects other than those related to the Orange Line only if each fiscal year an annual allocation is made specifically to projects related to the Orange Line.



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