Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 081526
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File Number: 081526 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-680-08 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: DESIGNING, BUILDING AND OPERATING PET HOTELS AT MIA AND SEAP Introduced: 5/13/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 6/3/2008
Agenda Date: 6/3/2008 Agenda Item Number: 11A9
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR HIS DESIGNEE TO REPORT WITHIN THIRTY DAYS ON THE FEASIBILITY OF MIAMI DADE COUNTY DESIGNING, BUILDING AND OPERATING PET HOTELS AT THE MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND THE MIAMI SEAPORT
Indexes: PET HOTELS
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Prime Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, 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 6/3/2008 11A9 Adopted P
REPORT: Commissioner Diaz asked County Manager George Burgess to expedite the report regarding the feasibility of Miami-Dade County designing, building and operating pet hotels at Miami International Airport and the Miami Seaport. He asked that the report be presented at the July 17, 2008 BCC meeting.

Airport and Tourism Committee 5/15/2008 2A Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney David Murray read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Chairman Diaz relinquished the Chair to Vice Chairwoman Heyman. It was moved by Commissioner Diaz that the foregoing proposed resolution be forwarded to the County Commission with a favorable recommendation. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Sosa. Hearing no comments or questions, the Committee voted on the foregoing proposed resolution as presented.

County Manager 5/14/2008 Additions Airport and Tourism Committee 5/15/2008

County Attorney 5/13/2008 Referred Airport and Tourism Committee 5/15/2008

County Attorney 5/13/2008 Assigned Cynji A. Lee

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR HIS DESIGNEE TO REPORT WITHIN THIRTY DAYS ON THE FEASIBILITY OF MIAMI DADE COUNTY DESIGNING, BUILDING AND OPERATING PET HOTELS AT THE MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND THE MIAMI SEAPORT

BODY

WHEREAS, it is estimated that Americans spend $3 billion a year boarding and grooming their pets, and, in light of the fact that passengers need to provide care and boarding to their pets while they are traveling, it is in the best interest of Miami Dade County to study the feasibility of designing, building and operating pet hotels at the Miami International Airport (“MIA”) and the Miami Seaport (“Seaport”); and
WHEREAS, a growing number of airports are seeing pet hotels being built inside or near to their airport facilities; pet hotels are already open and running near the airports at Jacksonville, New Orleans and Portland, Oregon, and pet hotel operators have plans to open facilities or are in discussions with Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Chicago O’Hare, Chicago Midway, Houston Bush Intercontinental, Houston Hobby and Minneapolis; and
WHEREAS, because the operation of a pet hotel is a way for airports to boost their non-aviation revenue, many airports will run their airport pet hotel as a for-profit operation; in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, for example, the Animal Humane Society was the successful bidder to run a for-profit pet boarding facility that will accommodate up to 141 guests, and it is estimated that the airport will collect approximately $4 million in rent and concession fees from the facility over a fifteen year period,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the Board requests the Mayor or designee to report to the Board within thirty (30) days, on the feasibility of Miami Dade County designing, building and operating pet hotels at MIA and the Seaport. The study should identify land available inside or outside MIA and the Seaport for the project.



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