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File Number: 081788
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File Number: 081788 File Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
Version: 0 Reference: 08-98 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: RETAINING CONSULTANTS FOR CITT Introduced: 6/4/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 9/2/2008
Agenda Date: 9/2/2008 Agenda Item Number: 7B
Notes: 6wk btwn 1st reading & 2nd reading Title: ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2-1421 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA RELATING TO THE RETAINING OF CONSULTANTS FOR THE CITIZENS' INDEPENDENT TRANSPORTATION TRUST; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 061815]
Indexes: CITIZENS INDEPENDENT TRANSPORTATION TRUST
  CONSULTING SERVICES
Sponsors: Carlos A. Gimenez, Prime 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 9/2/2008 7B Adopted P
REPORT: Commissioner Moss questioned whether the Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust (CITT) already had the authority to retain the services of consultants without County Commission approval. Assistant County Attorney Bruce Libhaber advised that the existing CITT contracts with consultants were County contracts that required Commission approval, and that this proposed ordinance would allow the CITT to avoid using County contracts to hire consultants. Hearing no other questions or comments, the Commission proceeded to vote.

Transit Committee 7/9/2008 1D2 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Bruce Libhaber read the foregoing ordinance into the record. Chairman Rolle opened the public hearing. Ms. Linda Zilber, Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust (CITT) Vice Chair, appeared before the Committee in support of the foregoing ordinance. Chairman Rolle closed the public hearing. Commissioner Gimenez noted the intent of this ordinance was for consultants to be hired for the Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust (CITT) as long as hiring was within the budget approved by the County Commission. He further noted this meant no additional funds would be expended. Ms. Linda Zilber, CITT Vice Chair, appeared before the Committee in support of the foregoing ordinance. Hearing no further questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing ordinance.

Board of County Commissioners 6/17/2008 4C Adopted on first reading 7/9/2008 P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read the foregoing ordinance into the record. Hearing no questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing ordinance. The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and scheduled for a public hearing before the Transit Committee on July 9, 2008, at 2:00 p.m.

Board of County Commissioners 6/17/2008 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing Transit Committee 7/9/2008

County Attorney 6/4/2008 Referred Transit Committee 7/9/2008

County Attorney 6/4/2008 Assigned Bruce Libhaber 6/4/2008

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2-1421 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA RELATING TO THE RETAINING OF CONSULTANTS FOR THE CITIZENS' INDEPENDENT TRANSPORTATION TRUST; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE

BODY
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. Section 2-1421 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended as follows:1

Sec. 2-1421. Citizens' Independent Transportation Trust created; powers over expenditure and use of proceeds of proposed Charter County Transit System Surtax.

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(g) Powers and duties. The Trust shall have the following duties, functions, powers, responsibilities and jurisdiction with regard to use and expenditure of proceeds of any Charter County Transit System Surtax that is levied by the County under authority of section 212.055(1), Florida Statutes:

>>(7) Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, to retain the services of consultants the Trust deems necessary to assist in its monitoring functions without the need for action by the County Commission, so long as the retaining of such consultants does not result in the budget for the Trust exceeding the amount approved by the County Commission during the annual budget approval process.<<

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Section 2. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or provision of this ordinance is held invalid, the remainder of this ordinance shall not be affected by such invalidity.
Section 3. It is the intention of the Board of County Commissioners, and it is hereby ordained that the provisions of this ordinance shall become and be made a part of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida. The sections of this ordinance may be renumbered or relettered to accomplish such intention, and the word "ordinance" may be changed to "section," "article," or other appropriate word.
Section 4. The provisions of this amendment shall become effective ten (10) days after the date of enactment unless vetoed by the Mayor, and if vetoed, shall become effective only upon an override by this Board.
Section 5. This Ordinance may only be amended or repealed by a two-thirds vote of the Board. Any amendment or repeal of this Ordinance shall further require a minimum of six (6) weeks between first and second reading.
1 Words stricken through and/or [[double bracketed]] shall be deleted. Words underscored and/or >>double arrowed<< constitute the amendment proposed. Remaining provisions are now in effect and remain unchanged



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