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File Number: 083032
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File Number: 083032 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1277-08 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: CHILDREN ZONE Introduced: 10/23/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 11/20/2008
Agenda Date: 11/20/2008 Agenda Item Number: 14A1
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION PURSUANT TO SECTION 409.147 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES RECOGNIZING THE NEED FOR A TEN YEAR PILOT PROJECT ZONE WHICH LIES PARTLY WITHIN THE CITY OF MIAMI AND INCLUDES THE COMMUNITIES OF ALLAPATTAH, LIBERTY CITY, LITTLE HAITI AND WYNWOOD; AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO ESTABLISH THE STATUTORILY REQUIRED COMMUNITY PLANNING TEAM; SUPPORTING THE STATE IN THE CREATION OF A NOT-FOR-PROFIT FOR THIS PILOT PROJECT; URGING FOR INCLUSION OF THE MAYOR OR DESIGNEE AND A REPRESENTATIVE FROM MIAMI JACKSON SENIOR HIGH ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE NOT-FOR-PROFIT; AND DESIGNATING THE PILOT PROJECT THE ''MAGIC CITY ZONE''
Indexes: CHILDREN ZONE
Sponsors: Audrey M. Edmonson, Prime Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Katy Sorenson, Co-Sponsor
  Sen. Javier D. Souto, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, 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 11/20/2008 14A1 Adopted P
REPORT: Ms. Winifred Heggins, Vice President, Ounce of Prevention Fund, appeared before the Board and provided a brief overview of the organization’s origin and purpose. Commissioners Jordan, Sosa, and Sorenson asked to be listed as co-sponsors of this resolution. There being no further questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote.

County Manager 11/17/2008 Additions 11/20/2008

Economic Development and Human Services Committee 11/12/2008 2A Forwarded to the BCC by the BCC Chairperson with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Cynthia Johnson-Stacks read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Chairwoman Edmonson relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairwoman Sorenson. Commissioner Edmonson explained the intent of this proposed resolution. All Committee members asked to be listed as co-sponsors to this proposed resolution. Hearing no further comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on this proposed resolution as presented. SPECIAL NOTE: Chairwoman Edmonson submitted a memorandum requesting that the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Chairman Bruno A. Barreiro waive the Board's Rules and Procedures to allow the foregoing proposed resolution to be heard at the November 20, 2008 Board meeting.

County Attorney 10/23/2008 Referred Economic Development and Human Services Committee 11/12/2008

County Attorney 10/23/2008 Assigned Mandana Dashtaki

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION PURSUANT TO SECTION 409.147 OF THE FLORIDA STATUTES RECOGNIZING THE NEED FOR A TEN YEAR PILOT PROJECT ZONE WHICH LIES PARTLY WITHIN THE CITY OF MIAMI AND INCLUDES THE COMMUNITIES OF ALLAPATTAH, LIBERTY CITY, LITTLE HAITI AND WYNWOOD; AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO ESTABLISH THE STATUTORILY REQUIRED COMMUNITY PLANNING TEAM; SUPPORTING THE STATE IN THE CREATION OF A NOT-FOR-PROFIT FOR THIS PILOT PROJECT; URGING FOR INCLUSION OF THE MAYOR OR DESIGNEE AND A REPRESENTATIVE FROM MIAMI JACKSON SENIOR HIGH ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE NOT-FOR-PROFIT; AND DESIGNATING THE PILOT PROJECT THE “MAGIC CITY ZONE”

BODY

WHEREAS, on March 20, 2007 this Board adopted Resolution No. 355-07 designating the Magic City Children’s Zone and urging the Florida Legislature to provide for creation of the Magic City Children’s Zone Pilot Project; and
WHEREAS, during the 2008 regular session, the Florida Legislature passed House Bill 3, Chapter 2008-96, Laws of Florida, effective July 1, 2008, creating the Magic City Children’s Zone, a 10-year pilot project zone in Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, H.B. 3 was sponsored by Representative Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall and the companion bill, S.B. 500, was sponsored by Senator Larcenia Bullard; and
WHEREAS, the Legislature also appropriated $3.6 million to the Magic City Children’s Zone Pilot Project as part of the State Fiscal Year 2008-09 Appropriations Act; and
WHEREAS, H.B. 3, which was codified in section 409.147, Florida Statutes, and R 355 07 set the geographic boundaries of the pilot project zone as: Northwest 79th Street to the north; Northwest 36th Street to the south; North Miami Avenue to the east; and Northwest 27th Avenue to the west, which lies partly within the City of Miami and includes the communities of Allapattah, Liberty City, Little Haiti and Wynwood; and
WHEREAS, this Board finds that this area, which lies within the borders of Miami-Dade County, chronically exhibits extreme and unacceptable levels of poverty, unemployment, physical deterioration, as well as limited access to quality educational, health care, and social services; and
WHEREAS, rehabilitation, conservation, or redevelopment, of the area is necessary in the interest of improving the health, wellness, education, living conditions, and livelihoods of the children and families who live there; and
WHEREAS, revitalization of the area can occur only if the State and the private sector invest resources to improve infrastructure and the provision of services; and
WHEREAS, the State appropriated the $3.6 million for the Magic City Children’s Zone Pilot Project through the Department of Children and Families (“DCF”) for the creation and implementation of the pilot project in Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, DCF has contracted with the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida (“Ounce”) to provide fiscal oversight for the pilot project, technical assistance for development and implementation of the strategic community plan, and evaluation and management information services; and
WHEREAS, the State delegated to Ounce the task of establishing the not-for-profit entity for the pilot project as well as providing staff support for the Community Planning Team that will be created by the County; and
WHEREAS, the Community Planning Team shall consist of residents and representatives from community-based organizations and other community institutions, of which at least half must reside within the area designated as the Zone pursuant to section 409.147, Fla. Stat.; and
WHEREAS, section 409.147, Fla. Stat. requires the Community Planning team to:
1. develop a planning process that sets the direction for, builds a commitment to, and develops the capacity to realize the Magic City Zone’s concept;
2. develop a vision of what the zone will look like when the challenges, problems, and opportunities in the zone are successfully addressed; identify important opportunities, strengths, challenges, and problems in the zone;
3. develop a strategic community plan consisting of goals, objectives, tasks, the designation of responsible parties, the identification of resources needed, timelines for implementation of the plan, and procedures for monitoring outcomes; and designate working groups; and
WHEREAS, section 409.147, Fla. Stat. requires eight (8) working groups of the Community Planning Team:
1. Early Development and Care of Children,
2. Education of Children and Youth,
3. Health and Wellness,
4. Youth Support,
5. Parent and Guardian Support,
6. Adult Education, Training, and Jobs,
7. Community Safety, and
8. Housing and Community Development; and
WHEREAS, section 409.147, Fla. Stat. does not prohibit the Community Planning Team from creating additional working groups; and
WHEREAS, as a result of preliminary meetings concerning the Zone the following working groups shall be added:
1. Arts and Culture; and
2. Elder Affairs,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Authorizes the Mayor or Designee to establish within sixty (60) days from the date of the passage of this Resolution a Community Planning Team, consisting of residents and representatives from community-based organizations and other community institutions, of which at least half will reside within the area designated as the Magic City Zone, and having at a minimum; the following ten working groups for the Magic City Zone Pilot Project:
1. Early Development and Care of Children,

2. Education of Children and Youth,

3. Health and Wellness,

4. Youth Support,

5. Parent and Guardian Support,

6. Adult Education, Training, and Jobs,

7. Community Safety,

8. Housing and Community Development,

9. Arts and Culture, and

10. Elder Affairs.

Section 2. Supports and directs the Mayor or Designee to provide all necessary support for the Community Planning Team and Working Groups in their development and adoption of a strategic community plan to address the ten (10) working group areas set forth in Section 1 above. The plan is to outline the goals, objectives, and tasks required to implement the Magic City Zone Pilot Project, designate parties responsible for each task, identify needed resources, and set a timeline for implementation as well as procedures for monitoring outcomes.
Section 3. Supports and encourages Ounce to create a not-for-profit corporation registered, incorporated, organized, and operated in compliance with chapter 617, Florida Statutes, which will facilitate fundraising, secure broad community ownership of the Magic City Zone, take over planning responsibilities from the planning team and oversee implementation of the Magic City Zone strategic community plan.
Section 4. Urges Ounce to include two additional seats on the Magic City Zone’s not-for-profit corporation Board of Directors; one for the Mayor or Designee and another for a representative of Miami Jackson Senior High.
Section 5. Designates and identifies the pilot project created by the State legislature as the “Magic City Zone”.



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