Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 083615
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File Number: 083615 File Type: Resolution Status: Amended
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: PROPOSED LIST OF INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS Introduced: 12/16/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: Agenda Item Number: 11A
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO QUICKLY DEVELOP AND PRIORITIZE A PROPOSED LIST OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS FOR SUBMISSION TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN THE EVENT FEDERAL FUNDS ARE MADE AVAILABLE TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AS PART OF A PUBLIC WORKS ECONOMIC STIMULUS PLAN (SEE LEGISTAR FILE NOS. 083682 AND 090333)
Indexes: ECONOMIC STIMULUS
Sponsors: Audrey M. Edmonson, Prime 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

Transit, Infrastructure & Roads Committee 2/11/2009 2A Amended
REPORT: (See Agenda Item 2A Amended; Legislative File No. 090441 for the amended version.)

County Attorney 1/22/2009 Referred Transit, Infrastructure & Roads Committee 2/11/2009

County Attorney 12/16/2008 Assigned Jess M. McCarty

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO QUICKLY DEVELOP AND PRIORITIZE A PROPOSED LIST OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS FOR SUBMISSION TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN THE EVENT FEDERAL FUNDS ARE MADE AVAILABLE TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AS PART OF A PUBLIC WORKS ECONOMIC STIMULUS PLAN

BODY
WHEREAS, the National Bureau of Economic Research recently officially announced that the U.S. economy has been in a recession since December, 2007; and
WHEREAS, the official declaration came as little surprise as the evidence of a recession, including substantial job losses, stagnant wages and slower production, has been widespread for months; and
WHEREAS, since the start of the recession a year ago, the U.S. has lost 2.7 million jobs, with about 10.3 million American workers now unemployed; and
WHEREAS, the nation’s unemployment rate reached 6.7 percent in November – 1.7 percentage points higher than a year ago – and is expected to continue to rise into next year; and
WHEREAS, President-Elect Barack Obama has stated a goal of creating 2.5 million jobs in the U.S. by 2011; and
WHEREAS, a critical part of this two-year initiative is to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure; and
WHEREAS, investing in local government infrastructure is the quickest and most direct path to creating jobs and stimulating the businesses that can begin to reverse the current economic downturn; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County has a long list of public infrastructure projects that could be started quickly and that could stimulate the economy and create jobs if funding is made available; and
WHEREAS, the U.S. Conference of Mayors under the leadership of City of Miami Mayor Manuel A. (Manny) Diaz recently presented President-Elect Obama an 803-page report entitled “Main Street Economic Recovery, Ready to Go Jobs and Infrastructure Projects” that lists almost $180 billion in local government infrastructure projects that could be undertaken within the next two years in a wide range of areas including transportation, housing, water & wastewater, energy and public safety; and
WHEREAS, in the event the incoming Obama Administration makes funding available to local governments as part of a federal public works economic stimulus plan, Miami-Dade County should have a prioritized list of infrastructure projects that is ready to submit to the federal government,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Directs the Mayor or Designee to quickly develop and prioritize a proposed list of Miami-Dade County infrastructure projects for submission to the federal government in the event funds are made available to local governments as part of a public works economic stimulus plan. The list of infrastructure projects should consist of County projects that can be started immediately and completed within the next two years, or that otherwise comply with the requirements identified by the federal government for funding.
Section 2. Directs the Mayor or his designee to submit the proposed, prioritized list of infrastructure projects to this Board for approval within thirty (30) days of the date of this resolution.



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