Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 090365
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File Number: 090365 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-139-09 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: URGING NOT TO CUT MEALS AND RELATED SERVICES TO THE ELDERLY Introduced: 2/17/2009
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 2/17/2009
Agenda Date: 2/17/2009 Agenda Item Number: 11A24
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE NOT TO CUT FUNDS FOR MEALS AND RELATED SERVICES TO THE ELDERLY
Indexes: ELDERLY
  LEGISLATURE
  MEALS
  URGING
Sponsors: Dennis C. Moss, Prime Sponsor
  Bruno A. Barreiro, Co-Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Natacha Seijas, Co-Sponsor
  Katy Sorenson, 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 2/17/2009 11A24 Adopted P

County Manager 2/17/2009 Additions 2/17/2009

County Attorney 2/17/2009 Assigned Jess M. McCarty 2/17/2009

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE NOT TO CUT FUNDS FOR MEALS AND RELATED SERVICES TO THE ELDERLY

BODY
WHEREAS, the State of Florida through the Department of Elder Affairs is providing $4.4million in general revenue local service provider funds in the current fiscal year to Miami-Dade providers, including Miami-Dade County, that provide meals for the elderly and transportation to meal sites to elderly members of our community who are in need; and
WHEREAS, the $4.4 million in funding was a reduction from $6 million in funding during the prior fiscal year; and
WHEREAS, the County matches state funding with $1 million in County funding for elder meals for such programs; and
WHEREAS, as part of their budget exercise for possible cuts for the 2009-2010 fiscal year, the Department of Elder Affairs is recommending to the House Healthy Seniors Appropriations Committee that funding to local service providers for elder meal programs be eliminated; and
WHEREAS, should these proposed budget reductions be implemented, it would have devastating affects on the needy elderly in our community, many of whom rely onmeal programs for daily survival,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Urges the Florida Legislature not to cut funds for meals and related services to the elderly.
Section 2. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the Governor, Senate President, House Speaker, the Chair and Members of the Miami-Dade County State Legislative Delegation, and the Secretary of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
Section 3. Directs the County's state lobbyists to against the cuts indicated in Section1 above, and authorizes and directs that the 2009 State Legislative Package be amended to include this item.



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