Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 091023
Printable PDF Format Download Adobe Reader  Clerk's Official Copy   

File Number: 091023 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-443-09 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: OUR KIDS OF MIAMI-DADE/MONROE, INC. Introduced: 4/7/2009
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 4/21/2009
Agenda Date: 4/21/2009 Agenda Item Number: 14A1
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE EXISTING PILOT PROGRAM UNTIL JANUARY 1ST, 2010 TO PROVIDE FOR FARE FREE TRANSIT PASSES TO ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ''OUR KIDS OF MIAMI-DADE/MONROE, INC.'' PROGRAM WHO ARE TRANSITIONING OUT OF FOSTER CARE
Indexes: TRANSIT FARES AND CHARGES
Sponsors: Audrey M. Edmonson, Prime Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Katy Sorenson, 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 4/21/2009 14A1 Adopted P

County Manager 4/20/2009 Time Sensitive Board of County Commissioners 4/21/2009
REPORT: The current piolt program will expire on April 30, 2009.

County Manager 4/16/2009 Additions 4/21/2009

Transit, Infrastructure & Roads Committee 4/15/2009 2H Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Bruce Libhaber read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Commissioner Edmonson noted this resolution extended the current pilot program to January 2010 and would allow Our Kids, Inc time to apply for funding through this year’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) process instead of requiring Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) to fully fund the program. She added that if this program was not funded through CDBG by January 2010, the County would take over it. Chairwoman Jordan advised Committee members that she had asked Mr. Beasley, Executive Director of South Florida Work Force (SFWF), to meet with Our Kids, Inc to explore the feasibility of SFWF paying for the costs of those students currently eligible for this program, rather than MDT paying it. She noted Mr. Beasley should have an answer by Monday, April 20, 2009. Chairwoman Jordan said her proposed amendment would not eliminate the CDBG process, but would free up Transit dollars and apply only to those students who immediately qualified for the Fare Free Transit Pass program. In response to Commissioner Rolle’s question regarding whether the $320K cost covered a time period from today to January 2010, Mr. Clinton noted the $320K was an annual cost that would be prorated by three months, and reduced to approximately $240K for the remaining nine months of this year. Commissioner Sorenson explained to students that the funding source might be a CBO or possibly the South Florida Work Force, instead of Miami-Dade Transit. She concurred with Commissioner Gimenez statement that the County was investing in the future of its children and community, and noted that was why the Commission needed to ensure this program was funded. Commissioner Edmonson concurred with Vice Chairman Gimenez statements that the County would be investing in its children, and noted that sometimes, the County needed to take that risk. She commended students for living on a $1,200 stipend and said she was honored to support a resolution that helped children to support themselves. All Committee members present asked to be added as co-sponsors to this resolution. Chairwoman Jordan noted the federal stimulus dollars also included summer employment opportunities for young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 and encouraged the students to begin seeking employment opportunities this summer. Assistant County Manager Llort pointed out this resolution needed to be waived to the next full Commission meeting, since the current transit passes issued to the students would expire at the end of this month. Chairwoman Jordan advised she already signed a memorandum requesting this resolution be waived to the next Commission meeting. She invited the students to attend that meeting, and waived the Committee rules of procedure today, to allow the students to come forward and shake hands with the Committee members. NOTE: Chairwoman Jordan submitted a memorandum dated April 15, 2009, requesting the Board of County Commissioner’s (BCC) Chairman Moss to waive the Committee rules and procedures and allow the foregoing resolution to be forwarded to the April 21, 2009 BCC meeting for consideration.

Transit, Infrastructure & Roads Committee 4/15/2009 1D1 Withdrawn
REPORT: During consideration of the changes to the agenda, the foregoing resolution was renumbered as Agenda Item 2H. (See Agenda Item 2H; Legislative File No. 091023 for the report)

County Attorney 4/7/2009 Referred Transit, Infrastructure & Roads Committee 4/15/2009

County Attorney 4/7/2009 Assigned Bruce Libhaber 4/9/2009

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE EXISTING PILOT PROGRAM UNTIL JANUARY 1st, 2010 TO PROVIDE FOR FARE FREE TRANSIT PASSES TO ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS IN THE “OUR KIDS OF MIAMI-DADE/MONROE, INC.” PROGRAM WHO ARE TRANSITIONING OUT OF FOSTER CARE

BODY
WHEREAS, providing fare free transit passes to those individuals transitioning out of foster care will assist said young adults remain in school; and
WHEREAS, enabling these young adults to remain in school is the best way to ensure that they remain productive and contributing citizens of our community; and
WHEREAS, most individuals transitioning out of foster care have little if any family to provide financial support; and
WHEREAS, as a result of limited familial support, many individuals transitioning out of foster care are dependent upon governmental and non-profit agencies for their financial and educational needs; and
WHEREAS, “Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc”. assists South Florida’s adolescents adjust through the difficulties of transitioning from foster care,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board hereby extends the existing pilot program until January1, 2010 to provide for fare free transit passes to eligible participants in the “Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe, Inc.” Program who are transitioning out of foster care.



Home  |   Agendas  |   Minutes  |   Legislative Search  |   Lobbyist Registration  |   Legislative Reports
2014 BCC Meeting Calendar  |   Miami-Dade County Code of Ordinances   |   ADA Notice  |  

Home  |  Using Our Site  |  About Phone Directory  |  Privacy  |  Disclaimer

E-mail your comments, questions and suggestions to Webmaster  

Web Site © 2014 Miami-Dade County.
All rights reserved.