Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 091512
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File Number: 091512 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-774-09 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: CONFLICT WAIVER REQUEST BY GREENBERG TRAURIG, P.A. Introduced: 5/15/2009
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 6/2/2009
Agenda Date: 6/2/2009 Agenda Item Number: 11A48
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION REGARDING A CONFLICT WAIVER REQUEST BY GREENBERG TRAURIG, P.A. PURSUANT TO ITS FEDERAL LOBBYING CONTRACT WITH MIAMI-DADE COUNTY [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 091418]
Indexes: CONFLICT WAIVER
Sponsors: Sally A. Heyman, 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

Board of County Commissioners 6/2/2009 11A48 Adopted P

Board of County Commissioners 5/19/2009 14A3 4 Day Rule Invoked

County Manager 5/15/2009 Additions 5/19/2009

County Attorney 5/15/2009 Assigned Jess M. McCarty

Health, Public Safety & Intergovernmental Cmte 5/14/2009 2A AMENDED Forwarded to the BCC by the BCC Chairperson with favorable recommendation with committee amendments P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Gerald Sanchez read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Hearing no discussion, the Committee proceeded to vote to grant the request by Greenberg Taurig, P.A. for a conflict waiver. Chairwoman Heyman asked staff to prepare the appropriate memorandum requesting that the County Commission's Chairman waive the Committee's rules and allow the foregoing resolution to be heard at the May 19, 2009 County Commission meeting.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION REGARDING A CONFLICT WAIVER REQUEST BY GREENBERG TRAURIG, P.A. PURSUANT TO ITS FEDERAL LOBBYING CONTRACT WITH MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

BODY
WHEREAS, the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, P.A. is a member of the Miami-Dade County (the “County”) federal lobbying team; and
WHEREAS, Greenberg Traurig, P.A. is seeking to take over representation in the following DERM enforcement actions:
1. Miami-Dade County v. Arnaldo Diaz, Case No. 08-56337 CA 25 (Fla. 11th Jud. Cir.);
2. Miami-Dade County v. Pedro Amador, Dade Machine Works, Inc., Case No. 08-78399 CA 25 (Fla. 11th Jud. Cir.);
3. Miami-Dade County v. Annex Industrial Park, LLC, Case No. 08-63751 CA 06 (Fla. 11th Jud. Cir.); and
4. Miami-Dade County v. Ford Midway Mall Real Estate Associates, Ltd., et al, 08-09995 CA 09 (Fla. 11th Jud. Cir.); and

WHEREAS, Greenberg Traurig, P.A. has submitted a written request, a copy of which is attached, that the County consent to its representation of clients in connection with the above referenced DERM enforcement actions; and
WHEREAS, the lobbying contract between Greenberg Traurig, P.A. and the County provides that the Board may take, in its sole discretion, any action regarding a waiver of request, including but not limited to the following:
1. Grant a waiver and allow Greenberg Traurig, P.A. to continue to represent both the County and the other party;
2. Refuse to grant a waiver and void its contract with the Greenberg Traurig, P.A.; and
3. Grant a limited waiver, allow the firm to continue to represent both the County and the other party under whatever limitations or restrictions the County in its sole discretion determines to be appropriate,

WHEREAS, on April 21 ,2009, the Board approved a conflict waiver request by Greenberg Traurig, P.A. in its role as bond counsel to the County related to the DERM enforcement actions set forth above; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board >>grants<< the request by Greenberg Traurig, P.A. for a conflict waiver pursuant to its federal lobbying contract with the County.



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