Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 091989
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File Number: 091989 File Type: Resolution Status: Amended
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: CRIME WATCH PREVENTION PROGRAM WITHIN PUBLIC HOUSING Introduced: 6/29/2009
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 7/21/2009 Agenda Item Number: 14A27
Notes: SEE 092233 FOR FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR THE MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO ESTABLISH A CRIME WATCH/CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM WITHIN EACH PUBLIC HOUSING AND ELDERLY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE COUNTY THROUGH THE MIAMI-DADE PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCY CRIME REDUCTION INITIATIVE PROGRAM
Indexes: CRIME PREVENTION
Sponsors: Barbara J. Jordan, Prime Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Sen. Javier D. Souto, 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 7/21/2009 14A27 Amended
REPORT: See Agenda Item 14A27 Amended, Legislative File No. 092233 for the amended version.

County Manager 7/15/2009 Additions 7/21/2009

Housing & Community Development Committee 7/15/2009 2C 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. Commissioner Jordan provided a brief overview of the foregoing resolution and its intent to establish a community crime watch program at each of the County’s public housing developments. Commissioner Martinez expressed his support and noted he would request Ms. Carmen Caldwell (phonetic), of the current Crime Watch Program, to contact Commissioner Jordan to discuss incorporating this proposed initiative into the system currently in operation. Chairwoman Edmonson and Commissioners Souto and Rolle asked to be listed as co-sponsors of the foregoing resolution. There being no further questions or comments, the committee proceeded to vote. Chairwoman Edmonson requested staff to prepare the appropriate memorandum to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Chairman Dennis C. Moss, requesting a waiver of the Board’s Rules and Procedures to hear the foregoing proposed resolution at the next Board of County Commissioner’s meeting on July 21, 2009.

County Attorney 6/29/2009 Referred Housing & Community Development Committee 7/15/2009

County Attorney 6/29/2009 Assigned Terrence A. Smith 7/9/2009

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR THE MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO ESTABLISH A CRIME WATCH/CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM WITHIN EACH PUBLIC HOUSING AND ELDERLY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE COUNTY THROUGH THE MIAMI-DADE PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCY CRIME REDUCTION INITIATIVE PROGRAM

BODY
WHEREAS, the Miami-Dade Public Housing Agency (“MDPHA”) is the designated County department that administers the public and elderly housing programs on behalf of the County; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of this Board to ensure that the health, safety and right to peaceful enjoyment is provided to all residents of the County’s public and elderly housing developments; and
WHEREAS, this policy also includes the prevention and elimination of all types of crime within these developments; and
WHEREAS, MDPHA has established the Crime Reduction Initiative Program (“Program”), which is an innovative approach to crime reduction and community empowerment involving a coordinated effort by local law enforcement, social service providers and the Miami-Dade Public Housing Agency; and
WHEREAS, the goal of the Program is to reduce crime at MDPHA properties and provide long-term solutions to strengthen positive relationships between residents, management, police, and the community; and
WHEREAS, the key to a successful crime prevention program is the inclusion of the residents living in the neighborhood through the establishment of crime watch/crime prevention groups; and
WHEREAS, this Board finds that it is in the best interest of the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the County’s public and elderly housing developments to establish crime watch/crime prevention groups in each of these developments,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board directs the Mayor or the Mayor’s designee to establish crime watch/crime prevention groups in each of the County’s public and elderly housing developments though the MDPHA’s Crime Reduction Initiative Program.



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