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File Number: 092644
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File Number: 092644 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1268-09 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: REQUEST BY GREENBERG TRAURIG - CONFLICT WAIVER Introduced: 9/29/2009
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 11/3/2009
Agenda Date: 11/3/2009 Agenda Item Number: 11A14
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION REGARDING A CONFLICT WAIVER REQUEST BY GREENBERG TRAURIG, P.A. PURSUANT TO ITS FEDERAL LOBBYING CONTRACT WITH MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
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 11/3/2009 11A14 Adopted P

Board of County Commissioners 10/20/2009 14A4 4 Day Rule Invoked
REPORT: The 4 Day Rule was invoked by Commissioner Seijas.

County Manager 10/16/2009 Additions Board of County Commissioners 10/20/2009

Health, Public Safety & Intergovernmental Cmte 10/15/2009 2G Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Gerald Sanchez read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Chairwoman Heyman relinquished the Chair to Vice Chairwoman Sosa. Hearing no objection, the Committee proceeded to vote on this proposed resolution as presented. NOTE: Chairwoman Heyman submitted a memorandum dated October 15, 2009, entitled, “Waiver to the October 20, 2009 Board of County Commissioners Meeting.”

County Attorney 9/29/2009 Referred Health, Public Safety & Intergovernmental Cmte 10/15/2009

County Attorney 9/29/2009 Assigned Jess M. McCarty

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 a conflict waiver to represent a client in the following DERM enforcement action: Miami-Dade County v. Vecellio & Grogan, Inc., Case No. 09-57869 CA 10 (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 this client in connection with the above-referenced DERM enforcement action; 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 September 15, 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 action set forth above, a copy of which is attached,
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. pursuant to its federal lobbying contract with the County for a conflict waiver to represent Vecellio & Grogan, Inc.



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