Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 092979
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File Number: 092979 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1289-09 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: SUPPORT AN INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL AIR SHOW BEACON COUNCIL Introduced: 11/3/2009
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 11/4/2009
Agenda Date: 11/3/2009 Agenda Item Number: 14A5
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION SUPPORTING CONCEPT OF HAVING AN INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL AIR SHOW IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND SUPPORTING THE BEACON COUNCIL’S EFFORTS TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF AND ESTABLISH SUCH AN EVENT; DIRECTING THE MAYOR AND THE MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO TAKE ALL NECESSARY STEPS RELATING TO THIS EVENT; AND DIRECTING MIAMI-DADE COUNTY’S OFFICE OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS TO PROVIDE NECESSARY SUPPORT RELATING TO THIS EVENT; AND REQUIRING A REPORT
Indexes: BEACON COUNCIL
Sponsors: Dennis C. Moss, Prime Sponsor
  Bruno A. Barreiro, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Natacha Seijas, 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 11/4/2009 14A5 Adopted P
REPORT: Chairman Moss relinquished the Chair to Commissioner Jordan. All commissioners present requested they be listed as co-sponsors. Hearing no other questions or comments, the Commission proceeded to vote. Chairman Moss resumed the Chair.

County Attorney 11/3/2009 Assigned Cynthia Johnson-Stacks

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION SUPPORTING CONCEPT OF HAVING AN INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL AIR SHOW IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND SUPPORTING THE BEACON COUNCILíS EFFORTS TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF AND ESTABLISH SUCH AN EVENT; DIRECTING THE MAYOR AND THE MAYORíS DESIGNEE TO TAKE ALL NECESSARY STEPS RELATING TO THIS EVENT; AND DIRECTING MIAMI-DADE COUNTYíS OFFICE OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS TO PROVIDE NECESSARY SUPPORT RELATING TO THIS EVENT; AND REQUIRING A REPORT

BODY
WHEREAS, the aviation and aerospace industries are targeted industries in Miami-Dade County and the State of Florida. With more than 660 aviation companies operating in Miami-Dade County employing more than 13,000 workers, the aviation industry in Miami-Dade County is an important key economic driver and important source of jobs; and
WHEREAS, one of the principal engines driving Miami-Dade Countyís economy and the thriving aviation industry is Miami International Airport (MIA). In addition, Miami-Dade County contains three general aviation airports, an air reserve base, and the Dade Collier Training and Transition Airport. Opa-locka Executive Airport, Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport and Homestead General Aviation Airport are among the busiest general aviation airports in Florida, serving corporate, recreational, flight training, and governmental agency activities; and
WHEREAS, Homestead Air Reserve Base (HARB) supports contingency and training operations of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) and a number of tenant units including Headquarters Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH), U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST), and an air and maritime unit of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. In addition, HARB is home to the most active North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) alert site in the continental United States, operated by a detachment of F-15 fighter interceptors from the 125th FW Florida Air National Guard; and
WHEREAS, since the late 1990ís, The Beacon Council has conducted business development missions to the Paris Air Show, often with representation from the Miami-Dade County Commission and the Miami-Dade County Aviation Department (MDAD). These efforts have led the Beacon Council to develop a strong working relationship with GIFAS (the French aerospace industries association) and Aerospace Industries Association (AIA); and
WHEREAS, in 2008, the Beacon Council accepted an invitation from GIFAS to attend their 100th anniversary events in Paris, France. During this trip Mr. Louis Le Portz, Chairman, GIFAS, offered to invite representatives from Miami-Dade County to observe and learn from the planning process of the Paris Air Show; the Paris Air Show is held every other year (odd numbered years); and
WHEREAS, there is no major commercial air show, which are business/trade events that display commercial, civil, and military aircraft and airspace technology existing in the United States, as all existing air shows in the United States are primarily spectator events; and
WHEREAS, an international commercial air show would produce a high positive economic impact in Miami-Dade County through direct and indirect job creation and earning of revenues by the various entities preparing, managing and servicing the event; and
WHEREAS, having a commercial air show in Miami-Dade County will affirm Miami-Dade County as a major aviation center, while highlighting the local aviation industry and supporting local organizations; and
WHEREAS, in June 2009, MDAD prepared an analysis of a ďParis-TypeĒ commercial air show in Miami-Dade County. MDADís analysis states that HARB has the capacity to host a major commercial air show and that the nearby Homestead Speedway provides adequate event parking. In addition, the Dade Collier Training and Transition Airport has the capacity to serve as an alternate location to HARB; and
WHEREAS, on July 21, 2009, the Beacon Council came before the Miami-Dade County Commission to present the concept of establishing a commercial air show in Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, the Board has previously resolved to explore the feasibility of partnering with the HARB to stage an air show in Miami-Dade County pursuant to County resolution No. R-280-08 and this current resolution would further that endeavor,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. The Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County supports the concept of having an international commercial air show in Miami-Dade County and supports the Beacon Councilís efforts to establish such an event.
Section 2. In furtherance of this concept, the Mayor or his designee are directed to perform any and all necessary acts to support the Beacon Councilís efforts to determine the feasibility of and establish a commercial air show in Miami-Dade County, including:
(a) authorizing County personnel to participate, as requested by the Beacon Council, in a public/private interagency taskforce which will seek appropriate analysis by professionals specialized in planning, staging, and marketing successful international commercial air show events; and
(b) discussing and negotiating proposed agreements between the County and the Beacon Council, subject to approval by the Board of County Commissioners or entering into such agreements as may be authorized by the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida; and
(c) in conjunction with the Beacon Council, seeking support from and agreements with the U.S. Department of Defense, Homestead Air Reserve Base, the City of Homestead and the Aerospace Industry Association to further define the feasibility of a international commercial air show in Miami-Dade County and establish such an event; and
(d) in conjunction with the Beacon Council, seeking funding to support the further evaluation of the feasibility of a commercial air show in Miami-Dade County.
Section 3. Miami-Dade Countyís Office of Intergovernmental Affairs is directed to provide necessary intergovernmental support at the federal and state levels to promote and obtain the necessary approvals and support for the international commercial air show in Miami-Dade County.
Section 4. The Mayor and the Mayorís designee are directed to provide a report to the Board of County Commissioners on the efforts relating to establishing an international commercial air show, which shall include the Beacon Councilís recommendations regarding any additional necessary steps that need to be taken to establish an International Commercial Air Show in Miami-Dade County on or before September 30, 2010.



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