Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 100983
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File Number: 100983 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-449-10 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: CITY OF SWEETWATER REQUEST TO FEMA Introduced: 4/15/2010
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 4/20/2010
Agenda Date: 4/20/2010 Agenda Item Number: 11A8
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE CITY OF SWEETWATER’S REQUEST TO FEMA FOR FEMA FLOOD INSURANCE MAP AMENDMENTS FOR CITY OF SWEETWATER
Indexes: FEMA
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, 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 4/20/2010 11A8 Adopted P
REPORT: Commissioner Diaz noted this resolution involved issues pertaining to the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) flood maps. He noted the County was asked by the federal government in Washington D.C. to provide backup resolutions for certain areas throughout the County, and the City of Sweetwater was the first area to be addressed. He noted this resolution resembled a resolution sponsored by Commissioner Sosa for an area in District 06. Hearing no further comments or questions, the Board proceeded to vote on this resolution as presented.

County Attorney 4/15/2010 Assigned Peter S. Tell 4/20/2010

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE CITY OF SWEETWATER’S REQUEST TO FEMA FOR FEMA FLOOD INSURANCE MAP AMENDMENTS FOR CITY OF SWEETWATER

BODY

WHEREAS, certain properties in the City of Sweetwater in District Twelve have been classified as special hazard flood zones by FEMA; and
WHEREAS, the City of Sweetwater has requested from FEMA a change in these classifications to lesser risk flood zone classifications; and
WHEREAS, expeditious review and approval by FEMA of the requested changes may result in lower flood insurance premiums for these properties in the City of Sweetwater; and
WHEREAS, the City of Sweetwater has implemented and is implementing storm water infrastructure improvements which will help to mitigate future flooding of properties in the City,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Urges FEMA to expeditiously review and approve the requested changes by the City of Sweetwater to the FEMA Flood Insurance Maps within the City of Sweetwater.
Section 2. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, the Administrator of FEMA, and the members of the Miami-Dade Congressional Delegation.
Section 3. Directs the County’s federal lobbyists to advocate for the expeditious review and approval by FEMA of the requested changes by the City of Sweetwater to the FEMA Flood Insurance Maps within the City of Sweetwater.



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