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File Number: 102525
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File Number: 102525 File Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
Version: 0 Reference: 11-05 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: TASK FORCE ON URBAN ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION Introduced: 10/22/2010
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 2/1/2011
Agenda Date: 2/1/2011 Agenda Item Number: 7C
Notes: NOTE TO CAO: 4WKS/6WKS Title: ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 30A-129 AND 30A-135 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA RELATING TO TASK FORCE ON URBAN ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION; AMENDING DEFINITION OF TARGET URBAN AREAS; AMENDING PROVISION RELATED TO SPENDING IN TARGET URBAN AREAS; AND PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Indexes: ORDINANCE AMENDING
  TASK FORCE
  URBAN ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION
  URBAN REVITALIZATION
Sponsors: Audrey M. Edmonson, 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 2/1/2011 7C Adopted P
REPORT: First Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record. Hearing no questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote on this proposed ordinance as presented.

Economic Development & Social Services Committee 1/12/2011 1F1 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Cynthia Johnson-Stacks read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record simultaneously with Agenda Item 1F2 (Legislative File No. 102546). Chairwoman Sosa opened the public hearing and called for persons wishing to be heard. The following individuals appeared: 1) Mr. Roy Hardemon, 1854 N.W. 67th Street, appeared and asked that the Community Advisory Committees (CAC) be involved in the entire funding process. Seeing no other individual wishing to be heard, Chairwoman Sosa closed the public hearing. Commissioner Edmonson provided a brief overview of the intent of this ordinance. Commissioner Moss noted he would like to see, in addition to this ordinance, additional legislation targeting certain TUAs, other than the airport and seaport, where organizations, like the Beacon Council, could focus its efforts in bringing jobs and economic development. Commissioner Moss expressed his support for this ordinance. Commissioner Edmonson acknowledged Commissioner Moss’ recommendation and noted her district staff was in the process of addressing those concerns. There being no further questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote.

Board of County Commissioners 11/23/2010 Municipalities notified of public hearing Housing & Community Development Committee 1/12/2011 11/4/2010

Board of County Commissioners 11/4/2010 Scheduled for a public hearing Housing & Community Development Committee 1/12/2011

Board of County Commissioners 11/4/2010 4A Adopted on first reading 1/12/2011 P
REPORT: First Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record. There being no questions or comments, the Commission proceeded to vote. The foregoing ordinance was adopted on first reading and scheduled for a public hearing before the Housing and Community Development Committee on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 9:30 a.m.

Board of County Commissioners 10/28/2010 Requires Municipal Notification Housing & Community Development Committee 1/12/2011

County Attorney 10/22/2010 Referred Housing & Community Development Committee 1/12/2011

County Attorney 10/22/2010 Assigned Terrence A. Smith 10/26/2010

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 30A-129 AND 30A-135 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA RELATING TO TASK FORCE ON URBAN ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION; AMENDING DEFINITION OF TARGET URBAN AREAS; AMENDING PROVISION RELATED TO SPENDING IN TARGET URBAN AREAS; AND PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE

BODY
WHEREAS, on April 15, 1997, the Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance No. 97-33, as amended by Ordinance No. 02-39, creating the Taskforce on Urban Economic Revitalization (“UERTF”), which is intended (1) to focus on Miami-Dade County’s economic development process; (2) to encourage the formation of public and private partnerships working to revitalize certain Target Urban Areas (“TUA”) through economic development; and (3) to place significant control over the funding of economic development projects in TUAs in the hands of a community-based County board; and
WHEREAS, in 1997, Ordinance No. 97-33, initially defined TUAs to include those certain geographical areas commonly known as Liberty City/Model City, Carol City, Goulds, Overtown, Little Haiti, Brownsville, Opa-locka, Richmond Heights, Homestead/Florida City, Coconut Grove, Northwest 27th Avenue Corridor, Northwest 183rd Street Corridor, West Little River, Princeton/Naranja, Leisure City, South Miami, and Perrine; and
WHEREAS, in accordance with Ordinance No. 97-33, TUAs were also defined to include those certain geographical areas in Miami-Dade County to be designated by the Federal government as empowerment zones; and
WHEREAS, certain maps or street descriptions (the “1997 Maps”) setting forth the contiguous boundaries of the TUAs were attached to and incorporated by reference by Ordinance No. 97-33; and
WHEREAS, the 1997 Maps’ contiguous boundaries were not clear when reproduced and do not include street descriptions of the TUAs; and
WHEREAS, the 1997 Maps also do not show the boundaries of the empowerment zones, since empowerment zones were created subsequent to the adoption of Ordinance No. 97-33 and are consequently not shown on any official maps; and
WHEREAS, since approximately 1999 the County has developed maps that clearly define the boundaries of the existing TUAs; and
WHEREAS, these maps have been previously utilized by this Board to define the TUAs; and
WHEREAS, for instance, on July 27, 1999, this Board adopted Ordinance No. 99-94 authorizing the County to apply to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for a 108 Program loan to be utilized in the TUAs; and
WHEREAS, that ordinance includes maps which clearly define the TUAs, exclusive of the boundaries and street descriptions of the empowerment zones; and
WHEREAS, on March 12, 2002, the Board amended Ordinance 97-33 by adopting Ordinance No. 02-39, to expand the definition of TUAs to include the following City of North Miami Districts: 7th Avenue District, Downtown District, West Dixie Highway District and Biscayne Boulevard District and to include a map describing these districts (“North Miami District Map”); and
WHEREAS, the North Miami District Map does not clearly set forth the geographical boundaries with street descriptions; and
WHEREAS, this Board desires to amend the Code to incorporate maps that include clearly defined boundaries and street descriptions for each of the TUAs, including the empowerment zones; and
WHEREAS, this amendment would update, combine and codify the existing maps, for the benefit of the Board, the administration and any economic development entities; and
WHEREAS, prior to any expenditures in TUAs located within an incorporated municipality the Code requires the existence of an inter-local agreement; and
WHEREAS, the Board no longer wishes to require that the County enter into inter-local agreements with municipalities prior to such expenditures,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. Section 30A-129 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida is hereby amended as follows: 1

Sec. 30A-129.  Definitions.

For the purposes of this section the following definitions shall be effective:

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(2) Targeted urban areas  means those geographical areas commonly known as: Liberty City>>,<<[[/]] Model City >>/Brownsville<<, Carol City, Goulds, Overtown, Little Haiti, [[Brownsville,]] Opa-locka, Richmond Heights, Homestead>>,<< [[/]]Florida City, Coconut Grove, Northwest 27th Avenue Corridor, Northwest 183rd Street Corridor, West Little River, Princeton/Naranja, Leisure City, South Miami, Perrine and the >>following<< City of North Miami[['s]] >>Districts:<< 7th Avenue District, Downtown District, West Dixie Highway District and Biscayne Boulevard District. Any geographic locations in Miami-Dade County which are designated by the Federal Government as empowerment zones shall be included in the definition of targeted urban areas at the time of such designation. Maps or street descriptions setting forth the contiguous boundaries of the targeted urban areas, which are [[attached to this article as]] >>more fully described in<< Exhibit A >>that is attached to this ordinance<< [[and on file with the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners]], are hereby incorporated herein by reference.  >>Exhibit A shall replace any prior maps describing the target urban areas, which are currently on file with the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners. The Clerk of the Board is directed to file Exhibit A upon the effective date of this ordinance.<<

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Section 2. Section 30A-135 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida is hereby amended as follows:
Sec. 30A-135.  County spending in targeted urban areas to be in accordance with the Plan.

All County funds expended for Urban Economic Revitalization purposes on projects to be implemented partially or wholly within targeted urban areas, shall be spent in accordance with the priorities established by the Plan.

[[Any expenditures for urban economic revitalization purposes made by Miami-Dade County in an incorporated municipality shall be made only pursuant to an inter-local agreement approved by the municipalities and the Board.]]

Section 3. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or provision of this ordinance is held invalid, the remainder of this ordinance shall not be affected by such invalidity.
Section 4. It is the intention of the Board of County Commissioners, and it is hereby ordained that the provisions of this ordinance, including any sunset provision, shall become and be made part of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida. The sections of this ordinance may be re-numbered or re-lettered to accomplish such intention, and the word “ordinance” may be changed to “section,” “article,” or other appropriate word.
Section 5. This ordinance shall become effective ten (10) days after the date of enactment unless vetoed by the Mayor, and if vetoed, shall become effective only upon an override by this Board.

1 Words stricken through and/or [[double bracketed]] shall be deleted. Words underscored and/or >>double arrowed<< constitute the amendment proposed. Remaining provisions are now in effect and remain unchanged.




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