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File Number: 110158
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File Number: 110158 File Type: Resolution Status: Amended
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: RED-FLAG REPORT SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL OR OPERATIONAL IMPACT Introduced: 1/25/2011
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 2/1/2011 Agenda Item Number: 11A12
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION R-835-07 TO DIRECT COUNTY MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO PROVIDE THE COUNTY COMMISSION WITH A ''RED-FLAG REPORT'' EVERY SIXTY DAYS REGARDING COUNTY CONTRACTS, PROJECTS, GRANTS, INITIATIVES, PROGRAMS AND OTHER MATTERS WHICH ARE AT RISK; DIRECTING MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO NOTIFY EACH COUNTY COMMISSIONER AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE WHENEVER ANY UNANTICIPATED EVENT HAS OCCURRED WHICH COULD HAVE A SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL OR OPERATIONAL IMPACT UPON ANY CONTRACT, GRANT, PROJECT, PROGRAM, INITIATIVE, COUNTY DEPARTMENT OR OTHER ENTITY CREATED AND/OR FUNDED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY THE COUNTY [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 102879]
Indexes: NONE
Sponsors: Rebeca Sosa, Prime Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, 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 2/1/2011 11A12 Amended
REPORT: See Agenda Item 11A12 Amended, Legislative File No. 110853 for the amended version.

County Attorney 1/25/2011 Assigned Gerald K. Sanchez

Internal Mgmt. & Fiscal Responsibility Committee 1/11/2011 2K AMENDED Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation with committee amendment(s) P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Jess McCarty read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Chairwoman Bell noted this proposed resolution would address the concerns that Commissioner Jordan and she had regarding Agenda Item 2A, Legislative File No. 102881, in the Public Safety and Healthcare Administration Committee meeting that morning (1/11). Commissioner Edmonson asked that she be listed as a co-sponsor. Ms. Wendy Norris, Director, General Services Administration, responded to questions from Committee members clarifying that the County Administration would notify commissioners immediately when a “red flag” was identified, in addition to the “Red Flag Report” that would be provided every 60 days. Commissioner Jordan suggested this proposed resolution be amended to broaden the scope of language pertaining to unanticipated events to include catastrophic events, natural or manmade disasters, tragedies, and violent crimes. Commissioner Diaz stressed that commissioners needed to be apprised of “red flag” events immediately, notwithstanding the regular report every 60 days that could update and supplement previous communication regarding these events. Hearing no other questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on this proposed resolution as amended to broaden the scope of language pertaining to unanticipated events to include catastrophic events, natural or manmade disasters, tragedies, and violent crimes.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION R-835-07 TO DIRECT COUNTY MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO PROVIDE THE COUNTY COMMISSION WITH A “RED-FLAG REPORT” EVERY SIXTY DAYS REGARDING COUNTY CONTRACTS, PROJECTS, GRANTS, INITIATIVES, PROGRAMS AND OTHER MATTERS WHICH ARE AT RISK; DIRECTING MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO NOTIFY EACH COUNTY COMMISSIONER AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE WHENEVER ANY UNANTICIPATED EVENT HAS OCCURRED WHICH COULD HAVE A SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL OR OPERATIONAL IMPACT UPON ANY CONTRACT, GRANT, PROJECT, PROGRAM, INITIATIVE, COUNTY DEPARTMENT OR OTHER ENTITY CREATED AND/OR FUNDED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY THE COUNTY

BODY
WHEREAS, Section 1.01 (A) of the Home Rule Charter provides that the Board of County Commissioners is the legislative and governing board of the County; and
WHEREAS, Section 2.02 of the Home Rule Charter provides that the Mayor shall serve as the head of County government and shall be responsible for, among other things, the management of all administrative departments of the County and for carrying out policies adopted by the Commission; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor is responsible for the day-to-day operation of County government including, but not limited to, administering contracts, grants, projects, programs and initiatives; and
WHEREAS, the Commission adopted Resolution R-835-07 after finding that the administration should periodically prepare a report advising the County Commission whenever any contract, project, program or initiative appears to be at risk due to, among other potential problems, the failure to reach major milestones, inadequate funding, personnel problems or any other matter which may have a significant negative impact upon the success of a given contract, project, program or initiative (hereinafter “Red-Flag Report”); and
WHEREAS, “Red Flag Reports” have not been provided to the Commission as required by Resolution R-835-07; and
WHEREAS, the Commission believes that Resolution R-835-07 should be amended to, among other things, expand the scope of “Red Flag Reports” and require that the County Mayor or his or her designee notify each member of the County Commission as soon as practicable whenever any unanticipated event has occurred which could have a significant financial or operational impact upon any contract, grant, project, program, initiative, County department or other entity created and/or funded, in whole or in part, by the County,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. Resolution R-835-07 is hereby amended as follows. The County Mayor or his or her designee is directed to provide the County Commission with a “Red-Flag Report” every sixty (60) days. Each “Red Flag Report” shall include a timely and detailed discussion of every contract, grant, project, program, initiative, County department or other entity created and/or funded, in whole or in part by the County, which appears to be at risk. As used herein, an “at risk” contract, grant, project, program, initiative, department or entity includes, but is not limited to, those situations where: (1) major milestones have not been reached or are in jeopardy of not being reached; (2) the contract, grant, project, program or initiative is not sufficiently funded or is in jeopardy of losing funding or has lost a significant funding source; (3) the contract, grant, project, program or initiative does not have adequate personnel; and (4) the Mayor, the County Manager, County staff or employees of entities that are funded, in whole or in part, by the County learn of negative information which may have a significant financial or operational impact upon any contract, grant, project, program, initiative, County department or other entity created and/or funded, in whole or in part, by the County. Each “Red-Flag Report” shall state in detail why a given contract, grant, project, program or initiative is at risk, and propose a course of action to address the identified problem(s).
Section 2. Resolution R-835-07 is further amended to provide that the County Mayor or his or her designee is directed to notify each member of the County Commission as soon as practicable whenever any unanticipated event >>including, but not limited to, a manmade or natural disaster or catastrophe<<1 has occurred which could have a significant financial or operational impact upon any contract, grant, project, program, initiative, County department or other entity created and/or funded, in whole or in part, by the County. The notification required by this section may be delivered orally or in writing. Written notification may be delivered by hand, e-mail or facsimile. The County Mayor or his or her designee shall utilize that method of notification which is calculated to provide the most expeditious notification.

1 Committee amendments are indicated as follows: words stricken through and/or [[double bracketed]] shall be deleted, words underscored and/or >>double arrowed<< constitute the amendment proposed.



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