Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 111218
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File Number: 111218 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-562-11 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: ESTABLISHING COUNTY POLICY TO FUND ORANGE BOWL COMMITTEE Introduced: 5/31/2011
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 7/7/2011
Agenda Date: 7/7/2011 Agenda Item Number: 11A4
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING COUNTY POLICY TO FUND ORANGE BOWL COMMITTEE FOR NEXT THREE PROSPECTIVE FISCAL YEARS TO SUPPORT ITS EFFORTS TO CONTINUE MEMBERSHIP IN THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES, SUBJECT TO ANNUAL APPROPRIATION BY THE BOARD; AND DIRECTING COUNTY MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE FUNDING AGREEMENT FOR SUCH PURPOSES
Indexes: FUNDS
  ORANGE BOWL COMMITTEE
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Prime Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-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 7/7/2011 11A4 Adopted P
REPORT: Commissioner Moss noted he wanted to ensure that Broward County would contribute as much to the Orange Bowl Game and Festival, as Miami-Dade County would, since Broward County’s funding was coming directly from the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Broward would get equal benefits from the event. The Commission proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution as presented. Chairman Martinez asked whether one team would stay in each county, since both teams had stayed in Broward County once; in response to which, Commissioner Diaz noted the Sports Commission was working on that.

Internal Mgmt. & Fiscal Responsibility Committee 6/14/2011 2B Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Jess McCarty read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Chairwoman Bell questioned whether the proposed funding for the Orange Bowl Committee was common practice. Ms. Jennifer Glazer-Moon, Director, Office of Strategic Business Management, responded that multiple resolutions existed for the past ten years providing financial support to the Orange Bowl Committee. Commissioner Bovo noted he believed that the Orange Bowl was becoming more of a Broward County event and asked Ms. Glazer-Moon to provide him with data on hotels in Miami-Dade or Broward County that accommodated teams competing in Orange Bowl games. He also asked Ms. Glazer-Moon to include data on activities and other expenditures from Orange Bowl funds. Commissioner Edmonson questioned the amount of monetary funding and in-kind contributions the County had provided the Orange Bowl Committee in previous years; whether this proposal was requesting additional funding than in previous years; and whether the value of in-kind contributions for fire and police overtime services would require Board approval. Ms. Glazer-Moon responded that the County typically provided cash in the amount of $150,000 and in-kind contributions in the amount of $100,000 yearly; and $350,000 cash and $200,000 in-kind contributions for a national championship game. She noted that the proposed resolution would replace the current resolution which would expire soon and was intended to provide continuation funding at the previous level. Ms. Glazer-Moon also noted that after adoption of this resolution, the budget would automatically include funding for in-kind services, unless the resolution was waived. Commissioner Diaz noted that the Orange Bowl was instrumental in marketing Miami-Dade County and in increasing the County’s tourism revenue. The County had always worked closely with Broward County and as Chairperson of the Sports Commission, he would emphasize the importance of tourists and athletic teams residing in hotels in Miami-Dade County, the commissioner noted. He said although the County provided funding for the Orange Bowl Committee, it was impossible to prevent Orange Bowl participants' from securing hotel accommodations in Broward County. Commissioner Jordan noted the Orange Bowl game and the Orange Bowl Parade in Downtown Miami was previously considered a Miami-Dade County event; however, the Orange Bowl expanded into a regional activity after the game was moved to Sun Life, formerly Joe Robbie Stadium, close to the Broward County line. She said Miami-Dade County youth and schools benefited through the activities associated with Orange Bowl events. Commissioner Jordan recognized Mr. Albert E. Dotson, Jr., Past President of the Orange Bowl Committee. Mr. Albert E. Dotson, Jr., 1450 Brickell Avenue, Miami, appeared before the Committee and expressed appreciation to the members of the County Commission and the County Administration for their past and continued support. Commissioner Edmonson questioned whether the Orange Bowl Committee received support from Broward County. Mr. Dotson noted the Orange Bowl Committee received contributions from the City of Hollywood and from Convention and Visitors Bureau. Chairwoman Bell suggested that the majority of tourists and teams participating in the Orange Bowl events should stay in hotels in Miami-Dade County. Hearing no further questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution as presented.

County Attorney 5/31/2011 Referred Internal Mgmt. & Fiscal Responsibility Committee 6/14/2011

County Attorney 5/31/2011 Assigned Monica Rizo 6/7/2011

Legislative Text


TITLE

RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING COUNTY POLICY TO FUND ORANGE BOWL COMMITTEE FOR NEXT THREE PROSPECTIVE FISCAL YEARS TO SUPPORT ITS EFFORTS TO CONTINUE MEMBERSHIP IN THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES, SUBJECT TO ANNUAL APPROPRIATION BY THE BOARD; AND DIRECTING COUNTY MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE FUNDING AGREEMENT FOR SUCH PURPOSES

BODY

WHEREAS, the Orange Bowl Game has been a tradition for the Greater Miami area and College Football for the past 77 years and is recognized as one of the America’s premier sporting events; and
WHEREAS, the Orange Bowl Game and Festival is a major countywide event of significant economic impact that provides a strong economic return to Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, for the past 10 years, the Board of County Commissioners (the “Board”) has supported the Orange Bowl and its selection as one of only four such Bowl games in the country to participate in the Bowl Championship Series (“BCS”) and host the College Football Championship game once every four years; and
WHEREAS, in its National Championship year of the BCS, the Orange Bowl Committee hosts both the Orange Bowl Game and the College Football National Championship game, thereby increasing the economic benefit and impact for Miami-Dade County in the year in which the Orange Bowl hosts the College Football National Championship game; and
WHEREAS, the Board’s support of the Orange Bowl is an important part of an overall funding strategy for the Orange Bowl Committee, involving Orange Bowl Committee cash reserves, corporate sponsorships, and local support that enables the Orange Bowl Committee to show strong local support and funding to compete in BCS negotiations; and
WHEREAS, the Orange Bowl is facing increasingly strong competition for participation in the BCS from the cities of Atlanta, Jacksonville and Dallas; and
WHEREAS, this Board desires to provide funding to the Orange Bowl Committee during the next three (3) fiscal years, beginning in fiscal year 2011-2012 through fiscal year 2013-2014, in a total amount not to exceed $1.2 million, to be funded in the amount of 800,000 in cash from the Countywide General Fund ($150,000 for each annual Orange Bowl game and $350,000 for the 2013 College Football National Championship Game) and $400,000 of in-kind services ($100,000 per game for four games) from the Miami-Dade Police Department (“MDPD”) and the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department (“MDFR”), subject to annual appropriation by the Board; and
WHEREAS, such funds, if appropriated, shall be disbursed as follows: $150,000 in cash and up to $100,000 in in-kind services from MDPD and MDFR in fiscal year 2011-2012; $500,000 in cash and up to $200,000 in in-kind services from MDPD and MDFR in fiscal year 2012-2013; and $150,000 in cash and up to $100,000 in in-kind services from MDPD and MDFR in fiscal year 2013-2014; and
WHEREAS, the County Mayor or Mayor’s designee shall negotiate and execute a funding agreement with the Orange Bowl Committee, after approval by the County Attorney’s Office,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. The recitals contained in the foregoing “WHEREAS” clauses are incorporated as part of this Resolution.
Section 2. It shall be the policy of this Board to fund the Orange Bowl Committee in an amount not to exceed $1.2 million for the next three prospective fiscal years in support of its efforts to continue membership in the College Football Bowl Championship Series as follows: $150,000 in cash from the Countywide General Fund and up to $100,000 in in-kind services from MDPD and MDFR in fiscal year 2011-2012; $500,000 in cash from the Countywide General Fund and up to $200,000 in in-kind services from MDPD and MDFR in fiscal year 2012-2013; and $150,000 in cash from the Countywide General Fund and up to $100,000 in in-kind services from MDPD and MDFR in fiscal year 2013-2014, all subject to annual appropriation by this Board.
Section 3. The County Mayor or Mayor’s designee is hereby directed to negotiate and execute the appropriate funding agreement with the Orange Bowl Committee to accomplish the purposes set forth herein, after approval of the form of the agreement by the County Attorney’s Office.



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