Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 111805
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File Number: 111805 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-880-11 Control: County Commission
File Name: SMART CARS AT MIA - Introduced: 8/26/2011
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 10/4/2011
Agenda Date: 10/4/2011 Agenda Item Number: 11A11
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO REPORT WITHIN THIRTY DAYS ON THE FEASIBILITY OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PROCURING AND USING SMART FORTWO CARS AT THE MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND THE MIAMI SEAPORT
Indexes: MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
  SMART CARS
Sponsors: Barbara J. Jordan, Prime 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 10/4/2011 11A11 Adopted P

Regional Transportation Committee 9/12/2011 2D Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Bruce Libhaber read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Commissioner Jordan, sponsor of this resolution, presented a video on “Smart Fortwo” cars, which was the type of vehicle used by the Miami-Dade Police Department. Hearing no comments or questions, the Committee voted on this resolution as presented.

County Attorney 9/1/2011 Assigned

County Attorney 8/26/2011 Referred Regional Transportation Committee 9/12/2011

County Attorney 8/26/2011 Assigned Cynji A. Lee

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO REPORT WITHIN THIRTY DAYS ON THE FEASIBILITY OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY PROCURING AND USING SMART FORTWO CARS AT THE MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND THE MIAMI SEAPORT

BODY
WHEREAS, smart fortwo (“Smart”) cars have been advertised as the most fuel-efficient gasoline-engined cars for sale in the United States, and are also available as an 100% electronic vehicle; and
WHEREAS, Smart cars have been called into service by law enforcement around the world as patrol vehicles, parking enforcement vehicles and port authority vehicles; and
WHEREAS, in 2008, London’s Metropolitan Police deployed several Smart cars in central London and at Heathrow Airport; and
WHEREAS, in 2009, the Town of Belle Isle in Orange County, Florida purchased a Smart vehicle as a primary patrol vehicle; and
WHEREAS, Broward County Sheriffs Airport Safety Officers at Ft. Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport and Community Service Aides at Port Everglades have used Smart vehicles since 2009 as part of their efforts to go green; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County has undertaken many efforts to create and support sustainable operations that reduce the emission of pollutants into our environment and that promote green and eco-friendly initiatives; and
WHEREAS, in this economic climate it is in Miami-Dade County’s best interest to explore any and all opportunities to reduce costs;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the Board directs the County Mayor or Mayor’s designee to report to the Board within thirty (30) days, on the feasibility of procuring and using Smart cars at Miami International Airport (“MIA”) and the Miami Seaport. The study should:
a. Explore the feasibility of using Smart cars at MIA and the Miami Seaport, including any concerns, advantages or disadvantages;
b. Include a recommendation as to the most appropriate model and size for the fleet for MIA and the Miami Seaport;
c. Include the cost associated with the purchase of the fleet, including necessary equipment to outfit the vehicles;
d. Include any potential savings to Miami-Dade County, including those that may be realized from fuel reduction; and
e. Include surveys of jurisdictions that utilize Smart cars in order to determine possible additional uses for the vehicles within Miami-Dade County services.



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