Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 120560
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File Number: 120560 File Type: Resolution Status: Amended
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: ONE STOP INFORMATION AND PROCESSING CENTER Introduced: 3/21/2012
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 4/3/2012 Agenda Item Number: 11A5
Notes: SEE 121623 FOR FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO IMPLEMENT A PHYSICAL ONE-STOP INFORMATION AND PROCESSING CENTER FOR OPENING A NEW BUSINESS IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 120230]
Indexes: BUSINESS RESOURCE AREA
Sponsors: Rebeca Sosa, Prime Sponsor
  Lynda Bell, Co-Sponsor
  Esteban L. Bovo, Jr., Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Jean Monestime, Co-Sponsor
  Xavier L. Suarez, 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 4/3/2012 11A5 Amended
REPORT: Note: Refer to Agenda Item No. 11A5 AMENDED; Legislative File No. 121623 for the amended version.

County Attorney 3/21/2012 Assigned Gerald K. Sanchez

Economic Development & Social Services Committee 3/14/2012 2A AMENDED Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation with committee amendment(s) P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Terrence Smith read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Chairwoman Sosa relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Monestime. Commissioner Sosa commented on the County’s need to make it easy for new businesses to establish themselves here and noted a one stop center was the ideal solution for businesses to get started, since all required documents and all necessary staff support would be in one location. She also noted she asked staff to prepare a similar resolution to create a one stop center for county residents who needed to do any type of home remodeling. Commissioner Monestime expressed concern that a single one stop center would be difficult for some county residents to visit and suggested this proposed resolution be amended to provide one stop centers at various locations throughout the County. Commissioner Sosa accepted Commissioner Monestime’s suggested amendment Assistant County Attorney Cynthia Johnson-Stacks advised the amendment could be accomplished by adding the following language to the “NOW, THEREFORE” clause on handwritten page 4: “with as many geographic locations as are necessary to ensure that excellent service is delivered.” Commissioners Moss, Monestime, Bell, and Bovo asked that they be listed as co-sponsors. Commissioner Bell noted the 3-1-1 call center was similar to a one stop center for county residents. She explained that when she was the Mayor for the City of Homestead they developed a folder with a compact disc (CD) that included directions and documents for many of the required processes to do business with the City. Hearing no other questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on this proposed resolution as amended. Chairwoman Sosa resumed the Chair.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO IMPLEMENT A PHYSICAL ONE-STOP INFORMATION AND PROCESSING CENTER FOR OPENING A NEW BUSINESS IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

BODY

WHEREAS, the United States and South Florida are currently suffering through one of the worst economic downturns since the Great Depression; and
WHEREAS, small businesses are an integral component of our economy; and
WHEREAS, private businesses and entrepreneurs drive research and development and the creation of jobs; and
WHEREAS, any initiative which can attract and assist in the creation of new businesses should be implemented by government; and
WHEREAS, the high unemployment rate in Miami-Dade County (the “County”) magnifies the importance of assisting in the creation of small businesses; and
WHEREAS, the creation of a physical one-stop information and processing center, whereby County residents and visitors can, among other things, inquire about the requirements to open a new business in the County and process the required applications and documentation, should stimulate small business development; and
WHEREAS, Resolution No. R-368-11, which was adopted on May 2, 2011, directed the County Mayor or designee to prepare and conduct a feasibility study on the creation of a virtual or physical one-stop information center for opening a new business in Miami-Dade County within sixty (60) days of May 2, 2011; and
WHEREAS, the County Commission has not received the study required by Resolution No. R-368-11; and
WHEREAS, a streamlined one-stop information and processing service is likely to result in efficiencies and cost savings to the County; and
WHEREAS, the Board believes that it is in the best interest of the citizens of Miami-Dade County to develop and implement a physical one-stop information and processing center as soon as practicable,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the County Mayor or designee is directed to develop and implement a physical one-stop information and processing center >>,with as many geographic locations as are necessary to ensure excellent services are delivered,<<1 for opening a new business in Miami-Dade County as soon as practicable.

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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