Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 121697
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File Number: 121697 File Type: Resolution Status: Amended
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Internal Mgmt. & Fiscal Responsibility Committee
File Name: IMPLEMENTATION OF VOLUNTARY PROPERTY ASSESSMENT Introduced: 8/28/2012
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: Agenda Item Number: 11A
Notes: SEE 122115 Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO PREPARE REPORT WHICH INCLUDES RECOMMENDATIONS RELATED TO IMPLEMENTATION OF VOLUNTARY PROPERTY ASSESSMENT CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM PURSUANT TO COUNTY CODE AND TO PRESENT THEM TO THIS BOARD WITHIN SIXTY DAYS
Indexes: PROPERTY
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Prime Sponsor
  Lynda Bell, 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

Internal Mgmt. & Fiscal Responsibility Committee 10/16/2012 2V Amended P
REPORT: See Agenda Item 2V AMENDED, Legislative File No. 122115 for the amended version.

Internal Mgmt. & Fiscal Responsibility Committee 9/11/2012 2O No action taken due to lack of a quorum

County Attorney 8/28/2012 Referred Internal Mgmt. & Fiscal Responsibility Committee 9/11/2012

County Attorney 8/28/2012 Assigned Gerald T. Heffernan 8/29/2012

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO PREPARE REPORT WHICH INCLUDES RECOMMENDATIONS RELATED TO IMPLEMENTATION OF VOLUNTARY PROPERTY ASSESSMENT CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM PURSUANT TO COUNTY CODE AND TO PRESENT THEM TO THIS BOARD WITHIN SIXTY DAYS

BODY
WHEREAS, the citizens of Miami-Dade County may wish to improve energy efficiency, install energy improvements or retrofits, and improve water conservation for commercial and residential properties; and
WHEREAS, a voluntary financing program called the “property assessment clean energy program” or “PACE” has been developed nationwide which offers owners of real property the opportunity to receive a loan to finance qualified energy improvements and retrofits to their property that is secured by an annual assessment on such property which is paid as part of the annual ad valorem tax bill; and
WHEREAS, in February 2010, this Board adopted Resolution No. R-143-10, which expressed the Board’s intention to establish a PACE program; and
WHEREAS, on April 30, 2010, the Florida Legislature enacted Florida Statute 163.08 which established the legal framework for PACE programs in Florida;
WHEREAS, in November 2010, this Board enacted Ordinance No. 10-78 pursuant to the framework established by the State, which created definitions, requirements, and regulations for a voluntary PACE Program in Miami-Dade County, and is codified in Sections 2-2079 through 2-2091 of the County Code (“County Code”); and
WHEREAS, at this time, the PACE financing program in Miami-Dade County could accelerate and add to Miami-Dade County’s ongoing efforts to implement energy conservation initiatives and provide a boost to the local construction industry and the growth of “green” jobs; and
WHEREAS, the Florida PACE Funding Agency, of which Deputy Mayor Edward Marquez is a member, is currently working to facilitate the implementation and management of a statewide, uniform PACE program in which local governments could choose to participate,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the Mayor or Mayor’s designee is directed to present a report to the Board of County Commissioners within 60 days of the effective date of this resolution that: (a) provides an update on the status of the PACE Program statewide; (b) includes a discussion of the recent activities of the Florida PACE Funding Agency; (c) identifies any related issues or concerns which could affect Miami-Dade County; and (d) makes recommendations as to how Miami-Dade County should proceed pursuant to the County Code, including any amendments to the County Code that may be necessary, to implement a voluntary PACE program in Miami-Dade County.



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