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File Number: 121703
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File Number: 121703 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-817-12 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: RESTORATION OF THE CENTRAL EVERGLADES Introduced: 8/28/2012
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 10/2/2012
Agenda Date: 10/2/2012 Agenda Item Number: 11A13
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE CENTRAL EVERGLADES PLANNING PROJECT FOR THE RESTORATION OF THE CENTRAL EVERGLADES
Indexes: EVERGLADES
Sponsors: Rebeca Sosa, Prime Sponsor
  Lynda Bell, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, 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 10/2/2012 11A13 Adopted P

Infrastructure and Land Use Committee 9/12/2012 2E Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Hearing no questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution, as presented.

County Attorney 8/28/2012 Referred Infrastructure and Land Use Committee 9/12/2012

County Attorney 8/28/2012 Assigned Robert A. Duvall

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE CENTRAL EVERGLADES PLANNING PROJECT FOR THE RESTORATION OF THE CENTRAL EVERGLADES

BODY
WHEREAS, the Greater Everglades Ecosystem is a globally imperiled habitat which is essential to the proper functioning of the Biscayne Aquifer, the primary source of drinking water for the residents of Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, Everglades National Park is critical to South Florida’s tourism, with nearly a million visitors each year; 30 percent of whom are from outside the United States; and
WHEREAS, the Everglades ecosystem has continued to decline in the face of restoration delays and an expedited solution is needed to increase the quality, quantity, timing and distribution of freshwater flows into the central Everglades, Everglades National Park, and Florida and Biscayne Bays; and
WHEREAS, increased deliveries of water south of Lake Okeechobee will reduce damaging discharges to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries; and
WHEREAS, the goal of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) is to significantly reduce planning times and deliver a finalized plan for several essential restoration projects within 18 months; and
WHEREAS, full support and funding by the State of Florida and the U.S. Congress is needed to implement this project that will protect regional water supply, create much needed jobs and strengthen the local economy,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. The foregoing “WHEREAS” clauses are hereby ratified and confirmed as being true and correct and are hereby made a specific part of this Resolution upon adoption.
Section 2. The Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County support the completion of a Project Implementation Report (PIR) by the South Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers through the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) by May 2013, which will address key obstacles to flows and implement meaningful ecological and economic benefits by restoring America’s Everglades.
Section 3. This resolution shall become effective upon the date of its passage and adoption herein.



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