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File Number: 122115
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File Number: 122115 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-932-12 Control: County Commission
File Name: IMPLEMENTATION OF VOLUNTARY PROPERTY ASSESSMENT Introduced: 10/22/2012
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 11/8/2012
Agenda Date: 11/8/2012 Agenda Item Number: 11A4
Notes: 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 [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 121697]
Indexes: PROPERTY
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Prime Sponsor
  Lynda Bell, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, 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 11/8/2012 11A4 Adopted P

County Attorney 10/22/2012 Assigned Gerald T. Heffernan

Internal Mgmt. & Fiscal Responsibility Committee 10/16/2012 2V AMENDED Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation with committee amendment(s)
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Jess McCarty read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Assistant County Attorney Gerald Heffernan read amendments to the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Chairwoman Bell asked to be listed as a co-sponsor to the foregoing proposed resolution. Chairwoman Bell questioned the rationale for the Property Assessment Clean Energy (PACE) Program being the only provider considered in the foregoing proposed resolution. She said the green corridor; including Cutler Bay, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest and South Miami selected another third party administrator that was also providing up-front funding. Commissioner Bell noted she supported the proposed resolution as long as the Request for Proposal represented a clear and transparent process. Hearing no further questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on this proposed resolution as amended. The foregoing proposed resolution was amended to delete the second Whereas clause and subsection (b), third paragraph of the Now, Therefore clause from handwritten page 4.

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 [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 121697]

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; and
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]] 1>>,<<
[[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;]] >>(b)<< [[(c)]] identifies any related issues or concerns which could affect Miami-Dade County; and >>(c)<<[[(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.

1 Committee amendments are indicated as follows: Words stricken through and/or [[double bracketed]] are deleted, words underscored and/or >>double arrowed<< are added.



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