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File Number: 122282
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File Number: 122282 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1050-12 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: FUNDING BASED ON VOTER APPROVAL TO IMPROVED ANIMAL SERVICES Introduced: 11/13/2012
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 12/4/2012
Agenda Date: 12/4/2012 Agenda Item Number: 11A3
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO INCLUDE PROJECTIONS FOR INCREASED FUNDING BASED ON VOTER APPROVAL OF STRAW BALLOT FOR IMPROVED ANIMAL SERVICES PROGRAMS IN STRATEGIC PLAN FOR NO KILL SHELTER
Indexes: ANIMALS
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Prime 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 12/4/2012 11A3 Adopted P
REPORT: In response to Commissioner Jordan’s inquiry regarding the intent of the foregoing proposed resolution, Commissioner Diaz stated that the resolution directed the Mayor to include increased funding projections in developing the report for a no kill shelter. He noted the County Commission would make a decision once the report was brought back with all of the information.

Public Safety & Healthcare Admin Cmte 11/14/2012 2C Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P

Office of the Chairperson 11/13/2012 Additions 11/14/2012

County Attorney 11/13/2012 Referred Public Safety & Healthcare Admin Cmte 11/14/2012

County Attorney 11/13/2012 Assigned Dennis A. Kerbel

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO INCLUDE PROJECTIONS FOR INCREASED FUNDING BASED ON VOTER APPROVAL OF STRAW BALLOT FOR IMPROVED ANIMAL SERVICES PROGRAMS IN STRATEGIC PLAN FOR NO KILL SHELTER

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WHEREAS, saving the lives of animals, identifying and eliminating animal neglect and abuse, and protecting public safety in Miami-Dade County are compatible interests; and
WHEREAS, in Resolution No. R-583-12, adopted June 6, 2012, this Board directed the Mayor or his designee to develop and implement a financially feasible, actionable No Kill Implementation Plan, with measurable goals and due dates, to achieve a 90% save rate at the County’s Animal Shelter; and
WHEREAS, in Resolution No. R-647-12, this Board approved a straw ballot asking the electors of Miami-Dade County whether they would be in favor of this Board “increasing the countywide general fund millage by 0.1079 mills and applying the additional ad valorem tax revenues generated thereby to fund improved animal services, including decreasing the killing of adoptable dogs and cats . . . ; reducing stray cat populations . . . ; and funding free and low-cost spay/neuter programs, low-cost veterinary care programs, and responsible pet ownership educational programs”; and
WHEREAS, in the November 6, 2012 General Election, the voters of Miami-Dade County overwhelmingly voted “yes” on the straw ballot question, with approximately 64% voting in favor of increased funding for improved animal services programs; and

WHEREAS, this Board wishes to better understand how additional funding would improve the No Kill Implementation Plan that the administration is currently preparing, so as to be better informed in its preparation of the budget for the next fiscal year,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board hereby directs the Mayor or his designee, in preparing the No Kill Implementation Plan called for by Resolution No. R-583-12, to consider the availability of additional funding for improved animal services in an amount equivalent to 0.1079 mills, as approved by the voters in response to the non-binding straw ballot on the November 6, 2012 general election.



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