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File Number: 132450
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File Number: 132450 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-87-14 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: SURCHARGE FOR TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES TAXICABS Introduced: 12/4/2013
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 1/29/2014
Agenda Date: 1/29/2014 Agenda Item Number:
Notes: SPECIAL ITEM NO. 8 Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO EXPLORE AND EVALUATE FUNDING OPTIONS, SUCH AS A TECHNOLOGY SURCHARGE, TO PAY FOR TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES IN TAXICABS
Indexes: SURCHARGE
  TECHNOLOGY
Sponsors: Dennis C. Moss, Prime Sponsor
  Jean Monestime, 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 1/29/2014 Special Item No. 8 Adopted P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Gerald Sanchez read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record. Hearing no comments or questions, the Board proceeded to vote on this ordinance as presented.

Transportation & Aviation Committee 12/11/2013 2B Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Bruce Libhaber read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Chairman Moss noted concerns were raised at the November 13, 2013 Transportation and Aviation Committee meeting that it would be too costly for the taxicab drivers to comply with the required vehicle technology upgrades. He said he would like to ensure that every alternative for installing the equipment was explored by staff in order to reduce the burden on the drivers. Chairman Moss asked Deputy Mayor Alina Hudak to ensure that staff explored every alternative and a surcharge method that might assist taxicab drivers with the costs of implementing the required taxicab upgrades; and provide this committee with a report on the findings, within 60 days. Commissioner Barreiro said he had no problems with staff exploring other cost options or evaluating the funding issues, but expressed concern that this could delay implementation of the upgrades. Chairman Moss noted the requested report would not delay implementation of the required equipment, but would address the drivers concerns and provide useful information to this Committee on how to minimize the cost and impact on the drivers. Commissioner Monestime noted he supported this resolution, and asked to be listed as a co-sponsor of it. Hearing no further comments or questions, the Committee proceeded to vote on this resolution as presented. Later (during consideration of Agenda Item 3A), Chairman Moss said he failed to provide an opportunity for public input on this resolution. Hearing no objection, the Committee by motion duly made, seconded and carried, approved to reconsider Agenda Item 2B to allow for public input. Chairman Moss opened the floor for public comment on the foregoing resolution, and closed it after no one appeared wishing to speak. Hearing no further comments or questions, the Committee proceeded to vote on this resolution as presented.

County Attorney 12/4/2013 Referred Transportation & Aviation Committee 12/11/2013

County Attorney 12/4/2013 Assigned Gerald K. Sanchez 12/4/2013

Legislative Text



TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO EXPLORE AND EVALUATE FUNDING OPTIONS, SUCH AS A TECHNOLOGY SURCHARGE, TO PAY FOR TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES IN TAXICABS

BODY
WHEREAS, the County Commission is currently considering a number of legislative proposals which would establish additional technology requirements for taxicabs including, but not limited to, credit card processing systems, global positioning dispatch systems and digital security camera systems; and
WHEREAS, installation and operation of these technological enhancements may result in increased costs to for-hire license holders and/or chauffeurs; and
WHEREAS, the Commission believes that it is in the best interest of the citizens of Miami-Dade County to direct the Mayor or Mayor’s designee to explore funding options for these technological upgrades, such as a technology surcharge, which may address the potential financial impact of these upgrades on, among others, chauffeurs,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board directs the Mayor or Mayor’s designee to explore and evaluate funding options to pay for technological upgrades in taxicabs, such as a technology surcharge, which may address the potential financial impact of these upgrades on, among others, taxicab chauffeurs. The Mayor shall report back to the Commission within sixty (60) days from the adoption of this resolution.



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