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File Number: 140121
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File Number: 140121 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-226-14 Control: County Commission
File Name: RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE GREENPRINT REPORT Introduced: 1/21/2014
Requester: Regulatory and Economic Resources Cost: Final Action: 3/4/2014
Agenda Date: 3/4/2014 Agenda Item Number: 8M1
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE GREENPRINT PROGRESS REPORT, ACCEPTING GREENPRINT AS A FRAMEWORK FOR TAKING ACTION ON SUSTAINABILITY AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO PERIODICALLY REPORT ON PROGRESS AND PROPOSE REVISIONS
Indexes: GREENPRINT REPORT
Sponsors: Rebeca Sosa, 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 3/4/2014 8M1 Adopted P

Land Use & Development Committee 2/13/2014 3A Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Dennis Kerbel read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. In response to Chairman Diaz’ inquiry regarding the fiscal impact, Assistant County Attorney Abbie Schwaderer-Raurell noted it was her understanding that by formally accepting the GreenPrint plan, any implementation would be done pursuant to the budget approved by the County Commission. Ms. Nicole Hefty, Chief, Office of Sustainability, Planning Division, Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER), said the GreenPrint plan was dependent on whatever projects were brought forward. She noted accepting the plan in its current format, had no fiscal impact and any future projects that would require additional capital investment would be brought to the County Commission. Chairman Diaz noted he wanted to ensure that by the Committee accepting this plan; it was not giving the commitment to move forward without it coming back to the Commission. Assistant County Attorney Schwaderer-Raurell noted this proposed resolution did not provide a mandate but served as a framework. Commissioner Bell expressed appreciation to Ms. Hefty and to the Department for their hard work. She noted this was a framework and no dollars would be spent before it came back to the County Commission and must be within a budget. Commissioner Bell said the County was forward thinking on how to address sustainability. Chairman Diaz commended Ms. Hefty on this item. The Committee members proceeded to vote on the foregoing resolution, as presented.

County Attorney 1/23/2014 Assigned Abbie N. Schwaderer 1/24/2014

County Mayor 1/23/2014 Assigned Jack Osterholt 1/23/2014
REPORT: Item returned to DM

County Attorney 1/23/2014 Assigned Mayor
REPORT: Item returned to agenda office

County Attorney 1/22/2014 Assigned Abbie N. Schwaderer

County Mayor 1/21/2014 Assigned County Attorney 3/4/2014
REPORT: RER - Abbie Raurell - Comm. Sosa Sponsor - pending cmte - Attachment: GreenPrint Progress Report

County Mayor 1/21/2014 Assigned Jack Osterholt 1/21/2014

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE GREENPRINT PROGRESS REPORT, ACCEPTING GREENPRINT AS A FRAMEWORK FOR TAKING ACTION ON SUSTAINABILITY AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO PERIODICALLY REPORT ON PROGRESS AND PROPOSE REVISIONS

BODY
WHEREAS, this Board desires to accomplish the purposes outlined in the accompanying memorandum, a copy of which is incorporated herein by reference; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County developed its first ever sustainability plan with the release of “GreenPrint: Our Design for a Sustainable Future” (GreenPrint) in December 2010; and
WHEREAS, GreenPrint was developed through a collaborative process including nearly 100 public meetings among the many diverse stakeholders of our community: County staff, community groups, experts from the business community and academia; and
WHEREAS, GreenPrint was developed as a 5-year roadmap to achieve ambitious sustainability goals and create a resilient community of tomorrow, and
WHEREAS, GreenPrint is an implementing tool for sustainability policies contained in various County plans , such as but not limited to the Comprehensive Development Master Plan, the Open Space Master Plan and the Transit Development Plan; and
WHEREAS, GreenPrint does not provide mandates but rather serves as the framework for the County to integrate environmental, social and economic benefits into policy decisions, programs, initiatives, and services provided; and
WHEREAS, implementation of GreenPrint is guided by an internal implementation team and an external team of community stakeholders, including community groups, experts from the business community, and academia who review initiative progress, GreenPrint Scorecard Indicators, and provide guidance on opportunities for public private partnerships for implementation; and
WHEREAS, all municipalities throughout the County are being invited to adopt GreenPrint and collaborate on implementation,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. The Board hereby accepts the attached GreenPrint Sustainability Progress Report; and
Section 2. The Board hereby accepts GreenPrint as a framework for taking action on sustainability and directs the Mayor or Mayor’s designee to periodically report on progress and propose revisions to the plan for consideration by the Board to provide for continued relevance.

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Date:

To: Honorable Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa
and Members, Board of County Commissioners

From: Carlos A. Gimenez
Mayor

Subject: Resolution Accepting the GreenPrint Progress Report, Accepting GreenPrint as a Framework for Taking Action on
Sustainability and Directing the Mayor or Mayor’s Designee to Periodically Report on Progress and Propose Revisions

STAFF RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the resolution accepting the attached GreenPrint Progress Report, and accepting GreenPrint as a framework for taking action on sustainability and directing the Mayor or the Mayor’s designee to provide periodic reporting on progress and propose revisions to the plan to provide for continued relevance.

Scope
GreenPrint is a countywide plan.

Fiscal Impact/Funding Source
All implementation shall be done on an annual basis and as set forth in the annual budgets approved by this Board. Many recommendations in the Plan are low cost or no cost, involving only continued collaboration and leveraging of existing investments.

Track Record / Monitor
Mark R. Woerner, Assistant Director of Planning in the Regulatory and Economic Resources Department, will coordinate and monitor implementation of GreenPrint.

MANAGER'S BACKGROUND
Background
In March 2009, Miami-Dade County was selected as one of three communities nationwide to participate in a sustainability planning toolkit pilot program through ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability. GreenPrint: Our Design for a Sustainable Future, released in December 2010, was developed through a fully collaborative process among the many diverse stakeholders of our community: County staff, community groups, experts from the business community and academia, and a wide range of individual Miami-Dade residents. GreenPrint was built upon a foundation of more than 100 actions taken by the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners related to sustainability, environmental protection and climate change. Nearly 100 public meetings were held, and approximately 360 new and existing initiatives were evaluated, with 137 initiatives fully developed in the final plan.
An Interdepartmental Team of experts was a cornerstone in the development of GreenPrint, which integrates the goals of many departments and programs, such as the Comprehensive Development Master Plan, Open Space Master Plan, and Transit Development Plan. With the development of GreenPrint, the County achieved the first three of five key milestones of the sustainability planning toolkit pilot established by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability. The Interdepartmental Team, guided by the administration continues to foster implementation and to weave sustainability into our processes and operations – Milestone 4.

The GreenPrint Progress Report transmitted herein describes advancement of initiatives in the first two years – completing the first phase of Milestone 5 - Evaluate. A central component of GreenPrint is the measure and target associated with each goal, as well as the GreenPrint Scorecard of high level sustainability indicators. Summary of these as well as highlights of successful implementation are provided.

In addition to monitoring, measuring and communicating progress, it is also important to provide for the flexibility that allows GreenPrint to be adapted to County and stakeholder priorities and an evolving economic landscape. A process to periodically update and revise GreenPrint initiatives, including revising, adding and removing initiatives, has been established and recommendations will be provided to the Board for consideration, along with progress reports.


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Jack Osterholt
Deputy Mayor



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