Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 140226
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File Number: 140226 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-239-14 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: VACANT COUNTY OWNED BUILDINGS AND OFFICE SPACE Introduced: 1/28/2014
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 3/4/2014
Agenda Date: 3/4/2014 Agenda Item Number: 11A10
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO PREPARE A REPORT IDENTIFYING ALL COUNTY OWNED OR LEASED BUILDINGS AND OFFICE SPACE THAT IS EITHER VACANT OR OTHERWISE NOT BEING OCCUPIED OR USED
Indexes: BUILDING
  OFFICE SPACE
Sponsors: Sally A. Heyman, 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 11A10 Adopted P

Infrastructure & Capital Improvements Committee 2/11/2014 2C Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Henry Gillman read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Chairman Zapata called for members of the public wishing to be heard on the foregoing proposed resolution, and Ms. Renita Holmes, 5800 NW 7 Avenue appeared: Ms. Holmes asked for a more specific definition of ‘County-owned buildings.’ She asked whether it meant public-private buildings, buildings that were on the assets list, or an update of infill housing. Assistant County Attorney Henry Gillman indicated the proposed resolution did not state specifically what County-owned meant. Chairman Zapata noted Ms. Holmes’ question was a good one, and indicated he did not think the Committee or the Assistant County Attorney had a good answer for her. Ms. Holmes expressed an interest regarding whether the term meant County-run properties or public properties, and whether it included federal public properties. She noted she was asking particularly because women and their children did not have places to stay and the County gave away its great assets for as little as $10. She said women were dying on the streets. Ms. Holmes requested clarification. Chairman Zapata noted the sponsor of the resolution was not present. He indicated clarification would probably be acquired before this resolution went before the full Commission. Commissioner Suarez noted that he met with Commissioner Heyman in the Sunshine years ago to discuss the issue raised by Ms. Holmes. He said that as part of a task force report to the Chair of the County Commission, he compiled an inventory of all properties owned or leased to the County. He noted the list was two years old and now staff was being instructed to update it. He advised Ms. Holmes how to obtain the inventory from his staff. Chairman Zapata indicated he would like to hear specifics from the County Attorney’s Office on the definition of ‘County-owned.’ Hearing no further discussion, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution as presented.

County Attorney 1/28/2014 Referred Infrastructure & Capital Improvements Committee 2/11/2014

County Attorney 1/28/2014 Assigned Daniel Frastai 1/29/2014

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO PREPARE A REPORT IDENTIFYING ALL COUNTY OWNED OR LEASED BUILDINGS AND OFFICE SPACE THAT IS EITHER VACANT OR OTHERWISE NOT BEING OCCUPIED OR USED

BODY
WHEREAS, the County owns and leases a number of buildings and office space that may at times be vacant or otherwise not be occupied or in use; and
WHEREAS, it would be beneficial for this Board to be advised of any and all buildings and office space, or any portion thereof, that is currently vacant and not being used,
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 prepare a report identifying all county owned or leased buildings and office space that is currently vacant or otherwise not being occupied or used, including portions of any buildings or office space. The Mayor or Mayor’s designee is further directed to present the report to this Board within thirty (30) days of the date of this resolution.



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