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File Number: 140398
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File Number: 140398 File Type: Resolution Status: Amended
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: PACE (PROPERTY ASSEMENT CLEAN ENERGY) Introduced: 2/21/2014
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 3/4/2014 Agenda Item Number: 11A7
Notes: SEE 140574 FOR FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO PREPARE AND ADVERTISE A COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION FOR A PROPERTY ASSESSMENT CLEAN ENERGY (PACE) PROGRAM (SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE 140232)
Indexes: PACE
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Prime Sponsor
  Lynda Bell, Co-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 3/4/2014 11A7 Amended
REPORT: SEE LEGISLATIVE FILE NO. 140574

County Attorney 2/21/2014 Assigned Abbie N. Schwaderer 2/21/2014

Economic Development & Port Miami Committee 2/13/2014 2D Amended Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation with committee amendment(s) P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Jess McCarty read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record. Assistant County Attorney Abbie Schwaderer-Raurell read the amendment to the foregoing proposed resolution to direct the Mayor to allow the Board to review the advertisement prior to publishing it. Hearing no further questions or comments the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution as amended.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO PREPARE AND ADVERTISE A COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION FOR A PROPERTY ASSESSMENT CLEAN ENERGY (PACE) PROGRAM

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 Property Assessment Clean Energy (PACE) financing program is a financing structure by which commercial or residential property owners may voluntarily opt into a special assessment district to receive a loan to finance energy improvements and retrofits, where those loans are repaid through an annual assessment on the property owner’s property tax bill; and
WHEREAS, on April 30, 2010, the Florida Legislature created Florida Statute 163.08 which (1) authorizes local governments, such as Miami-Dade County, to levy non-ad valorem assessments to fund qualifying energy conservation and efficiency, renewable energy and wind resistance improvements to real property; (2) authorizes property owners to apply for funding and voluntarily enter into financing agreements with local governments to finance a qualifying improvement; and (3) authorizes local governments to collect moneys, with specific collection requirements, for such purposes through non-ad valorem assessments; and
WHEREAS, a Miami-Dade County Property Assessment Clean Energy (PACE) program in 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
WHEREAS, in February 2010, the Board of County Commissioners passed Resolution No. 143-10, which expressed the Board’s intention to establish a voluntary energy efficiency and renewable energy program and directed staff to prepare a report outlining the elements of such a program; and
WHEREAS, County staff prepared such a report and presented it to the Board on May 17, 2010, and this report is attached to this Resolution as Exhibit A and incorporated herein; and
WHEREAS, in November 2010, this Board passed Ordinance No. 10-78, which created definitions, requirements, and regulations for a Voluntary Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program, and that ordinance is codified in Chapter 2, Article CXXXVIII of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Sections 2-2079 through 2-2091; and
WHEREAS, in 2012, the Board of County Commissioners passed Resolution No. 932-12 which directed the Mayor to prepare a report that included recommendations related to the implementation of a Property Assessment Clean Energy (PACE) program; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor issued that report on November 13, 2013 and it is attached to this Resolution as Exhibit B and incorporated herein; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor’s November 13, 2013 report recommends that the County prepare a single solicitation for a turnkey Property Assessment Clean Energy (PACE) program based on the criteria found in the report, so as to offer a comprehensive solution without financial exposure to the County; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the Mayor or designee is hereby directed to prepare and advertise a single competitive solicitation for a turnkey Property Assessment Clean Energy (PACE) program based on the criteria found in the Next Steps section of the Mayor’s November 13, 2013 report and which would allow respondents to offer comprehensive solutions without financial exposure to the County. The Mayor or Mayor’s designee shall >>present<<1[[prepare and advertise]] such solicitation >>for approval by this Board<< within 90 days of the effective date of this Resolution.

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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