Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 161672
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File Number: 161672 File Type: Resolution Status: Amended
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: SUPPORT RESILIENT MIAMI PLAN Introduced: 7/7/2016
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 9/7/2016 Agenda Item Number: 11A8
Notes: SEE 162064 FOR FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. Title: RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE RESILIENT MIAMI GRANT PROGRAM; AND DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO COLLABORATE AND COORDINATE WITH CATALYST MIAMI, URBAN IMPACT LAB, AND THE FLORIDA INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH INNOVATION TO FURTHER THE GOALS AND IDEAS OF RESILIENT MIAMI
Indexes: CLIMATE CHANGE
Sponsors: Jean Monestime, Prime Sponsor
  Daniella Levine Cava, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, 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 9/7/2016 11A8 Amended
REPORT: See Agenda Item 11A8 Amended; Legislative File No. 162064.

Economic Prosperity Committee 7/14/2016 2C Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Chairman Suarez presented a reasonable opportunity for the public to be heard on the foregoing proposed resolution. ~ Mr. Irvans Augustin, 915 NW 1st Avenue, spoke in support of the proposed resolution. ~ Madam Holmes, WAIVVE of Women in Public Housing Education Finance and Development, appeared in support of the proposed resolution. She encouraged more participation from the City; and commented on the importance of African-Americans and inner city children, mothers, persons with disability and small contractors participating in the grant program. In response to Commissioner Sosa’s inquiries regarding who requested the Resilient Miami grant and the grant amount, Assistant County Attorney Abbie Schwaderer-Raurell advised the proposed resolution was sponsored by County Commission Chairman Monestime. She noted her understanding that the organizations that requested the grant were the organizations listed in the resolution. Commissioner Sosa asked that Mr. James Murley, Chief Resilience Officer, Office of Reslience, provide her with a response explaining the definition of “inclusive intervention” referenced in the foregoing proposed resolution; who would be responsible for monitoring the Resilient Miami grant program; whether the money would be allocated to the County, or to the non-profit organizations listed in the resolution; which areas were selected as being vulnerable to climate change and which ones were being left out; whether the County was working with the cities or on its own; and the amount of grant money the County received from the Kresge Foundation. Commissioner Sosa asked that the response be also provided to any Commissioner(s) who wished to receive a copy. Commissioner Sosa presented a motion to defer the foregoing proposed resolution; however, the motion did not receive a second. She asked that her questions be conveyed to County Commission Chairman Monestime so that everyone would have an opportunity to receive the answers. Ms. Kathy Hagemann, Office of Resilience, said the Kresge Foundation awarded the grant to Catalyst Miami and to the other organizations to perform work, which was in part a continuity of work that was already performed. She noted she was not aware of the grant amount; however, the Office of Resilience was coordinating with the organizations on issues that arose. Ms. Hagemann indicated that she was not familiar with the history of the resolution or why it was sponsored. Commissioner Moss noted his understanding of the item; and asked whether the speakers in support of this item could provide a response. Mr. Irvans Augustin said Resilient Miami’s focus was to ensure that lower-income communities were included in the conversation relating to resiliency and climate change; and was not to duplicate any efforts. He commented on the importance of the County Commission’s support for the proposed resolution. Ms. Maggie Fernandez, 3620 SW 21 Street, Miami, 33145, said Resilient Miami was inclusive of the entire community, and was to ensure that all communities were prepared. She noted she believed the grant funding was approximately $230,000 annually for three years; and had been allocated to Catalyst Miami, Urban Impact Lab and the Florida Institute for Health Innovation. Ms. Fernandez said she would reach out to the commissioners’ offices immediately to brief them on the program. She noted they were not seeking any County funds, and wanted to establish a working relationship with County staff to move forth with the grant priorities. Commissioner Sosa asked Deputy Mayor Benford and Ms. Fernandez to provide her with a map that identified all the low-income areas throughout Miami-Dade County. Commissioner Sosa asked Deputy Mayor Benford to provide her later with an explanation on how the County could be working with funding received by non-profit organizations. She expressed concern regarding the process; and noted the impact and the County’s responsibility must be known in the event any liability occurred. Commissioner Sosa asked that this report include all of the information requested prior to the County Commission’s consideration of the foregoing proposed resolution. Chairman Suarez concurred with Commissioner Sosa that the areas which were selected as low income be reflected in a fair and countywide manner. In response to Commissioner Moss’ inquiry, Ms. Hagemann noted a report on climate change would be provided to the Committee. There being no further questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution as presented. (NOTE: See report under Agenda Item 2A, Legislative File No. 161589)

County Attorney 7/7/2016 Referred Economic Prosperity Committee 7/14/2016

County Attorney 7/7/2016 Assigned Abbie N. Schwaderer 7/7/2016

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE RESILIENT MIAMI GRANT PROGRAM; AND DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYORíS DESIGNEE TO COLLABORATE AND COORDINATE WITH CATALYST MIAMI, URBAN IMPACT LAB, AND THE FLORIDA INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH INNOVATION TO FURTHER THE GOALS AND IDEAS OF RESILIENT MIAMI

BODY
WHEREAS, it is widely accepted that Miami-Dade County is one of the most climate-vulnerable areas on the planet; and
WHEREAS, low-income people and communities face disproportionately negative consequences as climate change intensifies; and
WHEREAS, such frontline communities, along with other interested individuals and groups, have advocated for County action on climate change issues and corresponding funding during the 2015-16 Miami-Dade County budget process and at the Miami Climate March on October 14, 2015; and
WHEREAS, this Board supports and seeks strategic and inclusive interventions that will have a material impact on establishing a Resilient Miami; and
WHEREAS, the Kresge Foundationís Climate Resilience and Urban Opportunity Initiative seeks to strengthen the capacity of community-based nonprofit organizations to influence local and regional climate resilience planning, policy development and implementation, in order to better reflect the priorities and needs of all segments of the community; and
WHEREAS, Resilient Miami is a three-year grant program awarded by the Kresge Foundation in January 2016 through the Kresge Foundationís Climate Resilience and Urban Opportunity Initiative, and this grant program is based on a proposal by Catalyst Miami, Urban Impact Lab and the Florida Institute for Health Innovation; and focused on networking, researching and strategizing the most effective paths forward on climate change issues; and
WHEREAS, Resilient Miami sets out to invest in establishing community infrastructure through increased education and awareness, to build upon a network of key stakeholders to ensure the establishment of essential relationships, and to develop strategic initiatives for the Resilient Miami implementation plan; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County has demonstrated leadership on resilience and climate issues in numerous ways, including the creation of the Office of Resilience and the hiring of a Chief Resilience Officer in October 2015; and
WHEREAS, this resolution may not be construed to grant any funding by Miami-Dade County to the Resilient Miami grant program or the associated organizations; and
WHEREAS, this Board wishes to support the Resilient Miami grant program through collaboration and coordination,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board supports the Resilient Miami grant program in concept and hereby directs the County Mayor or County Mayorís designee to collaborate and coordinate with Catalyst Miami, Urban Impact Lab and the Florida Institute for Health Innovation to further the goals and ideas of the Resilient Miami grant program.



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