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File Number: 182016
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File Number: 182016 File Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: 18-137 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: MILLENNIAL TASK FORCE DELETE SUNSET Introduced: 8/22/2018
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 11/8/2018
Agenda Date: 11/8/2018 Agenda Item Number: 7F
Notes: 6WKS BTWN 1ST READING & P.H. Title: ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE MIAMI-DADE MILLENNIAL TASK FORCE; CREATING ARTICLE CLXI OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 17-101; DELETING THE SUNSET PROVISION AND ESTABLISHING THE TASK FORCE AS A PERMANENT COUNTY BOARD; PROVIDING FOR PURPOSE, COMPOSITION, MEMBERSHIP, PROCEDURES, AND DUTIES; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Indexes: TASK FORCE
Sponsors: Dennis C. Moss, 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 11/8/2018 7F Adopted P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Jess McCarty read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record. Commissioner Levine Cava indicated that individuals would no longer be millennials if the Task Force was extended indefinitely and suggested it be extended for a five year period. Commissioner Moss suggested leaving the item as written. There being no further questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote to adopt the foregoing proposed ordinance.

Government Operations Committee 10/17/2018 1G4 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation following a public hearing P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Miguel Gonzalez read the title of the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Commissioner Sosa opened the public hearing and there being no persons appearing to speak, she closed the public hearing. There being no questions or comments, the Committee proceeded in a roll call vote to forward the foregoing item to the BCC with a favorable recommendation.

Board of County Commissioners 9/5/2018 4F Adopted on first reading 10/17/2018 P
REPORT: County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read into the record the title of the foregoing proposed ordinance. There being no other comments or objections, the members of the Board proceeded to take a roll call vote on this ordinance as presented. The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and set for public hearing before the Government Operations Committee (GOC) meeting on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at 1:30 p.m.

County Attorney 8/22/2018 Referred Government Operations Committee 10/17/2018

County Attorney 8/22/2018 Assigned Altanese Phenelus 8/27/2018

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE MIAMI-DADE MILLENNIAL TASK FORCE; CREATING ARTICLE CLXI OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 17-101; DELETING THE SUNSET PROVISION AND ESTABLISHING THE TASK FORCE AS A PERMANENT COUNTY BOARD; PROVIDING FOR PURPOSE, COMPOSITION, MEMBERSHIP, PROCEDURES, AND DUTIES; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE

BODY
WHEREAS, the term “millennials” refers to individuals born in the early 1980s through the early 2000s; and
WHEREAS, many Miami-Dade County millennials face financial, career and housing difficulties, leading some to uproot and start their careers elsewhere; and
WHEREAS, factors contributing to this include, the County’s significant income inequality, high cost of living, transportation barriers, and lack of innovative technology and business opportunities; and
WHEREAS, for every dollar of income earned by the lowest 20 percent in the County, those in the top 5 percent earn $40, revealing a 40-to-1 income gap in the County, well above the national average of 29-to-1, according to the 2016 County Prosperity Initiatives Feasibility Study conducted by the Florida International University Metropolitan Center (“FIU study”); and
WHEREAS, the FIU study also revealed that the County is the third most unaffordable housing market in the nation, with approximately 62 percent, of renters being cost burdened, defined as those paying 30 percent or more of their annual income for housing; and
WHEREAS, despite the high cost of rent, millennials are reluctant to purchase a home out of fear of housing market fluctuations, lack of financing to place a down payment, insufficient credit, and the high expense of purchasing and maintaining a home; and
WHEREAS, when the cost of transportation is factored into the cost of housing, millennials and others alike are even more severely burdened; and
WHEREAS, transportation determines the mobility of the community and is one of the main considerations when choosing a place to live, yet the County’s current transit system is not readily accessible to many residents; and
WHEREAS, the availability of new technology and business opportunities in a particular community are also major considerations for millennials when deciding where to live; and
WHEREAS, it is vital to create incentives in employment, housing, and transportation in order to increase the possibility of the County’s millennials applying and investing their knowledge, skills, and talents to grow the County rather than other regions; and
WHEREAS, on November 1, 2016, this Board adopted Resolution No. R-1058-16 creating the Miami-Dade Millennial Task Force (“Task Force”), responsible for developing strategies to attract, retain, and assist millennials in Miami-Dade County through, among other things, housing, career, and transportation opportunities or incentives; and
WHEREAS, Resolution No. R-1058-16 provided that the Task Force sunset and stand dissolved on the 365th day from the effective date of the resolution unless this Board extended the term of service by majority vote; and
WHEREAS, Resolution No. R-1058-16 became effective on November 11, 2016; therefore, the Task Force was set to sunset and stand dissolved on November 11, 2017; and
WHEREAS, on December 5, 2017, this Board adopted Ordinance No. 17-101 extending the sunset date of the Task Force to the later of (i) the date that this Board votes and subsequently receives a final report or further work from the Miami-Dade Millennial Task Force; or (ii) May 9, 2018; and
WHEREAS, on May 1, 2018, the Task Force presented its preliminary report to this Board; and
WHEREAS, after such presentation, this Board requested that the Task Force conduct further research and present additional findings within 180 days of May 1, 2018; and
WHEREAS, thus, the Task Force is set to sunset on October 28, 2018; and
WHEREAS, the Task Force requires more time to explore, dissect, and resolve the financial, career and housing difficulties that millennials face throughout the County; and
WHEREAS, this Board finds that it is in the best interest of the County to delete the sunset provision set out in Resolution No. R-1058-16 and later extended in Ordinance No. 17-101, and make the Task Force a permanent board,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. The foregoing recitals are hereby incorporated as if fully set forth herein.
Section 2. Article CLXI of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby created
as follows:
ARTICLE CLXI. MIAMI-DADE MILLENNIAL TASK FORCE.

Sec. 2-2385. Creation and Purpose.

The Miami-Dade Millennial Task Force (“Task Force”) is hereby created as a permanent board. The purpose of the Task Force is to develop strategies to attract, retain, and assist millennials in Miami-Dade County through, among other things, housing, career, and transportation opportunities or incentives.

Sec. 2-2386. Composition.

The Task Force shall be comprised of 27 members, with one appointment from each County Commissioner, one appointment from the County Mayor, seven at-large seats appointed by the County Commission as a whole, and six ex-officio appointments, one seat to be appointed by each of the following departments and entities: the Beacon Council, the Miami-Dade County Department of Public Housing and Community Development, the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust. The members shall be permanent residents and electors of Miami-Dade County, unless waived, in accordance with section 2-11.38, as may be amended. Members shall have knowledge of and interest in the County’s millennial population, and shall serve four-year terms. No member may serve more than eight consecutive years, unless waived, in accordance with section 2-11.38.2, as may be amended.

Sec. 2-2387. Membership; officers; meetings.

The members of the Task Force shall serve without compensation. Members shall select, by majority vote of the voting members present, a chairperson, vice-chairperson, and such other additional officers as the Task Force shall deem necessary. All officers shall serve one-year terms, and no member may remain in the same officer position for more than two consecutive years. After one year of not holding the office, a member may be elected to the same office that was previously held for up to two consecutive years. Ex-officio members are non-voting members of the Task Force and shall not serve as an officer of the Task Force.
The chairperson shall preside at all meetings at which he or she is present. The vice chairperson shall act as chairperson in the absence of the chairperson. In the event of a chairperson vacancy, the vice chairperson shall conduct the next meeting and the voting members of the Task Force shall select a new chairperson at that meeting. In the event of a vice chairperson vacancy, the chairperson shall conduct the next meeting and the voting members of the Task Force shall select a new vice chairperson at that meeting. In the event of both a chairperson and vice chairperson vacancy, the Task Force shall select, by majority vote of the voting members present, a temporary presiding chair of the Task Force to perform the duties of the chair for the remainder of the terms in which the vacancies exist.

The Task Force shall meet at least once a month.

Sec. 2-2388. Procedures; regulations.

In order to transact any business or to exercise any power vested in the Task Force, a quorum consisting of a majority of voting members duly appointed shall be present.

The Task Force may establish, adopt, and amend bylaws, rules, and regulations for its own governance. Nevertheless, all proceedings of the Task Force shall be conducted in accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Law, section 286.011, Florida Statutes, as such may be amended from time to time, and the Citizens Bill of Rights of the Miami-Dade County Home Rule Charter. The Task Force shall be deemed an “agency” for purposes of the Public Records Law. The Task Force shall be governed by all State and County conflict of interest laws, as applicable, including the Miami-Dade County Conflict of Interest and Code of Ethics Ordinance, section 2-11.1 of the Code of Miami-Dade County. The Task Force shall provide members of the public a reasonable opportunity to be heard, consistent with section 286.0114, Florida Statutes. Accordingly, rule 6.06 of the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners Rules of Procedures is incorporated herein.

Sec. 2-2389. Duties; powers.

The Task Force shall provide reports on its findings and recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners at least annually. Reports shall consist of comprehensive assessments of the issues millennials face within the County, the issues contributing to millennials moving to other regions and solutions or strategies to attract, retain, and assist millennials in the County through, among other things, housing, career, and transportation opportunities or incentives. Reports shall be placed on an agenda of the Board pursuant to Ordinance No. 14-65. The Board may request further work of the Task Force as may be in the public interest.

The Task Force is advisory only and shall not have the power or authority to commit the County or any of its agencies or instrumentalities to any policies, incur any financial obligations, or create any liability, contractual or otherwise, on behalf of the County or any of its agencies or instrumentalities.

Sec. 2-2390. Staff and Support.

The Task Force shall be provided adequate staff and support services by the County Mayor or County Mayor’s designee. The staff shall maintain and keep records of the Task Force; prepare, in cooperation with the chairperson, the agenda for each meeting; be responsible for the preparation of such reports, minutes, documents, or correspondence as the Task Force may direct; and, generally administer the business and affairs of the Task Force, subject to budgetary limitations. The Task Force may request that the Board provide such other specialized consulting expertise as it may determine are necessary from time to time. The County Attorney’s Office shall provide legal counsel, as needed, to the Task Force.

Section 3. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or provision of this ordinance is held invalid, the remainder of this ordinance shall not be affected by such invalidity.
Section 4. It is the intention of the Board of County Commissioners, and it is hereby ordained that the provisions of this ordinance, including any sunset provision, shall become and be made a part of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida. The sections of this ordinance may be renumbered or relettered to accomplish such intention, and the word “ordinance” may be changed to “section,” “article,” or other appropriate word.
Section 5. This ordinance shall become effective ten (10) days after the date of enactment unless vetoed by the Mayor, and if vetoed, shall become effective only upon an override by this Board.



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