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File Number: 190025
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File Number: 190025 File Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Transportation and Finance Committee
File Name: PUBLIC HEARING REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSIT SERVICE CHANGES Introduced: 1/7/2019
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 1/23/2019 Agenda Item Number: 4A
Notes: Title: ORDINANCE RELATING TO PUBLIC TRANSIT; AMENDING SECTION 2-150 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; REVISING CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH TRANSIT ROUTE MODIFICATIONS REQUIRE PUBLIC HEARING AND BOARD APPROVAL; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Indexes: TRANSIT SERVICES
Sponsors: Daniella Levine Cava, Prime Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, 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

Transportation and Finance Committee 2/13/2019 1G1 Deferred 4/16/2019 P
REPORT: The foregoing proposed ordinance was deferred to the April 16, 2019 Transportation and Finance Committee meeting during consideration of changes to today's (02/13) agenda.

Board of County Commissioners 1/23/2019 4A Adopted on first reading 2/13/2019 P
REPORT: The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and set for public hearing before the Transportation and Finance Committee on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Board of County Commissioners 1/22/2019 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing Transportation and Finance Committee 2/13/2019

County Attorney 1/7/2019 Referred Transportation and Finance Committee 2/13/2019

County Attorney 1/7/2019 Assigned Annery Pulgar Alfonso 1/10/2019

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE RELATING TO PUBLIC TRANSIT; AMENDING SECTION 2-150 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; REVISING CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH TRANSIT ROUTE MODIFICATIONS REQUIRE PUBLIC HEARING AND BOARD APPROVAL; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE

BODY
WHEREAS, section 2-150 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida (the “Code”), sets forth how the County makes changes or modifications to Miami-Dade transit service, fares, and rate structure; and
WHEREAS, major service changes, as provided for in section 2-150(b) of the Code, require a public hearing and Board approval; and
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the County to ensure that certain route modifications are instituted after the public is provided ample opportunity to express any possible concerns to this Board,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. Section 2-150 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended to read as follows:1


Sec. 2-150. - Fixing and changing fares, service, rates or charges.

(a) Except as provided in Section 2-150(c), the County Commission shall have the authority to make service changes and fix all fares, rates or charges for the use of the transit system, provided however, that those fares, rates or charges in force on the effective date of this article shall continue in full force and effect until changed or modified by the County Commission.

(b) Approved by County Commission after public hearing. The County >>Mayor<< [[Manager]] may recommend the following changes or modifications to service, fares, rates or charges, which changes may be adopted by resolution of the Board of County Commissioners after a public hearing:

1. Any fare, rate or charge for transit service or for service ancillary to transit;

2. Any [[change]] >>increase<< in service of twenty-five (25) percent or more of the number of route miles of a route >>or decrease in service of 10 percent or more of the number of route miles of a route<<;

3. If, in a fiscal year, the cumulative [[changes]] >>increases<< on a route add up to twenty-five (25) percent or more change in the number of route miles of a route >>or if in a fiscal year, the cumulative reductions on a route add up to 10 percent or more change in the route miles of a route<<;

4. [[A change]] >>An increase<< in the interval between peak period transit services on a route of more than [[ten (10)]] >>5<< minutes;

5. [[A change]] >>An increase<< in the interval between
off-peak period transit services on a route of more than
[[thirty (30)]] >>15<< minutes; [[or]]

>>6. A decrease in the interval between peak period transit
services on a route of more than 10 minutes;



7. A decrease in the interval between off-peak period transit
services on a route of more than 30 minutes; or<<

[[6.]] >>8.<< A new transit service is established or an existing service is abolished.

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Section 2. 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 3. 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 4. 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.


1 Words stricken through and/or [[double bracketed]] shall be deleted. Words underscored and/or >>double arrowed<< constitute the amendment proposed. Remaining provisions are now in effect and remain unchanged.



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