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Sea Level Rise Task Force

The Sea Level Rise Task Force is charged with:

  1. Reviewing relevant data and prior studies and reports regarding the potential impact of sea level rise on public services and facilities, real estate, water and other ecological resources, and property and infrastructure; and
  2. Providing a comprehensive and realistic assessment of the likely and potential impacts of sea level rise and storm surge over time.

This assessment will then be used to help recommended amendments to the County’s Comprehensive Development Master Plan, to the capital facilities planning process, to budgetary prioritization and to other County programs as necessary.

The Task Force was formed through Miami-Dade County Resolution R-599-13, adopted on July 2, 2013. It was amended to add a seventh member through Resolution R-744-13, adopted on Sept. 17, 2013.

Meetings

Sea Level Rise Task Force
The Sea Level Rise Task Force listens to presentations at the Feb. 11, 2014 meeting.

Workshops

Wednesday, June 11

Thursday, June 5

Tuesday, May 27

Thursday, May 22

Thursday, May 15

Thursday, May 8

April 28, 2014

April 4, 2014

March 19, 2014

March 7, 2014

February 11, 2014

December 20, 2013

November 21, 2013

November 4, 2013

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Task Force Members and Coordinators

Task Force Members

  • The Honorable Harvey Ruvin, the Clerk of Courts, Chair
  • James Murley, Executive Director, South Florida Regional Planning Council, Vice Chair
  • David Enfield, Ph.D., Retired NOAA Research Oceanographer
  • Sara E. Fain, Esq., Executive Director, Everglades Law Center
  • T. Willard Fair, President and CEO of Urban League of Greater Miami
  • Jorge Gonzalez, CEO, City National Bank of Florida
  • Arsenio Milian, P.E., Environmental and Civil Engineering

Task Force Coordinators

  • Nichole L. Hefty
    Chief, Office of Sustainability -- Planning Division of the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources
    305-375-5593
    heftyn@miamidade.gov
  • Elizabeth Soto
    Executive Secretary to the Clerk of the Courts
    305-349-7390
    LSO1@miamidade.gov  
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Final Recommendations

The Miami-Dade Sea Level Rise Task Force shall strive to provide its report setting forth its findings and recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners within 90 days from the date of the first Task Force meeting.

The report submitted shall consist of a comprehensive assessment of the realistic impacts of sea level rise and storm surge on vital public services and facilities, water and other ecological resources, waterfront property, real estate, and infrastructure over time.

These shall then be used to help develop a set of recommendations relative to amendments to the Comprehensive Development Master Plan, capital facilities planning, budgetary priorities and other County programs as necessary to ensure that Miami–Dade County is taking all appropriate actions to reduce its contributions to climate-induced sea level rise and to ensure its resiliency to that increase in sea level rise, storm surge and related impacts which are expected to occur.

If during the preparation of the report the Miami-Dade Sea Level Rise Task Force requires additional time to complete the report, the Task Force shall provide a written request for additional time to the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners no later than 15 days prior to the report due date. The Miami-Dade Sea Level Rise Task Force may request additional time up to 140 additional days to complete the report. Upon receipt of the written request for additional time to complete the report, the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners shall place the request on the next Board of County Commissioner’s agenda.

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Task Force News

News Releases

Miami Today

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