FINAL OFFICIAL
Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners Minutes
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
9:30:00 AM
Commission Chambers
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Members Present: Oliver G. Gilbert, III; Jean Monestime; Keon Hardemon; Eileen Higgins; Rebeca Sosa; Raquel A. Regalado; Danielle Cohen Higgins; Kionne L. McGhee; Sen. Javier D. Souto; Joe A. Martinez; Jose "Pepe" Diaz; Sen. Rene Garcia
Members Absent: None
Members Late: Sally A. Heyman
Members Excused: None
Members Absent County Business: Sen. Javier D. Souto

         
1 MINUTES PREPARED BY:  
  REPORT: Kerry Khunjar Breakenridge, Commission Reporter
(305)375-5108
 
1A INVOCATION AS PROVIDED IN RULE 5.05(H)  
  REPORT: Chairman Diaz convened the Board of County Commissioners (Board/BCC) meeting at 9:36 a.m. with a moment of prayer led by Vice Chairman Gilbert, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.  
1B ROLL CALL  
  REPORT: Prior to the roll call, Clerk of the Board Director, Basia Pruna announced that Commissioner Souto had submitted written notice of his absence from today�s (3/1) Board of County Commissioners (Board/BCC) meeting.

The following Board members were present at roll call: Chairman Diaz, Vice Chairman Gilbert III, Commissioners Garcia, Hardemon, Higgins, McGhee, Monestime and Sosa.

In addition to the members of the Board, the following staff members were also present:
~ Office of the Mayor, Chief Operations Officer, Jimmy Morales;
~ Office of the Mayor, Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Edward Marquez;
~ Chief Community Service Officer Morris Copeland;
~ County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan, First Assistant County Attorney Gerald Sanchez, Assistant County Attorneys Dennis Kerbel, Cynji Lee, Monica Rizo, Angela Benjamin, Shanika Graves, Annery Pulgar Alfonso, Abbie Schwaderer Raurell, Marlon Moffett, Dale Clarke, Melanie Spencer and Oren Rosenthal;
~ Senior Deputy Clerk Melissa Adames, Clerk of the Board Director Basia Pruna and Deputy Clerk Kerry Khunjar Breakenridge.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava was also in attendance.
 
1C PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE  
 
1D SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (SCHEDULED TO BEGIN AT 8:30 AM)  
1D1  
  220411 Special Presentation     Raquel A. Regalado
Jose "Pepe" Diaz
       
  SPECIAL PRESENTATION RECOGNIZING ALBERT PITA & BRIAN CLINGERMAN FROM THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY WATER & SEWER DEPARTMENT FOR THEIR IDEAS/SUGGESTIONS TO THE EMPLOYEE COST-SAVING PROGRAM(Mayor) Presented
  REPORT: Chief Operations Officer, Jimmy Morales recognized Mr. Brian Clingerman, Plant Electrician, Water and Sewer Department (WASD), for his technical improvement suggestion which improved pump life and resulted in a monthly savings of $60,000 to the County.

Mr. Clingerman was presented with a $5,000 check from the Employee Cost-Saving Program.

NOTE: The title of the presentation was updated and the official agenda was corrected to list Commissioner Regalado and Chairman Diaz as the co-prime sponsors of this item.


SPECIAL NOTE: The foregoing item contained a scrivener's error which was corrected as follows:
The title of the presentation was updated and the official agenda was corrected to list Commissioner Regalado and Chairman Diaz as the co-prime sponsors of this item.
 
1E CITIZEN'S PRESENTATIONS (5 MINUTES MAXIMUM)  
1E1  
  220287 Citizen's Presentation     Rebeca Sosa        
  MR. MIGUEL DE GRANDY TO PRESENT THE ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OVERSIGHT BOARD [SEE AGENDA ITEM NO. 1(K)1] Presented
  REPORT: Commissioner Sosa recognized and thanked Mr. Miguel De Grandy, Chair of the Miami-Dade Domestic Violence Oversight Board (DVOB), and DVOB members for their continued dedication and hard work.

Mr. De Grandy provided a brief summary of the DVOB 2020 annual report and recommendations and noted that while the report was delivered to the Board of County Commissioners (Board/BCC) in June 2020, due to the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, there was never a formal presentation made. He reviewed the DVOB�s accomplishments to date and advised the Board members that several of the recommendations had been implemented since the generation of the 2020 report. Mr. De Grandy stated the report served as a starting point for a more comprehensive intimate partner study previously approved by the Board, and announced that the County had entered into an interlocal agreement with the University of Central Florida�s Institute for Social and Behavioral Sciences to conduct the aforementioned study, which he anticipated would be completed in one (1) year.

Mr. De Grandy spoke about the importance of including Miami Beach municipalities to the food and beverage �penny� tax, and noted the construction and development costs of the shelter opened in South Miami Dade had been completely funded by said tax. He reviewed the DVOB�s efforts to create a Trust Fund and the DVOB�s recommendation to amend the attendance and quorum requirements for meetings.

Mr. De Grandy concluded his presentation by requesting the Board urge the Federal government to eliminate the cap on U Nonimmigrant Status Visas (U Visas) and to create a uniformed State certification system.

Commissioner Sosa voiced her support for including the Miami Beach municipalities to the �penny� tax and emphasized the Board�s continued commitment to working with the DVOB.
 
1F REPORTS OF OFFICIAL BOARDS  
1G REASONABLE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PUBLIC TO BE HEARD AS PROVIDED IN RULE 6.06  
  REPORT: Chairman Diaz opened the reasonable opportunity for the public to be heard, and the following persons appeared before the Board:

1. Councilmember Bryan Calvo, City of Hialeah, 501 Palm Avenue, Miami, Florida, voiced his support for Agenda Items 4B and 11A4. He spoke about his efforts to introduce legislation in the City of Hialeah, which would require 60 days� notice to tenants for rent increases exceeding ten percent (10%), and urged the Board members to adopt similar legislation to extend the protection to Countywide.

2. Mayor Dana Goldman, City of Sunny Isles Beach, 18070 Collins Avenue, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, appeared in support of Agenda Items 3B1 and 11A18.

3. Mr. Darryl Holsendolph, Chairman, Miami-Dade Small Business Advisory Committee and Task Force, 1176 NW 163rd Drive, Miami, Florida, spoke in support of Agenda Items 3B3 and 8F7.

4. Ms. Audrey Aradanas, 1651 SW 75 Avenue Road, Miami, Florida, appeared in support of Agenda Item 7B and spoke about the benefits of the item.

5. Ms. Makeba Gassant, 20609 NW 14th Place, Miami, Florida, spoke in support of Agenda Item 3B6. She thanked the Board members for their continued support for small business owners and spoke about the importance of prioritizing local vendors.

6. Mr. Daniel Guerra, 5681 SW 58th Place, South Miami, Florida, appeared in support of Agenda Item 7B.

7. Mayor Manny Cid, Town of Miami Lakes, 6601 Main Street, Miami Lakes, Florida, addressed the Board with regards to Agenda Item 11A4 and spoke about his efforts to resolve the NW 154th Street Bridge issue. He noted that he had met with Mayor Bovo, City of Hialeah, and together they developed a framework, which was presented, and rejected by the County. Mayor Cid stated his intent to begin conflict resolution proceedings to protect the residents of Miami Lakes, and pointed out that the City of Hialeah would be unable to convey the property to the Florida Department of Transportation to open the bridge even if they wanted to because of the existing interlocal agreement between the two municipalities. He noted the interlocal agreement was forwarded to the County Attorney�s Office and clarified the agreement was a County requirement for the annexation process. Mayor Cid requested the item be tabled to allow the parties to continue discussions.

8. Mayor Esteban Bovo, City of Hialeah, 501 Palm Avenue, Hialeah, Florida, spoke on Agenda Item 11A4. He indicated his commitment to resolving the bridge issue and requested the item be deferred for two (2) weeks to provide all the stakeholders an opportunity to meet and discuss a possible resolution. Mayor Bovo stated he believed he had a viable solution that would allow the opening of the bridge at 170th Street, and facilitate development along 154th Street.

Chairman Diaz announced that today�s (3/1) Board of County Commissioners (Board/BCC) meeting was being recorded despite technical issues with the web-cameras.

9. Councilwoman Marilyn Ruano, Town of Miami Lakes, 6601 Main Street, Miami Lakes, Florida, requested Agenda Item 11A4 be deferred. She contended opening 154th Street would result in additional gridlock and spoke about the overdevelopment of the area.

10. Ms. Bonnie Cintron, 14770 Lewis Road, Miami Lakes, Florida, spoke in relation to Agenda Item 11A4 and urged the Board to consider opening access ramps from both sides. She contended this alternative solution would solve the bridge issue and allow access to Interstate 75 (I75) without cut-through traffic.

11. Councilman Tony Fernandez, Town of Miami Lakes, 6601 Main Street, Miami Lakes, Florida, requested Agenda Item 11A4 be deferred to allow all stakeholders to meet to discuss the issue.

12. Vice Mayor Jeffrey Rodriguez, Town of Miami Lakes, 6601 Main Street, Miami Lakes, Florida, echoed the request made by his fellow Council members to defer the item. He argued opening 154th Street would not resolve the issue or help the City of Hialeah residents.

13. Ms. Sharon Frazier-Stephens, 6324 NE 1st Place, Miami, Florida, spoke in favor of Agenda Item 11A5 and the importance of community engagement in local government.

14. Mr. Brian Morera, 15853 NW 91st Court, Miami, Florida, spoke in opposition of Agenda Item 11A4 citing concerns regarding the structural integrity of the bridge. He noted over 3000 residents signed a petition objecting to the opening of the bridge and urged the Board to keep the bridge closed.

15. Mr. Angel Luis Vazquez, 17961 NW 86th Avenue, Miami, Florida, spoke in opposition of Agenda Item 11A4.

16. Mr. Eddie Santiesteban, 3466 W. 90th Street, Miami, Florida, appeared in support of Agenda Item 11A4 and spoke about the importance of opening the bridge from an emergency, health and safety perspective.

17. Mr. Steven Herzberg, 16745 NW 54th Court, Miami Lakes, Florida, spoke in opposition of Agenda Item 11A4. He urged the Board to consider a long term regional approach to address the connectivity issues.

18. Mr. Ray Garcia, 6796 Main Street, Miami Lakes, Florida, appeared in opposition of Agenda Item 11A4. He requested the item be deferred to engage stakeholders and experts to develop a long-term regional approach.

19. Mr. Angelo Garcia, 16441 NW 77th Place, Miami Lakes, Florida, spoke against Agenda Item 11A4 and echoed the concerns raised by previous speakers regarding the opening of the 154th bridge.

20. Ms. Danielle Blake, Miami Realtors, 700 S. Royal Poinciana Boulevard, Miami, Florida, appeared in support of Agenda Item 7B and the creation of a master database for condominiums, cooperatives and homeowners� associations.

21. Mr. Rudy Blanco, 14406 NW 88th Avenue, Miami Lakes, Florida, spoke against Agenda Item 11A4.

22. Mr. Gerald Reed Jr., Model City Community Advisory Committee (CAC), 1261 NW 59th Street, Miami, Florida, appeared in support of Agenda Item 11A5 and emphasized the importance of encouraging community engagement and input. He spoke about the important work done by the Model City CAC and noted the entity served as an advocate for the community.

There being no other persons registered or appearing to speak, Chairman Diaz closed the reasonable opportunity to be heard.
 
1H MOTION TO SET THE AGENDA AND "PULL LIST"  
  REPORT: County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan stated in addition to today�s (3/1) Regular Board of County Commissioners (Board/BCC) meeting, the Board would recess its meeting and convene a Special BCC meeting for the Public Health Trust (PHT) to submit the results of its annual audit for Fiscal Year 2020-2021, prepared by the PHT�s external auditor.

County Attorney Bonzon-Keenan advised in addition to Chairman Diaz�s Memorandum entitled �Changes Sheet�, the following changes to the agenda/and or requests were made:
~ Agenda Items 3A1 Supplement, 3A2 Supplement and 3A3 Supplement were added to the agenda;
~ Commissioner Souto requested Agenda Items 4E and 11A16 be deferred to the March 15, 2022 BCC meeting;
~ Commissioner Monestime asked to be added to the pull list for Agenda Item 8A1 and 8A1 Supplement, and added as a co-sponsor on Agenda Items 11A1, 11A14 and 11A23
~ Commissioner Regalado requested she be added to the pull list for Agenda Item 8F7, and released her pull on Agenda Items 8I1, 8I2, 11A11 and 11A12;
~ Chairman Diaz asked to be added to the pull list for Agenda Item 11A4 and added as a co-sponsor for Agenda Items 11A10 and 11A15;
~ Commissioner Hardemon requested he be added to the pull list for Agenda Item 11A5;
~ Commissioner Cohen Higgins asked to be added to the pull list for Agenda Item 11A8, released her pull on Agenda Item 11A23, and requested to be added as a co-sponsor for Agenda Items 11A1 and 11A3;
~ Commissioner Sosa requested Agenda Item 11A15 be deferred to the April 5, 2022 BCC meeting, released her pull for Agenda Items 11A16 and 11A23; and requested she be added as a co-sponsor for Agenda Items 8I1, 8I2, 11A2 and 11A23; and
~ Commissioner McGhee requested to be added as a co-sponsor on Agenda Items 11A1, 11A7 and 11A14.
Commissioner Hardemon requested the language in Section 3 of Agenda Item 11A5 be amended to replace the phrase �provide oversight� to read �monitor progress.�

County Attorney Bonzon-Keenan stated the items to be considered at today�s (3/1) Board meeting would be those listed in the printed final Agenda, with the additions, deferrals, withdrawals, and scrivener�s errors noted in Chairman Diaz�s Changes Memorandum, and the aforementioned items. She added that the Commission would approve all of those items by single vote; setting the agenda, except for the remaining Citizen�s Presentation (Agenda Item 1E1); the Special BCC meeting for the Public Health Trust (PHT) to submit the results of the FY 2020/2021 annual audit as outlined in the Chairman�s Order of the Day memorandum; ordinances for first reading; public hearing items; Agenda Item 6B1; ordinances set for second reading; commercial service airport contract item 8F2, which require a separate vote pursuant to Florida Statute; and the following pull list items:
2B4, 2B6, 3A1 and 3A Supplement, 3A2 and 3A2 Supplement, 3A3 and 3A3 Supplement, 8A1 and 8A1 Supplement, 8F4, 8F7, 8F8, 8I2, 8N11, 11A1, 11A2, 11A4, 11A6, 11A8, 11A9, 11A13, 11A22 and 15B1.

County Attorney Bonzon-Keenan clarified that Agenda Item 11A5 would be amended per Commissioner Hardemon�s request; and Agenda Items 11A15 and 11A16 would be deferred, with the setting of the agenda.

Commissioner Garcia noted that he had pulled Agenda Items 3A1, 3A2 and 3A3 due to the late submission of the supplemental items. He requested supplemental items be provided in advance and released his pull of the items.

Chairman Diaz noted Agenda Items 3A1 and 3A Supplement, 3A2 and 3A2 Supplement, 3A3 and 3A3 Supplement would be approved with the setting of the agenda.

It was moved by Commissioner Sosa to approve Chairman Diaz�s Changes Memorandum for the March 1, 2022 Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Meeting, with the additional changes noted by County Attorney Bonzon-Keenan and those additional requests made by Board members. This motion was seconded by Vice Chairman Gilbert III, and upon being put to a vote, passed by a vote of 11-0 (Commissioners Heyman and Souto were absent.)
 
1I OFFICE OF COMMISSION AUDITOR  
1J OFFICE OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS  
1K OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ADVOCACY  
1K1  
  220386 Report     Rebeca Sosa        
  DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OVERSIGHT BOARD 2020 ANNUAL REPORT [SEE AGENDA ITEM NO. 1(E)1](Office of Community Advocacy) Accepted
Report
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: See report under Agenda Item 1E1, Legislative File No. 220287  
2 MAYORAL ISSUES  
2A MAYORAL VETOES  
2B MAYORAL REPORTS  
2B1  
  220073 Report      
  REPORT ON THE EFFECT OF ANNEXATIONS AND INCORPORATIONS ON FIRE RESCUE AND POLICE SERVICES - DIRECTIVE NO. 192757(Mayor) Accepted
Report
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/9/2022 Report Received by the Chairmans Council of Policy  
2B2  
  220074 Report      
  YEAR-END PORTFOLIO PERFORMANCE REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR END 2021(Mayor) Accepted
Report
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/10/2022 Report Received by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
2B3  
  212959 Report      
  REPORT ON REMOVING ABANDONED PROPERTY FROM SWALES AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY � DIRECTIVE NO. 192827(Mayor) Accepted
Report
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  1/13/2022 Meeting canceled due to lack of a quorum by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
  2/10/2022 Report Received by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
2B4  
  220246 Report      
  REPORT RELATED TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A MITIGATION BANK BY MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, DIRECTIVE NO. 212315(Mayor) Accepted
Report
Mover: Raquel A. Regalado
Seconder: Rebeca Sosa
Vote: 10 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: Chairman Diaz relinquished the chair to Commissioner Sosa.

Discussion ensued between Commissioner Regalado and Mr. Lee Hefty, Assistant Director, Division of Environmental Resources Management, Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER), regarding the timeline and Request for Proposal (RFP) process for hiring a consulting firm specializing in Mitigation Banking permits.

Hearing no further questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote on the acceptance of the report.
 
2B5  
  220047 Report      
  REPORT ON THE PROPOSED DISPOSITION OF PUBLIC HOUSING PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2828 N.W. 23 AVENUE - DIRECTIVE 212129(Mayor) Accepted
Report
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/10/2022 Report Received by the Public Housing and Community Services Committee  
2B6  
  220086 Report     Joe A. Martinez        
  REPORT DESCRIBING THE RESULTS AND ANY RELEVANT RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CARBYNE LTD. PILOT PROJECT - DIRECTIVE 211366(Mayor) Accepted
Report
Mover: Joe A. Martinez
Seconder: Rebeca Sosa
Vote: 10 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: Commissioner Regalado voiced her concerns regarding the timeline and Request for Proposal (RFP) process.

Mr. Gustavo Knoepffler, Assistant Director, Miami-Dade Police Department�s Departmental Services, explained that the scope of the RFP was currently being drafted and estimated the entire process would take one (1) year to complete. He noted the contract was limited to 911 Call Centers and assured the Board members that the communication function would benefit the entire County.

Commissioner Martinez spoke about the features and functions offered by Carbyne Ltd. and requested timelines be included in the pilot project.

Hearing no further questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote on the acceptance of the report.
 
  2/10/2022 Report Received by the Community Safety and Security Committee  
2B7  
  220136 Report      
  MIAMI-DADE AVIATION DEPARTMENT: AVIATION CAPITAL PROGRAM REPORT - FEBRUARY 2022(Mayor) Accepted
Report
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/8/2022 Report Received by the Airport and Economic Development Committee  
2B8  
  220356 Report      
  REPORT ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROCEDURES FOR MISCELLANEOUS CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS (MCC) IN ACCORDANCE WITH RESOLUTION NO. 1062-21, DIRECTIVE 212622(Mayor) Accepted
Report
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
2B9  
  220458 Report      
  REPORT REGARDING THE OPIOID MDL INTERLOCAL AGREEMENTS AND DESIGNATION AS A QUALIFIED COUNTY � DIRECTIVE 212962(Mayor) Accepted
Report
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/28/2022 Per Ord 20-38, item placed by BCC Chair without committee review and not subject to 4-day rule by the Board of County Commissioners  
2C OTHER ISSUES  
3 CONSENT ITEMS  
3A COMMISSIONER CONSENT ITEMS  
3A1  
  220308 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Sally A. Heyman        
  RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH CODESIGNATION OF THAT PORTION OF MERIDIAN AVENUE FROM DADE BOULEVARD TO WEST 28TH STREET AS �RABBI SOLOMON SCHIFF WAY� Adopted
Resolution R-170-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
3A1 SUPPLEMENT  
  220447 Supplement      
  SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT REGARDING RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH CODESIGNATION OF THAT PORTION OF MERIDIAN AVENUE FROM DADE BOULEVARD TO WEST 28TH STREET AS �RABBI SOLOMON SCHIFF WAY�(Clerk of the Board) Presented
3A2  
  220343 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Eileen Higgins
Sally A. Heyman
       
  RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH�S CODESIGNATION OF THAT PORTION OF 19TH STREET FROM MERIDIAN AVENUE TO MUHAMMAD ALI WAY (CONVENTION CENTER DRIVE) AS �ELIE WIESEL WAY� Adopted
Resolution R-171-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
3A2 SUPPLEMENT  
  220450 Supplement      
  SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT REGARDING RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH�S CODESIGNATION OF THAT PORTION OF 19TH STREET FROM MERIDIAN AVENUE TO MUHAMMAD ALI WAY (CONVENTION CENTER DRIVE) AS �ELIE WIESEL WAY�(Clerk of the Board) Presented
3A3  
  220372 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Eileen Higgins        
  RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CITY OF MIAMI�S CODESIGNATION OF THAT PORTION OF SOUTHWEST 25TH STREET FROM SOUTHWEST 24TH AVENUE TO SOUTHWEST 27TH AVENUE AS �LAS MUCHACHITAS DE VILLA MAR�A STREET� Adopted
Resolution R-172-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
3A3 SUPPLEMENT  
  220449 Supplement      
  SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT REGARDING RESOLUTION APPROVING THE CITY OF MIAMI�S CODESIGNATION OF THAT PORTION OF SOUTHWEST 25TH STREET FROM SOUTHWEST 24TH AVENUE TO SOUTHWEST 27TH AVENUE AS LAS MUCHACHITAS DE VILLA MAR�A STREET(Clerk of the Board) Presented
3A4  
  220381 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Jose "Pepe" Diaz        
  RESOLUTION APPROVING ALLOCATION IN AMOUNT OF $200,000.00 FROM DISTRICT 12 PORTION OF THE MARLINS� SETTLEMENT PAYMENT TO THE VILLAGE OF VIRGINIA GARDENS (�VILLAGE�) FOR A CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT TO IMPROVE THE VILLAGE�S BASEBALL FIELDS; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE GRANT AGREEMENT WITH THE VILLAGE AND TO EXERCISE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS CONFERRED THEREIN Adopted
Resolution R-173-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Hardemon
Absent, OCB: Souto
3A5  
  220371 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Sen. Rene Garcia        
  RESOLUTION APPROVING ALLOCATION FROM THE FY 2021-22 DISTRICT 13 CBO DISCRETIONARY RESERVE Adopted
Resolution R-174-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
3A6  
  220390 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Joe A. Martinez        
  RESOLUTION APPROVING ALLOCATIONS FROM THE FY 2021-22 DISTRICT 11 CBO DISCRETIONARY RESERVE Adopted
Resolution R-175-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
3B DEPARTMENTAL CONSENT ITEMS  
3B1  
  220324 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy     
  RESOLUTION APPROVING A LOCAL AGENCY PROGRAM AGREEMENT BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PROVIDE THE COUNTY WITH UP TO $24,475.00 IN SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM FUNDS; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE SAME AND EXERCISE THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED THEREIN(Transportation and Public Works) Adopted
Resolution R-176-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: SPECIAL NOTE: The foregoing item contained a scrivener's error which was corrected as follows:
The second line of Page 1, of the Mayor's memo, under Fiscal Impact/Funding source, was corrected to read "FY 2021-22 Adopted Budget and Multi-Year Capital Plan".
 
3B2  
  220325 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy     
  RESOLUTION APPROVING EXECUTION OF A LOCAL AGENCY PROGRAM AGREEMENT BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PROVIDE THE COUNTY WITH UP TO $205,081.00 IN SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM FUNDS; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO EXERCISE THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED THEREIN(Transportation and Public Works) Adopted
Resolution R-177-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: SPECIAL NOTE: The foregoing item contained a scrivener's error which was corrected as follows:
The commission districts for the schools listed below on Page 1 of the Mayor's memorandum, under the "Scope" section, was corrected to reflect the Henry E.S. Reeves School was located in District 2, the Dante Fascell School was located in District 11, and the Mae M. Walters School was located in District 13.

Additionally, the second line on Page 1 of the Mayor's memo, under Fiscal Impact/Funding source, was corrected to read "FY 2021-22 Adopted Budget and Multi-Year Capital Plan".
 
3B3  
  220326 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Rebeca Sosa        
  RESOLUTION APPROVING EXECUTION OF A LOCAL AGENCY PROGRAM AGREEMENT BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PROVIDE THE COUNTY WITH UP TO $91,507.00 IN SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM FUNDS; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO EXERCISE THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED THEREIN(Transportation and Public Works) Adopted
Resolution R-178-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: SPECIAL NOTE: The foregoing item contained a scrivener's error which was corrected as follows:
The second line of Page 1 of the Mayor's memo, under Fiscal Impact/Funding source, was corrected to read "FY 2021-22 Adopted Budget and Multi-Year Capital Plan".
 
3B4  
  220327 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy     
  RESOLUTION APPROVING EXECUTION OF A LOCAL AGENCY PROGRAM AGREEMENT BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PROVIDE THE COUNTY WITH UP TO $7,241.00 IN SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM FUNDS; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO EXERCISE THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED THEREIN(Transportation and Public Works) Adopted
Resolution R-179-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: SPECIAL NOTE: The foregoing item contained a scrivener's error which was corrected as follows:
The second line of Page 1 of the Mayor's memo, under Fiscal Impact/Funding source, was corrected to read "FY 2021-22 Adopted Budget and Multi-Year Capital Plan".
 
3B5  
  220328 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy     
  RESOLUTION APPROVING EXECUTION OF A LOCAL AGENCY PROGRAM AGREEMENT BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PROVIDE THE COUNTY WITH UP TO $49,405.00 IN SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM FUNDS; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO EXERCISE THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED THEREIN(Transportation and Public Works) Adopted
Resolution R-180-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: SPECIAL NOTE: The foregoing item contained a scrivener's error which was corrected as follows:
The second line of Page 1 of the Mayor's memo, under Fiscal Impact/Funding source, was corrected to read "FY 2021-22 Adopted Budget and Multi-Year Capital Plan".
 
3B6  
  220329 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Rebeca Sosa        
  RESOLUTION APPROVING EXECUTION OF A LOCAL AGENCY PROGRAM AGREEMENT BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PROVIDE THE COUNTY WITH UP TO $31,286.00 IN SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM FUNDS; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO EXERCISE THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED THEREIN(Transportation and Public Works) Adopted
Resolution R-181-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: SPECIAL NOTE: The foregoing item contained a scrivener's error which was corrected as follows:
The second line of Page 1 of the Mayor's memo, under Fiscal Impact/Funding source, was corrected to read "FY 2021-22 Adopted Budget and Multi-Year Capital Plan".
 
3B7  
  220331 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy     
  RESOLUTION APPROVING EXECUTION OF A LOCAL AGENCY PROGRAM AGREEMENT BETWEEN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PROVIDE THE COUNTY WITH UP TO $22,176.00 IN SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM FUNDS; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO EXERCISE THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED THEREIN(Transportation and Public Works) Adopted
Resolution R-182-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: SPECIAL NOTE: The foregoing item contained a scrivener's error which was corrected as follows:
The second line of Page 1 of the Mayor's memo, under Fiscal Impact/Funding source, was corrected to read "FY 2021-22 Adopted Budget and Multi-Year Capital Plan".
 
4 ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING  
4A  
  220312 Ordinance     Sally A. Heyman
Sen. Rene Garcia
       
  ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; AMENDING SECTION 2-1 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; REVISING RULE 5.06 OF THE BOARD�S RULES; REQUIRING ADDITIONAL MUNICIPAL NOTIFICATION UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES FOR CERTAIN ORDINANCES THAT DIRECTLY AFFECT MUNICIPALITIES; MAKING TECHNICAL CHANGES; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE Adopted on first reading
Public Hearing: April 13, 2022
Ordinance
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Rebeca Sosa
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record.

Hearing no questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed ordinance, as presented.

The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and scheduled for a public hearing before the Chairmans� Council of Policy (CCOP) meeting to be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
 
4B  
  220369 Ordinance     Eileen Higgins
Jose "Pepe" Diaz
Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Kionne L. McGhee
Jean Monestime
       
  ORDINANCE RELATING TO TERMINATION OF CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES AND FAIR NOTICE FOR RENT INCREASES FOR RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES; AMENDING SECTION 17-03 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; REQUIRING WRITTEN NOTIFICATION PERIOD RELATED TO RENT INCREASES IN INCORPORATED AND UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY; INCREASING NOTIFICATION PERIOD RELATED TO TERMINATION OF CERTAIN MONTH-TO-MONTH RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES IN INCORPORATED AND UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE Adopted on first reading, Public Hearing sch for 3/10/22 before PHCSC, second reading sch 3/15 BCC
Ordinance
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Rebeca Sosa
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record.

Hearing no questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed ordinance, as presented.

The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and scheduled for a public hearing before the Public Housing and Community Services Committee (PHCSC) meeting to be held on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

Commissioner Higgins commented on the importance of the item and moved to suspend the Board�s Rules Of Procedure to waive the 4-Week/6-Week municipal notice requirement, and amend Agenda Item 15B1 to reflect the public hearing for the foregoing item would be scheduled to be held on Thursday, March 10, 2022, before the Public Housing And Community Services Committee; and the second reading scheduled before the March 15, 2022 Board of County Commission (BCC) meeting. She also directed the Clerk of the Board (COB) to publish all necessary notices, and the Agenda Coordinator�s Office (ACO) to send municipal notices to each of the municipalities.

This motion was seconded by Commissioner Sosa, and upon being put to a vote, passed by a vote of 11-0 (Commissioners Heyman and Souto were absent).
 
  2/15/2022 Requires Municipal Notification by the Board of County Commissioners  
4C  
  220357 Ordinance   Kionne L. McGhee        
  ORDINANCE RELATED TO THE WEST PERRINE COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY (AGENCY); CREATING CHAPTER 2, ARTICLE CLXIX OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; CREATING THE AGENCY AS A PUBLIC BODY CORPORATE AND POLITIC IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 163.356, FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING FOR PURPOSE, COMPOSITION, DUTIES AND POWERS OF THE AGENCY AND OTHER RELATED MATTERS; REQUIRING REPORTING; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, SUNSET PROVISION, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE Adopted on first reading
Public Hearing: April 12, 2022
Ordinance 22-46
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Rebeca Sosa
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record.

Hearing no questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed ordinance, as presented.

The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and scheduled for a public hearing before the Airports and Economic Development Committee (AEDC) meeting to be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

NOTE: The scrivener�s error in Section 2-2459(a) was corrected to renumber mis-numbered subparagraphs beginning on page 9.
 
4D  
  220263 Ordinance     Jean Monestime
Raquel A. Regalado
Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Eileen Higgins
       
  ORDINANCE CREATING THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY TENANT�S BILL OF RIGHTS; CREATING CHAPTER 17, ARTICLE XIII OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING INTENT, PURPOSE AND DEFINITIONS; CREATING OFFICE OF HOUSING ADVOCACY; ESTABLISHING UNLAWFUL PRACTICES; PROVIDING FOR A TENANT�S NOTICE OF RIGHTS; PROVIDING FOR A TENANT INFORMATION HELPLINE AND WEBSITE; ESTABLISHING ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES; REQUIRING ANNUAL REPORTS; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE Adopted on first reading
Public Hearing: April 14, 2022
Ordinance
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Rebeca Sosa
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record.

Hearing no questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed ordinance, as presented.

The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and scheduled for a public hearing before the Public Housing and Community Services Committee (PHCSC) meeting to be held on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
 
  2/4/2022 Requires Municipal Notification by the Board of County Commissioners  
4E  
  220306 Ordinance     Sen. Javier D. Souto        
  ORDINANCE RELATING TO NOISE REGULATION; AMENDING SECTION 21-28 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; REVISING PROHIBITED HOURS OF OPERATION FOR NOISE-PRODUCING LANDSCAPING EQUIPMENT AND OTHER NOISE-PRODUCING TOOLS OUTSIDE OF A RESIDENCE; MAKING TECHNICAL CHANGES; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE Deferred to March 15, 2022
Ordinance
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: The foregoing item was deferred to the March 15, 2022 Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting during consideration of the setting of the agenda.  
4F  
  220240 Ordinance     County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee        
  ORDINANCE RELATING TO ZONING IN THE UNINCORPORATED AREA; AMENDING SECTION 33-284.83 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; REVISING THE STANDARD URBAN CENTER DISTRICT REGULATIONS TO ALLOW RESIDENTIAL USES ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF BUILDINGS IN CERTAIN MIXED-USE LAND USE CATEGORIES; MAKING TECHNICAL CHANGES; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE(Regulatory and Economic Resources) Adopted on first reading
Public Hearing: April 14, 2022
Ordinance
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Rebeca Sosa
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record.

Hearing no questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed ordinance, as presented.

The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and scheduled for a public hearing before the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee (CIOIC) meeting to be held on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
 
4G  
  220281 Ordinance    
  ORDINANCE RELATING TO MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT MASTER PLAN; PROVIDING DISPOSITION OF APPLICATION NO. CDMP20210009, LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF SW 24 ST (CORAL WAY) BETWEEN SW 99 AND SW 100 AVENUES, FILED BY SE PROPERTY GROUP, LLC., AS AN OUT-OF-CYCLE APPLICATION TO AMEND THE COUNTY�S COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT MASTER PLAN; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, EXCLUSION FROM THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE(Regulatory and Economic Resources) Adopted on first reading
Public Hearing: April 21, 2022
Ordinance 22-38
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Rebeca Sosa
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record.

Hearing no questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed ordinance, as presented.

The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and scheduled for a public hearing before the Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) meeting to be held on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.
 
4H  
  220395 Ordinance     Raquel A. Regalado
Jose "Pepe" Diaz
Sen. Rene Garcia
Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Sally A. Heyman
Kionne L. McGhee
Rebeca Sosa
       
  ORDINANCE RELATING TO MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY CHANGES AND INCORPORATIONS OF NEW MUNICIPALITIES; AMENDING SECTIONS 20-9 AND 20-23 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING THAT WHEN AN ELECTION IS CALLED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS RELATED TO A PROPOSED ANNEXATION OR INCORPORATION, SUCH ELECTION SHALL ONLY BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH A GENERAL ELECTION; MAKING TECHNICAL CHANGES; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE Adopted on first reading
Public Hearing: April 13, 2022
Ordinance
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Rebeca Sosa
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record.

Hearing no questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed ordinance, as presented.

The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and scheduled for a public hearing before the Chairmans� Council of Policy (CCOP) meeting to be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
 
  2/17/2022 Requires Municipal Notification by the Board of County Commissioners  
5 PUBLIC HEARINGS (Scheduled for 9:30 a.m.)  
5A  
  220307 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Eileen Higgins        
  RESOLUTION CODESIGNATING, BY A THREE-FIFTHS VOTE OF BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT, THAT PORTION OF S MIAMI AVENUE FROM SE 15TH ROAD TO SE 13TH STREET/CORAL WAY AS �ALICIA CERVERA WAY�; URGING THE CITY OF MIAMI TO JOIN IN THIS CODESIGNATION Adopted
Resolution R-183-22
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 12 - 0
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the title of the foregoing proposed resolution into the record.

Vice Chairman Gilbert III opened the public hearing and the following and the following persons appeared before the Board to speak in support of the resolution:

1. Mr. Omar De Windt, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Cervera Real Estate, 3532 SW 23rd Terrace, Miami, Florida
2. Mr. Daniel Guerra, 5681 SW 58th Place, South Miami, Florida

Mr. Derrick Blassingame, Homeless, spoke about his efforts to contact Commissioners Higgins and McGhee to voice his concerns about the expansion and renewal of the Allied Universal Company contracts. He commented on the challenges facing homeless residents and complained about being abused and bullied while using the public transport system; and indicated his intent to file a lawsuit against the company.

Vice Chairman Gilbert III requested the administration and a representative of the police department meet with Mr. Blassingame to hear his concerns.
There being no other persons registered or appearing to speak, Vice Chairman Gilbert III closed the public hearing.

There being no further comments or objections, the Board members proceeded to vote on the foregoing resolution, as presented.
 
5A SUPPLEMENT  
  220471 Supplement      
  SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT REGARDING RESOLUTION CODESIGNATING, BY A THREE-FIFTHS VOTE OF BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT, THAT PORTION OF S MIAMI AVENUE FROM SE 15TH ROAD TO SE 13TH STREET/CORAL WAY AS �ALICIA CERVERA WAY�; URGING THE CITY OF MIAMI TO JOIN IN THIS CODESIGNATION(Clerk of the Board) Presented
5B  
  220225 Resolution   Joe A. Martinez
Jose "Pepe" Diaz
Sen. Rene Garcia
Rebeca Sosa
       
  RESOLUTION EXPANDING THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA OF THE COUNTY SEAT OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY BEYOND THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF MIAMI Public Hearing opened and closed, and forwarded to BCC for 2nd Public Hearing on 3/15/2022
Resolution R-247-22
Mover: Joe A. Martinez
Seconder: Eileen Higgins
Vote: 10 - 2
No: Gilbert, III , Regalado
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the title of the foregoing proposed resolution into the record and explained the foregoing item required two (2) public hearings pursuant to Florida Statute 138.12. She advised the Board members that today�s public hearing could be opened and closed, with the option to forward the item to the March 15, 2022 Board of County Commissioners (BCC/Board) meeting for the second public hearing.

Vice Chairman Gilbert III opened the public hearing and there being no persons registered or appearing to speak, closed the public hearing.

Commissioner Regalado spoke about the County �seat law� and noted only three (3) counties had relocated their county �seats� within the last 100 years, with two (2) of the moves due to natural disasters. She contended the law was not archaic and inquired whether the County Attorney�s Office had reviewed legal opinion on the issue.

Assistant County Attorney Oren Rosenthal confirmed that the legal opinion cited by Commissioner Regalado had been reviewed.

Commissioner Regalado reviewed the circumstances related to the ethical opinion and noted the most recent process for changing a county seat was based on changes in population. She inquired if the County Attorney�s office was aware of any recent county seat changes and the impact of the change.

Assistant County Attorney Rosenthal clarified that the intent of the foregoing item was to expand the geographic boundaries of the county seat to be larger than the geographic boundaries of the City of Miami. He assured the Board members that the item would not change the county seat from the City of Miami but would allow county constitutional offices to be located anywhere in the expanded geographical border.

Assistant County Attorney Rosenthal advised that Broward County had expanded its seat boundaries in 1996, which was supported by a Florida Supreme Court 1982 opinion; and reported he did not have any information regarding the impact of the change.

Commissioner Regalado stated she believed the change would impact County business and voiced her concerns about expanding the boundaries before the constitutional offices were created.

Chairman Diaz recognized the concerns raised by Commissioner Regalado and reiterated the item only sought to expand the geographic boundaries to provide more opportunity for the constitutional offices to relocate to other areas in the City.

Commissioner Martinez concurred with the explanation provided by Assistant County Attorney Rosenthal regarding the intent of the item. He pointed out the Board of County Commissioners (BCC/Board) had no jurisdiction over the budget or �powers� granted to constitutional offices since the roles and functions of the offices were established and defined by the State constitution. Commissioner Martinez noted the administration would be tasked with negotiating arrangements with the new constitutional officers following the County-wide election, and reiterated the item simply provided the incoming officers more options by expanding the county seat.

Chairman Diaz clarified that there was no question regarding the �powers� of the constitutional offices but whether the County�s assets should be made available to the new officers for use.

Vice Chairman Gilbert III contended expansion of the county seat was in fact a change to the seat and questioned the necessity of the item since the administration would ultimately be responsible for negotiating arrangements with the new officers. He stated that while he was supportive of the intent of the item, he believed it was premature and a more detailed discussion was needed regarding asset distribution.

Commissioner Higgins indicated her support for the item and noted that her commission district would be the most impacted if the county seat was relocated from Downtown Miami. She spoke about her efforts to create a master plan to redevelop the downtown area to include more affordable housing options and utilize county-owned properties to benefit residents. Commissioner Higgins stated more discussion was needed to fully understand the effect of the change to government business in Downtown Miami and the resulting impact to the Downtown communities and neighborhoods.

Commissioner Regalado reiterated her concerns regarding the item and concurred with comments made by Vice Chairman Gilbert III about the negotiation process. She spoke about the fiscal impact of the item and the Board�s role in interpreting and codifying the Florida Statute as it relates to the functions and operations of constitutional offices.

Commissioner Garcia agreed that more discussions were needed.

Discussion ensued between Commissioner Martinez and Assistant County Attorney Rosenthal regarding the process of setting and approving the Property Appraiser�s Office budget.

Discussion ensued between Commissioners Martinez and Regalado regarding comments made by Commissioner Regalado at the February 9, 2022 Chairman�s� Council of Policy (CCOP) meeting in which she alleged Commissioner Martinez rejected an invitation to schedule a sunshine meeting.

Assistant County Attorney Rosenthal reminded the Board members that the item required two (2) public hearings, therefore the motion before the Board was to advance the item to the March 15, 2022 BCC meeting for the second public hearing.

Hearing no other questions or comments, the Board members voted to advance the foregoing item to the March 15, 2022 BCC meeting for the second public hearing.

Chairman Diaz recessed today�s (3/1) Board of County Commissioners (BCC) meeting until 1:30 p.m.
 
  2/9/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Chairmans Council of Policy  
5C  
  220156 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Keon Hardemon        
  RESOLUTION GRANTING PETITION TO CLOSE THE ALLEY EAST OF NW 23 AVENUE FROM NW 41 STREET SOUTH FOR 165 FEET (ALLEY CLOSING PETITION NO. P-962); AND WAIVING THE SIGNATURE REQUIREMENT OF RESOLUTION NO. 7606 AS TO ADJACENT PROPERTY OWNERS(Transportation and Public Works) Adopted
Resolution R-185-22
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 12 - 0
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the title of the foregoing proposed resolution into the record.

Vice Chairman Gilbert III opened the public hearing; and there being no one registered or appearing to speak, closed the public hearing.

Hearing no questions or comments, the members of the Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing resolution, as presented.
 
  2/8/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Transportation, Mobility, and Planning Cmte.  
5D  
  220155 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy     
  RESOLUTION TAKING ACTION ON A CLASS I PERMIT APPLICATION BY THE CITY OF SUNNY ISLES BEACH FOR A VARIANCE TO ALLOW THE INSTALLATION OF A BAIT SHACK AND SHADE PAVILIONS ALONG THE NEWPORT FISHING PIER, LOCATED AT 16501 COLLINS AVENUE, IN THE CITY OF SUNNY ISLES BEACH, MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA(Regulatory and Economic Resources) Adopted
Resolution R-186-22
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 12 - 0
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the title of the foregoing proposed resolution into the record.

Vice Chairman Gilbert III opened the public hearing; and there being no one registered or appearing to speak, closed the public hearing.

Hearing no questions or comments, the members of the Board proceeded to take a roll call vote on the foregoing resolution, as presented.
 
5E  
  220193 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy     
  RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PLAT OF BISMARK ESTATES FIRST ADDITION FILED BY CENTURY HOMEBUILDERS GROUP, LLC., LOCATED IN THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 54 SOUTH, RANGE 39 EAST (BOUNDED ON THE NORTH BY SW 17 STREET, ON THE EAST SW 144 AVENUE, ON THE SOUTH BY SW 18 STREET, AND ON THE WEST APPROXIMATELY 350 FEET EAST OF SW 145 AVENUE)(Regulatory and Economic Resources) Adopted
Resolution R-187-22
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 12 - 0
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the title of the foregoing proposed resolution into the record.

Vice Chairman Gilbert III opened the public hearing; and there being no one registered or appearing to speak, closed the public hearing.

Hearing no questions or comments, the members of the Board proceeded to take a roll call vote on the foregoing resolution, as presented.
 
5F  
  220215 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy     
  RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PLAT OF CENTURY GARDENS AT RAMOS FILED BY CENTURY HOMEBUILDERS GROUP, LLC, LOCATED IN THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 54 SOUTH, RANGE 39 EAST (BOUNDED ON THE NORTH BY SW 17 STREET, ON THE EAST APPROXIMATELY 260 FEET WEST OF SW 144 AVENUE, ON THE SOUTH BY SW 18 STREET, AND ON THE WEST APPROXIMATELY 170 FEET EAST OF SW 145 AVENUE)(Regulatory and Economic Resources) Adopted
Resolution R-188-22
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 12 - 0
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the title of the foregoing proposed resolution into the record.

Vice Chairman Gilbert III opened the public hearing; and there being no one registered or appearing to speak, closed the public hearing.

Hearing no questions or comments, the members of the Board proceeded to take a roll call vote on the foregoing resolution, as presented.
 
5G  
  220220 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy     
  RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PLAT OF BISMARK VILLAS FILED BY CENTURY HOMEBUILDERS GROUP, LLC., LOCATED IN THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 54 SOUTH, RANGE 39 EAST (BOUNDED ON THE NORTH BY SW 18 STREET, ON THE EAST APPROXIMATELY 260 FEET WEST OF SW 144 AVENUE, ON THE SOUTH APPROXIMATELY 160 FEET NORTH OF SW 19 STREET, AND ON THE WEST BY SW 145 AVENUE)(Regulatory and Economic Resources) Adopted
Resolution R-189-22
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 12 - 0
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: First Assistant County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the title of the foregoing proposed resolution into the record.

Vice Chairman Gilbert III opened the public hearing; and there being no one registered or appearing to speak, closed the public hearing.

Hearing no questions or comments, the members of the Board proceeded to take a roll call vote on the foregoing resolution, as presented.
 
5H  
  220232 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy     
  RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PLAT OF CAMILA ESTATES SUBDIVISION FILED BY SAICAM INVESTMENTS GROUP, LLC, LOCATED IN THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 2, TOWNSHIP 54 SOUTH, RANGE 39 EAST (BOUNDED ON THE NORTH BY SW 6 STREET, ON THE EAST BY SW 131 COURT, ON THE SOUTH BY THE TAMIAMI CANAL, AND ON THE WEST BY SW 132 AVENUE)(Regulatory and Economic Resources) Adopted
Resolution R-190-22
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 12 - 0
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the title of the foregoing proposed resolution into the record.

Vice Chairman Gilbert III opened the public hearing; and there being no one registered or appearing to speak, closed the public hearing.

Hearing no questions or comments, the members of the Board proceeded to take a roll call vote on the foregoing resolution, as presented.
 
6A CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS  
6B POLICY MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION BY THE BOARD  
6B1  
  220342 Discussion Item     Jose "Pepe" Diaz        
  DISCUSSION ITEM REGARDING THE CONE OF SILENCE Presented
  REPORT: Chairman Diaz introduced the foregoing discussion item. He stated that while he recognized the importance of the cone of silence in protecting the integrity of the procurement process, it sometimes complicated matters and made it difficult to get information about items of interest.

Mr. Jose Arrojo, Executive Director, Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust, acknowledged the communication challenges resulting from the cone of silence and explained that there were three (3) different mechanisms available to elected officials to get information about ongoing procurements. He noted the information could be accessed by:

~ Scheduling a Sunshine meeting;

~ Submitting a written request for the information; and
~ Oral request.

Mr. Arrojo explained a copy of the written request should be furnished to the Clerk of the Board; and noted the Internal Services Department (ISD) documented all oral requests. He stated that while he recognized the Board of County Commissioners� (Board) frustrations with the process, staff�s hesitation to provide information many times stemmed from fear of violating the cone of silence. Mr. Arrojo assured the Board members that once the requests were not of a substantive nature or favored one bidder over another, the mechanisms in place were effective. He pointed out the cone of silence policy was enacted by the Board and his office merely provided an interpretation of administrative order.

Chairman Diaz reiterated the Board�s frustrations were mirrored and amplified by the public and/or applicants� frustrations.

Commissioner Higgins spoke about the merits of the cone of silence and thanked Mr. Arrojo for his guidance through the years. She noted that while she recognized the benefits of policy, she was more concerned about the lengthy procurement process timeline. Commissioner Higgins contended the delay in awarding contracts were oftentimes perceived by the public as transparency issues.

Commissioner Regalado noted the unsolicited Rickenbacker procurement matter emphasized some of the challenges encountered at Sunshine meetings. She commented on the limitations of the Sunshine process and requested clarification about what types of discussions were allowed at Sunshine meetings.

Mr. Arrojo explained that the Rickenbacker procurement matter was unique in that the bid documents prohibited municipalities from communicating. He pointed out the new courthouse project also contained similar restrictions and confirmed that there were limitations as to what could be discussed at Sunshine meetings.

Commissioner Monestime echoed the comments and concerns made by Commissioner Higgins. He stated his intent to meet with Mr. Jimmy Morales, Office of the Mayor, Chief Operations Officer, to get a better understanding about the intent of the administrative order.

Mr. Arrojo clarified the intent of the cone of silence was to ensure the subject matter experts provided an untainted and well informed decision regarding procurement matters without political and/or external interference.

Chairman Diaz noted Mr. Morales, sponsored the administrative order when he served as a commissioner, and thanked Mr. Arrojo for providing insight on the matter.
 
7 ORDINANCES SET FOR SECOND READING  
7A  
  220398 Ordinance   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Jose "Pepe" Diaz
Sen. Rene Garcia
Sally A. Heyman
Rebeca Sosa
Sen. Javier D. Souto
       
  ORDINANCE RELATING TO PROCUREMENT OF CYBERSECURITY PRODUCTS AND VENDOR ACCESS TO COUNTY CYBERSECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE; CREATING SECTION 2-8.2.6.2 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING THAT SOLICITATIONS AND CONTRACTS FOR THE PURCHASE OF CYBERSECURITY PRODUCTS REQUIRE THAT SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE BE MADE IN THE UNITED STATES; REQUIRING HEIGHTENED SECURITY REVIEW OF EMPLOYEES OF VENDORS WITH ACCESS TO COUNTY CYBERSECURITY; PROVIDING EXCEPTIONS; AND PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 212021] Adopted
Ordinance 22-22
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 12 - 0
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the titles of the foregoing proposed ordinances (Agenda Items 7A through 7H) into the record.

Hearing no questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote simultaneously on Agenda Items 7A, 7D and 7E, as presented.
 
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation with committee amendments following public hearing by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
7B  
  220383 Ordinance   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Sen. Rene Garcia
Jose "Pepe" Diaz
Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Danielle Cohen Higgins
Raquel A. Regalado
Rebeca Sosa
       
  ORDINANCE RELATING TO COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS AND TRANSPARENCY; CREATING CHAPTER 17D OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; REQUIRING CONDOMINIUM, COOPERATIVE, AND HOMEOWNERS� ASSOCIATIONS TO FILE A WRITTEN REGISTRATION WITH THE COUNTY CONTAINING CERTAIN INFORMATION; PROVIDING FOR THE CREATION OF A COUNTY-MAINTAINED PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE ONLINE DATABASE OF SUCH INFORMATION; AMENDING SECTION 8CC OF THE CODE; PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT BY CIVIL PENALTY; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION OF THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE [SEE ORIGINAL ITEMS UNDER FILE NOS.220015, 220304] Adopted
Ordinance 22-23
Mover: Sen. Rene Garcia
Seconder: Rebeca Sosa
Vote: 12 - 0
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: Earlier in the meeting, County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the titles of the foregoing proposed ordinances (Agenda Items 7A through 7H) into the record.

Commissioner Heyman stated she could not support the item as presented because she was concerned about the impact of the requirements on smaller, community based homeowners� associations. She contended the process could be perceived as burdensome and discourage community participation and engagement.

Commissioner Regalado indicated her support for the item and suggested providing an �opt-out� option for smaller organizations. She recognized the merits of the item and pointed out that it would provide more transparency.

Commissioner Higgins clarified the intent of the item was not to create more bureaucracy but to improve transparency. She opined the smaller homeowners� associations (HOA) advocating for improved conditions within the community should convert to neighborhood associations.

Commissioner Martinez inquired about the status of the reserve budget waiver requirement issue and asked whether the Board of County Commissioners (Board/BCC) decision on this item would affect the HOA or condominium reserves.

Commissioner Regalado stated she was aware of four (4) State legislative items related to condominium reserves.

Commissioner Garcia reported that there was not much progress with State legislation related to HOAs, and noted the condominium reserve bill also did not advance. He assured his colleagues that the Board�s action on the foregoing item would not impact the reserve budget in any way.

Commissioner Martinez voiced his concerns about the fiscal impact on residents should reserve assessments be implemented.

Chairman Diaz shared Commissioner Martinez�s concerns about the fiscal impact and economic burden on residents due to increased HOA fees and assessments. He expressed disbelief that the State had not worked on the issues and requested he be added as a co-sponsor.

Commissioner Monestime expressed concerns about the fiscal impact of the item on residents. He inquired about the revenue generated in the event the proposed fee was approved and suggested the County absorb the administrative fee if possible.

Commissioner Garcia estimated the fee would generate approximately $600,000 to offset the website�s maintenance and operational costs. He explained the fee structure ($50.00) was created based on the information provided by the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER) and advised his colleagues that larger developments (25 or more units), would be required to pay $1.25 more per unit.

Addressing Commissioner Heyman�s concerns, Commissioner Garcia noted that the item applied the State�s HOA definition and assured his colleagues that smaller type HOAs advocating for community improvements would be excluded.

Commissioner Heyman stated that while she was appreciative of the explanation provided by Commissioner Garcia, she was apprehensive about the legislative interpretation of the item and reiterated her concerns were mainly with regards to small community/social organizations.

Commissioner Garcia reiterated the intent of the item and stated he would amend the language if any of the social organizations were negatively impacted. He emphasized the State�s definition would be used to classify HOAs.

In light of Commissioner Garcia�s assurances, Commissioner Heyman indicated her support for the item.

Commissioner Garcia thanked his colleagues for their support. He stated that while he recognized the item did not resolve all issues, it was a step in the right direction for improved transparency.

Vice Chairman Gilbert III requested he be added as a co-sponsor and voiced his support for the item.

Miami-Dade Mayor Levine Cava acknowledged the merits of the item and stated she was hopeful the item would be replicated throughout the State. She commended Commissioner Garcia for his dedication and commitment to creating a more transparent process.

Commissioner McGhee concurred that the foregoing item could be used as a model for State-wide legislation.

Commissioners Cohen Higgins and Regalado requested they be added as co-sponsors.

Hearing no further questions or comments the Board proceeded to vote on the item as presented.
 
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation with committee amendments following public hearing by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
7C  
  220089 Ordinance     Sally A. Heyman        
  ORDINANCE RELATING TO CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL BUILDING OWNERS� OBLIGATION TO RESIDENTS WHEN A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING IS DEEMED UNSAFE, INCLUDING THE RESPONSIBILITY TO HOUSE AND PAY FOR RELOCATION COSTS OF DISPLACED RESIDENTS; AMENDING SECTION 8-5 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT OF THE RELOCATION COSTS BY MIAMI-DADE COUNTY UPON AN OWNER�S FAILURE TO PAY; REQUIRING REIMBURSEMENT TO MIAMI-DADE COUNTY BY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING OWNER FOR ANY RELOCATION COSTS PAID BY MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FOR RESIDENT RELOCATION; PROVIDING FOR PLACEMENT OF LIEN ON OWNER�S PROPERTY FOR ANY UNREIMBURSED RELOCATION EXPENSES INCURRED BY MIAMI-DADE COUNTY; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 212521] Amended
  REPORT: See Agenda Item 7C Amended; Legislative File No. 220650.  
  1/13/2022 Meeting canceled due to lack of a quorum by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation following a public hearing by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
7C Amended  
  220650 Ordinance   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Sally A. Heyman        
  ORDINANCE RELATING TO CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL BUILDING OWNERS� OBLIGATION TO RESIDENTS WHEN A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING IS DEEMED UNSAFE, INCLUDING THE RESPONSIBILITY TO HOUSE AND PAY FOR RELOCATION COSTS OF DISPLACED RESIDENTS; AMENDING SECTION 8-5 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT OF THE RELOCATION COSTS BY MIAMI-DADE COUNTY UPON AN OWNER�S FAILURE TO PAY; REQUIRING REIMBURSEMENT TO MIAMI-DADE COUNTY BY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING OWNER FOR ANY RELOCATION COSTS PAID BY MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FOR RESIDENT RELOCATION; PROVIDING FOR PLACEMENT OF LIEN ON OWNER�S PROPERTY FOR ANY UNREIMBURSED RELOCATION EXPENSES INCURRED BY MIAMI-DADE COUNTY; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE [SEE ORIGINAL ITEMS UNDER FILE NOS. 212521,220089] Adopted as amended
Ordinance 22-24
Mover: Sally A. Heyman
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 12 - 0
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: Earlier in the meeting, County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the titles of the foregoing proposed ordinances (Agenda Items 7A through 7H) into the record.

Commissioner Heyman noted the foregoing proposed ordinance was drafted in response to the Surfside tragedy and announced the item would be amended as follows:

~ To clarify with respect to rental units, (Typewritten Page 11, Section 8-5(f) (2) (v)), that the provisions of the ordinance would apply to new leases and/or leases renewed, after the effective date of the ordinance;
~ To remove the words �by the building official� on Typewritten Page 6, Section 2, Subsection (iv); and
~ To include language on Typewritten Page 10, Subsection (iii) (b), to read, �at the County�s discretion, appeal of said notice may be heard.�

Chairman Diaz asked whether there was an appeal process in place for buildings condemned by the County. He noted the costs associated with making repairs to condemned buildings could become overwhelming for residents.

Commissioner Heyman concurred with Chairman Diaz that a proper appellate process was needed to protect residents� rights and requested staff review the existing process in place.

Ms. Lourdes Gomez, Director, Miami-Dade Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER), explained the foregoing item outlined the appeal process as it pertained to relocation costs.

Chairman Diaz requested clarification regarding the existing appellate process for orders to vacate.

Ms. Gomez clarified that the foregoing item did not amend the existing order to vacate process or the authority of the building official to vacate. She noted the existing process allowed residents to take legal action.

Chairman Diaz expressed concerns about the existing order to vacate process, and stated he believed the process needed to be improved.

Commissioner Heyman reviewed the intent and scope of the foregoing item. She concurred that the order to vacate component of the County Code was a separate issue that needed to be reviewed.

Commissioner Hardemon questioned the necessity of the item and voiced his concerns about placing undue burden on building owners.

Commissioner Heyman reiterated that the foregoing item was drafted in response to the Surfside tragedy and the immediate increase in the number of condemned buildings and dislocated residents. She noted when residents become dislocated because of a building being declared unsafe; the County�s Homeless Trust absorbed the rehousing costs.

Commissioner Heyman reported the foregoing item sought to establish a timeframe (3 months) for the term of the assistance provided by the Homeless Trust and create a mechanism to recover the costs from the building owners.

Commissioner Regalado stated she believed adoption of the foregoing item by the Board would actually activate existing legislation in the Miami Beach. She concurred with the comments made by Commissioner Heyman regarding the financial burden placed on the Homeless Trust and spoke about the importance of residents exhausting all options available before seeking assistance from the Trust. Commissioner Regalado advised her colleagues that she was currently working with Commissioner Monestime on legislation related to the tenant bill of rights.

Commissioner Heyman emphasized that the County should not automatically be responsible for paying for relocation assistance, and welcomed improvements to the tenants� bill of rights.

Hearing no further questions or comments the Board proceeded to vote on the item, as amended.
 
7D  
  220028 Ordinance   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Eileen Higgins
Oliver G. Gilbert, III
       
  ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM-DEVELOPMENT ZONE; AMENDING SECTION 33C-2 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; EXPANDING THE METROMOVER SUBZONE OF THE RAPID TRANSIT ZONE TO ENCOMPASS CERTAIN COUNTY-OWNED PROPERTIES BETWEEN SW 4TH AVENUE AND SW 3RD AVENUE AND BETWEEN SW 5TH STREET AND SW 6TH STREET AND CERTAIN PRIVATE PROPERTIES BETWEEN SW 8TH STREET AND SW 10TH STREET AND SW 1ST AVENUE AND BRICKELL AVENUE; AMENDING SECTION 33C-15; REQUIRING THAT EACH PUBLIC HEARING APPLICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT IN THE METROMOVER SUBZONE BE REVIEWED FOR IMPACTS ON PUBLIC FACILITIES AND SERVICES BEYOND MINIMUM CONCURRENCY AND SUBDIVISION REQUIREMENTS; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 212871] Adopted
Ordinance 22-25
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 12 - 0
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the titles of the foregoing proposed ordinances (Agenda Items 7A through 7H) into the record.

Hearing no questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote simultaneously on Agenda Items 7A, 7D and 7E, as presented.
 
  1/13/2022 Meeting canceled due to lack of a quorum by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation following a public hearing by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
7E  
  220344 Ordinance   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Kionne L. McGhee        
  ORDINANCE RELATING TO IMPACT FEES; AMENDING CHAPTERS 33E, 33H, 33I, 33J, AND 33K OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR TRANSFER OF IMPACT FEE CREDITS WITHIN SAME OR ADJACENT IMPACT FEE BENEFIT DISTRICT TO CONFORM TO STATE LAW; REVISING PROVISIONS RELATING TO REFUNDS, EXEMPTIONS, AND CREDITS FOR ALL OTHER IMPACT FEES TO CONFORM TO SUCH CHANGES FOR ROAD IMPACT FEES; PROVIDING EXEMPTION FOR TEMPORARY GOVERNMENTAL FACILITIES; CONSOLIDATING PAYMENT, REFUND, EXEMPTION, CREDIT, AND APPEAL PROVISIONS ACROSS ALL IMPACT FEES IN CHAPTER 33E AND DELETING OBSOLETE AND REDUNDANT PROVISIONS FROM OTHER CHAPTERS; EXTENDING TO FUTURE YEARS THE EXISTING PRESENT DAY COST MULTIPLIER FOR ROAD IMPACT FEES; AMENDING CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES FOR LAND DEDICATIONS IN LIEU OF PAYMENT OF PARK IMPACT FEES; MAKING REORGANIZATIONAL AND TECHNICAL CHANGES; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 212433] Adopted
Ordinance 22-26
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 12 - 0
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the titles of the foregoing proposed ordinances (Agenda Items 7A through 7H) into the record.

Hearing no questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote simultaneously on Agenda Items 7A, 7D and 7E, as presented.
 
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation with committee amendments following public hearing by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
7F  
  220345 Ordinance     Kionne L. McGhee        
  ORDINANCE RELATING TO ZONING IN THE UNINCORPORATED AREA; AMENDING SECTION 33-259 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; EXPANDING PERMITTED USES FOR PROPERTIES IN THE IU-1, INDUSTRIAL, LIGHT MANUFACTURING DISTRICT THAT ARE DESIGNATED INSTITUTIONS, UTILITIES AND COMMUNICATIONS ON THE COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT MASTER PLAN LAND USE PLAN MAP; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 212636] Amended
  REPORT: See Agenda Item 7F Amended; Legislative File No. 220649.  
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation with committee amendments following public hearing by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
7F Amended  
  220649 Ordinance   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Kionne L. McGhee        
  ORDINANCE RELATING TO ZONING IN THE UNINCORPORATED AREA; AMENDING SECTION 33-259 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; EXPANDING PERMITTED USES FOR PROPERTIES IN THE IU-1, INDUSTRIAL, LIGHT MANUFACTURING DISTRICT THAT ARE DESIGNATED INSTITUTIONS, UTILITIES AND COMMUNICATIONS ON THE COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT MASTER PLAN LAND USE PLAN MAP; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE [SEE ORIGINAL ITEMS UNDER FILE NOS. 212636,220345] Adopted as amended
Ordinance 22-27
Mover: Kionne L. McGhee
Seconder: Rebeca Sosa
Vote: 10 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: Earlier in the meeting, County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the titles of the foregoing proposed ordinances (Agenda Items 7A through 7H) into the record.

Commissioner McGhee indicated his intent to amend the foregoing item.

Assistant County Attorney Dennis Kerbel announced that the foregoing proposed ordinance would be amended to remove the prohibition on residential uses.

Hearing no further questions or comments the Board proceeded to vote on the item, as amended.
 
7G  
  213057 Ordinance     Kionne L. McGhee        
  ORDINANCE RELATING TO LICENSING AND REGULATION OF FOR-HIRE LIMOUSINES; AMENDING SECTIONS 31-602 AND 31-603 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING THAT THERE SHALL BE NO LIMITATION ON THE NUMBER OF LUXURY LIMOUSINE SEDAN FOR-HIRE LICENSES; PROVIDING THAT LICENSED LUXURY LIMOUSINE SEDANS LICENSED TO OPERATE IN MONROE COUNTY, BROWARD COUNTY AND PALM BEACH COUNTY MAY OPERATE IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; PROHIBITING THE LEASING OF LUXURY LIMOUSINE SEDAN FOR-HIRE LICENSES; REMOVING LIMITATION ON THE ASSIGNMENT OR SALE OF A LIMOUSINE LUXURY SEDAN FOR-HIRE LICENSE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE Amended
  REPORT: See Agenda Item 7G Amended, Legislative File No. 220558 for the final amended version.  
  1/19/2022 Adopted on first reading by the Board of County Commissioners  
  1/19/2022 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing by the Board of County Commissioners  
  2/8/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation following a public hearing by the Transportation, Mobility, and Planning Cmte.  
7G AMENDED  
  220558 Ordinance   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Kionne L. McGhee        
  ORDINANCE RELATING TO LICENSING AND REGULATION OF FOR-HIRE LIMOUSINES; AMENDING SECTIONS 31-602 AND 31-603 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; PROVIDING THAT THERE SHALL BE NO LIMITATION ON THE NUMBER OF LUXURY LIMOUSINE SEDAN FOR-HIRE LICENSES; PROHIBITING THE LEASING OF LUXURY LIMOUSINE SEDAN FOR-HIRE LICENSES; REMOVING LIMITATION ON THE ASSIGNMENT OR SALE OF A LIMOUSINE LUXURY SEDAN FOR-HIRE LICENSE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 213057] Adopted as amended
Ordinance 22-28
Mover: Kionne L. McGhee
Seconder: Rebeca Sosa
Vote: 8 - 3
No: Monestime , Martinez , Garc�a
Absent: Gilbert, III
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: Earlier in the meeting, County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the titles of the foregoing proposed ordinances (Agenda Items 7A through 7H) into the record.

Commissioner McGhee reviewed the intent of the foregoing item and noted there were two (2) amendments to be read into the record, which would address concerns raised at the Committee level. He explained the exclusionary language included in the County�s Code created a monopoly, which allowed the resale of for-hire limousine licenses at exorbitant prices, which the foregoing item sought to remedy.

Commissioner Monestime stated he could not support the item as presented because he believed it would create an open entry system that would be detrimental to existing license owners.

Commissioner Sosa noted the foregoing item was discussed at length on the Committee level and indicated her support for the item with the amendments being proffered by Commissioner McGhee.

Commissioner Regalado voiced her concerns about the �effective� date.

Responding to Commissioners Regalado and McGhee�s question as to whether the department objected to a gradual roll out period, Mr. Raul Gonzalez, Special Projects Administrator, Passenger Transportation Regulatory Division, explained the item�s language would prevent such an implementation.

Commissioner Regalado asked whether the new requirements could be done in phases with notice provided to existing owners.

Mr. Gonzalez advised that the �effective� date was not addressed at the Transportation, Mobility and Planning Committee (TMPC) meeting, and clarified the concerns related to the physical place of business and reciprocity would be resolved with the amendments proffered by Commissioner McGhee.

Discussion ensued between Commissioners Regalado and McGhee about the issues raised at the February 8, 2022 TMPC meeting.

Commissioner McGhee inquired about the cost of for-hire limousines.

Mr. Gonzalez advised the Board members that the County currently charged an annual registration fee of $350.00 for the licenses. He noted the licenses were being resold at a much higher price due to the existing moratorium.

Commissioner McGhee reiterated the intent of the item, and stated he believed the amendments he proffered would address the physical place of business and reciprocity concerns raised at Committee level by Commissioner Heyman.

Commissioner Regalado stated despite her concerns about the implementation period, she supported the item and suggested staff provide a phased in �effective� date period.

Commissioner Monestime recommended amending the item to provide a moratorium on the resale of the licenses, and requested clarification as to why the license cap was implemented to begin with.

Mr. Gonzalez stated the cap was set by the Board in 2000 with a growth mechanism contemplated up to 2009.

Commissioner Sosa reiterated her support for the item. She acknowledged the concerns raised by her colleagues regarding the �effective� date and the impact on existing license holders, but argued residents affected by the County�s septic/sewer conversion requirement were not provided the same consideration with regards to the implementation date and financial burden.

Chairman Diaz commented on the impact of ride-share services on the taxi industry and spoke about the need to protect medallion/license owners� investments.

Responding to Chairman Diaz�s question about the number of for-hire limousine licenses currently in circulation, value and the amount of licenses distributed through the lottery system, Mr. Gonzalez advised the Board members that there were currently 626 registered medallions and estimated the market value for the licenses was approximately $8000.

Mr. Gonzalez advised the Board members that the last lottery was done in 2009 and further explained that the Board approved the sale of 42 licenses per year from 2006 through 2009.

Commissioner Monestime estimated only 400 out of the 626 licenses were currently being utilized due to the economic climate.

Mr. Gonzalez clarified that 471 licenses out of the 626 for-hire limousine licenses were active and pointed out that the County charged $350 in licensing fees.

Chairman Diaz requested clarification regarding the intent of the item as it pertained to the number of licenses that would be made available for sale. He expressed concerns about the influx of licenses on the market and the financial impact to current license holders.

Mr. Gonzalez indicated the foregoing item did not specify a cap.

Discussion ensued between Chairman Diaz and Mr. Gonzalez as to possible reasons the medallions were not being fully used.

Commissioner McGhee acknowledged the concerns raised by his colleagues and stated the intent of the item was to cure the problems created in 2009 when the lottery for the for-hire limousine licenses ended. He pointed out the County only charged $350 to issue the license while it was being resold on the private market for $8000.

Discussion ensued between Commissioners McGhee and Monestime about Commissioner Monestime�s proffered amendment to impose a 2-year moratorium on license resales.

Commissioner Monestime clarified that he supported the issuance of new licenses by the County and
Commissioner McGhee questioned whether the moratorium could be done administratively.

Mr. Eulois Cleckley, Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW), stated the department would follow the Board�s directions related to limitations on the transfer of medallions.

Chairman Diaz indicated his support for a license resale moratorium.

Commissioner Hardemon recognized the merits of the item and spoke about the secondary sale and value of medallions. He presented two different options for protecting future license buyers and existing owners, which included entailed limiting the transfer of existing license, and/or imposing a moratorium on the sale of new licenses.

Commissioner Hardemon argued either one of the solutions would help bring balance to the industry, and emphasized the County�s role in the for-hire limousine industry was to protect the public by ensuring the medallions were issued to responsible drivers.

Discussion ensued between Chairman Diaz and Mr. Gonzalez about the County�s transfer of license process.

Commissioner Diaz suggested limiting the number of licenses being offered for sale.

Commissioner Hardemon asked whether the medallions were owned en masse by a specific entity/individual, or independently and singularly owned. He clarified his comments about the options available to the Board with regards to implementing a moratorium on new sales or limiting transfer of existing medallions. Commissioner Hardemon argued demand of a product created the supply and noted the for-hire limousines were in high demand in the County.

Mr. Gonzalez stated there was a mix of individual, small-operator and large-operator owners.

Chairman Diaz indicated his support for the item but noted he believed a large supply of the licenses would drive the value/demand down.

Responding to Commissioner McGhee�s request for clarification regarding limiting transferability, Assistant County Attorney Bruce Libhaber explained the item could be amended to provide for a delayed implementation date. He further noted that the Board could not limit transferability at this time or implement a moratorium on the resale of licenses because it surpassed the scope of the item.

Commissioner McGhee inquired about the department processing time and asked if there were any other licenses with restrictions on the number of medallions offered for sale by the County. He concurred with the concerns raised by Commissioner Monestime and stated he was open to amending the item to change the effective date of the ordinance to six (6) months. Commissioner McGhee requested the County Attorney�s Office begin working on legislation, which would provide for a one (1) year moratorium on the resale of the medallions.

Mr. Gonzalez advised the Board members that the license processing time was approximately one (1) week and noted taxicab licenses were limited.

Assistant County Attorney Dale Clarke noted the foregoing item would be amended as follows:

~ To delete language in Section 31-603(B) providing for reciprocity with Monroe County, Broward County and Palm Beach County; and to provide that notwithstanding the eligibility provisions of Section 31-602(D) (6) of the code, an applicant shall not be eligible for a luxury limousine sedan for hire limousine license if he/she/it does not have a physical place of business located in Miami-Dade County;
~ To add the word �reciprocity� to the title of Subparagraph 31-602(B).

Assistant County Attorney Libhaber stated the item would also be amended to provide for the lift on all limits on the number of limousine licenses to go into effect six (6) months from the effective date of the ordinance.

Hearing no further questions or comments the Board proceeded to vote on the item, as amended.
 
7H  
  212203 Ordinance   Sen. Javier D. Souto        
  ORDINANCE CREATING AMNESTY PERIOD; CREATING A LIMITED EXCEPTION FROM CIVIL PENALTIES AND LIENS FOR CODE VIOLATIONS RELATING TO AUTO REPAIR SHOP BUSINESSES UPON AN OWNER�S COMPLIANCE WITH THE BUILDING AND ZONING CODES; DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO IMPLEMENT PROCEDURES, DEVELOP NECESSARY DOCUMENTS, AND PROVIDE NOTICE TO EFFECTUATE THE PURPOSES OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, EXCLUSION FROM THE CODE, SUNSET PROVISION, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE Deferred to March 15, 2022
Ordinance 22-33
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Eileen Higgins
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: In light of the prime sponsor�s (Commissioner Souto) absence from today�s (3/1) meeting, Commissioner Sosa requested the foregoing item be deferred to the March 15, 2022 Board of County Commissioners (BCC/Board) meeting. She noted that she sponsored the original legislation referenced in the foregoing item (Ordinance No. 16-24) and a subsequent item granting an additional nine (9) month extension. Commissioner Sosa contended that auto repair shop businesses had been provided more time than private residences to comply with code violations and reported out of the 200 businesses originally found to be in violation of the County Code, only 26 had yet to comply.

Chairman Diaz stated that he believed the item was intended to provide an extension for the remaining 26 businesses to meet compliance.

There being no further comments or objections, the foregoing item was deferred to the March 15, 2022 BCC meeting.
 
  10/5/2021 Adopted on first reading by the Board of County Commissioners  
  10/5/2021 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing by the Board of County Commissioners  
  11/8/2021 Meeting canceled due to lack of a quorum by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
  12/9/2021 Meeting canceled by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
  1/13/2022 Meeting canceled due to lack of a quorum by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation following a public hearing by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
8 DEPARTMENTAL ITEMS  
8A AVIATION DEPARTMENT  
8A1  
  220407 Resolution     Raquel A. Regalado
Jose "Pepe" Diaz
Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Kionne L. McGhee
Jean Monestime
Rebeca Sosa
       
  RESOLUTION APPROVING THE COUNTY MAYOR�S RECOMMENDATION TO REJECT THE UNSOLICITED PROPOSAL AND ENTER INTO DIRECT NEGOTIATIONS WITH CCR USA AIRPORT MANAGEMENT, INC. AND AIRIS USA, LLC FOR A MASTER DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TO DESIGN, BUILD, FINANCE, OPERATE, AND MAINTAIN A VERTICAL CARGO SOLUTION AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 213115](Aviation Department) Amended
  REPORT: See Agenda Item 8A1 Amended, Legislative File No. 220528 for the final amended version.  
  2/8/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation with committee amendment(s) by the Airport and Economic Development Committee  
8A1 AMENDED  
  220528 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Raquel A. Regalado        
  RESOLUTION APPROVING THE COUNTY MAYOR�S RECOMMENDATION TO REJECT THE UNSOLICITED PROPOSAL AND ENTER INTO DIRECT NEGOTIATIONS WITH CCR USA AIRPORT MANAGEMENT, INC. AND AIRIS USA, LLC FOR A MASTER DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TO DESIGN, BUILD, FINANCE, OPERATE, AND MAINTAIN A VERTICAL CARGO SOLUTION AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 220407] (Aviation Department) Adopted as amended
Resolution R-191-22
Mover: Raquel A. Regalado
Seconder: Rebeca Sosa
Vote: 12 - 0
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: Following the lunch recess, Chairman Diaz reconvened the BCC meeting at 1:39 p.m., and the following Board members were present at roll call: Chairman Diaz, Vice Chairman Gilbert III, Commissioners Cohen Higgins, Heyman, Higgins, McGhee, Regalado and Sosa.

County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record.
Commissioner Higgins spoke about impending State legislature that would preempt the County from including living and responsible wage requirements in County contracts, if adopted. She stated her intent to proffer a friendly amendment and requested the County Attorney�s Office read the amendment into the record.

Assistant County Attorney Cynji Lee noted the foregoing proposed resolution would be amended to add language to the enacting clauses found in Section 2, Typewritten Page 11, to read, �without limiting the foregoing, the County Mayor or County Mayor�s designee is directed to negotiate economic terms related to conditions of employment, such as wage rates and benefits for workers at or/on any such vertical cargo solution.�

Commissioner Regalado accepted the proffered amendment.

Commissioner Sosa spoke about the merits of the item and its impact on the Miami International Airport (MIA). She stated that she was aware there had been problems with the unsolicited proposal process, and noted she had requested the County Attorney�s Office to draft legislation, which would incorporate the Inspector General�s (IG) concerns regarding timely submission of materials to the IG office.

Responding to Commissioner Sosa�s question as to whether the project�s educational component included adult vocational workforce training partnerships, Mr. Jimmy Morales, Chief Operations Officer, Office of the Mayor, advised the Board members that the administration received a letter from the Miami-Dade School Board (MDSB) acknowledging that Vertically Integrated Cargo Community (VICC) had made contact about conducting training.

Mr. Ralph Cutie, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) confirmed that the department received notification VICC would collaborate with MDSB to provide vocational training.

Commissioner Sosa indicated her support for the item. She emphasized the importance of the educational component and the need to expedite the project.

Commissioner Monestime voiced his support for the item and the proffered amendment. He concurred with Commissioner Sosa that the project should be expedited, and urged the developer to harness local resources by employing residents and utilizing local vendors.

Chairman Diaz requested he be added as a co-sponsor for the item and spoke about his experience with the trade community. He expressed his enthusiasm about the project and stated VICC would help distinguish and enhance MIA�s facilities in the cargo industry. Chairman Diaz indicated his support for expediting the project and reiterated to the developer that local residents and vendors should be used at all levels of the project�s development.

Commissioner Hardemon echoed the comments made by Chairman Diaz and Commissioner Monestime about engaging the local community and emphasized the importance of ensuring local participation in all aspects of the project. He suggested the agreement with the vendor (CCR USA Airport Management, Inc.) include a clause ensuring no less than 60 percent (60%) local participation, with a minimum 25 percent (25%) requirement for locally headquartered businesses. Commissioner Hardemon requested the developer provide more comprehensive information about the project and selected vendors to the Airports and Economic Development Committee (AEDC).

Vice Chairman Gilbert III concurred with the comments made by his colleagues regarding local participation and requested he be added as a co-sponsor for the item.

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava thanked the Board for their continued support and stated she was amenable to Commissioner Hardemon�s recommendations.

Commissioner Regalado thanked her colleagues for their support and spoke about her efforts to develop a comprehensive item. She noted cargo was crucial to the County�s economy and commended the developer�s willingness to engage MDSB and local businesses. Commissioner Regalado acknowledged the concerns voiced by Commissioner Hardemon about the need for more specificity regarding the use of local subcontractors, and pointed out that his request was consistent with the Board�s priorities. She stated the locally headquartered requirement was more complex and welcomed further discussions when the item returned to the Board for consideration.

Commissioner Regalado recognized the workforce component and spoke about the project�s advanced technological capabilities. She noted VICC would be equipped with technology that would allow for women and differently abled individuals to be employed. Commissioner Regalado requested the item be considered by the AEDC before the full Board.

Mr. Cutie assured the Board members that local participation and education would be prioritized during the negotiations. He also added that all cargo partners would be included in the process.

Discussion ensued among Chairman Diaz,
Commissioners Regalado and Hardemon, and Assistant County Attorney Lee regarding the item being scheduled before the AEDC and the process for waiving the item onto the Board�s agenda.
Commissioner Hardemon emphasized the importance of the AEDC vetting the item.

Chairman Diaz indicated his support for committee review and stated he would waive the item to the Board�s agenda following the AEDC�s consideration of the item. He reiterated the importance of local participation and his support for the item.

Assistant County Attorney Lee clarified that the Board was voting to adopt the foregoing resolution, as amended to add language to the enacting clauses found in Section 2, Typewritten Page 11, to read, �without limiting the foregoing, the County Mayor or County Mayor�s designee is directed to negotiate economic terms related to conditions of employment, such as wage rates and benefits for workers at or/on any such vertical cargo solution.�

Hearing no further questions or comments the Board proceeded to vote on the item, as amended.

Chairman Diaz requested Commissioners McGhee and Sosa be added as co-sponsors for the item.
 
8A1 SUPPLEMENT  
  220408 Supplement      
  SUPPLEMENT NO. 1 TO RECOMMENDATION TO REJECT THE UNSOLICITED PROPOSAL AND ENTER INTO DIRECT NEGOTIATIONS WITH CCR USA AIRPORT MANAGEMENT, INC. AND AIRIS USA, LLC FOR A MASTER DEVELOPMENT LEASE AGREEMENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PATENTED VERTICAL CARGO SOLUTION AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Presented
8B thru 8E (No items were submitted for these sections.)  
8F INTERNAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT  
8F1  
  220077 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Kionne L. McGhee        
  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE OF AN EASEMENT TO FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY, IN EXCHANGE FOR A NOMINAL SUM OF $1.00 TO INSTALL AND MAINTAIN ELECTRICAL UTILITY FACILITIES ON COUNTY-OWNED PROPERTY, LOCATED AT 14518 LINCOLN BLVD, MIAMI, FLORIDA, KNOWN AS THE LARCENIA J. BULLARD PLAZA FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO SUCH COUNTY-OWNED PROPERTY; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE THE EASEMENT AND TO EXERCISE ALL RIGHTS CONFERRED THEREIN(Internal Services) Adopted
Resolution R-192-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/9/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Recreation and Culture Committee  
8F2  
  212946 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy     
  RESOLUTION APPROVING AWARD OF CONTRACT NO. FB-01730 TO BF BUSINESSES, LLC DBA RED WING SHOES, C6 TACTICAL CORP, CINTAS CORPORATION NO. 2, DESIGN LAB, INC., GLOBAL TRADING, INC., INTERNATIONAL FOOTWEAR, INC. DBA WORK TOWN AND SAFETY SHOE DISTRIBUTORS, LLP FOR THE PURCHASE OF SAFETY SHOES AND BOOTS FOR MULTIPLE COUNTY DEPARTMENTS WITH AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $9,213,717.00, FOR A FIVE-YEAR TERM; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO GIVE NOTICE OF THIS AWARD TO BF BUSINESSES, LLC DBA RED WING SHOES, C6 TACTICAL CORP, CINTAS CORPORATION NO. 2, DESIGN LAB, INC., GLOBAL TRADING, INC., INTERNATIONAL FOOTWEAR, INC. DBA WORK TOWN AND SAFETY SHOE DISTRIBUTORS, LLP, ISSUE THE APPROPRIATE PURCHASE ORDERS TO GIVE EFFECT TO SAME AND EXERCISE ALL PROVISIONS OF THE CONTRACT, INCLUDING ANY CANCELLATION, OR EXTENSION PROVISIONS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 2-8.1 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND IMPLEMENTING ORDER 3-38(Internal Services) Adopted
Resolution R-193-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Joe A. Martinez
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: During consideration of the motion to set the agenda, County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan explained the foregoing commercial service airport contract required a separate vote pursuant to Florida Statute.

There being no comments or objections, the Board members proceeded to vote on the foregoing resolution, as presented.
 
  1/13/2022 Meeting canceled due to lack of a quorum by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
8F3  
  212987 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy     
  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ESTABLISHMENT OF PREQUALIFICATION POOL RTQ-01797 FOR GROUPS 1 AND 2 FOR THE PURCHASE OF VALVES, GAS/VAPOR, PARTS AND SERVICES FOR THE MIAMI-DADE WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT FOR A FIVE-YEAR TERM IN A TOTAL AMOUNT UP TO $1,116,000.00; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO SOLICIT PRICING, AWARD CONTRACTS, EXERCISE ALL PROVISIONS OF THE SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS AND ANY RESULTING CONTRACTS PURSUANT TO SECTION 2-8.1 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND IMPLEMENTING ORDER 3-38, AND ADD VENDORS TO THE POOL AT ANY TIME, SUBJECT TO RATIFICATION BY THE BOARD ON A BI-ANNUAL BASIS(Internal Services) Adopted
Resolution R-194-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  1/13/2022 Meeting canceled due to lack of a quorum by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
8F4  
  213090 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy     
  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ESTABLISHMENT OF PREQUALIFICATION POOL NO. RTQ-01891 FOR THE PURCHASE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY NETWORK SECURITY FOR THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT FOR A FIVE-YEAR TERM IN A TOTAL AMOUNT UP TO $26,556,000.00; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO SOLICIT PRICING, AWARD CONTRACTS, EXERCISE ALL PROVISIONS OF THE SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS AND ANY RESULTING CONTRACTS PURSUANT TO SECTION 2-8.1 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND IMPLEMENTING ORDER 3-38, AND ADD VENDORS TO THE POOL AT ANY TIME, SUBJECT TO RATIFICATION BY THE BOARD ON A BI-ANNUAL BASIS(Internal Services) Adopted
Resolution R-195-22
Mover: Sally A. Heyman
Seconder: Danielle Cohen Higgins
Vote: 10 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: Chairman Diaz released his pull on the foregoing item.

There being no comments or objections, the Board members proceeded to vote on the foregoing resolution, as presented.
 
  1/13/2022 Meeting canceled due to lack of a quorum by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
8F5  
  213092 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy     
  RESOLUTION APPROVING AWARD OF CONTRACT NO. FB-01894 TO U.S. WATER SERVICES CORPORATION FOR THE PURCHASE OF OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT AT SOUTH DADE LANDFILL FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT WITH AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $2,752,729.00, FOR A FIVE-YEAR TERM; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO GIVE NOTICE OF THIS AWARD TO US WATER SERVICE CORPORATION, ISSUE THE APPROPRIATE PURCHASE ORDERS TO GIVE EFFECT TO SAME AND EXERCISE ALL PROVISIONS OF THE CONTRACT, INCLUDING ANY CANCELLATION OR EXTENSION PROVISIONS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 2-8.1 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND IMPLEMENTING ORDER 3-38(Internal Services) Adopted
Resolution R-196-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  1/13/2022 Meeting canceled due to lack of a quorum by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
8F6  
  213093 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy     
  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADDITIONAL EXPENDITURE AUTHORITY IN AN AMOUNT UP TO $6,146,224.00 FOR A MODIFIED CONTRACT AMOUNT OF $25,830,380.00 FOR CONTRACT NO. 43211500-WSCA-15ACS1 FOR THE PURCHASE OF COMPUTER EQUIPMENT PERIPHERALS AND SERVICES FOR THE MIAMI-DADE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO EXERCISE ALL PROVISIONS OF THE CONTRACT, INCLUDING ANY EXTENSIONS OR CANCELLATION PROVISIONS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 2-8.1 OF THE COUNTY CODE AND IMPLEMENTING ORDER 3-38(Internal Services) Adopted
Resolution R-197-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III
Absent, OCB: Souto
  1/13/2022 Meeting canceled due to lack of a quorum by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
8F7  
  213112 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy     
  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ESTABLISHMENT OF PREQUALIFICATION POOL RTQ-02016 FOR GROUPS 1 AND 2 FOR THE PURCHASE OF OFFICE SUPPLIES FOR THE INTERNAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT FOR A FIVE-YEAR TERM IN A TOTAL AMOUNT UP TO $12,787,960.00; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO SOLICIT PRICING, AWARD CONTRACTS, EXERCISE ALL PROVISIONS OF THE SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS AND ANY RESULTING CONTRACTS PURSUANT TO SECTION 2-8.1 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA AND IMPLEMENTING ORDER 3-38, AND ADD VENDORS TO THE POOL AT ANY TIME, SUBJECT TO RATIFICATION BY THE BOARD ON A BI-ANNUAL BASIS(Internal Services) Adopted
Resolution R-198-22
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 12 - 0
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: Chairman Diaz released his pull on the foregoing item.

Commissioner Garcia voiced his concerns regarding the lack of information about the fiscal impact of the project and released his pull of the item.

Discussion ensued between Commissioner Regalado and Mr. Alex Munoz, Director, Internal Services Department (ISD), about the timeframe for completing the cost analysis to determine whether the process was effective.

Mr. Alex Munoz advised the Board members that staff would analyze and compare the two groups, as well as perform �spot market checks� on an ongoing basis as the project progressed. He concluded that six (6) months was an adequate period for compiling the purchase information.

Commissioner Regalado requested Alex Munoz, Director, Internal Services Department (ISD), And Gary Hartfield, Director, Division of Small Business Development, ISD, to perform a fiscal analysis of the inventory and office supplies purchased for ISD utilizing prequalification pool RTQ-02016 for Groups 1 and 2. She requested the report be provided to the Board of County Commissioners (Board/BCC) in six (6) month intervals.

Commissioner Sosa indicated her support for the item.

Mr. Gary Hartfield, Director, Division of Small Business Development, ISD, confirmed that the report would be provided to the Board every six (6) months, per Commissioner Regalado�s request.

There being no further comments or objections, the Board members proceeded to vote on the foregoing resolution, as presented.
 
  1/13/2022 Meeting canceled due to lack of a quorum by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
8F8  
  213116 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy     
  RESOLUTION DELEGATING CONTRACTING AUTHORITY TO THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO AWARD, ACCESS, AND MODIFY COMPETITIVELY SOLICITED CONTRACTS TO PURCHASE POLICE VEHICLES, MOBILE EQUIPMENT AND OTHER LIGHT AND HEAVY FLEET VEHICLES IN AN AGGREGATE AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $81,800,873.00 FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021-22, SUBJECT TO RATIFICATION BY THE BOARD ON AN ANNUAL BASIS; AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO EXERCISE ALL PROVISIONS OF ANY CONTRACTS AWARDED, ACCESSED, OR MODIFIED PURSUANT TO THIS DELEGATION, INCLUDING ANY CANCELLATION, RENEWAL AND EXTENSION PROVISIONS; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO GIVE NOTICE OF ANY AWARD, ISSUE THE APPROPRIATE PURCHASE ORDER TO GIVE EFFECT TO SAME AND EXERCISE ALL PROVISIONS OF ANY SUCH CONTRACTS PURSUANT TO SECTION 2-8.1 OF THE CODE AND IMPLEMENTING ORDER 3-38(Internal Services) Adopted
Resolution R-199-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: Commissioner Regalado stated that she pulled the item to proffer an amendment and requested the County Attorney�s Office to read the amendment into the record.

Assistant County Attorney Oren Rosenthal noted that the proffered amendment would amend the foregoing item to: Direct the County Mayor or County Mayor�s Designee to identify all vehicles purchased under delegated authority that may be used by the County and then assigned, leased or transferred to a County constitutional officer commencing January 7, 2025. For each such vehicle, the County Mayor or County Mayor�s Designee is directed to: (1) Include provisions in any purchase or finance agreement to permit the assignment, lease or transfer of the vehicle and the assumption of any outstanding finance payments to be made on the vehicle to the appropriate County constitutional officer; and (2) Create a plan for the disposition of such vehicle and the associated finance payments in the event the County no longer requires the use of such vehicle and the County constitutional officer refuses to accept the assets and the associated finance obligations.
The County Mayor is further directed to prepare and submit a report to the Board upon the purchase of such vehicles detailing the provisions of any agreements permitting the transfer of the vehicles and any associated finance payments obligations, and recommending further action of this Board if a County constitutional officer refuses to accept the asset and associated finance obligations.

Commissioner Regalado reviewed the intent of the proffered amendment.

Commissioner Heyman clarified the foregoing item would approve the purchase of essential first responder vehicles and other light and heavy fleet vehicles for the County. She expressed concerns regarding the proffered amendment and suggested
Commissioner Regalado draft separate legislation to address the assignment, lease or transfer of the vehicles and the assumption of any outstanding finance payments by the County constitutional officers. Commissioner Heyman stated while she recognized the merits of the proffered amendments, she could not support the item if amended.

Commissioner Regalado noted that she worked closely with the County�s Internal Services Department (ISD) to draft the proffered amendment and requested input from staff.

Assistant County Attorney Rosenthal explained the amendment required the administration to plan and account for any vehicles anticipated to be transferred to a County constitutional officer, and to include a transferability option in any purchase or lease agreement. He noted the County constitutional officer would be required to assume liability for the asset and in the event they chose not to accept responsibility, the administration would be required to develop a disposal plan if the vehicle was no longer needed.

Commissioner Martinez and Sosa stated they believed the proffered amendment was premature and should be addressed in a separate legislation.

Commissioner Regalado contended the issues raised in the amendment needed to be resolved prior to the purchasing and/or leasing of any new vehicles to provide the County options in the event the County constitutional officers chose not to accept responsibility for the assets.

Commissioner Higgins concurred that the disposition of the assets, including but not limited to vehicles, should be done as a separate comprehensive item. She also asked whether a transition procurement or ownership item could be introduced at a later date to deal with the transfer of assets to the County constitutional officers.

Responding to Commissioner Higgins� question whether the vehicles would be purchased immediately, Mr. Alex Munoz, Director, ISD, stated that while the item approved the purchase of the vehicles, the vehicles would be purchased over the course of several months.

Assistant County Attorney Rosenthal advised the Board members that the Board had the authority to set a County-wide policy to address County-wide issues. He noted the proffered amendment addressed the long-term leases that may extend past 2025.

Commissioner Higgins pointed out that the contract was not limited to the purchase of only police vehicles, and questioned the timeframe for the purchase of the police vehicles.

Mr. Munoz explained that negotiations for the purchase and/or lease would begin ten (10) days following the veto period of the item. He reported the vehicles would not be delivered until the end of the year.

Commissioner Higgins contended there was no urgency in addressing the transfer of assets to the County constitutional officers at this time and reiterated her belief that a separate and more comprehensive item was needed.

Chairman Diaz requested clarification regarding the procurement and allocation process for purchasing the vehicles for the police department.

Mr. Alex Alfonso, Division Director, Fleet Management for ISD, confirmed that in the event the purchase of the police vehicles was not approved today, the funds would be used to purchase vehicles for other County departments. He noted the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic severely disrupted all industries and supply chains. Mr. Alfonso cautioned a delay in ordering the vehicles could result in missing crucial production deadlines and further delay the delivery of the vehicles.

Discussion ensued between Commissioner Higgins and Mr. Alfonso regarding the timeframe for placing the orders.

Mr. Alfonso stated the purchase process would begin within the next 30 days.

Commissioner Higgins asked whether a protection clause could be included in the new purchase and/or lease agreements, or if the agreements could be modified retroactively to protect the police department.

Assistant County Attorney Rosenthal stated provisions for future transferability could be included during the negotiations process. He clarified that the proffered amendment was directory in nature and would require the inclusion of such provisions for the purchase.

Chairman Diaz commented on the impact of supply chain shortage on the car industry.

Commissioner Regalado reiterated her concerns regarding the necessity of the proffered agreement.

Commissioner Heyman stated that while she recognized the intent of the proffered amendment she was concerned about the specificity of the amendment language. She pointed out that the County Attorney�s Office has already confirmed that the administration could negotiate the transferability of the assets as part of the negotiation process.

Discussion ensued among Commissioner Heyman, Mr. Edward Marquez, Chief Financial Officer, Office of the Mayor, and Assistant County Attorney Rosenthal regarding the administration�s authority to include transferability provisions in the new purchase and/or lease agreements with the financing agencies, and the legal sufficiency of such agreements.

Commissioner Heyman concluded that the transferability issue did not need to be addressed on an individual contract basis and reiterated her belief that a separate item was needed.

Mr. Jimmy Morales, Chief Operations Officer, Office of the Mayor, pointed out that whether the assets remained with the County or were transferred to County constitutional offices, the funds for the purchase came from taxpayers.

Commissioner Regalado reiterated her concerns but stated she would draft a separate, more comprehensive item, as suggested by her colleagues.
Chairman Diaz requested all be done to ensure the vehicles were purchased without delay.

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava assured the Board members that the administration would begin working on a transition plan for County assets.

There being no further comments or objections, the Board members proceeded to vote on the foregoing resolution, as presented.
 
  1/13/2022 Meeting canceled due to lack of a quorum by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
8F9  
  220146 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy     
  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AWARD OF A LEGACY CONTRACT FOR FLEETFOCUS LICENSES, MAINTENANCE, AND SUPPORT SERVICES FOR THE INTERNAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, CONTRACT NO. L-755, TO TRAPEZE SOFTWARE GROUP INC. DBA ASSETWORKS, LLC (ASSETWORKS) IN A TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $612,000.00 FOR A FIVE-YEAR TERM; AND APPROVING TERMS OF AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE THE CONTRACT AND TO EXERCISE ALL PROVISIONS OF THE CONTRACT, INCLUDING ANY RENEWALS, EXTENSIONS OR CANCELLATION PROVISIONS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 2-8.1 OF THE COUNTY CODE AND IMPLEMENTING ORDER 3-38(Internal Services) Adopted
Resolution R-200-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
8F10  
  220149 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy     
  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING DESIGNATED PURCHASE PURSUANT TO SECTION 2-8.1(B)(3) OF THE COUNTY CODE BY A TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF THE BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT; AUTHORIZING ADDITIONAL EXPENDITURE AUTHORITY IN A TOTAL AMOUNT UP TO $755,000.00 FOR A TOTAL MODIFIED CONTRACT AWARD OF $1,699,800.00 FOR CONTRACT NO. FB-00706 FOR THE PURCHASE OF LIFT STATIONS MAINTENANCE SERVICES FOR MULTIPLE COUNTY DEPARTMENTS; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO EXERCISE ALL PROVISIONS OF THE CONTRACT, INCLUDING ANY CANCELLATION OR EXTENSIONS, PURSUANT TO COUNTY CODE SECTION 2-8.1 AND IMPLEMENTING ORDER 3-38(Internal Services) Adopted
Resolution R-201-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
8G MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET DEPARTMENT  
8G1  
  213048 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy     
  RESOLUTION CREATING AND APPROVING IMPLEMENTING ORDER ORDER NO. 2-15 RELATING TO FORM OF PARKING CITATIONS(Office of Management and Budget) Adopted
Resolution R-202-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  1/13/2022 Meeting canceled due to lack of a quorum by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
8H (No items were submitted for this section.)  
8I MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT  
8I1  
  220134 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Sally A. Heyman
Joe A. Martinez
Rebeca Sosa
       
  RESOLUTION RETROACTIVELY AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO APPLY FOR AND RECEIVE GRANT FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,250,000.00 FROM THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING SERVICES (COPS), UNDER THE 2021 COPS HIRING PROGRAM FOR USE BY THE MIAMI-DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT; RETROACTIVELY AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO ALLOCATE FROM THE GENERAL FUND AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $6,547,871.00 AS A LOCAL CASH MATCH, AND TO EXPEND AWARDED FEDERAL GRANT FUNDS AND LOCAL CASH MATCH FUNDS IN CONNECTION WITH THE PURPOSES OF THE 2021 COPS HIRING PROGRAM, AND TO EXECUTE ANY AMENDMENTS, INCLUDING EXTENSIONS, TO THE GRANT APPLICATION; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE CONTRACTS, AGREEMENTS, AND MEMORANDA AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY THE 2021 COPS HIRING PROGRAM GUIDELINES, AND TO EXERCISE ANY TERMINATION AND EXTENSION PROVISIONS CONTAINED THEREIN(Miami-Dade Police Department) Adopted
Resolution R-203-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Community Safety and Security Committee  
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  220135 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Sally A. Heyman
Rebeca Sosa
       
  RESOLUTION RETROACTIVELY AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO APPLY FOR AND RECEIVE GRANT FUNDS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE (IRC), VIA THE HOWARD G. BUFFETT FOUNDATION, TO SUPPORT THE MIAMI-DADE LABOR TRAFFICKING ALLIANCE�S EFFORTS TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY; RETROACTIVELY AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) WITH THE IRC FOR A TERM OF THREE YEARS BEGINNING DECEMBER 15, 2021, AND EXPIRING ON DECEMBER 14, 2024, UNLESS TERMINATED OR RENEWED; AND AUTHORIZING THE EXPENDITURE OF SUB-AWARDED FUNDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $361,545.67 OVER THE TERM OF THE MOU; AND FURTHER AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE AMENDMENTS TO THE MOU, PROVIDED THAT SUCH AMENDMENTS DO NOT ALTER THE PURPOSE OF THE MOU, AND TO EXERCISE THE RENEWAL AND TERMINATION PROVISIONS CONTAINED THEREIN(Miami-Dade Police Department) Adopted
Resolution R-204-22
Mover: Sally A. Heyman
Seconder: Rebeca Sosa
Vote: 10 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: Chairman Diaz requested clarification regarding the intent of the foregoing item.

Commissioner Heyman explained the item would retroactively authorize the administration to apply for grant funds that could be used for human trafficking initiatives.

Mr. Gustavo Knoepffler, Assistant Director, Miami-Dade Police Department�s Departmental Services, clarified the grant, as currently written, could not be used to fund the �app.�

Hearing no further questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution, as presented.
 
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Community Safety and Security Committee  
8J and 8K (No items were submitted for these sections.)  
8L REGULATORY AND ECONOMIC RESOURCES  
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  220060 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Rebeca Sosa        
  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING HISTORIC PRESERVATION AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION FOR THE REHABILITATION OF 1223 LISBON STREET, CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA, PURSUANT TO SECTION 196.1997, FLORIDA STATUTES, AND SECTION 16A-18 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE AND RECORD COVENANT; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO EXERCISE PROVISIONS CONTAINED THEREIN(Regulatory and Economic Resources) Adopted
Resolution R-205-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/9/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Recreation and Culture Committee  
8M (No items were submitted for this section.)  
8N TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS  
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  220088 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Oliver G. Gilbert, III        
  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONVEYANCE OF AN EASEMENT TO FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY FOR A NOMINAL SUM OF $1.00 TO INSTALL, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN ELECTRICAL POWER FACILITIES TO SERVICE THE ELECTRIC BUS CHARGING STATIONS WITHIN THE NORTHEAST BUS MAINTENANCE FACILITY LOCATED AT 360 NE 185 STREET, MIAMI, FLORIDA; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO AMEND EXHIBIT A TO THE EASEMENT UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, EXECUTE THE EASEMENT CONVEYANCE, TAKE ALL ACTIONS TO EFFECTUATE SAME, AND EXERCISE ALL PROVISIONS CONTAINED THEREIN(Transportation and Public Works) Adopted
Resolution R-206-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/8/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Transportation, Mobility, and Planning Cmte.  
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  220064 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Sally A. Heyman        
  RESOLUTION DECLARING THE ACQUISITION OF THE DESIGNATED PROPERTY KNOWN AS PARCEL 1 FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO HARRIET TUBMAN HIGHWAY FROM NE 164 STREET TO NE 173 STREET TO BE A PUBLIC NECESSITY; AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE AND THE COUNTY ATTORNEY TO TAKE ANY AND ALL APPROPRIATE ACTIONS TO ACCOMPLISH ACQUISITION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IN FEE SIMPLE, BY NEGOTIATION, DONATION, RIGHT-OF-WAY DESIGNATION, OR PURCHASE AT VALUES ESTABLISHED BY APPRAISALS OR TAX ASSESSED VALUES, WHICHEVER IS THE HIGHER OF THE TWO, TOGETHER WITH REASONABLE ATTORNEYS� FEES AND COSTS PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 73.091 AND 73.092, FLORIDA STATUTES, OR BY EMINENT DOMAIN COURT PROCEEDINGS INCLUDING DECLARATIONS OF TAKING, AS NECESSARY; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO MAKE AN ADDITIONAL INCENTIVE OFFER TO PURCHASE PARCEL 1 IN A TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED 15 PERCENT OVER THE APPRAISED VALUE(Transportation and Public Works) Adopted
Resolution R-207-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/8/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Transportation, Mobility, and Planning Cmte.  
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  220067 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Sally A. Heyman        
  RESOLUTION DECLARING THE ACQUISITION OF THE DESIGNATED PROPERTY KNOWN AS PARCEL 2 FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO HARRIET TUBMAN HIGHWAY FROM NE 164 STREET TO NE 173 STREET TO BE A PUBLIC NECESSITY; AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE AND THE COUNTY ATTORNEY TO TAKE ANY AND ALL APPROPRIATE ACTIONS TO ACCOMPLISH ACQUISITION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IN FEE SIMPLE, BY NEGOTIATION, DONATION, RIGHT-OF-WAY DESIGNATION, OR PURCHASE AT VALUES ESTABLISHED BY APPRAISALS OR TAX ASSESSED VALUES WHICHEVER IS THE HIGHER OF THE TWO, TOGETHER WITH REASONABLE ATTORNEYS� FEES AND COSTS PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 73.091 AND 73.092, FLORIDA STATUTES, OR BY EMINENT DOMAIN COURT PROCEEDINGS INCLUDING DECLARATIONS OF TAKING, AS NECESSARY; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO MAKE AN ADDITIONAL INCENTIVE OFFER TO PURCHASE PARCEL 2 IN A TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED 15 PERCENT OVER THE APPRAISED VALUE(Transportation and Public Works) Adopted
Resolution R-208-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/8/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Transportation, Mobility, and Planning Cmte.  
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  220069 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Sally A. Heyman        
  RESOLUTION DECLARING THE ACQUISITION OF THE DESIGNATED PROPERTY KNOWN AS PARCEL 3 FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO HARRIET TUBMAN HIGHWAY FROM NE 164 STREET TO NE 173 STREET TO BE A PUBLIC NECESSITY; AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE AND THE COUNTY ATTORNEY TO TAKE ANY AND ALL APPROPRIATE ACTIONS TO ACCOMPLISH ACQUISITION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IN FEE SIMPLE, BY NEGOTIATION, DONATION, RIGHT-OF-WAY DESIGNATION, OR PURCHASE AT VALUES ESTABLISHED BY APPRAISALS OR TAX ASSESSED VALUES, WHICHEVER IS THE HIGHER OF THE TWO, TOGETHER WITH REASONABLE ATTORNEYS� FEES AND COSTS PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 73.091 AND 73.092, FLORIDA STATUTES, OR BY EMINENT DOMAIN COURT PROCEEDINGS INCLUDING DECLARATIONS OF TAKING, AS NECESSARY; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO MAKE AN ADDITIONAL INCENTIVE OFFER TO PURCHASE PARCEL 3 IN A TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED 15 PERCENT OVER THE APPRAISED VALUE(Transportation and Public Works) Adopted
Resolution R-209-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/8/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Transportation, Mobility, and Planning Cmte.  
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  220062 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Sally A. Heyman        
  RESOLUTION DECLARING THE ACQUISITION OF THE DESIGNATED PROPERTY KNOWN AS PARCEL 4 FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO HARRIET TUBMAN HIGHWAY FROM NE 164 STREET TO NE 173 STREET TO BE A PUBLIC NECESSITY; AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE AND THE COUNTY ATTORNEY TO TAKE ANY AND ALL APPROPRIATE ACTIONS TO ACCOMPLISH ACQUISITION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IN FEE SIMPLE, BY NEGOTIATION, DONATION, RIGHT-OF-WAY DESIGNATION, OR PURCHASE AT VALUES ESTABLISHED BY APPRAISALS OR TAX ASSESSED VALUES, WHICHEVER IS THE HIGHER OF THE TWO, TOGETHER WITH REASONABLE ATTORNEYS� FEES AND COSTS PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 73.091 AND 73.092, FLORIDA STATUTES, OR BY EMINENT DOMAIN COURT PROCEEDINGS INCLUDING DECLARATIONS OF TAKING, AS NECESSARY; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO MAKE AN ADDITIONAL INCENTIVE OFFER TO PURCHASE PARCEL 4 IN A TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED 15 PERCENT OVER THE APPRAISED VALUE(Transportation and Public Works) Adopted
Resolution R-210-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/8/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Transportation, Mobility, and Planning Cmte.  
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  220066 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Sally A. Heyman        
  RESOLUTION DECLARING THE ACQUISITION OF THE DESIGNATED PROPERTY KNOWN AS PARCEL 5 FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO HARRIET TUBMAN HIGHWAY FROM NE 164 STREET TO NE 173 STREET TO BE A PUBLIC NECESSITY; AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE AND THE COUNTY ATTORNEY TO TAKE ANY AND ALL APPROPRIATE ACTIONS TO ACCOMPLISH ACQUISITION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IN FEE SIMPLE, BY NEGOTIATION, DONATION, RIGHT-OF-WAY DESIGNATION, OR PURCHASE AT VALUES ESTABLISHED BY APPRAISALS OR TAX ASSESSED VALUES, WHICHEVER IS THE HIGHER OF THE TWO, TOGETHER WITH REASONABLE ATTORNEYS� FEES AND COSTS PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 73.091 AND 73.092, FLORIDA STATUTES, OR BY EMINENT DOMAIN COURT PROCEEDINGS INCLUDING DECLARATIONS OF TAKING, AS NECESSARY; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO MAKE AN ADDITIONAL INCENTIVE OFFER TO PURCHASE PARCEL 5 FOR A TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED 15 PERCENT OVER THE APPRAISED VALUE(Transportation and Public Works) Adopted
Resolution R-211-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/8/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Transportation, Mobility, and Planning Cmte.  
8N7  
  220068 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Sally A. Heyman        
  RESOLUTION DECLARING THE ACQUISITION OF THE DESIGNATED PROPERTY KNOWN AS PARCEL 6 FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO HARRIET TUBMAN HIGHWAY FROM NE 164 STREET TO NE 173 STREET TO BE A PUBLIC NECESSITY; AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE AND THE COUNTY ATTORNEY TO TAKE ANY AND ALL APPROPRIATE ACTIONS TO ACCOMPLISH ACQUISITION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IN FEE SIMPLE, BY NEGOTIATION, DONATION, RIGHT-OF-WAY DESIGNATION, OR PURCHASE AT VALUES ESTABLISHED BY APPRAISALS OR TAX ASSESSED VALUES, WHICHEVER IS THE HIGHER OF THE TWO, TOGETHER WITH REASONABLE ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTS PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 73.091 AND 73.092, FLORIDA STATUTES, OR BY EMINENT DOMAIN COURT PROCEEDINGS INCLUDING DECLARATIONS OF TAKING, AS NECESSARY; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO MAKE AN ADDITIONAL INCENTIVE OFFER TO PURCHASE PARCEL 6 IN A TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED 15 PERCENT OVER THE APPRAISED VALUE(Transportation and Public Works) Adopted
Resolution R-212-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/8/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Transportation, Mobility, and Planning Cmte.  
8N8  
  220070 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Sally A. Heyman        
  RESOLUTION DECLARING THE ACQUISITION OF THE DESIGNATED PROPERTY KNOWN AS PARCEL 8 FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO HARRIET TUBMAN HIGHWAY FROM NE 164 STREET TO NE 173 STREET TO BE A PUBLIC NECESSITY; AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE AND THE COUNTY ATTORNEY TO TAKE ANY AND ALL APPROPRIATE ACTIONS TO ACCOMPLISH ACQUISITION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IN FEE SIMPLE, BY NEGOTIATION, DONATION, RIGHT-OF-WAY DESIGNATION, OR PURCHASE AT VALUES ESTABLISHED BY APPRAISALS OR TAX ASSESSED VALUES, WHICHEVER IS THE HIGHER OF THE TWO, TOGETHER WITH REASONABLE ATTORNEYS� FEES AND COSTS PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 73.091 AND 73.092, FLORIDA STATUTES, OR BY EMINENT DOMAIN COURT PROCEEDINGS INCLUDING DECLARATIONS OF TAKING, AS NECESSARY; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO MAKE AN ADDITIONAL INCENTIVE OFFER TO PURCHASE PARCEL 8 IN A TOTAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED 15 PERCENT OVER THE APPRAISED VALUE(Transportation and Public Works) Adopted
Resolution R-213-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/8/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Transportation, Mobility, and Planning Cmte.  
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  213095 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Kionne L. McGhee        
  RESOLUTION APPROVING AWARD OF MISCELLANEOUS CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT 7360 PLAN - REQUEST FOR PRICE QUOTATION NUMBER 420224 FOR PARK AND RIDE LOT AT SW 112 AVENUE AND SW 204 STREET BUSWAY, TO UAG CONSTRUCTION, LLC IN THE AMOUNT OF $914,505.83 (INCLUSIVE OF A CONTINGENCY ALLOWANCE ACCOUNT OF $81,318.71), FOR A TERM OF 300 DAYS AND AUTHORIZING THE USE OF PEOPLE�S TRANSPORTATION PLAN BOND PROGRAM FUNDS FOR THIS PROJECT WHICH WAS ADDED TO THE FIVE-YEAR IMPLEMENTATION PLAN ON FEBRUARY 19, 2020(Transportation and Public Works) Adopted
Resolution R-214-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  1/11/2022 Deferred by the Transportation, Mobility, and Planning Cmte.  
  2/8/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Transportation, Mobility, and Planning Cmte.  
8N10  
  220003 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Rebeca Sosa        
  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONVEYANCE OF AN EASEMENT TO FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT COMPANY FOR A NOMINAL SUM OF $1.00 TO INSTALL, OPERATE, AND MAINTAIN ELECTRICAL POWER FACILITIES TO SERVICE THE ELECTRIC BUS CHARGING STATIONS WITHIN THE CORAL WAY BUS MAINTENANCE FACILITY LOCATED AT 2775 SW 74 AVENUE, MIAMI, FLORIDA; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO AMEND EXHIBIT A TO THE EASEMENT UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, EXECUTE THE EASEMENT CONVEYANCE, TAKE ALL ACTIONS TO EFFECTUATE SAME, AND EXERCISE ALL PROVISIONS CONTAINED THEREIN(Transportation and Public Works) Adopted
Resolution R-215-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/8/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Transportation, Mobility, and Planning Cmte.  
8N11  
  220117 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy     
  RESOLUTION APPROVING CONTINUATION OF SPENDING AUTHORITY BEYOND MARCH 7, 2022 FOR AN ADDITIONAL YEAR FOR WORK ORDERS RELATED TO THE STRATEGIC MIAMI AREA RAPID TRANSIT (SMART) PLAN THROUGH THREE EXISTING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENTS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC WORKS: (1) CONTRACT NO. CIP142-TR15-PE1 WITH WSP USA, INC., FORMERLY KNOWN AS PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF, INC.; (2) CONTRACT NO. CIP142-1-TPW16-PE1(1) WITH PARSONS TRANSPORTATION GROUP, INC.; AND (3) CONTRACT NO. CIP142-1-TPW16-PE1(2) WITH AECOM TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC.(Transportation and Public Works) Adopted
Resolution R-216-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Eileen Higgins
Vote: 9 - 1
No: Martinez
Absent: Gilbert, III , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: Commissioner Martinez voiced his concerns about the repeated increase to the contract amount and reviewed the contract increases over the years paid to the various consultants. He estimated $80 million had been paid to date in consultant fees for a contract, which originally stated the contract amount would not exceed $11 million.

Commissioner Regalado requested clarification regarding the increases cited by Commissioner Martinez.

Commissioner Martinez pointed out that all the information and amounts he read into the record could be found on Page 3 of the Mayor�s memorandum dated March 1, 2022.

Commissioner Sosa clarified the item was not requesting additional funds but an extension of one (1) year.

Mr. Eulois Cleckley, Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) confirmed that the foregoing item contained language regarding the amendments to the original contract. He clarified that approximately one percent (1%) or $70 million had been spent in total, to date, out of the overall $7 billion value associated with the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan. Mr. Cleckley assured the Board members that the item was not seeking an increase to the contract amount but was requesting an extension of the expenditure authority.

Commissioner Higgins pointed out that former County Commissioner Bovo requested the contracts specified in the item be reviewed by the Board of County Commissioners (Board/BCC) on an annual basis. She noted she was currently working with staff so that next year�s review of the item would contain more long-term authorization.

Responding to Commissioner Martinez�s question regarding the contract amounts he read into the record, Mr. Cleckley confirmed the numbers highlighted were accurate.

Hearing no further questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution, as presented.
 
  2/8/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Transportation, Mobility, and Planning Cmte.  
8O WATER & SEWER DEPARTMENT  
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  213072 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy     
  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING REFUND OF PAYMENT OF WATER AND SEWER CONNECTION CHARGES IN THE AMOUNT OF $98,055.54 PURSUANT TO SECTION 2-348 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY TO UPTOWN MIAMI 8300, LLC FOR A PROJECT LOCATED AT 8300 N.E. 2 AVENUE IN THE COUNTY�S CENTRAL ENTERPRISE ZONE(Water & Sewer Department) Adopted
Resolution R-217-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  1/13/2022 Meeting canceled due to lack of a quorum by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
9 ADDITIONAL DEPARTMENTAL ITEMS  
10 AUTHORITIES, BOARDS, COUNCILS AND TRUSTS  
10A1  
  220145 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Jean Monestime        
  RESOLUTION RATIFYING ACTION BY THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE IN APPLYING FOR FUNDS TOTALING UP TO APPROXIMATELY $42,000,000.00 FROM THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT FOR HOMELESS CONTINUUM OF CARE HOUSING AND SERVICES AND ISSUING A REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS TO SELECT NONPROFIT SERVICE PROVIDER SUB-GRANTEES; APPROVING SUB-GRANTEES SELECTED; AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO RECEIVE AND EXPEND FEDERAL FUNDS, INCLUDING ADDITIONAL FUNDS SHOULD THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, ENTER INTO GRANT AND SUB-GRANT AGREEMENTS, AND EXERCISE AMENDMENT, RENEWAL, TERMINATION, CANCELLATION, AND MODIFICATION CLAUSES OF ANY AGREEMENT ENTERED INTO PURSUANT TO THIS RESOLUTION; AND WAIVING RESOLUTION NO. R-130-06(Miami-Dade Homeless Trust) Adopted
Resolution R-218-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Public Housing and Community Services Committee  
11 COUNTY COMMISSION  
11A RESOLUTIONS  
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  220397 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Jose "Pepe" Diaz        
  RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF AND PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DEVELOPING A MIAMI-DADE COUNTY EMPLOYEE FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM THROUGH WHICH COUNTY EMPLOYEES MAY UTILIZE ACCRUED ANNUAL LEAVE TIME TO PAY CLOSING COSTS, OR DOWN PAYMENT, OR BOTH ASSOCIATED WITH THE PURCHASE OF A HOME; AND REQUIRING A REPORT [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 220163] Adopted
Resolution R-219-22
Mover: Sen. Rene Garcia
Seconder: Danielle Cohen Higgins
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: Commissioner Garcia released his pull of the foregoing item.

Hearing no questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution, as presented.
 
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation with committee amendment(s) by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
11A2  
  220186 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Jose "Pepe" Diaz        
  RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO EXAMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A SMARTPHONE APPLICATION TO ALLOW INDIVIDUALS TO REPORT SUSPECTED HUMAN TRAFFICKING ACTIVITY TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND TO PROVIDE A REPORT Adopted
Resolution R-220-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Danielle Cohen Higgins
Vote: 10 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: Chairman Diaz released his pull on the foregoing item.

Commissioner Sosa requested she be added as a co-sponsor.

Hearing no questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution, as presented.
 
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Community Safety and Security Committee  
11A3  
  220223 Resolution   Jose "Pepe" Diaz
Sen. Rene Garcia
Sally A. Heyman
Danielle Cohen Higgins
Eileen Higgins
Joe A. Martinez
Raquel A. Regalado
Rebeca Sosa
Sen. Javier D. Souto
       
  RESOLUTION DECLARING LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY ON MAY 13, 2022 AND THE FRIDAY BEFORE NATIONAL POLICE WEEK IN EVERY YEAR THEREAFTER [SEE AGENDA ITEM NO. 11A2] Deferred to March 15, 2022
Resolution R-329-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Community Safety and Security Committee  
11A4  
  220226 Resolution   Jose "Pepe" Diaz        
  RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (�FDOT�) TO OPEN THE BRIDGE ON NW 154TH STREET OVER INTERSTATE-75 TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC; DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO (1) TAKE ALL ACTIONS NECESSARY TO OPEN THE BRIDGE ON NW 154TH STREET OVER INTERSTATE-75 TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC, INCLUDING EXAMINING WHETHER ANY OF THE PERMITTING JURISDICTION PROVIDED BY COUNTY CODE COULD BE EXERCISED FOR SUCH PURPOSE, AND PARTNERING WITH FDOT AND OTHER APPROPRIATE OR NECESSARY AGENCIES; AND (2) TO PROVIDE REPORT Deferred to March 15, 2022
Resolution R-268-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Danielle Cohen Higgins
Vote: 12 - 0
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: Commissioner Garcia thanked the residents for appearing and voicing their concerns. He commented on the divide created due to the issues at hand and spoke about the importance of opening the 170th Street bridge. Commissioner Garcia pointed out that the Town of Miami Lakes had opportunities to acquire and annex the area west of Interstate 75 (I75), and have access to I75, which did not occur. He stated that while he did not believe opening the bridge on NW 154th Street would alleviate the traffic congestion in the area, a comprehensive approach to resolving the issues in the Miami Lakes area was needed. Commissioner Garcia noted that the Board of County Commissioners (Board/BCC) and the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) had requested Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to perform a connectivity study for the affected areas, and contended the results of the study would provide the most comprehensive solution for the access issues to I75. He pointed out that both the City of Hialeah and the Town of Miami Lakes had requested the item be deferred to continue negotiations, and urged the Board to grant the requested deferral. He emphasized the Board�s goal was to bring relief to both areas through connectivity to I75 by opening the 170 bridge and either completely closing the 154th Street bridge or creating thresholds to be monitored by an independent third party.

Chairman Diaz spoke about the numerous studies and analyses that had been performed to help develop a plan for the area. He pointed out that at least two (2) of the reports recommended the opening of both bridges. Chairman Diaz addressed comments made by speakers questioning the structural integrity of the bridge and emphasized that engineers had determined the bridge was able to serve the weight requirements. He stated that while everyone agreed that the 170th bridge needed to be opened, he recognized the City of Hialeah and the Town of Miami Lakes still needed to resolve the issues related to the 154th Street bridge. Chairman Diaz reasoned the 154th Street bridge should be released by the State to facilitate the needs of both municipalities, and spoke about his efforts to explore the option of opening �slip ramps� for better access to the bridge.

Pursuant to Chairman Diaz�s request, Assistant County Attorney Annery Pulgar Alfonso announced the foregoing resolution would be amended to delete Section 3 of the enacting clauses of the resolution found on Typewritten Page 4, and to renumber the remaining sections and make conforming changes to the title of the resolution.

Responding to request for clarification regarding the proffered amendment, Assistant County Attorney Pulgar Alfonso read Section 3 of the item into the record and explained the entire section would be deleted.

Commissioner Garcia suggested the item be deferred to allow the municipalities additional time to resolve the issue.

Vice Chairman Gilbert III, indicated his intent to support the will of the Board. He pointed out that in many cases a regional solution involved building bridges as part of larger systems and involved compromise. Vice Chairman Gilbert III requested the TPO be included in future meetings with the cities.

Commissioner Sosa indicated her support for the item, as amended. She noted that she encountered similar resident objections to the opening of the 79th and 82nd Avenue bridges located in her commission district because of misinformation, and pointed out once the bridges were opened the community was pleased with the results. Commissioner Sosa spoke about creating an equitable solution for all involved and stated more dialogue was needed about connectivity. She indicated her intent to work with the County Attorney�s Office to draft legislation that would require a study be performed of all closed streets and bridges, and to analyze the effect of the closures on the surrounding communities.

Commissioner Sosa concluded by noting the Board�s decisions were based on expert recommendations and not political opinions.

Discussion ensued between Commissioner Higgins and Assistant County Attorney Pulgar Alfonso regarding Section 2 of the item, which urged FDOT to open the 154th Street bridge. Assistant County Attorney Pulgar Alfonso noted the proffered amendment would delete Section 3 in its entirety.

Commissioner Higgins concurred with Commissioner Garcia that the item should be deferred to allow the municipalities time to meet. She stated that while she recognized the intent of the proffered amendment to advance the project, she believed more discussion should occur before any action was taken.

Chairman Diaz explained the intent of the urging to FDOT was to ensure authority of the 154th Street bridge was transferred to the County.

Assistant County Attorney Bruce Libhaber clarified that Chairman Diaz�s proffered amendment would also amend Section 2 of the item to urge FDOT to transfer authority of bridge to Miami-Dade County.

Following the explanations provided by Chairman Diaz and Assistant County Attorney Libhaber regarding the urging to FDOT, Commissioner Higgins stated she would support the item, as amended.

Mr. Jimmy Morales, Chief Operations Officer, Office of the Mayor, further clarified that ownership of the bridge was not in question.

Commissioner Martinez asked which agency currently had the authority to open the 154th Street bridge and argued the deletion of Section 3 was inconsequential if the State of Florida possessed the authority for the bridge.

Assistant County Attorney Pulgar Alfonso confirmed that the State of Florida had the authority to open the bridge and further explained that Section 3 of the item pertained to connecting the adjacent roads to the bridge. She advised that the County maintained traffic engineering and permitting jurisdiction of these connecting roads.

Assistant County Attorney Libhaber advised the Board members that in the event FDOT opened the bridge without the connections to local roadways, the bridge would lead to a dead-end.

Commissioner Martinez argued Section 2 of the item urged FDOT to �make any necessary improvements to the FDOT right-of-way to accomplish the opening of the bridge.� He acknowledged the complexity of the issue and indicated his support for deferring the item to allow the municipalities to meet.

Commissioner Martinez reiterated the deletion of Section 3 was inconsequential.

Commissioner Regalado requested clarification regarding the status of the litigation related to the County�s agreement with the Town of Miami Lakes regarding maintenance of the bridge, and whether the Board�s actions today (3/1) would affect the litigation.

Assistant County Attorney Libhaber clarified that the pending lawsuit only pertained to the 170th Street bridge. He explained that the road transfer agreement being litigated was not related to the 154th Street bridge. Assistant County Attorney Libhaber pointed out that maintenance of the road was not being disputed but rather what constituted �traffic engineering.�

Assistant County Attorney Libhaber advised the Board members that the County has maintained the position that the authority to open and/or close roads constitute �traffic engineering,� and as such this authority could not and/or was never transferred to the Town of Miami Lakes. He further stated that based on the County�s interpretation of �traffic engineering,� the right-of-way connections to the 170th Street bridge were not transferred therefore the County could proceed with the project. He assured the Board members that action on the foregoing item would not impact the litigation because the issues were unrelated.

Discussion ensued between Commissioner Monestime and Assistant County Attorney Pulgar Alfonso regarding the State�s authority to open the bridge and whether a joint agreement by the impacted municipalities would impede the Board�s decision on opening of the 154th Street bridge.

Commissioner Monestime stated that while he recognized Chairman Diaz�s intent to move the item forward, he believed the municipalities� request for a deferral was reasonable and appropriate at this time.
Chairman Diaz emphasized the importance of the State transferring authority of the bridge to the County and open discussions about slip-ramps.

Commissioner Monestime suggested the item be further amended to provide the municipalities the option to present an alternative proposal to the Board for consideration.

Chairman Diaz accepted the proffered amendment.
Commissioner Higgins expressed her support for the foregoing item and pointed out that the municipalities were aware of the item on today�s (3/1) agenda. She spoke about the Board�s role and contended the bridge would increase connectivity and improve emergency response times.
Commissioner Garcia reiterated his request for the item to be deferred citing concerns about possible litigation.

Chairman Diaz voiced his frustrations regarding ongoing threats of litigation against the County. He cautioned the municipalities that the County would be hesitant to negotiate if any lawsuits were filed with relation to the 170th Avenue bridge. Chairman Diaz concurred that a deferral was needed to provide the parties time to attempt to resolve the matter. He requested staff begin the permitting process for the 170th Avenue bridge and moved to defer the foregoing resolution to the March 15, 2022 BCC meeting.

Commissioner Sosa commented on the fiscal impact of litigations on the public.

Commissioner Heyman apologized for her late arrival and asked whether she would be permitted to vote on the motion to defer in light of her absence from the Board�s discussion of the item.

Assistant County Attorney Libhaber confirmed that Commissioner Heyman was permitted to vote on the deferral, and further noted that she would have also been able to vote on the substantive matter as well.

Commissioner Sosa stated her intent to meet with the County Attorney�s Office for further clarification regarding the rules of procedure and whether Commissioners could vote on items if they were absent and unable to listen to the discussion.

Hearing no further questions or comments, the
Board voted to defer the foregoing item to the March 15, 2022 Board of County Commissioners (Board/BCC) meeting.
 
  2/8/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Transportation, Mobility, and Planning Cmte.  
11A5  
  220245 Resolution     Keon Hardemon        
  RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR'S DESIGNEE, SUBJECT TO THE BOARD�S APPROVAL, TO AMEND THE COUNTY�S CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN, WHICH IS PART OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2020-2024 CONSOLIDATED PLAN, TO REINCORPORATE THE INPUT OF THE MODEL CITY COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (MODEL CITY CAC) AS TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDING IN THE AREA FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE MODEL CITY NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION STRATEGY AREA (MODEL CITY); DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR'S DESIGNEE TO DESIGNATE ADEQUATE STAFF TO PROVIDE CERTAIN ASSISTANCE TO THE RECONSTITUTED MODEL CITY CAC; DIRECTING THE MIAMI-DADE ECONOMIC ADVOCACY TRUST TO PROVIDE OVERSIGHT OF THE MODEL CITY CAC AND ADVOCACY FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY IN MODEL CITY; AND REQUIRING REPORTS Amended
  REPORT: See Agenda Item 11A5 Amended, Legislative File No. 221501 for the final amended version.  
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Public Housing and Community Services Committee  
11A5 AMENDED  
  221501 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Keon Hardemon        
  RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR'S DESIGNEE, SUBJECT TO THE BOARD�S APPROVAL, TO AMEND THE COUNTY�S CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN, WHICH IS PART OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2020-2024 CONSOLIDATED PLAN, TO REINCORPORATE THE INPUT OF THE MODEL CITY COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (MODEL CITY CAC) AS TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDING IN THE AREA FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE MODEL CITY NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION STRATEGY AREA (MODEL CITY); DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR'S DESIGNEE TO DESIGNATE ADEQUATE STAFF TO PROVIDE CERTAIN ASSISTANCE TO THE RECONSTITUTED MODEL CITY CAC; DIRECTING THE MIAMI-DADE ECONOMIC ADVOCACY TRUST TO PROVIDE OVERSIGHT OF THE MODEL CITY CAC AND ADVOCACY FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY IN MODEL CITY; AND REQUIRING REPORTS [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 220245] Adopted as amended
Resolution R-221-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: Commissioner Hardemon requested Section 3 of the foregoing item be amended to replace the phrase �provide oversight� to read �monitor progress.�

The foregoing resolution was adopted, as amended, with the motion to set the agenda.
 
11A6  
  213140 Resolution     Danielle Cohen Higgins        
  RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO FORMULATE AND PROPOSE A CROWD CONTROL POLICY AND PERMITTING SYSTEM FOR LARGE EVENTS AT PUBLIC AND PRIVATE VENUES WITHIN THE INCORPORATED AND UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, AND TO PROVIDE A REPORT Amended
  REPORT: See Agenda Item 11A6 Amended, Legislative File No. 220693 for the final amended version.  
  1/13/2022 Meeting canceled due to lack of a quorum by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
11A6 AMENDED  
  220693 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Danielle Cohen Higgins        
  RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO FORMULATE AND PROPOSE A CROWD CONTROL POLICY AND PERMITTING SYSTEM FOR LARGE EVENTS AT PUBLIC AND PRIVATE VENUES WITHIN THE INCORPORATED AND UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, AND TO PROVIDE A REPORT [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 213140] Adopted as amended
Resolution R-222-22
Mover: Danielle Cohen Higgins
Seconder: Eileen Higgins
Vote: 10 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: Commissioner Garcia released his pull of the foregoing item.

Hearing no questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution, as presented.

Later in the meeting, Commissioner Cohen Higgins noted that Vice Chairman Gilbert III had distributed a floor amendment related to the foregoing item prior to him leaving the meeting, and indicated her intent to accept the proffered friendly amendment.

Commissioner Higgins moved to reconsider the foregoing item to consider the amendment. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Regalado; and upon being put to a vote, the motion to reconsider passed by a vote of 10-0 (Commissioners Souto, Garcia and Vice Chairman Gilbert III were absent).

Assistant County Attorney Cynji Lee read the title of the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. She announced that the enacting clauses of Section 2 of the foregoing item would be amended to include a policy requirement that the County Mayor or the County Mayor�s designee confer with the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) and local public safety officials, within other municipalities when formulating a proposed policy, including determining whether MDPD or the local police department with jurisdiction should have the authority to approve or disprove the use of a private security firm as part of the permitting process for such events.

Hearing no further questions or comments the Board proceeded to vote on the item, as amended.
 
11A7  
  220194 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Danielle Cohen Higgins
Sen. Rene Garcia
Kionne L. McGhee
       
  RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2022 AS MIAMI-DADE FARMER�S MONTH IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY; RECOGNIZING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER FOR EACH YEAR THEREAFTER AS MIAMI-DADE FARMER�S MONTH IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY; DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO ENGAGE THE GREATER MIAMI CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU TO DEVELOP PROGRAMMATIC EVENTS IN ADDITION TO ADVERTISEMENT AND A PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE MIAMI-DADE FARMER�S MONTH AS WELL AS STIMULATE THE LOCAL AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY, AND TO PROVIDE A REPORT Adopted
Resolution R-223-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/8/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Airport and Economic Development Committee  
11A8  
  220378 Resolution     Danielle Cohen Higgins
Sen. Rene Garcia
       
  RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO PREPARE AND PROVIDE WRITTEN REPORTS TO THE BOARD IDENTIFYING ANY CONTRACTS THAT HAVE BEEN AWARDED BY THE BOARD BUT HAVE NOT BEEN EXECUTED BY THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE OR FOR WHICH A WORK OR PURCHASE ORDER HAVE NOT BEEN ISSUED AND ANY TWO-STEP PROCUREMENTS WHERE THE PROPOSERS HAVE BEEN SHORTLISTED BUT NOT EVALUATED DURING THE SECOND STEP [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 220209](Tania Carreno-Mederos) Amended
  REPORT: See Agenda Item 11A8 Amended; Legislative File No. 220656 for the final amended version.  
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation with committee amendment(s) by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
11A8 Amended  
  220656 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Danielle Cohen Higgins
Sen. Rene Garcia
       
  RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO PREPARE AND PROVIDE WRITTEN REPORTS TO THE BOARD IDENTIFYING ANY CONTRACTS THAT HAVE BEEN AWARDED BY THE BOARD BUT HAVE NOT BEEN EXECUTED BY THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE OR FOR WHICH A WORK OR PURCHASE ORDER HAVE NOT BEEN ISSUED AND ANY TWO-STEP PROCUREMENTS WHERE THE PROPOSERS HAVE BEEN SHORTLISTED BUT NOT EVALUATED DURING THE SECOND STEP [SEE ORIGINAL ITEMS UNDER FILE NOS. 220209, 220378] Adopted as amended
Resolution R-224-22
Mover: Danielle Cohen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 9 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Martinez , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: Commissioner Heyman proffered a friendly amendment to (1) Extend the initial 30-day reporting period to 60 days, and (2) Require all reports identifying all contracts older than 60 days that were approved by the Board, but not executed, be submitted every 60 days beginning September 1, 2022. She reviewed the intent of the proffered amendments and voiced her frustrations about the number of unexecuted contracts.

Commissioner Cohen Higgins noted, following discussions with Mr. Alex Munoz, Director, Internal Services Department (ISD), she too had drafted amendments to the item in response to staff�s concerns regarding the number of departmental reports and the timeframe for submitting the reports. She pointed out that the new timeframe proffered by Commissioner Heyman still would not provide the department the time needed to complete the reports and requested the item be amended to allow the administration to limit its� first written report to the Internal Services Department (ISD), the Water and Sewer Department (WASD), the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) and the Department for Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) contracts; with all following reports to be done for all departments on a rotating and ongoing basis. Commissioner Cohen Higgins stated the intent of the report was to identify the reason approved contracts were not being processed.

Mr. Munoz inquired about the new timeframe for the report analysis period and the submittal times for the reports.

Assistant County Attorney Oren Rosenthal clarified that the amendment proffered by Commissioner Cohen Higgins also included a timeframe component and advised that the foregoing item would be amended to limit the report analysis period to the past three (3) years; and to set timeframes for subsequent reports to be provided 60 days thereafter for the remaining departments.

Commissioner Heyman withdrew her proffered amendment in light of the amendments proposed by Commissioner Cohen Higgins.

Commissioner Cohen Higgins requested staff complete the reports in a timely manner and not request any further extensions.

Mr. Munoz noted staff�s commitment to providing the reports in a timely manner and spoke about the administration�s efforts to improve the department�s systems to properly track the progress of all contracts.

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava advised the Board members that the administration was currently working on procuring an automated tracking system.

Discussion ensued among Commissioners Cohen Higgins and Heyman, Assistant County Attorney Rosenthal and Mr. Munoz regarding the motion before the Board.

Commissioner Cohen Higgins requested the report to be placed on the Board of County Commissioners agenda without Committee review.

Hearing no further questions or comments the Board proceeded to vote on the item, as amended to (1) Allow the administration to limit its� first written report to the Internal Services Department (ISD), the Water and Sewer Department (WASD), the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) and the Department for Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) contracts; with all following reports to be done for all departments on a rotating and ongoing basis; (2) Limit the report analysis period to the past three (3) years; (3) Set timeframes for subsequent reports to be provided 60 days thereafter for the remaining departments; and (4) Require the report to be placed on the Board of County Commissioners agenda without Committee review.

Hearing no further questions or comments the Board proceeded to vote on the item, as amended.
 
11A9  
  220212 Resolution     Eileen Higgins        
  RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO ANALYZE THE WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT�S MIXED-USE RATE AND PROVIDE A REPORT WITHIN SIX MONTHS WITH RECOMMENDATIONS AS TO HOW TO ADJUST THE RATES TO RESOLVE INEQUITIES RESULTING TO CERTAIN CUSTOMERS FROM USE OF THE MIXED-USE RATE Amended
  REPORT: See Agenda Item 11A9 Amended, Legislative No. 220694 for the final amended version.  
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
11A9 AMENDED  
  220694 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Eileen Higgins        
  RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO ANALYZE THE WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT�S MIXED-USE RATE AND PROVIDE A REPORT WITHIN SIX MONTHS WITH RECOMMENDATIONS AS TO HOW TO ADJUST THE RATES TO RESOLVE INEQUITIES RESULTING TO CERTAIN CUSTOMERS FROM USE OF THE MIXED-USE RATE [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 220212] Adopted as amended
Resolution R-225-22
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Joe A. Martinez
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: Commissioner Martinez released his pull on the foregoing item.

Commissioner Higgins requested the foregoing proposed resolution be amended to require the completed report to be placed on the Board of County Commissioners agenda without Committee review.

Hearing no further questions or comments the Board proceeded to vote on the item, as amended.
 
11A10  
  220211 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Joe A. Martinez
Jose "Pepe" Diaz
Sen. Rene Garcia
       
  RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR TO PROVIDE A REPORT REGARDING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ORDINANCE NO. 18-9, REGARDING THE PROHIBITION ON CERTAIN OFFENDERS� ADOPTION OF ANIMALS FROM THE COUNTY Adopted
Resolution R-226-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT:  
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Community Safety and Security Committee  
11A11  
  220162 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Kionne L. McGhee        
  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CHAIRPERSON OR VICE-CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO EXECUTE AN AMENDED AND RESTATED COUNTY DEED FOR CAZO CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION, A FLORIDA CORPORATION, TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM SALES PRICE FROM $205,000.00 TO THE CURRENT MAXIMUM SALES PRICE AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO ORDINANCE NO. 21-80 FOR SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES CONSTRUCTED AND SOLD TO QUALIFIED HOUSEHOLDS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MIAMI-DADE INFILL HOUSING INITIATIVE PROGRAM, AS AMENDED; AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO TAKE ALL ACTIONS NECESSARY TO EXERCISE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS SET FORTH IN THE AMENDED AND RESTATED COUNTY DEED, AND TO GRANT A ONE-YEAR EXTENSION TO OBTAIN FINAL CERTIFICATES OF OCCUPANCY FOR EACH HOME TO BE SOLD TO QUALIFIED HOUSEHOLDS Adopted
Resolution R-227-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Public Housing and Community Services Committee  
11A12  
  220234 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Jean Monestime        
  RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO PREPARE A REVIEW OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE JULY 2020 MIAMI-DADE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FRAMEWORK REPORT WHICH SHALL INCLUDE A PLAN AND TIMELINE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF PRIORITIZED STRATEGIES DETAILED IN THE FRAMEWORK�S RECOMMENDATIONS; AND REQUIRING A REPORT Adopted
Resolution R-228-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Public Housing and Community Services Committee  
11A13  
  213137 Resolution     Raquel A. Regalado        
  RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE (1) TO PROVIDE A WRITTEN REPORT ON THE COUNTY�S EXISTING CAPITAL REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE PLANS FOR ALL COUNTY-OWNED BUILDINGS THAT ARE 35 YEARS OR OLDER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, RESIDENTIAL, GOVERNMENTAL, AND THOSE THAT ARE LEASED TO THIRD PARTIES AND, (2) TO THE EXTENT THAT THE COUNTY�S EXISTING CAPITAL REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE PLANS DO NOT INCLUDE CERTAIN RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING ROUTINE REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE SET FORTH IN THE MIAMI-DADE GRAND JURY REPORT REGARDING THE COLLAPSE OF CHAMPLAIN TOWERS SOUTH, TO PROVIDE A WRITTEN REPORT ON THE COUNTY�S TIMELINE AND PLAN TO INCORPORATE THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS Amended
  REPORT: Commissioner Regalado noted that staff was requesting additional time to provide the requested reports and work on a template that would include the recertification period specified in legislation proposed by Commissioner Garcia.

Mr. Alex Munoz, Director, Miami-Dade Internal Services Department (ISD) estimated ISD�s report could be generated within 30 to 45 days while the other departments needed 90 days.

Miami-Dade Mayor Levine Cava reiterated the time periods needed for the reports.

Assistant County Attorney Annery Pulgar Alfonso pointed out the item currently provided 90 days for the completion and return of the report.

Commissioner Regalado requested the foregoing resolution be amended to allow the Internal Services Department (ISD) to provide the departmental report within 45 days, with all other departmental reports due within 90 days; and to require the review and written report to include buildings prior to the 40-year recertification deadline, or the equivalent, as proposed by legislation sponsored by Commissioner Garcia.

It was moved by Commissioner Regalado that the Board of County Commissioners adopt the foregoing resolution, as amended. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Sosa and upon being put to a vote, the motion passed by a vote of 11-0 (Commissioner Souto and Vice Chairman Gilbert III were absent).

The final amended version of the foregoing item will be assigned Resolution No. R-229-22.
 
  1/13/2022 Meeting canceled due to lack of a quorum by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
11A14  
  220192 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Raquel A. Regalado
Sen. Rene Garcia
Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Kionne L. McGhee
Jean Monestime
Rebeca Sosa
       
  RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO INCREASE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES, INCLUDING NEURODIVERGENT INDIVIDUALS, WITH MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND WITH VENDORS WHO DO BUSINESS WITH MIAMI-DADE COUNTY; AND REQUIRING A REPORT Adopted
Resolution R-230-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Public Housing and Community Services Committee  
11A15  
  212942 Resolution     Rebeca Sosa
Jose "Pepe" Diaz
       
  RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO PROVIDE A REPORT WITH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEGISLATION THAT WOULD PROHIBIT CODE INSPECTORS FROM COMMENCING AN INVESTIGATION IN RESPONSE TO A COMPLAINT UNTIL THE COMPLAINANT PROVIDES THE COUNTY PHOTO IDENTIFICATION OR OTHER DOCUMENTATION VERIFYING THE COMPLAINANT�S NAME AND ADDRESS Deferred to April 5, 2022
Resolution
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  12/9/2021 Meeting canceled by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
  1/13/2022 Meeting canceled due to lack of a quorum by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the County Infrastructure, Operations and Innovations Committee  
11A16  
  220125 Resolution   Sen. Javier D. Souto
Sen. Rene Garcia
Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Danielle Cohen Higgins
Kionne L. McGhee
Rebeca Sosa
       
  RESOLUTION SUPPORTING A PLAN FOR PEACE AND TRANQUILITY IN RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS; DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO DEVELOP A PLAN FOR REDUCING EXCESSIVE NOISE IN RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS AND ENSURING THAT REGULATIONS PERTAINING TO EVENTS AND NOISE ARE ENFORCED, AND REQUIRING A REPORT Deferred to March 15, 2022
Resolution R-274-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation by the Community Safety and Security Committee  
11A17  
  220189 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Jose "Pepe" Diaz
Sen. Rene Garcia
Rebeca Sosa
       
  RESOLUTION DECLARING FEBRUARY 17, 2022, AND EACH FEBRUARY 17 THEREAFTER, AS RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS DAY Adopted
Resolution R-231-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/10/2022 Forwarded to the BCC by the BCC Chairperson with a favorable recommendation by the Public Housing and Community Services Committee  
  2/15/2022 4 Day Rule Invoked by the Board of County Commissioners  
11A18  
  220305 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Sally A. Heyman        
  RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO ENACT SENATE BILL (SB) 476, HOUSE BILL (HB) 297, THE �ANTHONY REZNIK ACT,� OR SIMILAR LEGISLATION THAT WOULD PROVIDE STRONGER CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR AGGRESSIVE CARELESS DRIVING RESULTING IN DAMAGE TO PROPERTY OR PERSON, SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, OR DEATH Adopted
Resolution R-232-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
11A19  
  220380 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Jean Monestime        
  RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. R-226-21 REGARDING COUNTY POLICY ON ALLOWABLE USES OF FUNDS RECEIVED FROM MARLINS� SETTLEMENT PAYMENT TO ALLOW FUNDS TO BE USED FOR YOUTH PROGRAMS AND TO THE LITTLE HAITI FC INC. (�LHFC�), A FLORIDA NONPROFIT CORPORATION, FOR THE PURCHASE OF A TRANSPORTATION VEHICLE TO BE USED TO TRANSPORT PARTICIPANTS TO SPORTING EVENTS; APPROVING ALLOCATION IN AMOUNT OF $50,000.00 FROM DISTRICT 2 PORTION OF THE MARLINS� SETTLEMENT PAYMENT TO LHFC FOR SUCH TRANSPORTATION VEHICLE AND AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO EXECUTE GRANT AGREEMENT WITH LHFC AND TO EXERCISE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS CONFERRED THEREIN Adopted
Resolution R-233-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
11A20  
  220430 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Jose "Pepe" Diaz
Sen. Rene Garcia
       
  RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE FEDERAL PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES FOR VETERANS AND TRANSITIONING SERVICE MEMBERS PURSUING CAREERS IN THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY MADE AVAILABLE AS PART OF THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION�S TRUCKING ACTION PLAN TO STRENGTHEN AMERICA�S WORKFORCE Adopted
Resolution R-234-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
11A21  
  220375 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Jean Monestime
Oliver G. Gilbert, III
       
  RESOLUTION DECLARING APRIL 2022 AND THE MONTH OF APRIL FOR EACH YEAR THEREAFTER AS �POETRY MONTH� Adopted
Resolution R-235-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
11A22  
  220432 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Jose "Pepe" Diaz        
  RESOLUTION WAIVING RESOLUTION NO. R-636-14 DIRECTING THE COMMISSION AUDITOR TO COMPLETE BACKGROUND RESEARCH ON APPLICANTS BEING CONSIDERED TO SERVE ON COUNTY BOARDS AND TRUSTS THAT REQUIRE NOMINATIONS OR APPOINTMENTS BY THIS BOARD; AND WAIVING BY A TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF THE BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT, THE PROCESS FOR APPOINTMENTS OF MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE MIAMI-DADE EXPRESSWAY AUTHORITY (THE �MDX BOARD�) AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 2-128.1 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND APPOINTING JOSENRIQUE CUETO TO THE MDX BOARD Adopted
Resolution R-236-22
Mover: Joe A. Martinez
Seconder: Rebeca Sosa
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: Commissioner Martinez voiced his concerns regarding the lack of background information provided to the Board to review. He stated despite the lack of information he supported the appointment of Mr. Josenrique Cueto to the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX Board).

There being no further comments or objections, the Board members proceeded to vote on the foregoing resolution, as presented.
 
11A23  
  220470 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Danielle Cohen Higgins
Jean Monestime
Rebeca Sosa
       
  RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO EXPEDITIOUSLY DEVELOP A PROPOSED REASONABLE ASSURANCE PLAN PURSUANT TO STATE PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES FOR SUCH A PLAN; AND URGING THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (FDEP) TO EXPEDITIOUSLY APPROVE SUCH REASONABLE ASSURANCE PLAN, THROUGH THE ADOPTION OF A FINAL ORDER, AFTER THE COUNTY SUBMITS SUCH PLAN TO FDEP FOR APPROVAL Adopted
Resolution R-184-22
Mover: Rebeca Sosa
Seconder: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  2/28/2022 Per Ord 20-38, item placed by BCC Chair without committee review and not subject to 4-day rule by the Board of County Commissioners  
11B ADDITIONAL BUDGET ALLOCATIONS  
11B1  
  220527 Report      
  ALLOCATION OF FY 2021/2022 CBO DISCRETIONARY RESERVE FUNDS (DISTRICT 2) Approved
Report
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 8 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Sosa , Martinez , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: The following funding allocations were made from Fiscal Year (FY) 2021/22 District 2 CBO Discretionary Reserve Funds as requested by Commissioner Jean Monestime:

$2,000 to Haiti First, Inc. for a community event

$1,000 to Veronique Destine Foundation, Inc. for a community event
 
11B2  
  220529 Report      
  ALLOCATION OF FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2021/2022 FTX ARENA NAMING RIGHTS FUND (DISTRICT 2) Approved
Report
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 8 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Sosa , Martinez , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: The following funding allocations were made from the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021/22 District 2 FTX Arena Naming Rights Fund, as requested by Commissioner Jean Monestime:

$10,000 to Family Action Network Movement, Inc. for gun violence prevention program
 
11B3  
  220530 Report      
  ALLOCATION OF FY 2021/2022 DISTRICT 3 SHARE OF THE MARLINS SETTLEMENT FUNDS (DISTRICT 3) Approved
Report
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 8 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Sosa , Martinez , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: The following funding allocation was made from Fiscal Year (FY) 2021/22 District 3 Share of the Marlins Settlement funds, as requested by Commissioner Keon Hardemon and read into the record by Assistant County Attorney Melanie Spencer:

$366,384.61 to The Ark of the City, Inc., a Florida non-for-profit corporation to be used for the development and rehabilitation of properties identified by Folio Nos. 01-3112-025-001, 01-3112-025-0050 and 01-3112-025-0060. This use is for capital project that will spur on further economic development by creating jobs, serving as an entertainment venue, eatery and restaurant spaces and public event spaces.
 
11B4  
  220531 Report      
  ALLOCATION OF FY 2021/2022 CBO DISCRETIONARY RESERVE FUNDS (DISTRICT 3) Approved
Report
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 8 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Sosa , Martinez , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: The following funding allocation was made from Fiscal Year (FY) 2021/22 District 3 CBO Discretionary Reserve Funds as requested by Commissioner Keon Hardemon, and read into the record by Assistant County Attorney Melanie Spencer:

$1,000 to Epilepsy Foundation Inc.
 
11B5  
  220532 Report      
  REIMBURSEMENT OF FY 2021/2022 CBO DISCRETIONARY RESERVE FUNDS (DISTRICT 4) Approved
Report
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 8 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Sosa , Martinez , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: Commissioner Sally A. Heyman requested reimbursement for the following funding allocations already made from her Fiscal Year (FY) 2021/2022 District 4 Discretionary Reserve Funds:

$1,800 to the Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU
$2,500 to the Junior League of Miami, Inc.
$10,000 to Kristi House
$500 to the Mystic Force Foundation for kids with cancer
$6,000 to The Melissa Institute
$250 to the Dolphins Challenge
$5,000 to the SAVE Foundation
$1,000 to North Miami Beach PAL
$5,000 to the Miami Children�s Museum
$18,000 to the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center
$2,500 to the Ancient Spanish Monastery Foundation
$14,000 to Informed Families
$1,000 to the Miami Shores Community Alliance
$18,000 to the Miami Beach JCC
$1,000 to the American Lung Association (Climbing the Tower)
$500 to the Gaisha, Tundra and Spirit�s Place � GTS Husky Rescue
 
11B6  
  220533 Report      
  RESCINDED ALLOCATION FROM FISCAL YEAR 2021/22 CBO DISCRETIONARY FUNDS (DISTRICT 4) Approved
Report
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 8 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Sosa , Martinez , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: Commissioner Heyman requested that an allocation in the amount of $1,000, made during the Board of County Commissioners meeting held on February 1, 2022, from the District 4 FY 2021/22 CBO Discretionary Reserve Funds to JCS (Holocaust Survivor Assistance Program), be rescinded.  
11B7  
  220534 Report      
  ALLOCATION OF FY 2021/2022 OFFICE BUDGET FUNDS (DISTRICT 4) Approved
Report
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 8 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Sosa , Martinez , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: The following funding allocations were made from Fiscal Year (FY) 2021/22 District 4 Office Budget Funds, as requested by Commissioner Sally Heyman:

$2,500 to the Ellie�s Army Foundation
 
11B8  
  220535 Report      
  ALLOCATION OF FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2021/2022 FTX ARENA NAMING RIGHTS FUND (DISTRICT 4) Approved
Report
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 8 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Sosa , Martinez , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: The following funding allocation was made from the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021/22 District 4 FTX Arena Naming Rights Fund, as requested by Commissioner Sally Heyman:

$29,540 to Mack Cycle Shop, Inc. d/b/a Mack Cycle and Fitness for the purchase of equipment (electric bikes) related to anti-gun violence activities; enhanced police visibility and patrol for District 4 Municipal Police Departments and Miami-Dade Police Department Intracoastal District Station.
 
11B9  
  220536 Report      
  ALLOCATION OF FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2021/2022 DISTRICT 4 PROJECTS DESIGNATED PROGRAM FUNDS (DISTRICT 4) Approved
Report
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 8 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Sosa , Martinez , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: Commissioner Heyman moved to allocate $250,000 from the Commission District 4 portion of the District Designated Programs Project (DDPP) to the Internal Services Department (ISD) to be used to build wall segments for neighborhood beautification along the north side of Ives Dairy Road in the Highland Lakes and Highland Oaks neighborhood. She also moved for the balance of funds to be transferred back to the DDPP so that they may be used to benefit other projects in Commission District 4, in the event the construction work costs were less than the amount allocated.  
11B10  
  220537 Report      
  ALLOCATION OF FY 2021/2022 CBO DISCRETIONARY RESERVE FUNDS (DISTRICT 5) Approved
Report
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 8 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Sosa , Martinez , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: The following funding allocations were made from Fiscal Year (FY) 2021/22 District 5 CBO Discretionary Reserve Funds, as requested by Commissioner Eileen Higgins:

$10,000 to Viernes Culturales/Cultural Fridays, Inc.
$2,500 to Regis House, Inc., for Food Distribution
$2,500 to Family Resource Center of South Florida, Inc.
$2,500 to Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, Inc.
$500 to Centro Cultural Boliviano Masis, Corp. for Bolivian & International Ethno Folk Parade
$1,000 to Dream in Green, Inc.
$2,500 to Riverside Christian Ministries, Inc.
$2,500 to Ladies Empowerment and Action Program, Inc.
$1,000 to the Women�s Fund, Inc. for the Power of the Purse
$500 to the Junior League of Miami, Inc. for Women Who Make a Difference
$2,500 to St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Community for the Greek Festival
 
11B11  
  220538 Report      
  ALLOCATION OF FY 2021/2022 CBO DISCRETIONARY RESERVE FUNDS (DISTRICT 6) Approved
Report
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 8 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Sosa , Martinez , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: The following funding allocation was made from Fiscal Year (FY) 2020/21 District 6 CBO Discretionary Reserve Funds, as requested by Commissioner Rebeca Sosa and read into the record by Commissioner Kionne L. McGhee:

$500 to St. John the Apostle Catholic Church
$500 to the Junior League of Miami, Inc. for Women Who Make a Difference
$2,000 to Nanito�s Hope Foundation, Inc.
 
11B12  
  220539 Report      
  ALLOCATION OF FY 2021/2022 CBO DISCRETIONARY RESERVE FUNDS (DISTRICT 7) Approved
Report
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 8 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Sosa , Martinez , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: The following funding allocations were made from Fiscal Year (FY) 2021/22 District 7 CBO Discretionary Reserve Funds, as requested by Commissioner Raquel A. Regalado:

$5,000 to the Women�s Fund of Miami-Dade County, Inc.
$500 to World Affairs Council of Miami, Inc.
$1,000 to Amigos for Kids
$500 for Flying High for Haiti, Inc.
 
11B13  
  220540 Report      
  ALLOCATION OF FY 2021/2022 CBO DISCRETIONARY RESERVE FUNDS (DISTRICT 9) Approved
Report
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 8 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Sosa , Martinez , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: The following funding allocations were made from Fiscal Year (FY) 2021/22 District 9 CBO Discretionary Reserve Funds, as requested by Commissioner Kionne L. McGhee:

$5,000 to Continental Societies of Greater Miami, Inc. to support their Scholarship and Arts Programs
$5,000 to Love Fund, Inc. to support the 2022 Dade County PBA Law Enforcement Gala
$1,500 to Hard Knocks Foundation, Inc. for their Black History Month Event
$5,000 to St. Peters Community Development Corporation, Inc. to support the 2022 South Dade Veterans Alliance Initiative.
 
11B14  
  220541 Report      
  ALLOCATION OF FY 2021/2022 CBO DISCRETIONARY RESERVE FUNDS (DISTRICT 12) Approved
Report
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 8 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Sosa , Martinez , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: The following funding allocations were made from Fiscal Year (FY) 2021/2022 District 12 CBO Discretionary Reserve Funds, as requested by Chairman Jose "Pepe" Diaz:
$10,000 for District 12 Community Events
$1,000 to The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida C/O Coral Reef Senior High School.
$5,000 to the Aids Healthcare Foundation, Inc. C/O the SAVE Foundation
 
11B15  
  220542 Report      
  ALLOCATION OF FY 2021/2022 TRANSPORTING YOUNG CHILDREN AND STROLLER FEE FUNDS (DISTRICT 12) Approved
Report
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 8 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Sosa , Martinez , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: The following funding allocations were made from Fiscal Year (FY) 2021/2022 District 12 Transporting Young Children and Stroller Fee Funds, as requested by Chairman Jose "Pepe" Diaz:

$5,000 to the Kristi House
 
11B16  
  220594 Report      
  REIMBURSEMENT OF FY 2021/2022 OFFICE BUDGET FUNDS (DISTRICT 4) Approved
Report
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 8 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Sosa , Martinez , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: Commissioner Sally A. Heyman requested reimbursement for the following funding allocations already made from her Fiscal Year (FY) 2021/2022 District 4 Office Budget Funds:

$30 to the Skylake Highland Lake HOA
$3,596.71 for office supplies purchased for District 4 Offices
$1,919.96 for computer equipment purchased for District 4 staff
$31.15 for postage purchased for District Office $537.50 for award plates
 
12 COUNTY MAYOR  
13 COUNTY ATTORNEY  
14 ITEMS SUBJECT TO 4-DAY RULE  
15 CLERK OF THE BOARD  
15B REPORTS  
15B1  
  220217 Report      
  PROPOSED PUBLIC HEARING DATES FOR ORDINANCES SUBMITTED FOR FIRST READING ON MARCH 1, 2022(Clerk of the Board) Accepted as amended
Report
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Rebeca Sosa
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Heyman
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: See Agenda Item 4B, Legislative File No. 220369.  
15C COUNTY ADVISORY BOARD APPOINTMENTS  
15C1  
  220544 Report      
  APPOINTMENT OF MS. CLAUDIA AKEL, M.S.ED TO THE COMMISSION FOR WOMEN Approved
Report
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 8 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Sosa , Martinez , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: The Board of County Commissioners accepted and the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners received the appropriate memorandum for the foregoing nomination made by Commissioner Higgins.  
15C2  
  220545 Report      
  APPOINTMENT OF MS. LUNA ADACHI TO THE ASIAN-AMERICAN ADVISORY BOARD Approved
Report
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 8 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Sosa , Martinez , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: The Board of County Commissioners accepted and the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners received the appropriate memorandum for the foregoing nomination made by Commissioner Higgins.  
15C3  
  220546 Report      
  APPOINTMENT OF MR. ADAM R. SEVEN TO THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE CORSORTIUM OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY Approved
Report
Mover: Eileen Higgins
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 8 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Sosa , Martinez , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: The Board of County Commissioners accepted the foregoing nomination made by Commissioner McGhee.  
15D COUNTY ADVISORY BOARD APPOINTMENTS BY BALLOT  
15E MAYOR�S REQUEST FOR ALLOCATIONS FROM DISCRETIONARY OR IN-KIND RESERVE FUNDS  
15F NON-AGENDA ITEMS  
15F1  
  220554 Report      
  MOTION BY COMMISSIONER HIGGINS TO ALLOCATE $200,000 TO THE MIAMI FOUNDATION Presented
  REPORT: Commissioner Higgins moved to allocate $200,000.00 to the Miami Foundation to establish a fund to support the Community Identification (ID) Program in accordance with the Community Based Organization (CBO) FY 2018-2019 and FY 2019-2020 report card report that was accepted by the Board of County Commissioners (Board/BCC) on February 1, 2022. She noted the allocation was already included in the FY 2021-2022 adopted County budget.

This motion was seconded by Vice Chairman Gilbert, and upon being put to a vote, passed by a vote of 10-1 (Commissioner Garcia voted �no�; Commissioners Heyman and Souto were absent).
 
15F2  
  220555 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Oliver G. Gilbert, III        
  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CHAIRPERSON OR VICE CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO EXECUTE AN AMENDED AND RESTATED COUNTY DEED RELATED TO TWO PROPERTIES (FOLIO NOS. 34-2117-004-4310 AND 34-2115-007-1260) THAT WERE CONVEYED TO ECOTECH VISIONS FOUNDATION, INC, A FLORIDA FOR PROFIT CORPORATION, TO INCREASE THE MAXIMUM SALES PRICE FROM $205,000.00 TO THE CURRENT MAXIMUM SALES PRICE AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO ORDINANCE NO. 21-80 FOR SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES CONSTRUCTED AND SOLD TO QUALIFIED HOUSEHOLDS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MIAMI-DADE INFILL HOUSING INITIATIVE PROGRAM, AS AMENDED; AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR�S DESIGNEE TO TAKE ALL ACTION NECESSARY TO EXERCISE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS SET FORTH IN RESOLUTION NO. R-139-18 AND THE AMENDED AND RESTATED COUNTY DEED; AND WAIVING IMPLEMENTING ORDER 8-4 Adopted
Resolution R-237-22
Mover: Oliver G. Gilbert, III
Seconder: Jose "Pepe" Diaz
Vote: 11 - 0
Absent: Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: The foregoing motion was read into the record by Assistant County Attorney Terrence Smith:

�Vice Chairman Gilbert III moved to (1) Authorize the Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson of the Board to execute an amended and restated County deed related to two properties (Folio Numbers 34-2117-004-4310 and 34-2155-007-1260), that were previously conveyed to Ecotech Visions Foundation, Inc. in accordance with Resolution No. R-139-18 in order to increase the sales price from $205,000.00 to the maximum sales price set forth in Ordinance No. 21-80 for single family homes that are constructed and sold to qualified households through the Miami-Dade Infill Housing Initiative Program, as amended, subject to the County Attorneys� Office approval; (2) Authorize the County Mayor or the County Mayor�s designee to take all actions necessary to exercise any and all rights set forth in Resolution No. R-139-18 and the amended and restated deed including the County�s reversionary rights that are not reserved by the Board; and (3) Waive Implementing Order 8-4 which requires all contracts, leases and agreements, except those with other governmental entities, to be executed by the other party before submission to the Board.

Responding to requests for clarification regarding the intent of the motion, Vice Chairman Gilbert III explained the foregoing motion was related to legislation adopted by the Board of County Commissioners (Board) which would allow for the prices of the properties to be increased. He further stated that his policy for his commission district allowed for prices of constructed homes to be increased; and permitted him to recapture properties if the homes were not constructed.

Assistant County Attorney Smith noted the motion would be codified as a resolution.

There being no other comments or objections, the Board members proceeded to take a vote on the foregoing resolution, as presented.
 
15F3  
  220556 Resolution   Click here if you don't have Adobe PDF Reader Clerk's Official Copy    Raquel A. Regalado        
  RESOLUTION SUSPENDING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF RESOLUTION NO. R-62-22 AMENDMENTS TO IMPLEMENTING ORDER 3-34 FOR 120 DAYS Adopted
Resolution R-238-22
Mover: Raquel A. Regalado
Seconder: Eileen Higgins
Vote: 8 - 0
Absent: Gilbert, III , Sosa , Martinez , Garc�a
Absent, OCB: Souto
  REPORT: Commissioner Regalado noted on January 19, 2022, the Board of County Commissioner adopted Resolution No. R-62-22, which amended Implementing Order (IO) 3-34 to provide that selection committees shall be given all reports and findings, issued by the Miami-Dade Office of the Inspector General (�OIG�) or the Miami-Dade County Commission on Ethics and Public Trust (�COE�) regarding any vendor or proposed subcontractor under consideration by such selection committee. She explained it was her intent to provide the OIG and COE additional time to automate the searches for the records, since the software used by both offices were unable to conduct the research needed.

Commissioner Regalado moved to suspend the implementation of the amendment to IO 3-34 contained in Resolution No. R-62-22, for a period of 120 days and not require the County�s Mayor or County Mayor�s designee to provide all reports and findings issued by the OIG or COE regarding any vendor or proposed subcontractor under consideration by such selection committee during the term of the suspension.

Mr. Jose Arrojo, Executive Director, Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust, stated that IO 3-34 required the administration to provide any OIG or COE reports on potential candidates to selection committees. He explained the reports were currently stored in a format that was not easily searchable and the volume of records made it difficult for the offices to comply with the order. Mr. Arrojo reported that the administration had requested the County�s Information Technology Department (ITD) to identify and implement a program that would help format the reports in a searchable index.

Chairman Diaz voiced his concerns regarding the absence of the Mr. Felix Jimenez, Miami-Dade County�s Inspector General.

Mr. Arrojo stated that while he was not speaking on behalf of the OIG�s office, he was aware through group discussions that the OIG�s office was dealing with similar issues concerning their records.

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava confirmed that the administration was currently providing ITD support to the OIG and COE offices so they would be able to comply with the report requirements.

There being no other comments or objections, the Board members proceeded to take a vote on the foregoing resolution, as presented.

SPECIAL NOTE: The foregoing motion was codified as a resolution.
 
15F4  
  220929 Report      
  COMMENTS REGARDING THE HEALTH STATUS OF LOLITA, THE ORCA Presented
  REPORT: Commissioner Regalado spoke about the failing health of Lolita, also known as Tokitae or Toki, the orca. She asked her colleagues to support her motion to ask the administration to request the new Miami Seaquarium owners, MS Leisure, to provide and pay for a third party veterinarian�s examination of Lolita. Commissioner Regalado stated the new owners were supportive of the item and stated her intent to draft legislation amending the new lease.

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava informed the Board members that the administration was currently working with the current and future owners to agree to a third party veterinarian examination. She pointed out that the County had no jurisdiction and noted that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was responsible for inspections at the site. Mayor Levine Cava stated the last health report provided to the County revealed that Lolita was in a stable condition with no reports about pneumonia.

Commissioner Regalado spoke to the urgency of the matter and requested the Board take an official position on the matter.

Chairman Diaz pointed out that the Miami Seaquarium was a private institution responsible for the care of the animals. He expressed hesitation about taking a stance on an issue without full and proper information.

Commissioner Heyman noted that the foregoing issue was not an agenda item and should have been properly added to the agenda to provide the public an opportunity to speak.

Responding to Commissioner Heyman�s question as to whether the action requested by Commissioner Regalado could be done administratively, Assistant County Attorney Melanie Spencer reviewed the options available to the Board. She explained that the Board could vote in support of an independent analysis of the orca, or encourage the administration to meet with the owners about the independent analysis. She confirmed that Mayor Levine Cava could also adopt a position as the County�s �strong� mayor expressing her concerns about the health of the orca.

Chairman Diaz concurred with Commissioner Heyman and urged the Mayor to exercise her authority as the County�s �strong� mayor and as an animal advocate.

Commissioner Regalado reiterated the urgency of the situation and her decision to provide her colleagues an opportunity to weigh in on the matter.
 
19 ADJOURNMENT  
  REPORT: There being no further business to come before the Board of County Commissioners, the meeting was adjourned at 5:22 p.m.  
3 CONSENT AGENDA  


4/19/2024       Agenda Key: 4744

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