Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 212301
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File Number: 212301 File Type: Ordinance Status: Before the Board
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: PROPRIETARY BUDGETS, SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT BUDGETS Introduced: 9/21/2021
Requester: Office of Management and Budget Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 9/28/2021 Agenda Item Number: 9
Notes: Title: ORDINANCE APPROVING, ADOPTING AND RATIFYING PROPRIETARY BUDGETS, SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT BUDGETS, AND OTHER BUDGETS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, FOR FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING OCTOBER 1, 2021 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2022; PROVIDING A SHORT TITLE; INCORPORATING FISCAL YEAR 2021-22 PROPOSED BUDGET AS AMENDED; APPROPRIATING ALL BUDGETED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES; AUTHORIZING INVESTMENT OF COUNTY FUNDS IN TIME WARRANTS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY; AUTHORIZING TRANSFER OF FUNDS AS CASH ADVANCES PENDING RECEIPT OF TAXES OR OTHER REVENUES; RATIFYING, CONFIRMING AND APPROVING IMPLEMENTING ORDERS AND OTHER ACTIONS OF BOARD WHICH SET FEES, RATES, AND CHARGES; AUTHORIZING FEES, RATES, AND CHARGES CONSISTENT WITH APPROPRIATIONS AND PROVIDING FOR THEIR AMENDMENT; APPROVING REVISED FEES, CHARGES, AND IMPLEMENTING ORDERS FOR VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES AND AUTHORIZING SUBSEQUENT AMENDMENTS BY RESOLUTION; APPROVING FISCAL YEAR 2021-22 PAY PLAN; AUTHORIZING ALLOCATIONS AND REALLOCATIONS OF BOND PROCEEDS AND INTEREST EARNINGS; AUTHORIZING MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO PROVIDE BOND ISSUE RESERVES; ESTABLISHING SUCH FUNDS AS MAY BE APPROVED DURING FISCAL YEAR AND PROVIDING FOR THEIR EXPENDITURE; AUTHORIZING PAYMENT OF LOCAL BUSINESS TAX SURCHARGE TO BEACON COUNCIL; APPROPRIATING GRANT, DONATION, AND CONTRIBUTION FUNDS; AUTHORIZING MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE CERTAIN FUNDING AGREEMENTS; CONTINUING MUNICIPAL SERVICES FUND; AUTHORIZING DISBURSEMENT FROM THE ENVIRONMENTALLY ENDANGERED LANDS (“EEL”) ACQUISITION TRUST FUND TO SUPPLEMENT THE EEL LAND MANAGEMENT TRUST FUND TO MAINTAIN THE PRINCIPAL BALANCE REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 24-50.5 (2)(B)(I) OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA (“CODE”); WAIVING FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021-22, (A) SECTION 29-7(G) OF THE CODE RELATED TO ALLOCATION OF DOCUMENTARY SURTAX FUNDS, AND (B) RESOLUTION NO. R-924-08 RELATING TO TRANSIT FARES, FEES, AND CHARGES; WAIVING PROVISIONS OF THE CODE AND RESOLUTIONS REQUIRING EXECUTION OF COUNTY AFFIDAVITS FOR NON-PROFITS RECEIVING CERTAIN COUNTY FUNDING; AUTHORIZING THE TERMINATION OF FINANCIAL INTEREST RATE SWAP AGREEMENTS AND ALLOWING REINVESTMENT OF TERMINATION PROCEEDS IN ACCORDANCE WITH COUNTY INVESTMENT POLICY; AMENDING, WAIVING OR RESCINDING, IF NECESSARY, VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE CODE, APPLICABLE IMPLEMENTING ORDERS, AND OTHER LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENTS TO CONFORM SUCH ENACTMENTS TO FISCAL YEAR 2021-22 BUDGET; SUPERSEDING CONFLICTING PROVISIONS OF PRIOR LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENTS; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, EXCLUSION FROM THE CODE AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 212194]
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Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 9/28/2021 ITEM H Bifurcated and Adopted as amended
REPORT: See Agenda Item H Amended, Legislative File No. 212555 for the amended version.

Board of County Commissioners 9/14/2021 ITEM H AMENDED Bifurcated, adopted on first reading as amended 9/28/2021 P
REPORT: County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan read into the record the title of the foregoing proposed ordinance. Budget Director David Clodfelter, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), advised the foregoing ordinance should be amended to correct scrivener’s errors as follows: 1. on page 210, Attachment I, entitled “Miami-Dade County Fire Prevention Fee Schedule,” to replace the Implementing Order to include certain existing categories of fees that were inadvertently removed from printed version; 2. on page 335, Operating Budget Appropriations Schedule for the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grants (Fund SR013), to remove the word residential; 3. on page 352, Operating Budget Appropriations Schedule for Corrections and Rehabilitation, Special Revenue Operations (Fund S1018-S1021), Revenues section, to increase the “Subsistence and Uniform Fees” line item amount from $650,000 to $1.590 million and increase the corresponding Revenues section amount for the total from $3.165 million to $4.105 million; 4. on page 352, Operating Budget Appropriations Schedule for Corrections and Rehabilitation, Special Revenue Operations (Fund S1018-S1021), Expenditures section, to increase the “Boot Camp” line item figure from $60,000 to $1 million and increase the corresponding Expenditures section figure for the total from $3.165 million to $4.105 million; 5. on page 389, Operating Budget Appropriations Schedule for Jackson Health Systems Operating Budget, Revenues section, to change the name of the line item titled “Transfer from Countywide General Fund (Fund G1001) for Maintenance of Effort” to “Transfer from Countywide General Fund and COVID Support,” change the line item’s corresponding figure from $230,687,000 to $2,376,870, and change the corresponding figure for the total from $2,648,658,000 to $2,655,658,000; and 6. on page 389, Operating Budget Appropriations Schedule for “Jackson Health Systems Operating Budget, Expenditures section, to include a new line item titled “COVID Vaccination Support” with $7 million and change the figure for the total from $2,648,658,000 to $2,655,658,000. County Attorney Bonzon-Keenan announced Commissioner Martinez had requested the community-based organizations (CBOs) portion of this ordinance be bifurcated due to a conflict of interest. County Attorney Bonzon-Keenan also announced Commissioner Sosa had requested Section 14 of this ordinance relating to Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) proposed water and sewer fees/charges increases be bifurcated. It was moved by Commissioner Higgins that the Board of County Commissioners adopt on first reading the portion of this ordinance relating to the community-based organizations (CBOs) funding allocations as presented. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Sosa; and upon being put to a vote, the motion passed by a roll call vote of 11-0 (Commissioners Martinez and McGhee were absent). In response to Commissioner Sosa’s questions relating to the department’s ability to verify job loss for customers with water bills in arrears and the established verification procedure, Department Director Roy Coley, WASD, responded a resolution governed how the department addressed this problem. He stated the department lacked the authority to disconnect water service due to lack of payment during the State of Emergency until sixty (60) days past the State of Emergency Order had expired, and the department was unable to verify if customers were actively seeking employment. Commissioner Sosa asked the County Attorney to prepare an emergency legislative item that would allow WASD to verify if customers affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with water and sewer accounts in arrears were actively seeking employment and that item be presented for the Board’s consideration prior to the second budget hearing. Commissioner Martinez clarified the impact on future revenues and the rating to the County’s bonds rather than the uncollected accounts caused sewer fee increases. He emphasized the water and sewer accounts in arrears needed to be collected. It was moved by Vice Chairman Gilbert III that the Board of County Commissioners adopt on first reading all of Section 14 of this ordinance, which included any rate increases in WASD, relating to Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) proposed water and sewer fees/charges as presented. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Regalado; and upon being put to a roll call vote, the motion failed by a vote of 4-8 (Commissioners Cohen Higgins, Garcia, Heyman, Martinez, Regalado, Sosa, Souto, and Chairman Diaz voted no). (Commissioner McGhee was absent). Commissioner Monestime questioned the relationship between the $25 million deficit and the service accounts in arrears. Mayor Levine Cava advised the budget would have to be reduced by the same amount if the Board rejected the proposed fees/charges increases for water and sewer services. She suggested the Board should take a second vote to approve the proposed water and sewer fees/charges as presented to allow the County Administration the opportunity to prepare alternative budgetary solutions for the Board’s review at the Second Budget Hearing. She stated the Board could reject the proposed water and sewer fees/charges increases if the proposed budgetary alternatives presented at the Second Budget Hearing were accepted. Discussion ensued among Board members and the County Attorney regarding how to address the budgetary shortfall. As suggested by County Attorney Bonzon-Keenan, Chairman Diaz recessed the meeting to allow the Budget Director to determine the impact the action not to approve the proposed rate increases for the water and sewer fees/charges would have on the budget and identify funding sources to amend and balance the budget. Upon returning from the recess, Mayor Levine Cava reiterated the Board could reconsider approving the proposed increases for water and sewer fees/charges; and if not the Budget Director Clodfelter would propose budget cutbacks to offset the reduction in revenues from the water and sewer fees/charges. Discussion ensued between Chairman Diaz and County Attorney Bonzon-Keenan regarding the voting procedure to amend budget to address the budgetary shortfall in revenues and be able to reduce the budget by an equivalent amount, including the amendment previous read into the record by the Budget Director. Budget Director Clodfelter advised the Miami-Dade water and sewer revenues and expenses sections could be amended to offset the revenues shortfall as follows: 1. decrease water production revenues from $364,953 million to $353,176 million; 2. decrease waste water disposal revenues from $434,399 million to $422,216 million; 3. decrease the subtotal operating revenues from $828,694 million to $804,734 million; 4. increase the transfer from other funds from $9,018 million to $12,226 million; 5. decrease the total from $930,296 million to $909,544 million 6. decrease the administration reimbursement expenses from $22,292 million to $21,647 million 7. decrease the renewal and replacement expenses from $95 million to $75 million; 8. decrease the subtotal operating expenditures from $594901 million to 574256 million 9. decrease the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021/22 cash requirement for bond ordinance expense from $82,900 million to $82,793; and 10. decrease the total from $930,296 million to $909,544 million. County Attorney Bonzon-Keenan suggested Chairman Diaz recess the meeting to consult and confirm with OMB staff if the proposed rate increases contained in the Implementing Order attached to Section 14 of the foregoing ordinance related only to water increase rates and not sewer rate increases. She stated they also needed to confirm if the other ordinances presented at today's (9/14) meeting were impacted by this action. Upon reconvening the meeting, Commissioner Regalado stated that the Board should approve the water and sewer rate increases as presented to allow the County Administration an opportunity to review the proposed rates and identify a solution that would offset the decrease in revenues and balance the budget if the proposed WASD’s rate increases were rejected. She also stated the public be made aware that the Board members were doing everything possible to preserve the water and sewer rates at the current levels, but it would most likely be impossible to reduce the rates due to the impact that action would have on the County’s bonds. She noted that WASD should initiate the process to collect the accounts of customers in arrears. It was moved by Commissioner Regalado that the Board of County Commissioners reconsider Vice Chairman Gilbert’s motion to adopt on first reading Section 14 of this ordinance relating to the proposed WASD’s water and sewer fees/charges rate increases. Commissioner Cohen Higgins seconded this motion, and the floor was opened for discussion. Discussion ensued among the Board members and County Attorney Bonzon-Keenan regarding the motion to reconsider. Commissioner Higgins expressed her concerns for the impact this action would have on the WASD’s Consent Decrees, ocean outfall, and the County’s bond ratings. Commissioner Garcia asked that Mayor Levine Cava and the County Administration provide assurance that the water and sewer rate increases would be lowered or that the rate increases would be mitigated. Upon conclusion of the foregoing discussion, the motion was put to a roll call vote and passed by a vote of 11-2 (Commissioners Martinez and Sosa voted no). Chairman Diaz asked the County Administration to meet with each commissioner to review the proposed rate increases. Commissioner Sosa asked that Section 14 of this ordinance relating to the water and sewer rates be bifurcated. Discussion ensued among the Board members and County Attorney Bonzon-Keenan regarding bifurcating Section 14 of this ordinance. It was moved by Commissioner Sosa that the Board of County Commissioners bifurcate Section 14 of this ordinance relating to the water and sewer rates. Commissioner Martinez seconded this motion, and the floor was opened for discussion. Commissioner Regalado spoke on the importance to have the water and sewer rates increased. In response to Commissioner Regalado’s question regarding what were the limitations due to time constraints, Mayor Levine Cava explained the proposed water and sewer rate increases averaged $1.86 per month increase per household. She advised the County Administration would provide the Board with alternative options for no rate increases for either water or sewer, a rate increase for just one of the fees and/or charges; and the County Administration would address the moratorium on fees and provide options. In response to Commissioner Garcia’s question regarding an amendment to direct the Mayor to provide budgetary alternatives before the second budget hearing, County Attorney Bonzon-Keenan explained Mayor Levine Cava had asked for an opportunity to review the budget and provide alternative options on how to address this issue. She clarified Commissioner Garcia’s intent was to direct Mayor Levine Cava to provide the Board with that information. She noted that action would not solve the motion before the Board at this time. Vice Chairman Gilbert III advised he supported the action of adopting on first reading the water and sewer rates proposed to provide Mayor Levine Cava an opportunity to review the budgetary solutions available to the Board at the second budget hearing for a no rate increase option. He pointed out the rate increases were not about the monies owed to the County but rather the improvements that needed to be done; therefore, the Board needed to understand what would remain undone if the rate increases were not imposed. He noted this issue needed further discussion, and the public should be allowed the opportunity to speak on this issue. Commissioner Sosa offer to withdraw her motion to have the Board bifurcate Section 14 of this ordinance. Chairman Diaz advised he was unsupportive of voting on this ordinance including water and sewer rate increases. Commissioner Higgins clarified the ordinance was a first reading item, and the final vote would be done at the second budget hearing on September 28, 2021. She noted today’s (09/14) vote would only provide the Mayor an opportunity to evaluate what would happen under different scenarios. In response to Commissioner Monestime’s questions regarding how the federally mandated projects would be address, Budget Director Clodfelter advised Mayor Levine Cava’s had proposed to provide that explanation at the second budget hearing after an evaluation of the options was done. Commissioner Heyman spoke in support of providing Mayor Levine Cava an opportunity to evaluate the alternative funding sources and provide the Board with options and supported voting on this ordinance in its entirety as presented. Commissioner Martinez spoke in support of bifurcating Section 14 of this ordinance because he wished to stop the proposed rate increases at this point. Commissioner McGhee spoke in support of providing Mayor Levine Cava an opportunity to evaluate the alternative funding sources and provide the Board with options and supported voting on this ordinance in its entirety as presented. Commissioner Hardemon clarified the motion on the table and asked the Board members consider the impact of their action. Upon conclusion of the foregoing discussion, County Attorney Bonzon-Keenan clarified that, in accordance with the Board’s Rules of Procedure, a commissioner’s request to bifurcate a section of an item at the first budget hearing did not require a separate motion and vote. Consequently, no vote was taken on Commissioner Sosa’s motion to bifurcate Section 14 of this ordinance. County Attorney Bonzon-Keenan clarified the motion was to approve Section 14 of this ordinance, which included WASD’s Implementing Order. Discussion ensued among the Board members regarding how a yes or no vote would affect the outcome of Section 14 of this ordinance and whether the Board members wished to vote separately on this section. It was moved by Commissioner Monestime that the Board of County Commissioners adopt on first reading Section 14 of this ordinance relating to the water and sewer rates. Vice Chairman Gilbert III seconded this motion, and the floor was opened for discussion. Discussion ensued among the Board members and County Attorney Bonzon-Keenan regarding amending the item to direct Mayor Levine Cava to provide alternative solutions. Upon conclusion of the foregoing discussion, the motion made by Commissioner Monestime and seconded by Vice Chairman Gilbert III to approve Section 14 was put to a vote and passed by a roll call vote of 9-4 (Commissioners Martinez, Sosa, Souto and Chairman Diaz voted no). It was moved by Commissioner Garcia that the Board of County Commissioners direct Mayor Levine Cava to revisit WASD proposed water and sewer rate increases for the proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22. He also asked that the County Mayor come back before the Board with different options to ensure that the County mitigated the increase of water rates and that a no rate increase option be included. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Sosa; and upon being put to a vote, the motion passed by a vote of 13-0. It was moved by Commissioner Sosa that the Board of County Commissioners adopt on first reading the balance of Agenda Item H. Commissioner Regalado seconded this motion, and the floor was opened for discussion. In response to Commissioner Martinez’s question, County Attorney Bonzon-Keenan explained the proposed rates approved were for various departments. Upon conclusion of the foregoing discussion, the motion to approve the balance of Agenda Item H was put to a vote and passed by a vote of 10-3 (Commissioners Martinez, McGhee, and Garcia voted no). This ordinance was adopted on first reading as amended with a directive to Mayor Levine Cava to revisit the proposed increases for water and sewer fees/charges for the proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22 budget. The Board members asked that the options available to avoid effectuating the proposed fees/charges increases be presented at the Board of County Commissioners' Second Budget Hearing scheduled for September 28, 2021.

Legislative Text


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ORDINANCE APPROVING, ADOPTING AND RATIFYING PROPRIETARY BUDGETS, SPECIAL ASSESSMENT DISTRICT BUDGETS, AND OTHER BUDGETS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, FOR FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING OCTOBER 1, 2021 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2022; PROVIDING A SHORT TITLE; INCORPORATING FISCAL YEAR 2021-22 PROPOSED BUDGET AS AMENDED; APPROPRIATING ALL BUDGETED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES; AUTHORIZING INVESTMENT OF COUNTY FUNDS IN TIME WARRANTS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY; AUTHORIZING TRANSFER OF FUNDS AS CASH ADVANCES PENDING RECEIPT OF TAXES OR OTHER REVENUES; RATIFYING, CONFIRMING AND APPROVING IMPLEMENTING ORDERS AND OTHER ACTIONS OF BOARD WHICH SET FEES, RATES, AND CHARGES; AUTHORIZING FEES, RATES, AND CHARGES CONSISTENT WITH APPROPRIATIONS AND PROVIDING FOR THEIR AMENDMENT; APPROVING REVISED FEES, CHARGES, AND IMPLEMENTING ORDERS FOR VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES AND AUTHORIZING SUBSEQUENT AMENDMENTS BY RESOLUTION; APPROVING FISCAL YEAR 2021-22 PAY PLAN; AUTHORIZING ALLOCATIONS AND REALLOCATIONS OF BOND PROCEEDS AND INTEREST EARNINGS; AUTHORIZING MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO PROVIDE BOND ISSUE RESERVES; ESTABLISHING SUCH FUNDS AS MAY BE APPROVED DURING FISCAL YEAR AND PROVIDING FOR THEIR EXPENDITURE; AUTHORIZING PAYMENT OF LOCAL BUSINESS TAX SURCHARGE TO BEACON COUNCIL; APPROPRIATING GRANT, DONATION, AND CONTRIBUTION FUNDS; AUTHORIZING MAYOR OR MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO NEGOTIATE AND EXECUTE CERTAIN FUNDING AGREEMENTS; CONTINUING MUNICIPAL SERVICES FUND; AUTHORIZING DISBURSEMENT FROM THE ENVIRONMENTALLY ENDANGERED LANDS (“EEL”) ACQUISITION TRUST FUND TO SUPPLEMENT THE EEL LAND MANAGEMENT TRUST FUND TO MAINTAIN THE PRINCIPAL BALANCE REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 24-50.5 (2)(B)(I) OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA (“CODE”); WAIVING FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021-22, (A) SECTION 29-7(G) OF THE CODE RELATED TO ALLOCATION OF DOCUMENTARY SURTAX FUNDS, AND (B) RESOLUTION NO. R-924-08 RELATING TO TRANSIT FARES, FEES, AND CHARGES; WAIVING PROVISIONS OF THE CODE AND RESOLUTIONS REQUIRING EXECUTION OF COUNTY AFFIDAVITS FOR NON-PROFITS RECEIVING CERTAIN COUNTY FUNDING; AUTHORIZING THE TERMINATION OF FINANCIAL INTEREST RATE SWAP AGREEMENTS AND ALLOWING REINVESTMENT OF TERMINATION PROCEEDS IN ACCORDANCE WITH COUNTY INVESTMENT POLICY; AMENDING, WAIVING OR RESCINDING, IF NECESSARY, VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE CODE, APPLICABLE IMPLEMENTING ORDERS, AND OTHER LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENTS TO CONFORM SUCH ENACTMENTS TO FISCAL YEAR 2021-22 BUDGET; SUPERSEDING CONFLICTING PROVISIONS OF PRIOR LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENTS; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, EXCLUSION FROM THE CODE AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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BE IT ORDAINED, BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:

Section 1. This ordinance shall be known and may be cited as the "Fiscal Year 2021-22 Miami-Dade County Self-Supporting Budget Ordinance."

Section 2. Pursuant to section 5.03(B) of the Home Rule Charter, the County Mayor has recommended a proposed budget for Miami-Dade County, Florida, for the fiscal year commencing October 1, 2021. Said proposed budget document as submitted to the Board of County Commissioners (“Board”) is incorporated herein by reference and is amended to include: (a) all of the applicable changes contained in this ordinance; and (b) the changes contained in the September 7, 2021 memorandum entitled “Information for First Budget Hearing – FY 2021-22 Proposed Budget”, >>as such memorandum was amended to include the changes read on the record by the County’s Budget Director at the September 14, 2021 first budget hearing to: (i) correct scriveners’ errors; (ii) on page 4 of the memorandum, correct the balance in the Enhanced County and District Program (“ECDP”) fund; (iii) on page 5 of the memorandum, correct the costs associated with the one-time bonus and cost of living adjustments; (iv) on page 10 of the memorandum, correct the sum of the ECDP to be allocated to the General Government Improvement Fund; (v) on page 12 of the memorandum, correct information on the five year financial outlook; and (vi) include additional positions in the table of organization for Judicial Administration, and<<1 which changes are noted on the version that shall be attached hereto following final adoption of this ordinance >>and are reflected in the attachments and schedules attached hereto<<.

Section 3. The proprietary budgets, special assessment district budgets, and other budgets proposed, including the five-year financial plan contained therein, as amended as set forth in this ordinance, are hereby approved, adopted and ratified, and the budgeted revenues and expenditures therein are hereby appropriated. Department expenditure allocations established by the County Mayor as revised and summarized in the attached budgets are adopted as limitations of all expenditures, except as hereinafter provided and appropriations hereby have been provided for outstanding indebtedness for the payment of vouchers that have been incurred in the current or prior year, but are not expected to be paid until the commencement of the new fiscal year. Receipts from sources not anticipated in the attached budgets may be appropriated and expended by ordinance duly enacted by the Board in accordance with section 129.06(2)(d), Florida Statutes, and section 1.02(A) of the Miami-Dade County Home Rule Charter. Adjustments within the same fund to departmental appropriations made in the attached budgets may be approved from time to time by motion duly adopted by the Board in accordance with section 129.06(2)(a), Florida Statutes, and sections 2-1792 through 2-1800A of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida (“Code”). The Director of the Office of Management and Budget is authorized to approve adjustments to expenditure code allocations within the limit of the departmental or other appropriations made in the attached budgets. All adjustments made in accordance with this ordinance are approved, adopted and ratified.

Section 4. Pursuant to the authority of Chapter 8015, Special Acts of Florida, 1919, which authorizes the Board to borrow money and to issue time warrants, and pursuant to the authority of section 129.02(5), Florida Statutes, which permits funds of the County to be invested in securities of the federal government and of the local governments in Florida, or both, the Finance Director is hereby authorized to invest these monies in the time warrants of Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Section 5. As provided in section 5.03(C) of the Home Rule Charter, the Board hereby authorizes the transfer of any portion of the earnings or balance of the several funds, other than sinking funds, for obligations not yet retired, to the general funds of the County provided that such transfer be deemed a cash advance to meet operating and other expenses approved by the Board, and that all such advances shall be reimbursed before the end of the fiscal year upon receipt of adequate tax or other appropriate revenues. However, this section in no way limits or restricts the power of the Board to transfer any unencumbered appropriation balance, or any portion thereof, from one department, fund or agency to another as provided by law pursuant to section 5.03(C) of the Home Rule Charter.

Section 6. The provisions of section 29-7(G) of the Code requiring that no allocation of documentary surtax funds shall be made except as part of a competitive Request for Applications process shall be waived for Fiscal Year 2021-22.

Section 7. The County Mayor or County Mayor’s designee is authorized to: (i) terminate any of the County's existing interest rate swap agreements authorized by this Board in accordance with the County’s Swap Policy approved by this Board pursuant to Resolution No. R-311-05, subject to a favorable recommendation by the County’s financial swap advisor; (ii) invest any termination proceeds in accordance with the County's Investment Policy approved by this Board pursuant to Resolution No. R-367-16; and (iii) finalize and execute any documents and certificates necessary in order to effectuate the terminations.

Section 8. The provisions of Resolution No. R-924-08 relating to transit fares, fees and charges which require adjustments to said fares, fees and charges every three years in accordance with the average rate of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the preceding three years shall be waived for Fiscal Year 2021-22.

Section 9. All Implementing Orders, as amended hereby, other actions of the Board setting fees, rates, and charges, and fees, rates and charges consistent with appropriations adopted herein, are hereby ratified, confirmed and approved, and may be subsequently amended by resolution adopted by the Board during the fiscal year.

Section 10. The revised Implementing Order setting the Miami-Dade Port of Miami fees and charges as reflected in attachment A is made part hereof.

Section 11. The revised Implementing Order setting the Solid Waste Services rates, fees and charges as reflected in attachment B is made part hereof.

Section 12. The revised Implementing Order setting the Elections rates, fees and charges as reflected in attachment C is made part hereof.


Section 13. The revised Implementing Order setting the Regulatory and Economic Resources (Consumer Protection Services) rates, fees and charges as reflected in attachment D is made part hereof.

Section 14. The revised Implementing Order setting the Water and Sewer rates, fees and charges as reflected in attachment E is made part hereof.

Section 15. The revised Implementing Order setting the Aviation Department rates, fees and charges as reflected in attachment F is made part hereof.

Section 16. The revised Implementing Order setting the Public Works Construction rates, fees and charges as reflected in attachment G is made part hereof.

Section 17. The revised Implementing Order setting the Regulatory and Economic Resources (Film and Photo Productions) rates, fees and charges as reflected in attachment H is made part hereof.

Section 18. The revised Implementing Order setting the Fire Prevention rates, fees and charges as reflected in attachment I is made part hereof.

Section 19. The revised Implementing Order setting the Regulatory and Economic Resources (Environmental Resources Management) rates, fees and charges as reflected in attachment J is made part hereof.

Section 20. The revised Implementing Order setting the Regulatory and Economic Resources (Building and Neighborhood Compliance) rates, fees and charges as reflected in attachment K is made part hereof.

Section 21. The revised Implementing Order setting the Regulatory and Economic Resources (Planning, Zoning, and Platting) rates, fees and charges as reflected in attachment L is made part hereof.

Section 22. The Fiscal Year 2021-22 Pay Plan, which is attached and incorporated by reference herein, is hereby approved, including the pay rates and all other provisions set forth therein.

Section 23. All allocations and reallocations of bond proceeds and interest earnings included in the Fiscal Year 2021-22 Adopted Capital Budget and Multi-Year Capital Plan, as may be amended, are hereby authorized.

Section 24. The Mayor or the Mayor’s designee is hereby authorized to use interest earned on deposit of Public Improvement Bond funds to establish and maintain an Interest and Sinking Fund Reserve Account in an amount not to exceed one year's maximum principal and interest. Interest earned in excess of the reserve shall be distributed to Public Improvement Bonds Construction Funds in accordance with standard accounting practices.

Section 25. The Finance Director is hereby authorized to establish and to receive and expend funds up to amounts received without specific appropriation pursuant to section 5.03(C) of the Home Rule Charter for existing trust funds, working capital funds, bond construction funds, pension funds, revolving funds and any other such funds as may be approved by motion of the Board during the 2021-22 fiscal year.

Section 26. The Finance Director is hereby authorized to make payment of local business tax surcharge revenues for Fiscal Year 2021-22 to Miami-Dade County Beacon Council, Inc., in accordance with state law and Resolution No. 1066-88 which authorized the agreement between Miami-Dade County and the Beacon Council.

Section 27. All grant, donation, and contribution funds received by the County are hereby appropriated at the levels and for the purposes intended by the grants, donations and contributions.

Section 28. The Mayor or the Mayor’s designee is hereby authorized to negotiate and execute agreements, in the form approved by the County Attorney, for funding allocations to community-based organizations, state agencies, non-profit organizations, cultural organizations or for cultural events, and Mom and Pop Program participants approved in this ordinance as a result of a request for proposals, other formal selection process, or other allocations approved by the Board, including, but not limited to, for work or services resulting from natural disasters, emergency declarations or pandemics.

Section 29. The Board hereby authorizes the disbursement of $2,000,000.00 from the Environmentally Endangered Lands (“EEL”) Acquisition Trust Fund to the EEL Land Management Trust Fund, in order to supplement the EEL Land Management Trust Fund and maintain its principal established under section 24-50.5 (2)(b)(i) of the Code.

Section 30. Notwithstanding any other provision of the Code or any resolution or implementing order to the contrary, non-profit entities awarded grants of County monies from the prior fiscal year’s and Fiscal Year 2021-22’s District Discretionary Reserve, Commission office funds, Future Services Reserve, Enhanced County and District Program, or Mom and Pop Program funds shall not be required to complete affidavits of compliance with the various policies or requirements applicable to entities contracting or transacting business with the County.

Section 31. The Municipal Services Fund is hereby recognized and continued. Payment by a municipality to the Municipal Services Fund shall be used for services which provide benefits to the municipality or the residents thereof.

Section 32. Unless otherwise prohibited by law, this ordinance shall supersede all enactments of this Board including, but not limited to, ordinances, resolutions, implementing orders, regulations, rules, and provisions of the Code in conflict herewith.

Section 33. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or provision of this ordinance is held invalid, the remainder of this ordinance shall not be affected by such invalidity.

Section 34. All provisions of this ordinance shall become effective ten (10) days after the date of enactment unless vetoed by the Mayor, and if vetoed, shall become effective only upon override by this Board. In the event all or any particular component of this ordinance are vetoed, the remaining components, if any, shall become effective ten (10) days after the date of enactment and the components vetoed shall become effective only upon override by this Board.



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