Here I briefly summarize the various exhibits to the resolution I reviewed previously, however I will analyze some of the included documents later--especially the NEMAC and PAB resolutions respectively; the Ojus Urban Area District; where exactly the county demands retention of certain roads; and eventually the other documents included in the 71 page file at the bottom of these post.
If you're just jumping in to the fray you can read the other posts in the series:
Hopefully I can resolve some of these issues.
The following claim stuck out to me:
The Conceptual Agreement hypothetically depicts the mutually agreeable conditions which the Committee decided upon after discussions with County staff, and two public hearings.
I want to know more about this. Did any of you attend any of these discussions? Feel free to tell me about them, whether the hosts provided any documentation, and especially if you remember any claims made by any of the attendant parties. (Lots of the local back and forth revolves around promises people make about what will or will not happen under incorporation.)
|This agreement makes the minimum service with MDCPD 4 years actually, because even if after 3 years the new city decides to go with its own PD they have to give the County a transition period fo no lass than 12 months|
|Suddenly start beginning some paragraphs with this,|
The county got most of the NEMAC to agree to capitulate important roads which connect different parts of the propose city, but different parts of our sector of the county also! Most egregious perhaps the retention of Ives Dairy Road and Highland Lakes Boulevard, hotbeds of traffic congestion.
As a counterpoint, I recall that the county currently retains control of everything, so regardless of these concessions the resolution still represents significant devolution.
|$71M and $55M each|
I have little problem with taking on a portion of the county debt, but this agreement doesn't state how much we owe. Despite this NEMAC agrees that the city will pass a bunch of taxes immediately upon incorporation. Public service tax, communication services tax at an equal or greater level than the county rate. Keep referring to the pro-rata share of these bonds, without explaining what it is. I'll figure it out eventually!
The next couple sections didn't jump out to me though I did find the following interesting:
|As I can tell this is the only mention in the whole discussion about making sure the new city gets a fair deal on anything, but it only applies to Fire, Library, Solid Waste, and Police.|
|I wonder what the numbers looked like in 2005 compared to 2016|
|PAB given NEMAC report by BCC to conduct hearing and provide recommendation.|
|I wonder how this second meeting compared to that held over a decade prior.|
As someone attracted to the concept of more local control it seems a slap in the face that the county would ignore this recommendation.
|This map highlights the portion of the new city over which county would maintain control.|
|Open in a new tab to see this in greater detail|
Initial ConclusionAt this point we have gone through the entirety of Miami-Dade Board of County Commission Resolution R-576-18, however this does not incorporate all information the county saw. To make a decision on whether I support this or not I have to look at the rest of the packet Commissioners saw that day.
- Mayor's Memorandum
- Northeast Dade MAC Adopted Pro-forma Budget (Exhibit 1)
- Northeast Dade MAC Budget Review (Exhibit 2)
- Northeast Dade Incorporate Report (Exhibit 3)
I will go over these documents soon in my continued quest to understand a simple question