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1997-37 Urging US Congress Appropriate $2M in FY1998 Broward Cty Shore Protection Project RESOLUTION NO. 97-37 A RESOLUTION OF mE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PARKLAND, FLORIDA, URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO APPROPRIATE AT LEAST 52 MaLlON IN FY 1998 ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT FUNDS FOR LOCAL SPONSOR REIMBURSEMENT AND CORPS OF ENGINEERS REVIEW OF ENGINEERING DESIGN AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES FOR mE BROWARD COUNTY SHORE PROTECTION PROJECT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, beaches are the most important factor influencing tourists to visit Florida; and WHEREAS, the 21.6 million tourists who visit Florida's beaches directly spend $7.9 billion, create 359,000 jobs, and generate $15.4 billion for Florida's economy; and WHEREAS, seven million foreign tourists visit Florida each year, with 2.3 million from Canada, who stay an average of 21 days each and spend $1.6 billion annually; and WHEREAS, beaches are also Broward County's number one tourist attraction, generating almost $600 million in annual economic impact and 17,700 full-time equivalent jobs for Broward County, and $800 million and 26,000 jobs in the tri-county region; and WHEREAS, chronic erosion and recent severe storms have eroded Broward County's beaches such that the tourism economy of the County is threatened and upland properties, infrastructure, and lives are increasingly vulnerable to storm wave and flood damage; and WHEREAS, Section 227 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1996 (public Law 104-303) reaffirms the value of the Nation's beaches and mandates continued federal participation in shore protection and beach nourishment, and Section 506 of the Act directs the Secretary of the Army to carry out beach nourishment in Broward County, Florida; NOW, mEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY mE CITY COMMISSION OF mE CITY OF PARKLAND, FLORIDA: RESOLUTION NO. 97-37 PAGE 2 Section 1. The Commissioners of the City of Parkland strongly urge the United States Congress to appropriate at least $2 million in FY 1998 funds specifically for local sponsor reimbursement and Corps of Engineers review of engineering\design and environmental studies for the Broward County Shore Protection Project. Section 2. The City of Parkland authorizes and directs that copies of this Resolution be furnished to Florida's United States Senators and to Broward County's United States Representatives. Section 3 That this Resolution shall become In full force and effect immediately upon its passage and adoption. PASSED AND ADOPTED THIS 8th DAY OF OCTOBER , 1997. CITY OF PARKLAND, FLORIDA tif~ SAL PA LIARA, MAY - ATTEST: ~, The Honorable Jo1m Rayson District #90 State House of Representatives 950 N. Federal Highway. # III Pompano Beach, FL 33062 The Honorable Mandy Dawson-White District #93 State House of Representatives 33 N.E. 2nd Street. #209 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 The Honorable Stacy Ritter District #9~ ' State House of Representatives 7880 N. University Drive, #301 Tamarac, FL 33321 The Honorable Anne Mackenzie District #99 State House of Representatives 1000 S. Federal Highway, #105 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 The Honorable Ron Klein District #28 'State Senate 9070 Kimberly Blvd., #60 Boca Raton, FL 33434-2861 The Honorable Jim Scott District#31 State Senate 2000 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33306 The Honorable Buddy MacKay Lt. Governor State of Florida The Capitol Tallahassee. FL 32399-0001 The Honorable Peter Deutsch District #20 United States House of Representatives 10100 Pines Blvd. Pembroke Pines. FL 33025 The Honorable Bob Graham United States Senate 44 West Flagler St., #1715 Miami, FL 33130 The Honorable Debby Sanderson District #91 State House of Representatives 4899 Northeast 20 Terrace #401 Fort Lauderdale. FL 33308 The Honorable Tracy Stanard District #94 State House of Representatives 128 S.E. I Street Fort Lauderdale. FL 33301 The Honorable Josephus Eggelletion District #94 State House of Representatives 4315 North State Road 7 Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319 The Honorable Jack Tobin District #96 State House of Representatives 4800 W. Copans Road Coconut Creek, FL 33063 The Honorable Debbie Wasserman- Schultz, District #97 State House of Representatives 13090 West State Road 84 Davie, FL 33325 The Honorable Steve Effinan District #98 State House of Representatives 400N.W.73Avenue Plantation. FL 33317 The Honorable Fred Lippman District # I 00 State House of Representatives 4000 Hollywood Blvd., #330N Hollywood, FL 33021-6744 The Honorable Steven Geller District # I 0 I State House of Representatives 400 S. Federal Highway, #204 Hallandale, FL 33009 The Honorable Ken Jenne District #29 State Senate 110 S.E. 6 Street Ft. Lauderdale. FL 33301 The Honorable Matthew Meadows District #30 State Senate 2453 N. State Road 7 Lauderhill, FL 33313 The Honorable Howard Forman District #32 State Senate 4000 Hollywood Blvd.. #340N Hollywood, FL 33021-6744 The Honorable Walter "Skip" Campbell District #33 State Senate 10094 McNab Road Tamarac. FL 33321 The Honorable Lawton Chiles Governor State of Florida The Capitol Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001 The Honorable Robert Wexler District # 19 United State House of Representatives 2500 N. Military Trail, #100 Boca Raton. FL 33431 The Honorable E. Clay Shaw District #22 United States House of Representatives 1512 E. Broward Blvd., #101 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 The Honorable Alcee L. Hastings District #23 United State House of Representatives 2701 W. Oakland Park Blvd.. #200 Oakland Park, FL 33311 The Honorable Connie Mack United States Senate 777 Brickell Avenue, #704 Miami. FL 33131 L,{il tv IJJA fl.. D""--S 'E rv ATE. DOC- CITY OF PARKLAND 6500 P ARKSIDE DRIVE PARKLAND, FL 33067 (954) 753-5040 FAX (954) 341-5161 ''\ TO: FLORIDA STATE SENATORS AND BROWARD COUNTY STATE REPRESENTATIVES FROM: CITY OF PARKLAND, FLORIDA DATE: OCTOBER 10,1997 Attached is a copy of Resolution No. 97-37 passed unanimously by the Parkland, Florida City Commission on October 8, 1997 urging the United States Congress to appropriate at least $2 million in 1998 funds for the Broward County Shore Protection Project.