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1998-09 Approval of One Cent Gas Tax for Homeless RESOLUTION NO. 98-09 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PARKLAND, FLORIDA, URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE AND THE GOVERNOR TO AUTHORIZE THE BROWARD COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS THE ABILITY TO USE ONE (1) CENT OF ITS LOCAL OPTION MOTOR FUEL TAXES TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY'S HOMELESS CHILDREN, WOMEN, MEN AND FAMILIES WHEREAS, there are an estimated Five Thousand (5,000) homeless men, women and children throughout Broward County: and WHEREAS, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners adopted a strategic plan to address homelessness in our community in 1993 based on the recommendations of a countywide task force which included representation from all Broward municipalities; and WHEREAS, the plan calls for: three (3) new regional Homeless Assistance Centers (HACs), and a complete continuum of care to provide transitional and permanent affordable supported housing programs for the homeless; and WHEREAS, communities compete each year for federal dollars to fund the transitional and permanent phases of the continuum; and WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County has leveraged over $57 million since adoption of its recurring source of revenue for homeless services in 1993; and WHEREAS, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners has asked the state legislature for authority to designate one (1) cent of the remaining three (3) cents of the local option motor fuel tax currently available for transportation needs, for homeless services; and WHEREAS, the City of Parkland and all Broward municipalities and the County would benefit by a countywide coordinated effort to fund, develop and operate facilities and services for the homeless. ~~ fu~~~T~ c;g- ;1/ RESOLUTION NO. 98-09 PAGE 2 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PARKLAND, FLORIDA: Section 1. That the City of Parkland supports Broward County's community efforts to obtain a recurring source of revenue for homeless services within the County and urges the Florida Legislature and the Governor to authorize the Broward County Board of County Commissioners the ability to use one (1) cent of its local option motor fuel taxes to address the needs of our community's homeless children, women, men and families. Section 2. That the Broward County cities will designate their portions of the additional one cent tax in the annual interIocal agreement process between the cities and the County which must necessarily be approved by the cities collectively representing FIFTY (50%) PERCENT of the total County population. Section 3. That a copy of this resolution shall be forwarded to the Florida Legislature and the Governor Section 4. That this Resolution shall become m full force and effect immediately upon its passage and adoption. PASSED AND ADOPTED TmS 18 DAY OF MARCH , 1998. CITY OF PARKLAND, FLORIDA ~~ SALPAGLIA YOR ATTEST: ~S~- CLL!. SUSAN ARMSTRONG, C.M. . CITY CLERK CITY OF PARKLAND 6500 PARKSIDE DRIVE PARKLAND, FL 33067 (954) 753-5040 FAX (954) 341-5161 March 23, 1998 Mr. Ray Sittig Executive Director Florida 4ague of Cities 201 W. Park Avenue Tallahassee, FL 32302 Dear Mr. Sittig: Attached is a copy of Resolution No. 98-09 that was passed unanimously by the Parkland City Commission on March 18, 1998 urging the Florida Legislature and the Governor to authorize the Broward County Board of County Commissioners the ability to use one (1) cent of its Local Option Motor Fuel Taxes to address the needs of our community's homeless children, women, men and families. Please distribute this Resolution to the Florida Legislators. Should you need additional information, please feel to contact me. Very truly yours, ~~~~ Susan Armstrong, C.M.C. City Clerk Attachment winward\miscl.doc CITY OF PARKLAND 6500 PARKS IDE DRIVE PARKLAND, FL 33067 (954) 753-5040 PAX (954) 341-5161 March 23, 1998 The Honorable Lawton Chiles Governor State of Florida The Capitol Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001 Dear Governor Chiles: Attached is a copy of Resolution No. 98-09 that was passed unanimously by the Parkland City Commission on March 18, 1998 urging the Florida Legislature and the Governor to authorize the Broward County Board. of County Commissioners the ability to use one (1) cent of its Local Option Motor Fuel Taxes to address the needs of our community's homeless children, women, men and families. Should you need additional information, please feel to contact me. Very truly yours, S~- C2.--.~ Susan Armstrong, C.M.C. City Clerk Attachment wimnnI\mIsc3.doc