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COMMISSION MEMORANDUM

TO:Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission 
FROM:Commissioner Mark Samuelian 
DATE:February  12, 2020
 



SUBJECT:REFERRAL TO THE LAND USE AND SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE AND THE RESIDENT SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS THE POTENTIAL IMPLEMENTATION OF ADOPT-A-DRAIN OR SIMILAR PROGRAM IN MIAMI BEACH.

ANALYSIS

Keeping stormwater drains clear is important to both addressing flooding and keeping Biscayne Bay clean. This is certainly the responsibility of city governments, but some municipalities have found creative ways to incorporate the participation of their residents. 

 

Both Virginia Beach and San Francisco have implemented innovative adopt-a-drain programs that enable residents to help keep pollution out their waters. These programs allow the resident to use their smart phone or computer and, through an interactive mapping program, see storm drains near them and choose one to adopt. The idea is relatively simple: choose a drain, give it a name, and sweep around it a few times a year. Both municipalities boast that this is a fun way to help keep pollution from being carried down the storm drain.

Applicable Area

Citywide
Is this a "Residents Right to Know" item, pursuant to City Code Section 2-14? Does this item utilize G.O. Bond Funds?
Yes No 
Legislative Tracking
Commissioner Mark Samuelian

ATTACHMENTS:
Description
Virginia Beach Adopt-a-Drain
San Francisco Adopt-a-Drain