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Commission Committee Reports - C6  C




COMMISSION MEMORANDUM

TO:Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission 
FROM:Alina T. Hudak, City Manager 
DATE:October  13, 2021
 



SUBJECT:REPORT OF THE SEPTEMBER 24, 2021 FINANCE AND ECONOMIC RESILIENCY COMMITTEE MEETING: 1. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE REVIEW OF THE JULIA TUTTLE BUS RAPID TRANSIT DEMONSTRATION PROJECT. 2. UPDATE FROM THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT REGARDING STEPS TAKEN TO STREAMLINE THE BUSINESS PERMITTING PROCESS, IMPROVE BUSINESS RETENTION, AND ATTRACT NEW BUSINESSES. 3. DISCUSSION REGARDING MIAMI BEACH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND ITS FINANCIAL CONDITION. 4. DISCUSS VESTED EMPLOYEES IN TIER B THAT HAVE BEEN REHIRED IN TIER C. 5. DISCUSS IMPLEMENTING TEN YEAR VESTING FOR ALL FUTURE EMPLOYEES. 6. DISCUSS FUNDING BOLLARDS ALONG THE BEACHWALK. 7. DISCUSS THE COST ASSOCIATED WITH THE CITY'S PLAN TO REMOVE AND RELOCATED PALM TREES, DISCUSS THE ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES ON MARKETING, BRANDING, AND PROPERTY VALUES AS A RESULT OF REDUCING THE PERCENTAGE OF PALM TREES IN MIAMI BEACH, DISCUSS THE COST OF MAINTAINING SHADE TREES, INCLUDING SANITATION AND LEAF BLOWING COST. 8. DISCUSSION TO IDENTIFY FUNDING SOURCES FOR UPCOMING SEAWALL NEEDS. 9. DISCUSSION OF A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE MIAMI BEACH REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY, A PUBLIC BODY CORPORATE AND POLITIC (RDA) (LANDLORD) AND MR. R SPORTS, INC. (TENANT) FOR THE USE OF A SPACE, HAVING APPROXIMATELY 2,884 SQUARE FEET AT ANCHOR SHOPS AND GARAGE, LOCATED AT 100 16TH STREET, SUITES NO. 1-4, MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA; SAID AMENDMENT REDUCING THE BASE RENT FOR THE FINAL LEASE YEAR AND FURTHER DISCUSSING THE EXECUTION OF A CONDITIONAL LEASE TERMINATION AGREEMENT. 10. DISCUSSION OF A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE MIAMI BEACH REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY, A PUBLIC BODY CORPORATE AND POLITIC (RDA), (LANDLORD) AND CUBICHE 105, LLC (TENANT), FOR LEASE DATED DECEMBER 28, 2015 FOR THE USE OF SUITE NOS. 1-3 AT THE ANCHOR SHOPS, LOCATED AT 1555 WASHINGTON AVENUE, MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA; SAID AMENDMENT MODIFYING THE FINANCIAL TERMS FOR THE PERIOD COMMENCING JANUARY 1, 2021 AND ENDING ON MARCH 30, 2022. 11. DISCUSS POSSIBLE BUSINESS RETENTION INCENTIVES FOR GROOT HOSPITALITY. 12. DISCUSS IMPLEMENTING A MIAMI BEACH BASED VENDOR PREFERENCE. 13. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE STATUS AND PLAN FOR THE BARCLAY PLAZA APARTMENTS. 14. DISCUSS (1) INCREASING THE CITY’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE TREE PRESERVATION TRUST FUND; AND (2) THE FINANCIAL FEASIBILITY OF USING THE WEST LOTS (OR A PORTION THEREOF) FOR THE CULTIVATION OF TREES THAT ARE NOT READILY AVAILABLE IN A NURSERY SETTING, FOR FUTURE INSTALLATION THROUGHOUT THE CITY AS PART OF THE CITY’S PUBLIC PROJECTS. 15. DISCUSSION OF A PROPOSED MIXED-USE WORKFORCE HOUSING AND OFFICE PROJECT ON THE CITY PARKING LOT AT 1000 WASHINGTON AVENUE. 16. DISCUSSION ON THE CITY'S DEPENDENCE ON TOURISM REVENUES AND HOW TO MITIGATE. 17. DISCUSS THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH ADMINISTRATIVE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR POLICE AND PARKING TOWING PERMITS, AS REVISED; AND ALSO, TO DISCUSS COMMISSIONER RICHARDSON’S PROPOSAL REGARDING AMENDING THE CODE TO ALLOW FOR ADDITIONAL POLICE AND PARKING TOWING PERMITTEES; THE VIABILITY OF BRINGING TOWING IN-HOUSE; AND A DRAFT COMPETITIVE SOLICITATION FOR THE ISSUANCE OF TOWING PERMITS; AND ASSOCIATED INFRASTRUCTURE TO ACCOMMODATE THE SAME. 18. DISCUSS THE POTENTIAL FOR PEDESTRIAN ENHANCEMENTS IN THE OCEAN DRIVE, LINCOLN ROAD, AND ESPANOLA WAY COMMERCIAL CORRIDORS. 19. DISCUSSION REGARDING CITY’S HOMELESS WALK-IN CENTER. 20. DISCUSSION REGARDING ESTABLISHING A LIGHT FESTIVAL ALONG OCEAN DRIVE. 21. DISCUSS POTENTIAL COVID RELIEF FOR THE LINCOLN ROAD ANTIQUE AND COLLECTIBLE MARKET. 22. DISCUSS LAUNCHING A HEALTH AND WELLNESS INCENTIVE INITIATIVE. 23. DISCUSS FINDING ADDITIONAL FUNDING SOURCES FOR HOMELESS AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS. 24. DISCUSSION REGARDING CRYPTOCURRENCY IN MIAMI BEACH. 27. DISCUSSION REGARDING FUNDING A CONCEPTUAL DESIGN FOR THE BYRON CARLYLE THEATER.

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