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2015-106-2303 - Administrative ForeclosureRESOLUTION NO. 2015-106-2303 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CRITERIA FOR PROPERTIES ELIGIBLE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE FORECLOSURE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, in 2009, the City Council approved Resolution 2009-66-1011 establishing the "Administrative Foreclosure Program", and WHEREAS, at the time, the economy was declining and the housing industry was adversely affected, resulting in vacant and abandoned residential properties blighting the community, and WHEREAS, the Administrative Foreclosure Program was developed and implemented with the proviso that the properties that were to be foreclosed upon be non-homestead and unoccupied, and WHEREAS, there remain a substantial number of non-homestead properties with unaddressed code violations and with significant liens imposed on them, and WHEREAS, Mayor Oliver Gilbert is recommending that the criteria for property that can be foreclosed on be amended to apply to non-homestead properties regardless of occupancy, and WHEREAS, all other provisions within the Program must be met to administratively foreclose on a qualifying property, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA AS FOLLOWS: Section 1: ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS: The foregoing Whereas paragraphs are hereby ratified and confirmed as being true, and the same are hereby made a specific part of this Resolution. Resolution No. 2015-106-2303 Page 1 Section 2; AUTHORIZATION: The City Gouncil of the City of Miami Gardens hereby amends the criteria for properties eligible for administrative foreclosure in accordance with this Resolution. Section 3: EFFECTIVE DATE: This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its final passage. PASSED AND ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS AT ITS REGULAR MEETING HELD ON JUNE 10, 2015. 1 OIWER GILBERT, III, MAYOR ATTEST: RONETTATAYLC^MMC, CITY CLERK PREPARED BY: SONJA KNIGHTON DICKENS, CITY ATTORNEY SPONSORED BY: OLIVER GILBERT, III Moved by: Councilman Ighodaro Seconded by: Councilwoman Davis VOTE: 6-0 Mayor Oliver Gilbert, III (Yes) (No) Not present Vice Mayor Felicia Robinson _x (Yes) (No) Councilwoman Lillie Q. Odom _x (Yes) (No) Councilman David Williams Jr _x (Yes) (No) Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis _x (Yes) (No) Councilman Rodney Harris _x (Yes) (No) Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro, Ph.D. _x (Yes) (No) Resolution No. 2015-106-2303 Page 2 o mA,: Page 83 of 156 18605 NW 27 Avenue Miami Gardens, Florida 33056 City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date:June 10,2015 Item Type: (Enter X in box) Resolution Ordinance Otiher X Fiscal Impact: (Enter X in box)Yes No Ordinance Reading: (EnterX in box) 1^ Reading Reading X Public Hearing: (Enter X in box) Yes No Yes No Funding Source:Advertising Requirement: Yes No Contract/P.O. Required: Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #:(Enter #) X S^trategic Plan Related:Strategic Plan Priority Area: Enhance Organizational [□ Bus. & Economic Dev n Public Safety 1 1 Quality of Education O Qual. of Life & City Image ■ Communication O Strategic Plan Obj./Strategy: N/AX Sponsor Name:Oliver Gilbert III, Mayor Department:Office of the Mayor &City Council A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE CRITERIA FOR PROPERTIES ELIGIBLE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE FORECLOSURE; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff Summary: BackEround Item K-6) Consent Agenda Resolution Administrative Foreclosure Page 84 of 156 In 2009, the City Council approved Resolution 2009-66-1011 establishing the "Administrative Foreclosure Program". At the time, the economy was declining and the housing industry was adversely affected resulting in vacant and abandoned residential properties blighting the community. As a means to address the enormous amount liens amassed from unaddressed Code violations on non-homestead properties, the Administrative Foreclosure Program was developed and implemented with the provision residential properties must be non-homestead and unoccupied. Current Situation Even though the economy is improving, there remain a substantial number of non-homestead properties with unaddressed code violations and significant liens imposed. To address this condition. Staff recommends amending the Criteria for Properties Eligibility apply only to non-homestead properties regardless of occupancy. All other provisions within the program must be met to administratively foreclose on a qualifying property. Proposed Action: Staff recommends Council approval on the proposed resolution amendment. Attachment: