§ 33I-2. Findings, conclusions and purpose.  

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  • (a)

    The provision of adequate police protection is essential for the safety of the public. The existing level of service in Miami-Dade County provides for the prompt dispatch of police assistance of a size and composition appropriate to the request and with an emergency response time of within five (5) minutes for the first arriving unit.


    Increase in new development in unincorporated Miami-Dade County will directly and adversely impact existing police services. In order to maintain adequate police protection for the existing population and to accommodate projected population due to new development, additional capital resources are required.


    Current sources of revenue will be inadequate to fund the cost of acquisition of property and capital equipment required to provide police service to new development. Without an impact fee, the adverse impact on existing and future residents of unincorporated Miami-Dade County will result.


    Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit or restrict funding of law enforcement related land, facilities and capital equipment from additional revenue sources to enhance police services.

(Ord. No. 90-31, § 2, 4-3-90; Ord. No. 06-14, § 1, 1-24-06)