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The Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors met on Friday, July 11th, 2011 at 8:35 a.m. at 200 S. Biscayne Blvd.

, #2929, Miami, FL 33131. PRESENT Chairman Marc D. Sarnoff Neisen Kasdin, Vice Chair Alvin West Tony Alonso José Goyanes Danet Linares Nitin Motwani Dr. Montoya Oscar Rodriguez Kim Stone ABSENT Jerome Hollo Commissioner Bruno Barreiro Hank Klein Alan Ojeda Misha Mladenovic

ROLL CALL at 10:15
1. Special Guest:

Christina Kolbjornsen – Vice President, Corporate Communication - Wells Fargo Brief introduction and invitation to the Wells Fargo parade July 13th, 2011.
2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES~ (June 17 , 2011)
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Al West moved to approve the minutes, Dr. Montoya seconded, and the minutes were approved unanimously by the Board Members present.
3. FINANCIAL REPORT ~ as of June 30 , 2011
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Staff accountant, Ana M. Focil, presented the report. There were no reporting issues.
4. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORT

Alyce Robertson’s Update: • • • • • Quarterly Report: Latest Quarterly Report included in your package. Tax Roll: The July 1st Tax Roll shows the DDA’s revenues are up 12% due to new construction and other properties added to the rolls. DDA district now 36% of the City revenues, up from 31%. Budget: Meetings with City Commissioners have been set to discuss the DDA Budget. Downtown Votes! Voter registration – Get-Out The-Vote campaign kicked-off with absentee ballot request mailer. Ethics Training: DDA Staff attended ethics training from the County’s Commission on Ethics & Public Trust to reaffirm our knowledge of and commitment to ethical practices.

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5. COMMITTEE(S) REPORT

Nominating Committee Committee has not met. Chairman Sarnoff will assign members to Committee. Finance Committee- Al West Al West reported that the Finance Committee had met twice, and the last meeting was with the Committee Chairs to discuss each committee’s budget and the impact it would have on the agency budget. The conclusion was that the plan put forth for next year can be financed by the DDA. Each committee reviewed and approved their respective discipline’s budget prior to this meeting. Commissioner Sarnoff suggested the budget be discussed at this moment. Alyce Robertson stated that the DDA proposed operating budget is $6.62 million plus a capital improvement expense of $1.5 million for the Signage and Wayfinding Program, which will be partially paid back in FY 15-16 by a FDOT grant of $1 million. The Proposed Budget for FY 11-12 will use a portion of the fund balance to implement major capital projects within the DDA area. The City Commission will set the maximum millage rate at a hearing on July 15, 2011. Economic Development & Technology Program Committee – Hank Klein Update: Hank Klein was not present; Leo Zabezhinsky briefed the Board stating that the Economic Development Committee met June 30th and supports the items on today’s agenda: FY11-12 Budget The Miami Entertainment Complex (MEC) Relocation of the AIA Miami Local Chapter to Downtown Miami The City Ordinance for “Temporary Vacant Storefront Window Signs”. Marketing & Communications Program Committee – Nitin Motwani Update: Support Resolution of the CRA Skills Center Updated Project Guidelines for Competitive Grants Bi-Annually – October/April Fully Electronic Annual Report/MyDDA – 30,000 copies mailed out Downtown Branding: Worked with Turkell to establish initial direction Hotel Advisory Group: Meeting June 28th – Kick off Convention Center Study Further Meetings to be held in Hotels in conjunction with Hotel Association DDA Mission/Vision Statement: Resolution to revise the Mission Statement – Item 6.E

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Service Delivery Program Committee – José Goyanes Update: Downtown Ambassadors – Year in Review: End of contract year update presentation Temporary Vacant Storefront Window Signs: City plans to present ordinance at the next City Commission meeting. DDA to be included as a City Manager authorized “permitting agency”. Downtown Gateway Initiatives to improve the “gateways” into downtown is underway. Street Vendor Ordinance Revision to the Miami Arena & Biscayne Blvd Districts. Homeless Task Force has been created to address downtown homeless related issues. Urban Design, Transportation & CIP Program Committee – Jerome Hollo Update: Cesar Garcia-Pons Biscayne Boulevard Streetscape meetings completed. Will be working with consultants to prepare a preferred/consensus alternative in the next weeks and will present it at the September Board Meeting. Downtown Beautification: 90% complete Biscayne/Brickell Trolley: scheduled for delivery October/November and first to be implemented are the Health District & Brickell. Bicycle Sharing: RFP is out and the City of Miami should be receiving responses soon. - Jose Goyanes proposed that the DDA have a resolution that the City hire the same company hired in Miami Beach to maintain continuity of service – one company would service both areas and connect the beach and downtown.
6. LEGISLATIVE ITEM(S) [Note: All legislative items are recommended by the Executive Director]

A. A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MIAMI DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (“DDA”) OF THE CITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDA, APPROVING THE PRELIMINARY ANNUAL BUDGET OF THE MIAMI DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2011 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2012, AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MIAMI DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY TO EXPEND FUNDS FOR THE BUDGET; DIRECTING THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO FILE A DETAILED STATEMENT OF THE PROPOSED EXPENDITURES AND ESTIMATED REVENUES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2011 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2012 WITH THE CITY CLERK OF THE CITY OF MIAMI AFTER ADOPTION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MILLAGE BY THE MIAMI CITY COMMISSION; AND FURTHER PROVIDING THAT A COPY OF THIS RESOLUTION BE FILED WITH THE CITY CLERK OF THE CITY OF MIAMI.
Al West moved to approve item, Nitin Motwani seconded, and the motion passed unanimously by the Board Members present.

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B. A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MIAMI DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (“DDA”) OF THE CITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDA IN SUPPORT OF THE PROPOSED MIAMI ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX (MEC) PROJECT IN DOWNTOWN MIAMI’S ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT AND URGING THE CITY OF MIAMI AND OTHER REGULATORY/FUNDING AGENCIES TO APPROVE THE PROJECT AND FACILITATE ITS DEVELOPMENT.
Neisen Kasdin moved to approve item, Tony Alonso seconded, and the motion passed unanimously by the Board Members present.

C. A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MIAMI DOWNTOWNDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (“DDA”) OF THE CITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDA IN SUPPORT OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS ("AIA") DESIRE TO RELOCATE THE AIA MIAMI LOCAL CHAPTER OFFICES TO DOWNTOWN MIAMI AND ENCOURAGING THE CREATION OF A CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL UNIVERSITIES AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS. FURTHERMORE, REQUESTING THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO THE AIA AND IDENTIFY STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES TO BE PRESENTED TO THE MIAMI DDA BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Neisen Kasdin moved to approve item, Al West seconded, and the motion passed unanimously by the Board Members present.

D. A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MIAMI DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (“DDA”) OF THE CITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDA IN SUPPORT OF THE CITY OF MIAMI ORDINANCE FOR “TEMPORARY VACANT STOREFRONT WINDOW SIGNS” SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS.
Chairman Sarnoff asked for a motion on the item. No motion was made, therefore the Resolution was not adopte.

E. A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MIAMI DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ("DDA'') OF THE CITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDA APPROVING A REVISED MISSION STATEMENT FOR THE DDA; AND FURTHER AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO UPDATE AND AMEND ANY DDA MEDIA AND MATERIALS AS NECESSARY TO REFLECT THE REVISED MISSION STATEMENT.
Al West moved to approve item, Tony Alonso seconded, and the motion passed unanimously by the Board Members present.

F. A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ("DDA") OF THE CITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDA, IN SUPPORT OF THE “WHERE WORLDS MEET” CAMPAIGN; FURTHER URGING MIAMI-DADE COUNTY TO ALLOCATE AND DISPERSE THE FUNDING IT PREVIOUSLY COMMITTED TO FUTURE PHASES OF THE CAMPAIGN.
Al West moved to approve item, Nitin Motwani seconded, and the motion passed unanimously by the Board Members present. 7. OTHER BUSINESS

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