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Finance and Citywide Projects Committee Meeting City Hall, Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor, 1700 Convention Center Drive September 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Tagged Passions:conventions, boards and commissions, and finance

Commissioner Ricky Arriola, Chair Commissioner Mark Samuelian, Vice-Chair Commissioner Micky Steinberg, Member Commissioner John Elizabeth Aleman, Alternate

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OLD BUSINESS
Tagged Passions:business and boards and commissions

1.
DISCUSSION REGARDING A PILOT PROJECT TO TEST TEMPORARY ARTISTIC SHADE STRUCTURES IN SELECT PUBLIC SPACES TO SPUR ACTIVITY AND COMMUNITY VIBRANCY July 25, 2018 - R9 N Sponsored by Commissioner Arriola Tourism, Culture, and Economic Development

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:development, Development, tourism, and economic development

2.
DISCUSSION REGARDING ACTIVATING STOREFRONT GROUND FLOOR VACANCIES WITHIN MIAMI BEACH COMMERCIAL CORRIDORS April 11, 2018 - C4 J Sponsored by Commissioner Arriola Tourism, Culture, Economic Development

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:beach, commercial, development, corridor, Development, tourism, and economic development

3.
DISCUSSION REGARDING PROGRAMMING RUE VENDOME AND ISSUING A SOLICITATION FOR A CREATIVE MARKETING AGENCY TO HELP SUPPORT THE LOCAL BUSINESSES AND REVITALIZE THE COMMUNITY THROUGH CREATIVE PROGRAMMING WITHIN NORMANDY ISLE May 16, 2018 - C4 Y Sponsored by Commissioner Arriola Tourism, Culture, Economic Development

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:business, solicitation, development, Development, market, tourism, and economic development

4.
DISCUSSION REGARDING CABLERUNNER AND ITS TECHNOLOGY February 14, 2018 - C4 V Sponsored by Commissioner Alem n Public Works

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:Public Works, public works, Technology, and technology

5.
DISCUSSION REGARDING THE FEES CHARGED TO DEVELOPERS TO APPEAR BEFORE THE CITY'S LAND USE BOARDS April 26, 2017 - C4 F Sponsored by Commissioner Alem n Planning

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:planning

6.
DISCUSSION TO REVIEW STATUS, ISSUES, AND PLANS RELATED TO THE INDIAN CREEK DRIVE FLOODING MITIGATION March 7, 2018 - C4 F Sponsored by Commission Samuelian Public Works

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Tagged Passions:Public Works, flooding, public works, and boards and commissions

7.
DISCUSSION REGARDING G.O. BOND January 17, 2018 - R9 J Sponsored by Commissioner Arriola Finance

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:bond and finance

8.
DISCUSSION TO EXPLORE POTENTIAL PARTNERSHIP WITH CITYGRADER May 16, 2018 - C4 P Sponsored by Vice-Mayor Samuelian Marketing Communications/Information Technology

9.
DISCUSSION REGARDING THE PROJECT BUDGET AND SCOPE OF THE 72ND STREET CIVIC COMPLEX PROJECT January 17, 2018 - C4 D Sponsored by Commissioner Alem n Office of Capital Improvement Projects

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:streets, budget, capital spending, and Capital Spending

10.
POTENTIAL REVENUE STREAMS

Marketing Communications NEW BUSINESS

Tagged Passions:business, Communications, communications, and market

11.
DISCUSS IMPLEMENTATION OF A ONE-YEAR TRIAL OF eCOMMENT, AN ONLINE RESIDENT ENGAGEMENT TOOL THAT ALLOWS RESIDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE COMMENTS DIRECTLY TO THE CITY COMMISSION THROUGH THE ONLINE MEETING AGENDA July 25, 2018 - C4 R Sponsored by Commissioner Arriola Office of the City Clerk

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:boards and commissions

12.
DISCUSSION REGARDING THE 2018 COMMUNITY SATISFACTION SURVEY July 25, 2018 - C4 M

No additional detail provided

Office of the City Manager

Tagged Passions:administrator and manager

13.
DISCUSSION REGARDING THE SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE REQUEST FOR SUPER BOWL XLIV, SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE ON FEBRUARY 2, 2020 WITH MAJOR MEDIA AND NFL EXPERIENCE EVENTS PLANNED FOR MIAMI BEACH AND THE MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER July 25, 2018 - R9 O Sponsored by Mayor Gelber Tourisim, Culture Economic Development

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:conventions, beach, development, Development, economic development, and events

14.
DISCUSSION REGARDING EXTENDING THE LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND MDGLCC FOUNDATION, INC., FOR APPROXIMATELY 2,543 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE, LOCATED IN HISTORIC CITY HALL, 1130 WASHINGTON AVENUE, 1ST FLOOR NORTH

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:leasing and historic

Tourism, Culture, and Economic Development

Tagged Passions:development, Development, tourism, and economic development

15.
DISCUSSION ON THE PROPOSED MOBILITY FEE PROGRAM July 25, 2018 - C4 U Sponsored by Commissioner Alem n Transportation

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:transportation and program

16.
DISCUSSION REGARDING ESTABLISHING A HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND April 11, 2018 - C4O Sponsored by Commissioner Arriola Finance/Planning

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Tagged Passions:preservation, planning, historic, and finance

17.
DISCUSSION REGARDING A REVISED SOLICITATION FOR THE FUTURE USE OF THE BYRON CARLYLE THEATER July 25, 2018 - C4 O Sponsored by Commissioner Alem n Tourism, Culture, Economic Development Status: Item to be submitted as supplemental.

DEFERRED ITEMS

Tagged Passions:solicitation, development, Development, tourism, and economic development

18.
DISCUSSION ON STORMWATER UTILITY RATES

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:utility, Utility, rates, and stormwater

Public Works Status: Item deferred to the December 14, 2018 FCWPC meeting.

Tagged Passions:Public Works and public works

19.
SANITATION FEE ADJUSTMENT

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:solid waste

Public Works Status: Item deferred to the December 14, 2018 FCWPC meeting, pending negotiations with the waste haulers.

Tagged Passions:Public Works and public works

20.
DISCUSSION REGARDING THE REVIEW AND REVISION OF THE CITY'S INVESTMENT POLICY May 16, 2018 - C4 E

Finance Status: Item deferred to the October 26, 2018 FCWPC meeting, pending draft investment policy.

Tagged Passions:investment, policy, and finance

21.
DISCUSSION REGARDING RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE BLUE RIBBON EMERGENCY RESPONSE COMMITTEE February 14, 2018 - R9 J Sponsored by Commissioner Steinberg Finance Status: Item deferred to the October 26, 2018 FCWPC meeting, pending revised resort tax reserve policy and Budget Advisory Committee meeting.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:taxes, budget, Taxes, policy, hotel, finance, and emergency

22.
DISCUSSION REGARDING THE MIAMI BEACH ROWING CLUB LEASE June 6, 2018 - C4 E Sponsored by Commissioner Arriola Parks and Recreation Status: Item deferred to the October 26, 2018 FCWPC meeting, per Miami Beach Rowing Club request.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:parks, leasing, beach, and recreation

23.
DISCUSSION REGARDING MOVING FORWARD WITH AN ART INSTALLATION THAT CELEBRATES DIVERSITY IN OUR COMMUNITY, AS REQUESTED BY THE LGBTQ ADVISORY COMMITTEE April 11, 2018 - C4 X Sponsored by Commissioner Steinberg Tourism, Culture, and Economic Development Status: Item deferred to the October 26, 2018 FCWPC meeting, pending discussion at the Neighborhood/Community Affairs Committee.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:arts, development, discrimination, LGBTQ, diversity, neighborhood, Development, tourism, and economic development

24.
DISCUSSION REGARDING THE CREATION OF A CITY OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL December 13, 2017 - C4 Q Sponsored by Mayor Gelber and Co-sponsored by all City Commissioners Office of the City Attorney Status: Item deferred to the October 26, 2018 FCWPC meeting, pending further discussions at the Audit Committee.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:legal and audit

25.
DISCUSSION TO REVIEW THE JULIA TUTTLE BUS RAPID TRANSIT DEMO PROJECT May 16, 2018 - C4 R Sponsored by Commissioner Samuelian Transportation

Page 3 of 221 Status: Item deferred to the October 26, 2018 FCWPC meeting, pending quarterly report from Miami- Dade County on the progress of the new BERT service.

Tagged Passions:transportation and Public Transit

26.
DISCUSSION REGARDING THE NORTH BEACH TOWN CENTER GARAGE April 11, 2018 - R7 A

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:beach

Office of the City Manager/Tourism, Culture, and Economic Development Status: Item deferred to a future FCWPC meeting, pending receipt of best and final offer from developer.

Tagged Passions:administrator, manager, development, Development, tourism, and economic development

27.
UPDATE ON ENERGOV PERMITTING SYSTEM April 26, 2017 - C7 M

No additional detail provided

Information Technology Status: Item deferred to the October 26, 2018 FCWPC meeting, pending update.

Tagged Passions:Technology, information technology, technology, and Information Technology

28.
DISCUSSION REGARDING THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OF MAINTAINING TREES LOCATED IN THE SWALE May 16, 2018 - C4 AA Sponsored by Commissioner Arriola Public Works Status: Item deferred to the January 2019 FCWPC meeting, pending pilot study on sites and potential funding.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:Public Works, public works, trees, sites, funding, and finance

29.
DISCUSSION REGARDING THE FUTURE USE OF THE CORAL ROCK HOUSE, CONSISTING OF APPROXIMATELY 1,307 SQUARE FEET, LOCATED AT 1701 NORMANDY DRIVE April 11, 2018 - C4 A

No additional detail provided

Tourism, Culture and Economic Development Status: Deferred to the October 26, 2018 FCWPC meeting, pending revised construction cost estimate.

Tagged Passions:development, Development, tourism, construction, and economic development

30.
DISCUSSION REGARDING THE COSTS RELATED TO HAVING MIAMI BEACH COMMIT TO ENSURING THAT ALL GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS WILL BE POWERED BY 100 RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY May 17, 2017 - R9 AB Sponsored by Commissioner Rosen Gonzalez Environment Sustainability/Property Management Status: Item deferred to a future FCWPC meeting, pending Sustainability and Resiliency Committee direction.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:beach, property, sustainability, Conservation, and environment

31.
DISCUSSION TO CONSIDER REVISING THE SPECIAL EVENT REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES , BY AMENDING THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS: MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS, EXTERNAL REVIEW PROCEDURE, BOOKING POLICY, USE OF PUBLIC PROPERTY, SPECIAL EVENT FEE SCHEDULE, AND SPECIAL EVENT CLASS MATRIX , HEREBY PERMITTING AND RESTRICTING FURTHER USES ON PUBLIC PROPERTY AND RECONCILING SPECIAL EVENT FEES TO MATCH RECENT INCREASES ASSOCIATED WITH OTHER PUBLIC RENTAL USES October 18, 2017 - C4 F

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:rental, property, policy, procedure, and events

Tourism, Culture, and Economic Development Status: Item deferred to the October 26, 2018 FCWPC meeting, pending feedback from the industry.

Tagged Passions:development, Development, tourism, and economic development

32.
DISCUSSION REGARDING STREAMLINING THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS June 27, 2018 - C4 A Sponsored by Commissioner Arriola Procurement Status: Item deferred to the October 26, 2018 FCWPC meeting, pending conclusion of meetings with Commissioners.

Page 4 of 221 OLD BUSINESS 1. COMMITTEE MEMORANDUM TO: Finance and Citywide Projects Committee Members FROM: Jimmy L. Morales, City Manager

Tagged Passions:business, administrator, manager, purchasing, and finance

DATE: September 14, 2018

No additional detail provided

SUBJECT: DISCUSSION REGARDING A PILOT PROJECT TO TEST TEMPORARY ARTISTIC SHADE STRUCTURES IN SELECT PUBLIC SPACES TO SPUR ACTIVITY AND COMMUNITY VIBRANCY

HISTORY: This item was referred to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee at the July 25, 2018 City Commission meeting. The item was discussed at the July 27, 2018 Finance and Citywide Projects Committee. The Committee directed the Administration to further research artistic shade structures, potential locations, and cost estimates.
Tagged Passions:boards and commissions, history, and finance

ANALYSIS: The City of Coral Gables, in partnership with the Coral Gables Business Improvement District recently commissioned Sextafeira, a creative agency that uses art to spur commercial activity, to replicate their Umbrella Project over Giralda Avenue. The selected location, Giralda Avenue, is a pedestrian corridor lined with restaurants and shops. The initiative was a great success, drawing people to the space from around Miami-Dade County and creating enormous social media attention and activity around the project and the location.

This installation follows the principles of creative placemaking, a strategy that has been adopted throughout the Country to help revitalize Main Street's and commercial corridors. Creative placemaking is generally understood as the use of arts and culture by diverse partners to strategically shape the physical and social character of a place in order to spur economic development, promote enduring social change and improve the physical environment. Local arts offerings public art, murals, art parades, art fairs and crawls, museums, performances, and open studio nights offer people an opportunity to enjoy and participate in community. These offerings not only help build social cohesion but also stimulate the local business community. Below are a few examples of creative placemaking:
Tagged Passions:performance, restaurants, strategic, business, boards and commissions, streets, commercial, arts, social media law, development, Pedestrian, corridor, museums, Development, Conservation, environment, and economic development

Project: Horizontes Location: Wichita, Kansas Objective: Connecting two diverse neighborhoods through the design and implementation of a large scale mural on a vacant grain elevator that has created a physical barrier between two commercial corridors. Link: http://www.horizontes-project.com/about/

Tagged Passions:commercial, corridor, and neighborhood

Project: Truth Booth Location: World-wide and most recently Palm Beach, Florida and Detroit, Michigan Objective: The Truth Booth was created by the Cause Collective, an organization of artists, designers and ethnographers working together to create large- scale public art projects. It debuted in Ireland in 2011 and has made stops all over the world, including Afghanistan and South Africa. The goal of the project is to empower residents and visitors to speak freely and to give them a unique and creative opportunity to make their voices heard in public spaces. Link: http://www.causecollective.com/projects/httpwww-insearchofthetruth-net/ Administration has researched various methods for executing a similar project and has identified three opportunity areas for consideration.

Opportunity Areas 1. Normandy Isle (Rue Vendome) - This area has been identified in the North Beach Master Plan as a critical corridor within North Beach. Rue Vendome has been permanently closed off to vehicles and transformed into a public plaza. This street has very little shade and while Staff has started to activate this space with weekly programming, a shade structure would provide additional value.

Tagged Passions:beach, streets, arts, and corridor

2.
Washington Avenue - Washington Avenue has recently formed a Business Improvement District (BID) to help increase vibrancy and activity along the corridor. While this is one of the City's most critical corridors in terms of tourism, it also has the highest number of storefront vacancies. The BID has expressed interest in finding creative interventions for improving the corridor and would help partner with the City on a potential project. Please note that their first assessments would not be made until the beginning of 2019.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:business, commercial, RFP, rfp, corridor, and tourism

3.
41st Street- The 41st Street Committee made a motion at their July 31, 2018 Committee meeting recommending that the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee consider 41st Street as an area of opportunity for a temporary shade structure. A master plan was recently commissioned for 41st Street by Alta Planning and Gehl Studios. This plan assessed the current conditions of the street and provided twelve critical strategies for increasing its vibrancy. One of the strategies was to provide more shade, which could be done through structures similar to the Umbrella Project as well as through increased tree canopy. This is a key commercial and tourist corridor in Miami Beach that also serves a dense residential neighborhood with local businesses and community organizations all located along the main corridor.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:business, boards and commissions, beach, streets, commercial, corridor, neighborhood, planning, and finance

Shade Structure Options 1. Commission Sextafeira, or a similar creative agency. This agency in particular has created many different installations in Cities across the world. The Umbrella Project in Coral Gables cost between 80,000- 120,000. The cost for such installation would vary greatly based on location and size.

The Administration would recommended allocating 100,000.00 for a project by Sextafeira. Page 5 of 221 The Administration would recommended allocating 100,000.00 for a project by Sextafeira. Timeline: 1 year (*The Giralda Avenue project took from March 2017 to July 2018 to plan, execute, and launch) 2. Partner with Arts in Public Places and the Office of Cultural Affairs to issue a local call for artists to commission a shade installation. This would be a unique way to foster creativity within our local artistic community. This has been done in other cities such as Houston which did a call for artists to create a shade project at Discover Green, as 12-acre park. As noted in the aforementioned examples of creative placemaking this concept has been performed throughout the country. Notably, the Bloomberg Art Challenge supports innovative, temporary art projects to promote vibrancy in cities. The Administration would recommend allocating 50,000- 75,000.00 for this project. Timeline: 6-8 months https://www.americansforthearts.org/by-program/networks-and-councils/public-art-network/public-art-year-in-review-database/firmament https://publicartchallenge.bloomberg.org/finalists 3. Perform a quick build project using temporary shade sails of various colors. This method would be the quickest way to provide shade over identified areas. Shade sales range in price but would cost around 30,000.00. While this approach could provide a practical enhancement to an area, this tactic would not spur the same traction as the Umbrella Project did for Giralda Avenue, nor would it have a curated artistic component. A budget of 30,000.00 would allow for 2-4 shades to be installed which could be performed by City Staff.

Tagged Passions:council, parks, boards and commissions, arts, budget, program, and sale

Timeline: 8-12 weeks

No additional detail provided

https://www.google.com/search? q=colorful+shade+sails safe=off source=lnms tbm=isch sa=X ved=0ahUKEwiErKqeprjcAhWhwVkKHSpHBBMQ_AUICygC biw=1920 bih=974

Tagged Passions:Google

CONCLUSION: The Administration seeks direction and feedback on the proposed options for implementing an artistic shade structure within a selected Miami Beach location.

Page 6 of 221 OLD BUSINESS 2. COMMITTEE MEMORANDUM TO: Finance and Citywide Projects Committee Members FROM: Jimmy L. Morales, City Manager
Tagged Passions:business, beach, administrator, manager, and finance

DATE: September 14, 2018

No additional detail provided

SUBJECT: DISCUSSION REGARDING ACTIVATING STOREFRONT GROUND FLOOR VACANCIES WITHIN MIAMI BEACH COMMERCIAL CORRIDORS

HISTORY: This item was referred to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee at the April 11, 2018 City Commission meeting. At the April 20, 2018 Finance and Citywide Projects Committee, the Committee discussed the issue of ground floor storefront vacancies throughout many of the major commercial corridors in Miami Beach. There was discussion on ways to create registries to track vacant properties along with possible incentives to help landlords lease out their properties. The Committee directed City Staff to create a catalog of the number and location of vacancies among major corridors - North Beach 63rd-70th, 41st Street, Washington Avenue, Ocean Drive, and Lincoln Road. Additionally, they requested that Staff look into creative ways and ideas to address such vacancies and increase vibrancy throughout our commercial districts.
Tagged Passions:rental, leasing, boards and commissions, beach, streets, commercial, corridor, history, incentive, and finance

Florida State Statue does not provide legislative authority to impose taxes on property owners with vacant storefronts. Therefore, the City cannot impose a vacancy tax on empty storefronts without the approval from State legislature. Staff has researched other possible solutions to encourage better management of vacant storefront windows, and has included several options in the Analysis herein.

No additional detail provided

Tagged Passions:property, taxes, commercial, and Taxes

City staff completed a ground floor storefront survey within five commercial corridors (41st Street, Lincoln Road, Washington Avenue, Ocean Drive, and the North End 63rd to 70th). A complete list of those vacancies along with their full address and corresponding photos for each is attached (Exhibit A).

The following counts were concluded: 41st Street: 8 vacancies Lincoln Road (100 block - 1100 block): 23 vacancies Washington Avenue (5th-15th Street): 55 vacancies Ocean Drive: 10 vacancies North End (63rd to 70th Street): 21 vacancies Concurrently, Staff began further reviewing and researching background information for each of the vacant storefronts, with the specific intent to identify the reason for extended vacancy and to identify any barriers that might be alleviated at the City level. This study includes cross-referencing each address with the City's BTR registry along with vetting each address through property appraiser and Sunbiz to determine ownership. We also Page 7 of 221 reviewed all permits that are currently active with the Building Department. A full spreadsheet of this information is attached (Exhibit B). Through this process we were able to identify that 15 of the properties mentioned above had active permits and were currently under construction or in the process of redevelopment. This information allowed for Staff to begin outreach to better understand the challenges and issues brokers and property owners have been facing in finding new tenants. Staff contacted all of the brokers that were identified through Sunbiz and/or property appraiser that represented the properties surveyed. Unfortunately, many of these representatives did not provide information or respond to our inquiries. Therefore, we began to survey additional industry professionals in the community (Business Improvement District, Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, and individual property owners in Miami Beach).

Tagged Passions:rental, business, beach, property, streets, commercial, corridor, and construction

We used the following set of questions to guide the conversations within our outreach: 1. How long has this property remained vacant? 2. What have been some of the challenges you have faced in leasing this space? 3. Did the previous tenant disclose to you why they decided to leave this space? 4. Do you have any ideas for how the City could help better support your efforts in finding a new tenant? 5. Do you represent other commercial spaces in Miami Beach? If so, do you have the same challenges in leasing those spaces?

Below is a summarized list of the feedback and its associated corridor: The current conditions of the street do not attract new and emerging businesses (Washington Avenue, 41st Street)
Tagged Passions:rental, business, leasing, beach, property, streets, commercial, and corridor

Creative marketing and branding of our City needs to be a priority to increase and promote businesses (North Beach, Washington Avenue)

Tagged Passions:business, beach, and market

People are leaving for the mainland, they can receive a better value (more space for less) with less traffic (City-wide)

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Tagged Passions:traffic

Poor lighting and lack of parking are a barrier (North Beach)

Miami Beach used to be the dominating municipality for entertainment, the competition has grown throughout the County Capital improvements in the pipeline will be able to address many of the issues the streets are facing sidewalk enhancements, increased lighting, bike lanes (41st Street, Lincoln, Washington) Independent stores are competing in the world of Amazon, they are struggling to maintain the rent with loss of demand (Lincoln Road) Starting a business and converting a property from one industry to the next (retail to restaurant) is financially burdensome, especially for small startups (City-wide) The Administration reviewed the aforementioned feedback with the Committee at the July 27, 2018 meeting. The Committee directed staff to further explore the internal processes and barriers to business start-up.
Tagged Passions:restaurants, business, beach, property, streets, commercial, capital spending, internet retailers, Capital Spending, poverty, Bicycles, Pedestrian, bicycles, and parking

ANALYSIS: The Administration is working in partnership with the Small Business Task Force to identify City measures that would help streamline the business start-up process (including Business Tax Receipt, Sidewalk Cafe Permitting, and other City regulatory requirements). To better identify the current challenges faced by small businesses opening, expanding or relocating in Miami Beach, a Small Business Survey has been developed and will be distributed at the end of August as a way to inform the Task Force. This survey will be sent electronically by the City as well as distribution by the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. The survey is attached to this memo (Exhibit A).

The results of the survey, with a projected timeframe of end of September 2018, will be analyzed and reviewed Page 8 of 221 by the Task Force and further presented to this Committee. This will allow the administration to determine which internal process(es) presents a barrier to the business start-up process.
Tagged Passions:restaurants, small business, business, beach, streets, taxes, Taxes, Pedestrian, and regulation

In addition, staff is exploring other creative alternatives for better supporting our small business community in addressing storefront vacancies. Below are concepts for consideration:

Curated Storefront Initiative: Create a series of ongoing exhibitions that will activate unused storefronts through multimedia art installations. Options include inviting local arts organizations to activate the windows; working with Cultural Affairs to commission artist installations, and working with local BIDs to provide funding for either or both of these options. The Lincoln Road BID has partnered with Miami City Ballet and the Botanical Garden to create similar activations recently.
Tagged Passions:small business, business, boards and commissions, streets, commercial, arts, RFP, rfp, and funding

In addition, the 41st Street Committee specifically recommended that the curated storefronts include activations by cultural organizations, with preference for local Miami Beach cultural organizations. The Committee also recommended the idea of commissioning local artists and put forward a new idea of promotion of art and photography by Miami Beach schools.

Tagged Passions:boards and commissions, beach, streets, commercial, arts, and education

Some of these activities may have an associated cost if the City were to subsidize the cultural organizations or the artists. In this case, the estimated cost would be 5,000 per window.

The City could pilot this concept out in three commercial corridors -- North, Mid, and South Beach, activating a number of storefronts in each corridor.
Tagged Passions:beach, commercial, and corridor

Encourage Small-Scale Manufacturing: Review of current zoning regulations and expand the industrial/warehouse zoning allowance to other commercial corridors. Encouraging more small-scale manufacturing (textiles, breweries, coffee roasters, tech labs) on main streets can foster entrepreneurship and homegrown industries. These business create well-paying jobs for people with a variety of education and skills levels and brings vitality to commercial districts. This also helps diversify our employment base from just food and beverage.

Estimated Cost: Not applicable, this would require zoning changes through the approval of the City Commission. Pink Zones: Designate key commercial corridors in a state of transition as a pink zone . The City could pilot this concept out in either 41st Street, Washington Avenue and Town Center. By simplifying zoning and building codes we are apply to better support businesses to emerge.
Tagged Passions:alcohol, business, boards and commissions, commercial, education, corridor, entrepreneurship, industrial, jobs, building codes, regulation, employment, and zoning

Cost: Estimated 50,000.00 to hire a consulting agency to assist the Administration in creating and implementing a pink zone.

Storefront Coverings: Previously, the City had allocated some funding to produce CMB designed window coverings for vacant storefronts, and provided these at no cost to vendors, landlords and tenants. The last completed order was in April 2017, for 30 window wraps it cost the city 18,908.00. However, that funding is no longer in place, so the City currently provides the template for this printout, and costs of printing must be borne by the storefronts. Administration recommends that the current the code be changed to only allow the following -- with all borne at cost of storefront owner not City: storefronts are expected to use the approved Miami Beach window covering any other window covering must be approved by the Planning department storefronts may use white panels provided that they cover windows from top to bottom as a single panel Page 9 of 221 Under this scenario, brown paper is no longer a viable option. Estimated Cost: Not applicable, this would require changes to City Code through the approval of the City Commission. Anchor Tenant Incentive Program: Create an incentive grant based program for commercial property owners and/or commercial tenants to assist with interior building improvements and business start-ups. As a way to attract high quality businesses to our commercial corridors this program, modeled from the Clearwater CRA, would allow eligible participants to apply for funding to help offset interior building improvements and business costs that are typical barriers for new and emerging businesses. The link below is the program model from Clearwater, Florida: http://downtownclearwater.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CRA-Anchor-Tenant-Program_Final.pdf
Tagged Passions:rental, business, services, boards and commissions, beach, property, commercial, corridor, program, incentive, planning, funding, and grant

Estimated Cost: Up to 25,000.00 in grant funds to eligible establishments. First year allocation of 125,000.00 to allow for five grants in designated commercial corridors. Require a 2:1 match.

Tagged Passions:commercial, corridor, funding, and grant

Grand Opening Assistance Program: A significant portion of the feedback received was regarding the brand and narrative around Miami Beach and the increased competition throughout Miami-Dade County. This program which has been adopted through the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, provides small grants to new businesses to help with their grand opening and marketing. This would allow for them to create their unique narrative and help increase their visibility. The link below is the program model for West Palm Beach, Florida: http://www.downtownwpb.com/grand-opening-assistance

Tagged Passions:business, beach, downtown, development, Development, market, program, and grant

Estimated Cost: Up to 3,000.00 per grant provided by the City. First year allocation of 30,000.00 to allow for ten grants in designated commercial corridors.

CONCLUSION: Staff will continue to conduct outreach and work with the BID's and business associations to develop programs to help increase downtown vibrancy and business retention, including updating this Committee on the Small Business Survey results and initiatives recommended by the Small Business Task Force. Should any of the above recommendations be adopted or pursued, funding would need to be identified to support these programs.
Tagged Passions:small business, business, commercial, RFP, rfp, downtown, corridor, program, funding, and grant

ATTACHMENTS: Description Type Small Business Survey Other

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Tagged Passions:small business and business

Miami Beach Small Business and Industry Survey

Optional: Name: Email Address: Business Name: Business Industry:
Tagged Passions:small business, business, and beach

1.
How many years have you operated your business in Miami Beach?

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Tagged Passions:business and beach

a.
0-5 years

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b.
5-10 years

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c.
10-15 years

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d.
15 or more

2. Please select the closest annual revenue range for your business?

Tagged Passions:business

a.
10,000- 49,999

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b.
50,000- 99,999

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c.
100,000- 249,999

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d.
250,000- 499,999

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e.
500,000- 999,999

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f.
1,000,000 +

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3.
Which neighborhood is your primary business office location?

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Tagged Passions:business and neighborhood

a.
South Beach (South Point to 23rd Street)

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Tagged Passions:beach and streets

b.
Mid Beach (23rd Street to 63rd Street)

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Tagged Passions:beach and streets

c.
North Beach (63rd Street to 87th Street)

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Tagged Passions:beach and streets

d.
Other _____________________

4. From a financial perspective, how do you feel right now about the future of your business?

Tagged Passions:business and finance

a.
Very confident

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b.
Somewhat confident

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c.
Neutral

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d.
Not very confident

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e.
Not at all confident

5. What are the three most significant challenges to the future growth and stability of your business?

Tagged Passions:business and growth

a.
Finding good employees

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b.
Competition with big business

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Tagged Passions:business

c.
Uncertain economic environment

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d.
Regional competition

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e.
Employee benefits (e.g. Healthcare)

f. Decline in customer spending

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Lack of available capital

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Transportation

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i.
Cost of training workers

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Cost of technology

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Marketing/Promotion

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l.
Taxes

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m.
Other_________

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6.
What, If anything, has been a barrier to establishing your business in Miami Beach?

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Please select the top three.

a.
Permitting

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Zoning

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c.
License application process

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d.
Parking

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e.
Taxes

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f.
Other

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7.
If you could receive support in one area to help advance your business, which of the

items below would you choose?

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a.
Marketing and Branding

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b.
Financial Literacy and Planning

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c.
Access to capital

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Technology and training

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e.
Social media Optimization

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Operations (e.g. recruitment/retention; strategic planning; mentoring; etc.)

g. Access to research and development (e.g. industry and consumer data/trends, etc.)

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h.
Other______________________

8. How might the City of Miami Beach better support and serve your efforts?

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Fill in the blank

9.
Would you be interested in receiving a digital newsletter with City related information on

local and State opportunities? If yes, please provide your preferred email address. Yes or No Email Address:

10.
Would you be interested in attending Capacity Building workshops led by industry

experts? Yes or No

11.
Why did you choose to locate your business in Miami Beach?

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a.
Tourism based industry

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b.
Access to natural recreation

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c.
Tax incentives

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Proximity to the Latin market

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e.
Cost of living

Page 12 of 221 OLD BUSINESS 3. COMMITTEE MEMORANDUM TO: Finance and Citywide Projects Committee Members FROM: Jimmy L. Morales, City Manager

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DATE: September 14, 2018

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SUBJECT: DISCUSSION REGARDING PROGRAMMING RUE VENDOME AND ISSUING A SOLICITATION FOR A CREATIVE MARKETING AGENCY TO HELP SUPPORT THE LOCAL BUSINESSES AND REVITALIZE THE COMMUNITY THROUGH CREATIVE PROGRAMMING WITHIN NORMANDY ISLE

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HISTORY: A key component of the North Beach Master Plan was to transform the Normandy Isles fountain area into a vibrant, pedestrian-oriented commercial district. The Master Plan recommends that the fountain transition from the previous automobile-centric layout to better accommodate pedestrian activity and connectivity around the corridor.

Within this recommendation, the Master Plan highlighted transforming Rue Vendome into a pedestrian street to create a larger plaza connecting to the Normandy Fountain. The City Commission approved this recommendation during the March 1, 2017 Commission meeting and the Administration moved to close this street and reimagine the space used for on-street parking. The City permanently closed off Rue Vendome on Friday, March 31, 2018. Staff further contracted with the urban design firm, Street Plans, to create an art deco sunburst mural which is currently painted on Rue Vendome. Additionally, staff worked with Greenspace Management to enhance the plaza by block the sides of the street with planters and installed bistro lights throughout the plaza to increase visibility and activity. This activation was completed on April 7, 2018 with a celebration on the regularly scheduled First Friday music night that includes food trucks and family music entertainment. Likewise, the regularly scheduled Farmer s Market was activated on Saturday mornings with a diverse group of products, florals and other small commercial items. During the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee ( FCWPC ) on June 29, 2018 the Committee expressed concern that Rue Vendome needed additional activities during the week and weekend. Accordingly, the Committee directed Staff to explore and create an activation plan for Rue Vendome that included programming of events that would encourage and attract community and neighborhood engagement and to explore the creation of a user friendly, and easy to activate special events permit to allow such additional activation in Rue Vendome in the short term. Staff was asked to return with viable ideas and a draft budget for a short-term activation. At the July 2, 2018 Commission meeting, rather than add to the agenda a discussion item on Rue Vendome activation as requested by Commissioner Rosen Gonzalez, the item was referred to the July 25, 2018 Commission meeting. This item was further discussed at the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee meeting on July 27, 2018. The Committee directed the Administration to research outside consulting agencies that could support the programming, marketing, and branding of Normandy Isle. This agency would leverage the current City-wide Page 13 of 221
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programs that occur on Rue Vendome.

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Acceptance of the recommendation to solicit proposals for Rue Vendome programming is on the September 12, 2018 Commission agenda for consideration.

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ANALYSIS: Staff has been working on a short-term activation for Rue Vendome that would allow for weekly and daily programming in the plaza. The goal of these programs is to increase visibility of the local businesses in Normandy Isle and to create a place for North Beach residents to gather and engage with one another, supporting the idea of placemaking in this corridor. This has included creating a temporary pop-up park to encourage people to relax, sit and play in the plaza throughout the week. Additionally, beginning August 27th, NoBe Yoga began offering free yoga and meditation classes every Tuesday and Thursday evening.

Although acceptance of the recommendation to solicit proposals for Rue Vendome programming is on the September 12, 2018 Commission agenda for consideration, in response to the Committee direction to bring ideas to the September 14 meeting, staff began researching various agencies in Miami-Dade County that could provide the desired programming and branding for Rue Vendome. As directed by the Committee, the desire is to have an entity to create site-specific programming and a local marketing plan to help lift up North Beach and attract new patrons to the area. In addition, the entity would work with the local businesses surrounding Rue Vendome to strengthen their brand and internal operations. Staff reached out to three agencies in the community: Prism Creative Group: A local branding and marketing firm that specializes in creative placemaking and site- specific programming. Prism Group has been retained by various municipalities and agencies such as the Miami Downtown Development Authority to activate underused public spaces. They specialize in strengthening small business growth and elevating the unique narrative of a particular neighborhood. This firm has expressed interest with working with the City of Miami Beach and has submitted an overview of proposed activites which is attached herein as Exhibit A. Super Market Creative: A local creative studio and experiential event production company, this firm specializes in branding and design of place. They work directly with businesses and creatives to expand their audience and customer base through innovative strategies. Their clients range from Citi Bike Miami to the Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel. Super Market Creative has expressed interest in collaborating with the City on this project, and is currently working on an overview of potential ideas for the purpose of programming Rue Vendome.
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Wow MKTG: A multidimensional marketing agency that helps to create better user and customer experience through intentional development of events, campaigns and strategies. They have worked with a wide range of clients from The Children's Trust, Univision, and Adrienne Arsht Center. This agency has not responded to Staff's inquiry.

No additional detail provided

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Based on the initial responses from both Prism Creative Group and Super Market Creative, the firms have put forward contemplated ideas for a fee of 25,000 for 3 months. Therefore, it is estimated that the annual expenditure for these services would be approximately 100,000.

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Procurement has advised that the pathway to securing these services involves securing a budget and then pursuing one of 2 options for implementation: 1. Authorize the issuance of an RFP. 2. Approve a waiver of bid and move forward to begin negotiating a contract.

Either option may include a 3 month pilot if there is a will to test out the services and selected firm. Page 14 of 221

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CONCLUSION: The Administration seeks direction from the Committee as to which method of procurement to pursue and direction on a potential budget request to fund this initiative.

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ATTACHMENTS: Description Type Exhibit A Other

Page 15 of 221 Page 16 of 221 Page 17 of 221 Page 18 of 221 Page 19 of 221 OLD BUSINESS 4. COMMITTEE MEMORANDUM TO: Finance and Citywide Projects Committee Members FROM: Jimmy L. Morales, City Manager
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DATE: September 14, 2018

No additional detail provided

SUBJECT: DISCUSSION REGARDING CABLERUNNER AND ITS TECHNOLOGY

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ANALYSIS: Multinet CableRunner LLC (CableRunner) is a company that specializes in building fiber optic networks without trenching by using existing infrastructure such as sanitary sewer systems or stormwater drains to install fiber networks. This technology is said to allow faster installation of fiber networks with a competitive cost advantage, compared to conventional deployment methods.

Tagged Passions:utility, telecommunications, Utility, Telecommunications, Technology, information technology, technology, sewer, stormwater, and Information Technology

At its February 15, 2018 meeting, the City Commission placed dual referrals to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee (FCWPC) and the Neighborhood/Community Affairs Committee (NCAC), to discuss CableRunner and its technology. The item was heard and the dual referrals were approved by the Commission to have Public Works staff begin researching the new technology and understand its capabilities.

Tagged Passions:Public Works, public works, boards and commissions, Technology, technology, neighborhood, and finance

At its March 26, 2018 FCWPC meeting, a discussion was heard about CableRunner's suggested approach to implement a 5G method by running the fiber networks through the City's sewer system. It was recommended to have the City's engineering firm, Hazen and Sawyer, review and consider the local conditions in Miami Beach to determine the suitability of installing an in-sewer fiber optic network.

Hazen and Sawyer's analysis came back unfavorable, indicating that the City's sewer system is not suitable for the installation of an in-sewer fiber optic network. The full report is attached.
Tagged Passions:utility, telecommunications, Utility, beach, Telecommunications, information technology, sewer, and Information Technology

At its July 18, 2018 meeting, the NCAC invited a CableRunner representative to offer its opinion on the engineering report. While the CableRunner representative was not able to offer enough evidence to rebut the analysis, the representative mentioned there were alternative pipes where the fiber optic network could also be installed. The CableRunner representative requested assistance from the City by providing maps of the stormwater system to analyze for a possible installation to presented in a future NCAC meeting. The discussion concluded with a motion from the Committee to have CableRunner reach out to Hazen and Sawyer, provide them a letter describing in detail how they would address their concerns, and let them respond. To date, there has been nothing further provided to the City by CableRunner.

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CONCLUSION: The following is submitted to the members of the FCWPC for discussion and further direction.

ATTACHMENTS: Description Type Page 20 of 221 Hazen and Sawyer Analysis 4/20/18 Other Page 21 of 221 Hazen and Sawyer 999 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Suite 1150 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305.443.4001 Technical Memorandum
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To: Mr. Roy Coley, MBA Director, Miami Beach Public Works

From: Jayson Page, PE, Vice President Beth Waters, PE, Associate Alexandra Westbrook, Assistant Engineer

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CableRunner Technology Review City of Miami Beach Introduction

The City of Miami Beach owns and operates a gravity wastewater collection system that includes approximately 113 miles of gravity sewer and approximately 2,750 manholes. The majority of the sewer piping was installed circa 1950, as indicated by the major presence of vitrified clay pipe (VCP), also referred to as terracotta piping. Concrete, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), cast iron, and ductile iron piping are also present in the system. The size of piping ranges from 4-inches in diameter to 36-inches in diameter. The sewer system collects wastewater from the City s service area and transmits that wastewater to 23 lift stations, which pump wastewater through the City s force main network. Flow converges at South Point Park, where wastewater is conveyed through a subaqueous 60-inch force main under Government Cut and is received by Miami-Dade Water and Sewer s (MDWASD) Central District Wastewater Treatment Plant (CDWWTP) for treatment and disposal. Refer to Figure 1-1 for an overview of the City s sewer system. CableRunner International (CableRunner) is a company based in Vienna, Austria. CableRunner offers a mechanism to install fiber optic conduits within gravity sanitary sewer systems, benefiting from the connectivity and proximity to homes. Stormwater systems can also be utilized for CableRunner technology. The company was founded in 1999 and has completed several projects in Europe. In recent years CableRunner has expanded to China, Russia, and the Americas. In 2013, CableRunner began work in the United States (US) with a large diameter sanitary sewer project in Cleveland, Ohio, which is the sole installation in the US to date. The City of Miami Beach contracted Hazen and Sawyer to perform an evaluation of CableRunner technology and consider local conditions in Miami Beach to determine the suitability of installing an in- sewer fiber optic network. Jo b 90 00 -0 04 Page 22 of 221 Page 23 of 221 Page 3 of 19 CableRunner Technology Review City of Miami Beach
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Table of Contents 1. Broadband Availability in Miami Beach ......................................................................5

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2.
Technology Review....................................................................................................6 2.1 Standard Installation Practices ...................................................................................................6

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2.2 CableRunner Installation ............................................................................................................6

3.
Suitability Review .....................................................................................................10 3.1 Size of Sewer System ..............................................................................................................10

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3.2 Material of Sewer System.........................................................................................................12

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3.3 Other Considerations................................................................................................................15

3.3.1 Age of Piping ............................................................................................................................15

3.3.2 Repair .......................................................................................................................................15 3.3.3 Lining ........................................................................................................................................15 3.3.4 Maintenance .............................................................................................................................16 3.4 Infiltration/Inflow (I/I) .................................................................................................................17 3.5 Security.....................................................................................................................................18

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3.6 Regulatory Compliance ............................................................................................................18

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4.
Conclusions..............................................................................................................19

List of Tables Table 1.1: Comparison of Broadband Service Types in Miami Beach .............................5 Table 2.1: CableRunner Installation Requirements..........................................................9

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Table 3.1: Wastewater Collection System Gravity Sewer Distribution by Size ..............10

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Table 3.2: Wastewater Collection System Gravity Sewer Distribution by Material.........12

Table 3.3: Average Sewer Pipe Liner (CIPP) Thickness................................................16
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Table 3.4: Wastewater Collection System Lining Status ................................................16

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Table 3.5: Wastewater Collection System Gravity Sewer Distribution by Elevation.......17

Page 24 of 221 Page 4 of 19 CableRunner Technology Review City of Miami Beach List of Figures Figure 1-1: Sewer Network Overview...............................................................................2
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Figure 2-1: CableRunner technology installed in an accessible sewer of diameter greater than 80 cm (30 in)..........................................................................................7

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Figure 2-2: CableRunner technology installed in a non-accessible sewer of diameter less than 80 cm (30 in). ..............................................................................................7

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Figure 2-3: Current version of CableRunner robot used for installation of fiber optics in inaccessible sewers. ..................................................................................................8

Figure 2-4: CableRunner installation in Heights Hilltop Interceptor in Cleveland, Ohio. .9 Figure 3-1: Gravity Main Diameter Distribution...............................................................11
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Figure 3-3: Location of Gravity Mains Suitable for Installation of CableRunner based on Diameter and Material ..............................................................................................14

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1.
Broadband Availability in Miami Beach

Broadband in Miami Beach is currently provided by digital subscriber line (DSL), cable, fiber optic, and satellite. Cable and DSL are the most widely used broadband service method, with coverage across approximately 98 of the City.

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DSL is a type of broadband connection that transmits data over telephone cables. Internet speed depends on how far the connection must travel from the provider, but speed is independent of the volume of users. DSL broadband is typically the slowest option, with speeds ranging in the hundreds of kilobytes per second (Kbps). However, many users choose DSL because it is typically the most cost-effective option.

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Cable is a type of broadband connection that transmits data through coaxial copper cables. Each cable line services more than one home, so the speed of broadband depends on the volume of users. Cable internet speed is independent of distance to provider. Cable internet is typically faster than DSL, with speeds ranging in the hundreds of megabits per second (Mbps). Cable is typically more expensive than DSL but less expensive than fiber optic service.

Fiber optic service transmits data in the form of light waves through plastic or glass fiber optic cable. The speed of fiber optic broadband is independent of both distance from the provider and volume of users. Fiber optic service typically provides the fastest broadband speeds ranging in the thousands of Mbps into the gigabits per second (Gbps). Fiber optic service is not widely used in Miami Beach, as coverage is only available across approximately 3-4 of the City, and the cost per month in comparison to DSL and cable is high.
Tagged Passions:telecommunications, services, beach, Internet Access, and Telecommunications

Satellite broadband works wirelessly through the interaction of geosynchronous satellites, and therefore is available essentially everywhere in the world. Satellite internet speeds fall between DSL and cable. Speed may be slowed down or interrupted by inclement weather. Satellite broadband is typically the most expensive in monthly fees, depending on the data usage cap chosen by the customer.

Table 1.1 summarizes the characteristics of the different broadband service types available in Miami Beach. Table 1.1: Comparison of Broadband Service Types in Miami Beach Broadband Service MethodParameter of Comparison DSL Cable Fiber Optic Satellite Speed of connection Slowest Fast Fastest Slow Potential for lag in service Common1 Common2 Uncommon Common3 Availability Wide Wide Limited Wide

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Price of monthly service Lowest Low High High 1 Occurs when home connection is far from provider. 2 Occurs when high volume of users are online. 3 Occurs during inclement weather conditions.

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2.
Technology Review

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2.1 Standard Installation Practices

Wired broadband infrastructure, including DSL, coaxial cable, and fiber optic cable, are traditionally installed separately from the sewer infrastructure. Broadband infrastructure may be installed above or below ground. Above ground, aerial cables are affixed to power or telephone poles. Below ground cables are most commonly installed via open trench and are protected by PVC or galvanized steel ducts. Underground installation may also be completed via horizontal directional drilling (HDD), which is the process of reaming an arced pathway which cables can be pulled through. Trenchless technology such as HDD is less disruptive to the public and environment. In Miami Beach, the broadband network provider is responsible for installation, operation, and maintenance of the system. Sewer systems are installed below ground by open trench or through trenchless technology, such as tunneling or HDD, when necessary. The City of Miami Beach is responsible for installation, operation, and maintenance of its sewer system. Small diameter sewer pipes service homes and businesses while larger diameter pipes collect flow and are typically located closer to pump stations. Currently, the City s sewer network is comprised of approximately 113 miles of below ground gravity sewer and 2,750 manholes which allow access to the sewers at regular intervals.

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2.2 CableRunner Installation

CableRunner s in-sewer fiber optic technology involves installation of fiber optic cables inside existing gravity sewer mains through manholes. Prior to installation, the CableRunner team performs an inspection via camera to assess the condition of the pipe. The pipe is then assigned a Damage Class, a number from 1 to 5 rating the condition of the pipe. 1 refers to a pipe in perfect condition while 5 refers to a pipe in very poor condition. CableRunner only installs their system on pipes with a Damage Class rating of 1 through 3, that is pipes that are not expected to need repair or replacement within the next 10 years.
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If a pipe passes the Damage Class evaluation, the CableRunner team will proceed with installation. If there is settled sludge in the sewer pipe, the system must be cleaned before installation. The system may also need to be plugged and vacuumed in the case that more than 30 of the pipe is full of water, where vacuuming is possible. The CableRunner robot, discussed below, is not able to work in excessively dirty or inundated pipes.

Crew-accessible sewers are defined by CableRunner as sewers with a diameter of greater than 80 cm (30 in). A human crew enters the sewer and manually affixes cables to the wall of the pipe with mounting clips at pre-defined intervals. The depth that these clips are driven into the pipe wall depends on the pipe material and wall thickness. The mounting clips hold 8.2cm x 3.6 cm (3.2 x 1.4 ) rectangular cable trays in place. The cable trays run along the length of the pipe and are used as a conduit for fiber optic cables. Figure 2-1 shows CableRunner technology installed in a crew accessible sewer. Page 27 of 221 Page 7 of 19 CableRunner Technology Review City of Miami Beach

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Figure 2-1: CableRunner technology installed in an accessible sewer of diameter greater than 80 cm (30 in).

Non-accessible sewers are defined by CableRunner as sewers with a diameter of less than 80 cm (30 in). In non-accessible sewers, a robotic device on wheels enters the sewer and is guided by a wire connected to an installation vehicle above ground. The robot makes a series of punctures in the upper wall of the sewer pipe and affixes 6.8cm x 3.0cm (2.7 x 1.2 ) rectangular cable trays at pre-defined intervals. Fasteners are driven completely or partially through the sewer pipe wall. The depth of puncture is determined by the material and wall thickness of the pipe. The robot exits the sewer and the cable tray remains in place along the top wall of the sewer. Figure 2-2 shows CableRunner technology installed in a non-accessible sewer and Figure 2-3 shows the current version of the robot used for installation.
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Figure 2-2: CableRunner technology installed in a non-accessible sewer of diameter less than 80 cm (30 in).

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Figure 2-3: Current version of CableRunner robot used for installation of fiber optics in inaccessible sewers.

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CableRunner has tested their system on various pipe materials including concrete, brick, PVC, and terracotta piping. Installation in PVC piping is most desirable because the fastener can be threaded completely through the PVC, and the plastic and the fastener create a watertight seal. Ductile iron and cast iron can similarly be drilled with minimal leakage. Drilling completely through a brittle material such as concrete, brick, or terracotta pipe is the least desirable, as a watertight seal is not created between the wall of the pipe and the bolt. Pipes of these materials may be partially drilled. Concrete and brick pipes in accessible sewers are typically thicker and may be partially drilled to affix mounting clips. Smaller pipes made of brittle material may be partially drilled if the wall thickness is adequate.

A key element to the functionality of the CableRunner system is redundancy. Ideally, the system would be very interconnected and have multiple pathways for each connection, to assure reliable uninterrupted service. CableRunner s intent is to install fiber optic connections through multiple pathways, so in case of an interruption in service along one pathway, there are backup pathways to maintain service. The interconnectivity of a sewer system to homes and businesses makes it a potential conduit for installation of a fiber optic network. Table 2.1 summarizes the installation requirements for CableRunner technology, as discussed above. Page 29 of 221 Page 9 of 19 CableRunner Technology Review City of Miami Beach Table 2.1: CableRunner Installation Requirements Parameter Capability of Installation Condition of Pipe Damage Class 1-3 CableRunner may perform installation. Damage Class 4-5 Pipe in too poor condition for CableRunner installation. Pipe Diameter 4-10 Too small to access via robot or crew. 12-27 Accessible via robot. 30-36 Accessible via crew. Pipe Material Concrete Bolts are drilled partially through wall of pipe. The depth of the bolts

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depends on the thickness of the pipe. Brick Bolts are drilled partially through wall of pipe. The depth of the bolts

depends on the thickness of the pipe. PVC Threaded bolts are drilled fully through wall of pipe. Threaded plastic

creates a watertight seal. Ductile or Cast Iron Threaded bolts are drilled fully through wall of pipe. Terracotta Bolts are drilled partially through wall of pipe. The depth of the bolts

depends on the thickness of the pipe. Connectivity of Suitable Pipes

Low Minimal pathways for in-sewer fiber optic network. High Allows for redundancy and an expansive fiber optic network. The single case of installation of CableRunner technology in the United States is in Cleveland, Ohio. The North East Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) contracted CableRunner to install a fiber optic system in the Heights Hilltop Interceptor, a sanitary sewer tunnel. The installation was performed by a local construction company, remotely supervised by CableRunner, within a 12-foot (144-inch) diameter, crew accessible concrete tunnel. The extent of the project was approximately 3,000 linear feet. According to phone correspondence with NEORSD, they have experienced no difficulties with the system and have no current plans for expanding the network. See Figure 2-4 for photographs from the Cleveland installation. Figure 2-4: CableRunner installation in Heights Hilltop Interceptor in Cleveland, Ohio. Page 30 of 221 Page 10 of 19 CableRunner Technology Review City of Miami Beach
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3.
Suitability Review

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3.1 Size of Sewer System

As discussed in Section 2.2, CableRunner classifies a crew-accessible sewer as one that is greater than 80 cm (30 in) in diameter. According to CableRunner s size classification, less than 1 of City s sewer system is crew-accessible. The current version of the CableRunner robot is able to install cable trays in sewers greater than 30 cm (12 in) in diameter. As presented in Table 3.1, approximately 23 of the City s existing gravity collection system is robot accessible. The remaining 75 of sewer system of known diameter is too small to be accessed via either crew or robot.

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Table 3.1: Wastewater Collection System Gravity Sewer Distribution by Size

Diameter (Inches) Pipe Length (Feet) Percentage ( ) Accessibility 4 10 444,907 75 Not accessible
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12
27 139,470 23 Accessible via robot 30 36 4,883 0.8 Accessible via crew

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Unknown 7,195 1.2 N/A Total 596,455

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Source: City of Miami Beach GIS database dated December 12, 2017.

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Refer to Figure 3-1 for the distribution of gravity mains between 4-10 inches (inaccessible), 12-27 inches (accessible by robot), and 30-36 inches (accessible by crew). As previously discussed, CableRunner technology depends on high connectivity of the sewer system and the proximity to homes. The large amount of 8-inch piping throughout the system severely limits the ability to install an integrated fiber optic network with redundant pathways, because of limited connectivity of accessible pipes.

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3.2 Material of Sewer System

Table 3.2 presents a breakdown of the City s sewer system by material. A majority (approximately 54.5 ) of the City s existing gravity sewer system is constructed out of terracotta pipe. Terracotta pipe is very susceptible to cracking once an initial fracture is made. Drilling bolts partially or fully into a terracotta sewer pipe for mounting of cable trays could compromise the structural integrity of the pipe and likely lead to leakage. The second most common material of construction for Miami Beach sewer is concrete (37.3 ). CableRunner has previously successfully installed fiber optic cables in large diameter concrete tunnels and pipes. Other materials within the City s sewer system include PVC (7.6 ) and Ductile or Cast Iron (0.3 ), which can better structurally support CableRunner technology.

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Table 3.2: Wastewater Collection System Gravity Sewer Distribution by Material

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Material Pipe Length (Feet) Percentage ( ) Ductile or Cast Iron 1,896 0.3

Concrete 221,721 37.3 PVC 45,502 7.6 Terracotta 325,326 54.5 Unknown 2,010 0.3

Total 596,455 Source: City of Miami Beach GIS database dated December 12, 2017.

Figure 3-2 presents the distribution of sewer pipe by material in Miami Beach, for pipes greater than 12- inches, the portion that is accessible to CableRunner. Assuming that installation of CableRunner in terracotta pipe could potentially diminish the structural integrity of the pipe, the connectivity of the system will be further reduced. The portion of the sewer that is larger than 12-inches in diameter and not constructed out of terracotta piping amounts to approximately 12 of the entire sewer network, as shown in Figure 3-3. Page 33 of 221 Page 34 of 221 Page 35 of 221 Page 15 of 19 CableRunner Technology Review City of Miami Beach
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3.3 Other Considerations

3.3.1 Age of Piping

As discussed in Section 2.2, prior to installation CableRunner performs a Damage Class evaluation and will not install on pipes assigned a Damage Class of 4-5, or a pipe that may need replacement within 10 years. Although the exact age distribution of the existing gravity sewer piping is unavailable, the major presence of terracotta piping indicates that a majority of the sewer system was installed circa 1950, making the system almost 70 years old. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a document in September 2002 titled Clean Water and Drinking Water Infrastructure Gap Analysis Report (document no. 816-R-02-020). This report indicates that the average expected useful life of gravity sewer piping is in the range of 80-100 years. The majority of the City s sewer piping is approaching this age threshold and will likely need a great deal of replacement and repair within the next 10-20 years. Comprehensive repair and replacement of an aging sewer system takes many years and resources. 3.3.2 Repair The CableRunner team is responsible for the maintenance of the CableRunner system. If the City must repair or replace a pipe where CableRunner is installed, the CableRunner team must be contacted to splice the cables as necessary and install a manhole to manhole cable bypass system to ensure that broadband customers do not lose service during the pipe repair. If enough redundancy exists, the CableRunner team may not need to install a bypass, but the system will still need to be removed for the City to perform the pipe repair. Following the repair, CableRunner must be present to reinstall the cable trays. The added step of coordinating with an additional crew can lead to longer repair times and potentially greater public disruption, which may be especially problematic in emergency repair situations. 3.3.3 Lining One common maintenance technique used on failing sewer pipes is lining. Cracked or damaged sewer pipe may be internally lined through cured-in-place piping (CIPP) or similar trenchless methods. CIPP is the process by which a flexible lining material containing fiber glass particles is inserted into the sewer pipe. Water is pumped through the liner so that it expands to the walls of the sewer pipe. The water is heated, which causes the liner to harden, essentially forming a new internal wall of the pipe. A pipe could not be lined with CableRunner technology present. The CableRunner crew would need to be contacted to install a bypass and remove the cable trays before lining could take place. This adds extra time and resources to a lining procedure. Commonly, the liner material is thin, as not to impact the hydraulic carrying capacity of the sewer pipe. The thickness of a liner does not often exceed one inch, as presented in Table 3.3. Attaching cable trays Page 36 of 221 Page 16 of 19 CableRunner Technology Review City of Miami Beach to the liner may penetrate the surface of the liner, potentially resulting in leaks and possibly voiding the liner warranty. As presented in Table 3.4, half of all sewer piping in Miami Beach has been lined. Table 3.3: Average Sewer Pipe Liner (CIPP) Thickness

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Diameter of Pipe Range of Normal Liner Thickness (mm) Range of Normal Liner

Thickness (in) 8 - 15 6.0 - 9.0 0.236 - 0.354

18
6.0 - 10.5 0.236 - 0.413 21 6.0 - 12.0 0.236 - 0.472

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- 30 9.0 - 15.0 0.354 - 0.591 36 10.5 - 18.0 0.413 - 0.709

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Table 3.4: Wastewater Collection System Lining Status

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Status Pipe Length (Feet) Percentage ( ) Lined 291,239 49

Unlined 305,216 51 Total 596,455

Source: City of Miami Beach GIS database dated December 12, 2017.

3.3.4 Maintenance Inspection and maintenance is necessary for all sewer systems. A single clogged sewer pipe can compromise the functionality of the entire system. If a blockage or build-up is suspected, the City uses robotic cameras on wheels to perform an in-sewer TV inspection of the line.

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CableRunner technology may interfere with videoing of the system. Any cracks, fractures, or points of concern on the top wall of the pipe could be covered up by the cable tray and go undetected. If the CableRunner tray detaches from the wall of the pipe, it may physically obstruct the path of the camera, especially in smaller diameter pipes.

If excess debris is detected after videoing the line, the sewer pipe is flushed out by hydro-jetting. Jetting is the procedure of inserting high pressure water hoses into the pipe to clean the line and remove debris. The hose is inserted into the sewer through an upstream manhole and pulled back through the pipe while jetting high pressure water in its path. The CableRunner system has been tested to withstand pressures in the range of 150 bars (2,200 psi). Jetting of a sewer line can use water pressures from 750 psi to 2,500 psi, depending on the condition and blockages within the pipe. If the CableRunner fastening system is compromised in any way, it could potentially be detached during high pressure cleaning and create blockages downstream. Page 37 of 221 Page 17 of 19 CableRunner Technology Review City of Miami Beach 3.4 Infiltration/Inflow (I/I)
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I/I refers to infiltration and inflow of stormwater or groundwater into a sewer system. Groundwater may enter a sewer system when a pipe is damaged or cracked and installed below the water table. Miami Beach is very susceptible to I/I because of the depth of the pipes below the water table and the age of the sewer system.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) records daily groundwater levels at various monitoring wells across the US. Well No. F-179 (254444080144801) is located at the intersection of SW 32 Avenue and SW 24 Terrace in Miami, Florida. The average wet season groundwater elevation for 2017 was 0.90 NAVD 88 and the average dry season groundwater elevation for 2017 was 0.75 NAVD 88. Table 3.5 shows the range of invert elevations of the City s gravity sewer. Approximately 90.5 to 99.5 of the entire gravity sewer system is below the groundwater table for the entire year. 90.5 conservatively assumes that all pipes of unknown elevation are above the water table, while 99.5 assumes that all pipes of unknown elevation are below the water table.

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Table 3.5: Wastewater Collection System Gravity Sewer Distribution by Elevation

Average Invert Elevation of Pipe (NAVD 88) Pipe Length (Feet) Percentage ( )
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< -3 8,550 1 -3 to -2 40,322 7 -2 to -1 283,443 48 -1 to 0 204,123 34

0 to 0.75 2,756 0.5 > 0.75 3,001 0.5 Unknown 54,260 9 Total 596,455

Source: City of Miami Beach GIS database dated December 12, 2017.

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Due to the City being surrounded by water and the age of infrastructure, the sewer pipes often flow full and the CableRunner system could be subject to almost constant inundation by saline groundwater. Saline conditions are harsh on infrastructure and cause premature corrosion of metal piping and ducting.

Page 38 of 221 Page 18 of 19 CableRunner Technology Review City of Miami Beach 3.5 Security The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Water and Wastewater Systems Sector aims to protect water and wastewater systems across the country. The EPA oversees the water and wastewater sector. Water and wastewater systems are vulnerable to a variety of attacks that could threaten public health and safety. Wastewater system attacks could target treatment plants or transmission system access points such as manholes. Pointed attacks could affect a large amount of the public, since the transmission system is connected to almost every house and business in a given service area. In 2015, DHS released a Water and Wastewater Sector Specific Plan (SSP) to outline possible risks and describe how to make the water and wastewater systems more resilient. In the report, intentionally malicious acts; such as release of chemical or biological contaminants into a water or wastewater system, disruption of service by physically harming infrastructure, or breaches in cyber security; are classified as high risk. The extent of security concerns that would arise by allowing a private company to enter and install broadband technology in a sewer network is unknown. The integration of sewer and fiber optic infrastructure make the systems dually vulnerable in the case of an attack.
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3.6 Regulatory Compliance

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Install of CableRunner would need to be approved by various regulatory agencies that oversee the wastewater collection system in Miami Beach including the Miami-Dade Department of Economic Resource Management (DERM) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). Hazen and Sawyer has not consulted with either regulatory agency during this review to determine if this system would be permittable.

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4.
Conclusions

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The following conclusions indicate the City s sewer system is not suitable for the installation of an in- sewer fiber optic network:

The majority of the gravity sewer is too small in diameter for installation by either human crew or the CableRunner robotic device. It is not advisable to drill into terracotta piping due to the limited knowledge of its physical condition. Drilling into existing piping regardless of the material will increase the potential for I/I problems that Miami Beach already faces due to the depth of pipes below the water table and the age of its sewer infrastructure.

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Based on the estimated age of the City s sewer infrastructure, a large amount of the existing sewer piping will likely require repair in the next 10-20 years.

Maintenance procedures such as emergency repairs, lining of the pipe, or cleaning operations become more complex with the presence of an in-sewer fiber optic system.
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It is unknown if the regulatory agencies will permit an in-sewer fiber optic system. The suitable piping that does appear acceptable for CableRunner installation does not provide

enough connectivity for an expansive or redundant in-sewer fiber optic network. Page 40 of 221 OLD BUSINESS 5. COMMITTEE MEMORANDUM TO: Finance and Citywide Projects Committee Members FROM: Jimmy L. Morales, City Manager

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DATE: September 14, 2018

No additional detail provided

SUBJECT: DISCUSSION REGARDING THE FEES CHARGED TO DEVELOPERS TO APPEAR BEFORE THE CITY'S LAND USE BOARDS

No additional detail provided

ANALYSIS: Discussion at Committee.

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DATE: September 14, 2018

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SUBJECT: DISCUSSION TO REVIEW STATUS, ISSUES, AND PLANS RELATED TO THE INDIAN CREEK DRIVE FLOODING MITIGATION

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ANALYSIS: Discussion at Committee.

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DATE: September 14, 2018

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SUBJECT: DISCUSSION REGARDING G.O. BOND

No additional detail provided

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ANALYSIS: Discussion at Committee.

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DATE: September 14, 2018

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SUBJECT: DISCUSSION TO EXPLORE POTENTIAL PARTNERSHIP WITH CITYGRADER

ANALYSIS: Discussion at Committee.

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DATE: September 14, 2018

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SUBJECT: DISCUSSION REGARDING THE PROJECT BUDGET AND SCOPE OF THE 72ND STREET CIVIC COMPLEX PROJECT

ANALYSIS: On June 8, 2016, the City Commission, pursuant to Request for Qualifications (RFQ) No. 2016-124-KB, adopted Resolution No. 2016-29425 accepting the recommendation of the City Manager and awarded Desman, Inc. (Desman) a contract for Architectural and Engineering Design Criteria Professional Services For Mixed-Use Parking Garages. On October 21, 2016, the Neighborhoods and Community Affairs Committee (NCAC) heard a presentation exploring the construction of an all-wheels park at one of three locations in the North Shore area. The Committee selected the 72nd street parking lot (P-92) as the preferred location and requested additional information regarding parking and other uses. The site is located between 72nd and 73rd Streets, and between Collins and Harding Avenues. The item was discussed at the following committee meetings, November 18, December 9, 2016 and January 27, February 17 and March 17, 2017. On February 8, 2017, the City Commission referred a discussion item of a skate park at the 72nd Street parking lot (P-92) to the Finance and Citywide Projects Committee (FCWPC) and on March 31, 2017 FCWPC directed staff to work with Commissioner Aleman in developing possible footprints, volumetric analysis, area available for other uses and number of parking spaces. On April 26, 2017, the City Commission adopted Resolution No. 2017-29843 directing the City Administration to proceed with a consultant service order engaging Desman to prepare a feasibility study for a parking garage structure, and a new recreational park with a skate park and community use space, at the 72nd Street municipal parking lot (P-92). The Commission further directed the City Administration to prepare a budget item request for consideration of the project in the City s Capital Budget fiscal year 2017-2018. At that time, the Commission referred the feasibility study for this project to the FCWPC. On May 17, 2017, the City Commission approved a Capital Budget Amendment to the fiscal year 2016/2017, to prepare the initial feasibility study and preparation of renderings of the 72nd Street Park and Parking Structure. As the first step in developing the Design Criteria Package (DCP), Desman was engaged to commence the feasibility study and design options, and began meeting with the City s Parking, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, Office of Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) and Planning departments. Discussions with the various departments established project programming, planning/code constraints and other requirements. On January 19, 2018, subsequent to referral by City Commission on January 17, 2018, FCWPC directed staff Page 45 of 221 to meet with Commissioner Aleman and Desman to explore lower scale, larger footprint options and bring them back with other options. On January 22, 2018, Commissioner Aleman met with CIP and Desman to review the options and discuss other possibilities. On February 14, 2018, the City Commission referred the project to the FCWPC to discuss including a competition-sized swimming pool in the project and on February 23, 2018, the FCWPC discussed and recommended adding the pool, with support facilities, to the feasibility study. On March 7, 2018 the City Commission accepted the recommendation of the FCWPC to include a competition- sized pool (aquatic center) in the feasibility study for the proposed 72nd Street mixed-use project. On March 8, 2018, the Parks and Recreational Facilities Advisory Board, as described in Letter to Commission (LTC) 132-2018, made a motion for the City to prioritize building an aquatic center in the City of Miami Beach. On May 3, 2018, as described in LTC 249-2018, the Parks and Recreational Facilities Advisory Board passed a motion identifying potential sites for the aquatic center as the 72nd Street parking lot (P-92), Flamingo Park or the Scott Rakow Youth Center, and asked that money be set aside in the 2018 General Obligation Bond and for that money to be portable to accommodate a location once identified. On April 20, 2018, the FCWPC deferred discussion and review of this project to the June committee meeting, pending completion of the feasibility study. On June 8, 2018 the FCWPC heard a presentation of four (4) conceptual options, developed by Desman, for the proposed 72nd Street Mixed-Use Project. All four options addressed planning requirements and took the North Beach Master Plan into consideration. The variations reflected options in orientation, circulation and arrangement and included the following programming elements: Parking garage that can be converted to some other use in the future, having a maximum of 500 spaces Structure and Active Liner arranged to reinforce commercial corridor at southwest corner of site All-wheels park up to 20,000 SF in size 5,000-10,000 SF Library/Media Center Roof-top Community Pool measuring 50m x 25m, including all support facilities, with movable bulkheads and movable floor (high school competition model) Roof-top community meeting room up to 5,000 SF, potentially part of the Library Approximately 20,000 SF of civic/commercial space Adult focused, upscale fitness gym with running track Passive Park measuring approximately 56,000 SF The FCWPC recommended the following items to the proposed 72nd Street mixed-use project: Delete the all-wheels skate park and relocate to the West Lots Library component is mandatory Locate running track on grade Incorporate resilient and sustainable elements Provide an active park in lieu of passive park The FCWPC directed staff to meet and coordinate with the Parks and Recreational Facilities Advisory Board, Corradino Group working on the Ocean Terrace Neighborhood Master Plan and the developers of the Mixed Use Project on the south side of 72nd Street.

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On June 8th, 2018, immediately following the FCWPC meeting, City staff met with the developer of the property to the south. Additional conversations were had on June 20th, 2018 and it was agreed that City staff would continue to review the project and coordinate with the developer.

On June 29, 2018, CIP and Tourism, Culture and Economic Development (TCED) met with the Corradino Group and Garcia Pons + Associates. The meeting was an effort to exchange information in preparation of the final Ocean Terrace Neighborhood Urban Design Plan. Page 46 of 221 On July 11, 2018 CIP and TCED heard a presentation on the Ocean Terrace Neighborhood Urban Design Plan by Garcia Pons + Associates. The report indicated agreement with the conceptual options prepared by Desman and made the following recommendations: Relocate the library use to the 72nd street project New mixed-use parking structure with +/- 450 spaces and public uses (i.e. Library, Fitness Center, Pool/Aquatic Center, etc) Proposed all-wheels track relocated to West lots New civic plaza with retail uses (i.e. Kiosks, Outdoor Dining, etc) at Collins and 72nd street intersection New multi-purpose field along 73rd Street On July 11, 2018 the Parks and Recreation Facilities Advisory Board heard a presentation of the proposed 72nd Street mixed-use project. The Board passed a motion with the following project scope recommendations: Strongly supporting the scope addition of a 25 meter warm up pool. Fitness center to remain. Project to include multi-use active park with sports lights and resiliency and sustainability efforts. Orientation of the grandstands at the pool to face the beach. All-wheels skate park be relocated as long as it finds a new funded home in the West lots. Track should be at ground level for the purpose of maximizing space. Raising or shifting electrical transmission lines should be explored. Connectivity between the North Shore Youth Center, Band Shell and 72nd Street Project should be considered. On July 25, 2018 the City Commission discussed the scope and cost of the 72nd Street Park, Library and Aquatic Center to be included in the 2018 General Obligation Bond. The scope of work was noted to include a parking garage with a maximum of 500 parking spaces, Civic and Commercial space at the Ground Level, a new recreational Park, roof-top Competition Pool, warm-up pool and Support Facilities, a new 5,000-10,000 Library/Media Center and a 7,500sf upscale Fitness Gym with a running track. Resiliency strategies that may be implemented in this project include resilient storm water retention and re-use system, solar electric power, energy efficient lighting and an activated roof level with green roofing system.
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CONCLUSION: The Administration is seeking direction to proceed with the completion of the feasibility study and the preparation of a design criteria package, contingent on the passing of the 2018 General Obligation Bond referendum.

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DATE: September 14, 2018

SUBJECT: POTENTIAL REVENUE STREAMS

HISTORY: At the July 13, 2018 Finance and Citywide Projects Committee Budget Briefing Meeting, multiple options were presented as alternative ways to provide revenue to the City. The options included Advertising on the exterior of trolleys, large-scale sponsorships throughout the City such as park naming rights and naming rights to the Miami Beach Convention Center, advertising on the exterior of Parking Garages and advertising on the back side of the fleet-management building.

ANALYSIS: Each of these items present both positive and potential negative implications and as such, staff has since met to discuss the items in detail. Discussions included potential legal, planning and historic preservation implications. Each option is expanded further below. ADVERTISING ON THE EXTERIOR OF TROLLEYS: Previously, on the temporary Alton/West Trolley, advertising was sold by the city s development coordinator. Each trolley garnered 2,150 per month in revenue or 78,000 per year for 3 trolleys. Upon the launch of the North Beach trolley system, staff met with companies to discuss the options to place advertising on these trolleys. Discussions were held with Outfront Media, the company that manages the advertising on the City of Miami trolley system, and ultimately it was decided that, due to many regulations and restrictions such as limitations on type of advertiser, location of ads and advertising content, that they would not move forward with the sale of advertising. The City now has 25 trolleys that operate city-wide. Upon implementation of these trolleys, staff was given direction to create a cohesive branding for the trolleys and no longer allow advertising on them. Thus, a design was adopted by Commission and all trolleys have a similar design that showcases the different iconic lifeguard stands throughout the City. SPONSORSHIPS THROUGHOUT THE CITY In 2007 the City hired a consultant to do a thorough assessment and inventory of all possible sponsorships throughout the City as well as possible revenue amounts for each item. After the completion of the assessment, the consultant was retained to begin the sales of these sponsorships, in addition to the sponsorship sales that were managed by the city s development coordinator. The consultant focused on larger sponsorships and brought in the current contract between the City and Coca-Cola while the development coordinator focused on individual event sponsorships and advertising in MB Magazine. The Coca-Cola contract currently generates 325,000 per year in cash as well as 60,000 in in-kind revenue and 450 cases of free product per year. The free product is used for city events such as the Veterans Day Parade, Fire on the Fourth as well as donated to outside events such as Art Deco Weekend. The contract was originally signed for a total of 10 years and will be up for renewal option in 2022. Page 48 of 221
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The contract expired with the sponsorship consultant, was not renewed and the City s development coordinator continued selling advertising and sponsorships for the City. Since the inventory was completed, the internal sponsorship and advertising position has drastically increased the total alternative revenue being generated for the City with totals of both cash and in-kind now reaching 1 Million per year. Some of the items included in this total are event sponsorships such as Fire on the Fourth, Veterans Day Parade, Family Service Day, Parks and Recreation sponsorships and advertising sold in the MB Magazine. MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER NAMING RIGHTS Many large parks and convention centers throughout the country utilize naming rights revenue to provide alternative revenue. The following chart shows some arenas and convention centers that have previously garnered naming rights revenue for their facilities. The newly renovated Convention Center would be a candidate for such option. Staff met to discuss the possibilities of naming rights and what may need to be done to allow this. During the discussion, it was mentioned that, per the current City Code, the naming of the MBCC may have to go to referendum.

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ADVERTISING ON THE EXTERIOR OF PARKING GARAGES/FLEET BUILDING Exterior advertising in the City of Miami Beach is controlled through various areas including our City Code, County Code and FDOT regulations. Therefore, there have not been many instances of this type of advertisement throughout the City. Due to this, staff met internally to discuss what would need to be done if direction was given by commission to begin allowing it. Staff also met with representatives from the companies that began the City of Miami exterior advertising program. The Marketing and Communications team purchased various wallscapes and billboards in the City of Miami to advertise certain programs. Based on this, we are aware that a wallscape in midtown can cost around 30,000 per month or 360,000 per year/per sign. During discussions with the City s legal team and planning department, various obstacles were mentioned that would need to be addressed to allow for this type of advertising throughout the City. The Planning Department provided the following feedback regarding this type of signage:

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1.
Legal Implications: Collectively both Planning and Legal have a major concern that allowing ads on City garages will result in a court challenge that forces the City to allow these ads on private buildings. Under our LDR s, General Advertising is prohibited City Wide, with some very limited exceptions on Public ROW (Per Chapter 82). The more we chip away at the foundation of this prohibition, the more likely that it could crumble. Additionally, we have been very successful at preventing advertising barges in our territorial waters. Allowing large ads on the backside of the fleet management could jeopardize that as well. Additionally, if these types of ads were allowed on private buildings, we would have no way of controlling the content.

1. Architecture of Individual Garage Structures: Virtually all of our parking structures in the City (both public and private) each have a unique and distinct architectural identity. NONE were designed in a manner that could accommodate large advertising banners. The introduction of these large advertisements would significantly impair the architectural integrity of the garages. In furtherance of this, attached is a short piece, published in 2011, entitled BEEN THERE HAVEN'T DONE THAT Miami's Beached Cars . It nicely Page 49 of 221 and succinctly summarizes the architectural value of the City's parking structures. 1. Visual Blight and Urban Design Standards: Citywide, Miami Beach is a very unique concentration of well-planned and cohesive architectural forms. We have architectural representation from numerous eras both inside and outside of our historic districts. The introduction of large ads on parking structures will significantly compromise this carefully balanced urban form. CONCLUSION: Each of these options provide their own unique set of opportunities. Upon internal discussion, it was decided that both the sponsorship and trolley exterior advertising options could be relatively easy to move forward with and begin generating additional alternative revenue. Both of these options could be started through our procurement department or working with other municipalities to piggy-back off of any current contracts that may already exist. Exterior advertising on our parking garages, fleet building or anywhere else in the city may require additional discussion. Staff is seeking further direction from the Finance and Citywide Committee on these items.

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ATTACHMENTS: Description Type Reference Article Memo

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BEEN THERE HAVEN T DONE THAT WWW.JAXFAX.COM JUNE 2011

Miami s Beached Cars By Professor Barry Goldsmith
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W
e ve traveled the world together everywhere but the

United States. Let s visit our own backyard, or at least our

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garage. BEEN THERE, HAVEN T DONE THAT has already

covered places where horses are covered (February,
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2011), showing that many stables are worthwhile historic

and artistic sites in their own right. Let s visit the stables of the 20th and 21st centuries I mean parking garages. Why would anyone spend money to make beautiful garages? Why would anyone disguise stables as palaces? To protect and treasure something very dear to them transportation. In ancient Rome, Caligula appointed his horse a senator. In 20th- century Rome, didMussolini ever appoint his car a Senator? How-
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ever, since the car isworshiped inmany cultures, beautiful parking

garages should reflect the car s exalted place. Three hundred horsepower should be as luxuriously housed as one horse. You can tell a city by its sidewalks and also by where it puts its cars that are not parked next to a sidewalk. The exception might be Rome, where cars are parked on the sidewalk. It seems as if every Spanish city hides its cars in underground
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parking garages under parks. Spain puts the park in parking.

FromBilbao to Burgos to Barcelona, scratch the surface of a park
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or plaza and you ll find a parking garage. It s expensive, but it pre-

serves the urban fabric and nature.

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Atlanta buries parking garages under office buildings or builds

separate parking garages that look like parking garages. The horse-and-buggy equivalent would be building wooden barns
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alongside magnificent stone palaces. It s a hideous solution that

says, Cars first, people second.

I recently visited South Beach and was really impressed by its Art Deco architecture. I ve studied Art Deco and taught Art Deco, so I knew what to expect: dozens of small imaginatively deco- rated and excellently restored Art Deco hotels. South Beach is pedestrian friendly. Major sites are within walk- ing distance. Age is flaunted, be it in the older hotels or older cars that parade in a line, every night, in front of Ocean Drive s neon- highlighted Art Deco gems. As in Santa Monica, CA, if you don t feel like driving on a vacation, you won t feel stranded. South Beach has the most stylish parking garages I have ever seen. And they overcome problems beneath the surface that you would not find in New York, LA or Atlanta. South Beach parking garages must be built above ground because of the high water table in South Florida. South Beach did not invent the beautiful parking garage. Believe it or not, it was the Soviet Union. After the
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fall of the Russian autocracy, a spurt of architectural creativity

stunned the artisticworld a clean breakwith the past (until Stalin

put an end to it). This strikingly prophetic, proto-21st-century ar-

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