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enact legislation to relieve counties and cities of all obligations to carry out any new mandate
arising from Federal law, regulation or policy unless Federal Funds are provided.
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RESOLUTIONNO. 93-174 <br />} <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY <br />-COMM OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, <br />FLORIDA, URGING CONGRESS AND THE <br />FEDERAL ADMINISTRATION TO ENACT <br />LEGISLATION THAT WOULD RELIEVE <br />COUNTIES AND CITIES OF ALL OBLIGATIONS <br />TO CARRY OUT ANY <br />NEW MANDATE ARISING <br />FROM FEDERAL LAW, REGULATION OR POLICY <br />UNLESS FEDERAL FUNDS ARE PROVIDED. <br />WHEREAS, the number of unfunded federal mandates on counties <br />and cities have significantly increased during the last decade, <br />while"many federal programs, which were made available to local <br />governments to ease the burden of carrying out federal mandates, <br />have been terminated or drastically reduced; and <br />_ Mumur,AS, such mandates stem from federal laws and <br />regulations that require counties and cities to provide services <br />and programs, and perform certain responsibilities without <br />providing federal funding for such services; and <br />WHEREAS, by shifting costs to counties and cities, unfunded <br />federal mandates breach the underlying principles of federalism <br />which assumes a working partnership and shared responsibilities <br />between the federal, state and local governments; and <br />WHEREAS, American citizens are unaware of the impact of <br />unfunded mandates on local services and their own local taxes; <br />and <br />WHEREAS, risk assessment is an essential component to any <br />cost benefit analysis of mandates and should be included in all <br />bills that impose mandates on counties and cities: <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY <br />COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, that Congress and <br />the Administration is urged to enact legislation that would <br />relieve counties and cities of all obligations to carry out any <br />new mandate arising from federal law, regulation or policy unless <br />federal funds are provided; and <br />BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Congress and the Administration <br />are urged to enact legislation to reimburse local governments for <br />the costs of complying with existing federal mandates; and <br />BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Congress and the Administration <br />are urged to include in any future mandate, a provision that <br />requires federal departments and agencies to provide <br />scientifically sound assessments of purported health, safety or <br />environmental risk prior to the imposition of any new mandate on <br />local governments; and <br />BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Indian River County supports a <br />"National Unfunded Mandates Day" to be held October 27, 1993, <br />during which county officials in all counties will be urged to <br />hold press conferences in coordination with local and state <br />officials to draw public attention to the problems imposed on <br />counties by unfunded federal mandates. <br />The resolution was moved for adoption by Commissioner Adams, <br />and the motion was seconded by Commissioner Eggert, and, upon <br />being put to a vote, the vote was as follows: <br />
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