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					 1                                           RESOLUTION NO. 2010 -
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 3                  A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF HALLANDALE BEACH,
 4                  FLORIDA, SUPPORTING THE U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS
 5                  PERTAINING TO AMENDMENTS TO THE ROBERT T.
 6                  STAFFORD    DISASTER    RELIEF   AND   EMERGENCY
 7                  ASSISTANCE ACT FOR PREPARATION FOR AND RESPONSE
 8                  TO DISASTERS, GIVING THE PRESIDENT POWER TO ISSUE
 9                  DISASTER DECLARATIONS THAT HELP STATES AND LOCAL
10                  COMMUNITIES OVERWHELMED BY EVENTS THAT DISRUPT
11                  NORMAL FUNCTIONING, AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE
12                  DATE.
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15          WHEREAS,       the Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act is federal law
16   supporting preparation for and response to disasters; and
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18          WHEREAS,       the Disaster Relief Act gives the President of the United States power to
19   issue declarations that authorize help for states and local communities overwhelmed by events that
20   have disrupted their normal functioning; and
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22          WHEREAS,       the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and other natural and man-
23   made events, it has become increasingly clear that the Act is inadequate to address many of the
24   most pressing needs affected by such events; and
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26          WHEREAS, the Stafford Act was written to give discretion to federal administrations for
27   tailoring the response to the need, that flexibility is not adequate to handle widespread
28   destruction of a catastrophe; and
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30          WHEREAS,       to bring about critically needed reform, the U.S. Conference of Mayors
31   Stafford Act Reform Task Force has devoted considerable time and effort to identify specific
32   problems with current Stafford Act law, regulation, and policy, which impede effective
33   preparedness, response, mitigation and recovery efforts, and has proposed changes which will
34   enhance local emergency management and recovery capability.
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36          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF
37   HALLANDALE BEACH, FLORIDA:
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39          SECTION 1:     The City Commission of the City of Hallandale Beach, Florida, supports the
40   U.S. Conference of Mayors Stafford Act Reform Task Force recommendations: 1) to provide for
41   Catastrophic Disaster designation to speed up funding availability and recover; 2) require

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42   Catastrophic Disaster Housing Plans to meet community needs; 3) adequately fund and streamline
43   the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program; 4) increase funding for and improve administration of
44   programs to meet needs of individuals and communities experiencing disaster and host
45   communities providing assistance; 5) finalize the National Disaster Housing Plan and Improve
46   Disaster Housing; 6) reform insurance regulations to facilitate disaster recovery; 7) reform disaster
47   assistance programs to facilitate recovery; 8) adequately fund and support preparedness and
48   response activities; 9) increase FEMA’s administrative and response capabilities; 10) consolidate
49   all Stafford Act statutory and regulatory provisions, that will be presented to the Administration and
50   Congress to make administrative changes and develop and enact legislation.
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52          SECTION 2.      The City Clerk shall transmit a copy of this Resolution to all appropriate
53   persons.
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55          SECTION 3.      This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its passage and
56   adoption.
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58          PASSED AND ADOPTED on _____________, 2010.
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64   ATTEST:                                               MAYOR-COMMISSIONER
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70   CITY CLERK
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