Miami, FL Limiting the Purchase of Bottled Water Except in Emergencies
Status: Adopted on 11/9/07
File ID 07-01309A
A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI CITY COMMISSION DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGER TO TAKE ACTION BANNING THE CITY OF MIAMI ("CITY") FROM PURCHASING PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES FOR CONSUMPTION IN CITY OFFICES IN CONTAINERS THAT ARE LESS THAN TWO LITERS, AFTER THE EXPIRATION OF THE BOTTLED WATER AND RENTAL OF DISPENSERS BID CONTRACT NO. 4-1-7-036, EFFECTIVE MARCH 31, 2008, WITH SAID PURCHASES OF ANY SIZE BOTTLED WATER BEING PERMISSIBLE THEREAFTER, UNDER A BONA FIDE EMERGENCY, EXIGENT OR UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCE SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, HURRICANES, BOILING WATER MANDATES, WATER QUALITY CONCERNS OR THE UNAVAILABILITY OF WATER SUPPLY.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDA:
Section 1. The City Manager is directed to take action banning the City of Miami ("City") from purchasing plastic water bottles for consumption in City offices in containers that are less than two liters, after the expiration of the Bottled Water and Rental of Dispensers Bid Contract No. 4-1-7-036, effective March 31, 2008, with said purchases of any size bottled water being permissible thereafter, under a bona fide emergency, exigent or unique circumstance such as, but not limited to, hurricanes, boiling water mandates, water quality concerns or the unavailability of water supply.
Section 2. This Resolution shall become effective immediately upon its adoption and signature of the Mayor.1
1 If the Mayor does not sign this Resolution, it shall become effective at the end of ten calendar days from the date it was passed and adopted. If the Mayor vetoes this Resolution, it shall become effective immediately upon override of the veto by the City Commission.