CITY OF ORLANDO
COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM


Items Types:
Business and Financial Services
For Meeting of:
May 12, 2014
District: ALL From:
Contract ID: Document Number:
Exhibits: Yes On File (City Clerk) : Yes Draft Only: No
Grant Received by City?: No

Subject:
Orange County/Orlando Interlocal Agreement Regarding Distribution of 6 Cent Local Option Gas Tax Revenues

Summary:
Orange County currently levies a 6 cent local option gas tax on each gallon of motor and diesel fuel sold in Orange County (6 Cent LOGT). The County and City previously entered into an Interlocal Agreement dated April 8, 1997 relating to the distribution of proceeds of the 6 Cent LOGT among the County and municipalities located therein. 
The County's levy of the 6 Cent LOGT will expire on August 31, 2015 unless extended. The County proposes to adopt an ordinance extending the tax for an additional 30 years as allowed by law. As a condition to such extension, Section 336.025, Florida Statutes requires the County to reestablish the method of distribution of proceeds of the 6 Cent LOGT pursuant to an interlocal agreement with  a municipality representing a majority of the population of the incorporated area of the County.  This interlocal agreement sets forth the distribution formula for dividing the proceeds of the 6 Cent LOGT among the County and the municipalities located therein based on each entity's percentage of Orange County's total estimated population as set forth in the statute.  The population percentages shall be updated annually each September 1st using estimated population data provided pursuant to section 186.901, Florida Statutes. 
Upon the September 1, 2015 effective date of this Interlocal Agreement, the previous interlocal agreement dated April 8, 1997 relating to the distribution of 6 Cent LOGT proceeds shall be superseded and terminated.

Fiscal & Efficiency Data:

Unless extended, Orange County's levy of the 6 cent local option gas tax will expire on August 31, 2015. The County must adopt an ordinance to reimpose the local option gas tax in order for the City to continue to receive its portion of the tax revenue. Adoption of the attached Interlocal Agreement facilitates the County's reimposition of the local option gas tax through December 31, 2044. The City receives a proportionate share of the 6 Cent LOGT revenues based on population. Per statute, such revenues are used for transportation expenditures.

 


Recommended Action:
Approval of the Interlocal Agreement and authorization for the Mayor and City Clerk to execute same, subject to review by the City Attorney's Office.
 


Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

Note: All agenda items must be in the City Clerk's office by Noon Friday, six(6) business days prior to the regular Monday City Council meeting.

Contact: Wesley Powell
Approved By:

Department Date and Time
Budget Outside Routing Approval 4/30/2014 11:23 AM
City Clerk 4/30/2014 12:15 PM

ATTACHMENTS:
Name: Description: Type:
2014GasTaxInterlocal3_(1).doc Interlocal Agrt- Local Option Gas Tax Rev. Dist. Backup Material

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