For Immediate Release:
February 09, 2012

Media Contact:
Ivonen Perez Suarez


Commissioners Rebeca Sosa and Lynda Bell push for Miami-Dade Commission term limits to be placed on November ballot

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa is the co-prime sponsor of proposed legislation placing the issue of Commission term limits in the hands of Miami-Dade voters.  Commissioner Lynda Bell is also a co-prime sponsor of this legislation.

The ballot question asks voters whether to amend the Home Rule Charter to limit commissioners from serving no more than two consecutive four-year terms, excluding terms of service prior to 2012. The item, if approved, would be included on the ballot during the General Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

“I believe residents have spoken loud and clear on this matter – they want term limits,” said Commissioner Sosa. “It’s clear they also want to vote on this matter separate from the issue of commission salary. By placing this item on the ballot during the general election, the turnout should be much higher than the previous election concerning this issue, and the County saves taxpayer money by not holding a separate special election.”

This amendment is scheduled for committee hearing in March, if approved, the item will then be considered by the full Board of County Commissioners in April.

For more information, please contact the office of Miami-Dade County Commissioner Rebeca Sosa at 305-267-6377.


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