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09, 2012

Maurice R. Hernandez


Commissioners Lynda Bell and Rebeca Sosa Co-Sponsor legislation placing Term Limits on the November Ballot

County Commissioners Lynda Bell and Rebeca Sosa are co-sponsoring legislation intended to put term limits on the November ballot.

If approved by the Commission, the ballot question will ask voters whether they want to amend the Home Rule Charter to limit Commissioners from serving no more than two consecutive 4 year terms.  Once approved, the question will then go before the voters during the General Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.  Initially, Commissioner Bell sponsored legislation which put this question to the voters, exclusive of any other item.  But her suggestions, at the time, were not considered.  Commissioner Bell and Commissioner Sosa are the Co-Sponsors of the original legislation which brought the question of term limits to the voters.

“The residents of Miami-Dade County are justifiably frustrated with the never-ending “tug of war” between themselves and their local elected officials.  It is my responsibility to listen to them and acquiesce to their needs. That is why I, along with my colleague, Commissioner Rebeca Sosa, are Co-Sponsoring a legislative item which asks the voter to approve no more than two consecutive 4 year terms in office for all County Commissioners, effective immediately upon its passage.  It is not lost on me that serving as a Commissioner comes with great responsibility, one that is unmatched and built on a profound public trust. By working together, we will make great strides towards a better community that represents all of its people,” said Commissioner Bell