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For Immediate Release:
May 09, 2011
Media Contact:
Veronica C. Buie
vbuie@miamidade.gov
305-245-4420

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss hosts roundtable meeting on special election and proposed Miami-Dade County Home Rule Charter Amendments


On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, Miami-Dade Commissioner Dennis C. Moss welcomed   approximately 40 guests throughout the South Miami-Dade community to his monthly Roundtable meeting held at the South Dade Government Center located at 10710 SW 211th Street in Cutler Bay. The Roundtable guests consisted of leaders from organizations such as West Perrine Community Development Corporation, Goulds Coalition of Ministers and Lay People, Community Health of South Florida (CHI), Richmond-Perrine Optimist Club, Greater-Goulds Optimist Club, Miami-Dade Police Department, La Prensa Del Sur Newspaper, Miami Dade College-Homestead, Miami Southridge Civil Air Patrol, Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust, UCOMB, Naranja Neighborhood Center, Richmond Heights Community Development Corporation, Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Center, Goulds Community Action Agency and several local residents.

Special Roundtable guest speakers, Tom Logue, Assistant Miami-Dade County Attorney, and Gary Hartfield, Deputy Supervisor of Miami-Dade Elections, were invited to discuss the upcoming special election process and the proposed Miami-Dade County Home Rule Charter amendments.
Mr. Gary Hartfield, Deputy Supervisor of Miami-Dade Elections, shared briefly about the upcoming mayoral election and ensured the guests that the process was indeed underway. He began his presentation by distributing sample ballots to each guest and informing them of detail regarding the impending election. He stated that early voting would take place May 9th to May 22nd, 2011 in preparation for election day, Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Mr. Hartfield entertained questions towards the end of his presentation.

Mr. Tom Logue, Assistant Miami-Dade County Attorney, addressed the Miami-Dade Charter. He explained that the Charter is the constitution of County Government and the law that controls the law makers. He went on to identify and discuss the six (6) proposed Miami-Dade Home Rule Charter amendments that will be on the May 24, 2011 election ballot. The Charter amendments include:

Commissioner Moss thanked his guests and encouraged all to remember to vote on or before May 24, 2011.