Legislative Survey
FINAL OFFICIAL
Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners Minutes
SPECIAL MEETING
Monday, May 03, 2010
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Commission Chambers
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Members Present: Barbara J. Jordan; Dorrin D. Rolle; Audrey M. Edmonson; Sally A. Heyman; Bruno A. Barreiro; Rebeca Sosa; Carlos A. Gimenez; Katy Sorenson; Dennis C. Moss; Sen. Javier D. Souto; Joe A. Martinez; Jose "Pepe" Diaz; Natacha Seijas
Members Absent: None
Members Late: None
Members Excused: None
Members Absent County Business: None

         
1 MINUTES PREPARED BY:  
  REPORT: Jovel Shaw, Commission Reporter, (305) 375-1289  
1A ROLL CALL  
  REPORT: The following staff members were present: County Attorney Robert Cuevas, First Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams; County Mayor Carlos Alvarez; County Manager George Burgess; Special Assistant to the County Manager and Office of Strategic Business Management Director Jennifer Glazer-Moon; and Deputy Clerks Diane Collins and Jovel Shaw.

Chairman Moss called the meeting to order at 1:21 p.m.
 
1B MOMENT OF SILENCE  
  REPORT:
The Board convened in a moment of silence, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
1C PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE  
1D DISCUSSION ITEMS  
1D1  
  101127 Discussion Item      
  DISCUSSION ITEM RELATING TO PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT REGARDING CHANGING STRONG MAYOR FORM OF GOVERNMENT Presented
  REPORT: Discussion on the foregoing item was presented on May 4, 2010, during the Special Board of County Commissioners Carryover meeting.

Commissioner Gimenez noted extensive discussion occurred at the April 13, 2010, Government Operations Committee meeting, regarding changing the Strong Mayor form of government that would be presented to the electors through a countywide special election, returning to the County Commission and the County Manager certain powers and responsibilities previously transferred to the County Mayor.

Commissioner Sosa suggested a meeting be scheduled to seek the community’s input on the foregoing issue.

Commissioner Jordan expressed the community and the Board’s concern since the inception of the Strong Mayor form of government, particularly during the budgetary process, and stressed the need for the County Commission to have staff’s support in its decision-making in order for Commissioner’s to provide appropriate leadership to the community.

Commissioner Gimenez noted the difference between the two proposals was that one sponsored by Commissioner Jordan called for an effective date in November 2012, and the other proposal that he sponsored, would become effective immediately.

Commissioner Diaz suggested further discussion was needed to address the issues related to accountability and the balance of power between the County Mayor, the County Manager, and the County Commission.

Commissioner Barreiro stated that the County Manager should be responsible for administering county government and having the ability to appoint department directors, subject to Commission approval or disapproval.

Commissioner Rolle spoke in support of Commissioner Jordan’s proposal that called for an effective date in November 2012, and the return to the County Commission and the County Manager of certain powers and responsibilities previously transferred to the County Mayor.

Chairman Moss stated that he opposed the Strong Mayor form of government and indicated the Board would have further discussion on this issue later. He spoke in support of an effective date in November 2012 and the return to the County Commission and the County Manager certain powers and responsibilities previously transferred to the County Mayor.

Commissioner Gimenez asked County Attorney Robert Cuevas to draft a ballot question of whether to amend the Home Rule Charter to eliminate the Office of the County Manager.

Commissioner Jordan stated that she would present an item before the Board regarding the special election to return to the County Commission and the County Manager, as of November 2012, certain powers and responsibilities previously transferred to the Mayor.
 
1D2  
  101128 Discussion Item      
  DISCUSSION ITEM RELATING TO PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT REGARDING FRANCHISE AGREEMENTS Presented
  REPORT: On May 3, 2010, the Board proceeded to consider Special Item No. 1D2, Legislative File No. 101127.

Chairman Moss stated that based upon the Home Rule Charter, Section 1.01(a) (14) (a), which reads as follows: “(a) Franchises under this subsection could only be granted by a two-thirds vote of the members of the Board present and approved by a majority vote of those qualified electors voting at either a special or general election.” He explained the franchise agreement with Florida Power and Light or any other entity would take a two-thirds vote by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) followed by a submittal to the electors for their approval. Chairman Moss noted that other municipalities performed this by ordinances, and felt the election was an unnecessary step. He noted that process might have been feasible when this provision was put in place in the Home Rule Charter in 1956.

County Manager George Burgess stated that Miami-Dade County was the only county in the State of Florida that had a referendum requirement for franchises. He noted other franchises and franchise agreements were amended and/or approved in other jurisdictions whether they were located in or outside this County and/or at the county or municipal level. Mr. Burgess stated it was an excessive requirement and indicated that the County Administration would like to be able to present items to the BCC similar to other municipal boards for consideration.

Chairman Moss stated that the County Attorney would prepare the appropriate item and present it at the May 20, 2010, BCC meeting. Therefore, he added, the item coming forth could meet the requirement to be placed on the ballot for August 24, 2010.

Commissioner Barreiro requested clarification on whether, at the time the County Mayor or County Manager negotiated the franchise agreement, they would request that the BCC approve the points to negotiate prior to the Administration presenting an item to the BCC, or have the Administration negotiate the agreement and then present the item for the BCC consideration.

In response to Commissioner Barreiro’s comments, County Manager Burgess stated there were two separate issues; one was whether the BCC should approve a franchise, which was a basic business concept similar to other cities; and secondly, whether the Administration prior to entering into negotiations would have dialogue with the Board to gain an understanding of the items to negotiate.

Chairman Moss stated that an item would be presented at the May 20, 2010, BCC meeting.

County Attorney Robert Cuevas stated that there would be a request for waiver of committee review and the item would be presented to the full BCC.

Chairman Moss announced that today’s (5/3) Special Meeting would recess and resume on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 3:00 p.m.

Assistant County Attorney Oren Rosenthal stated that if the Board desired to place an item on the ballot, it would need to adopt a resolution calling for a special election between now and June 25, 2010. He specifically advised that the June 3, 2010, BCC meeting would be the target date in the event of a Mayoral veto.

The Board recessed today’s (5/3) Special Meeting at 5:30 p.m.

On May 4, 2010, the Board reconvened the Special Meeting at 3:32 p.m.
 
ORDINANCES FOR FIRST READING  
Special Item No. 1  
  100960 Ordinance     County Commission        
  ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 25A OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSION TO TAKE ASSISTIVE MEASURES IF SPECIFIED CONDITIONS PERTAINING TO THE FINANCIAL STATUS OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH TRUST HAVE OCCURRED OR WILL LIKELY OCCUR, INCLUDING IMPOSING MANAGEMENT WATCH, REQUIRING RECOVERY PLAN, AUTHORIZING COUNTY COMMISSION VETO OF ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE PUBLIC HEALTH TRUST, AUTHORIZING AUDIT, PROVIDING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND FORMATION OF AN OVERSIGHT BOARD; WAIVING THE PROCEDURES FOR CREATION AND REVIEW OF COUNTY BOARDS OF ARTICLE IB OF THE CODE FOR ANY OVERSIGHT BOARD ESTABLISHED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE Amended
  REPORT: See Special Item No. 1 Amended, Legislative File No. 101235 for the amended version.  
  4/8/2010 Continued by the Board of County Commissioners  
  4/8/2010 Developed as a result of a series of motions taken by the Board of County Commissioners  
  4/20/2010 Deferred by the Board of County Commissioners  
  4/20/2010 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing by the Board of County Commissioners  
Special Item No. 1 AMENDED  
  101235 Ordinance     County Commission        
  ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 25A OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSION TO TAKE ASSISTIVE MEASURES IF SPECIFIED CONDITIONS PERTAINING TO THE FINANCIAL STATUS OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH TRUST HAVE OCCURRED OR WILL LIKELY OCCUR, INCLUDING IMPOSING MANAGEMENT WATCH, REQUIRING RECOVERY PLAN, AUTHORIZING AUDIT, PROVIDING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND FORMATION OF A FINANCIAL RECOVERY BOARD; PROVIDING CERTAIN ACTIONS OF THE RECOVERY BOARD SHALL BE SUBJECT TO VETO BY THE COUNTY COMMISSION; WAIVING THE PROCEDURES FOR CREATION AND REVIEW OF COUNTY BOARDS OF ARTICLE IB OF THE CODE FOR ANY OVERSIGHT BOARD ESTABLISHED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE (SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 100960) Adopted on first reading as amended
Public Hearing: May 18, 2010
Mover: Barbara J. Jordan
Seconder: Carlos A. Gimenez
Vote: 6 - 2
No: Barreiro , Sorenson
Absent: Heyman , Sosa , Souto , Martinez , Diaz
  REPORT: On May 3, 2010, County Attorney Robert Cuevas announced that today’s (5/3) Special Meeting of the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) was called pursuant to Section 2-1, Rule 3.02(a) of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida. He stated in today’s meeting, the Board would:

• consider any matters pertaining to the structure and details of the various proposed assistive measures (including any proposed oversight board) that may be taken in response to the existence of financial exigencies at the Public Health Trust, including the continued first reading of items 4(A) through 4(E) from the April 20, 2010, regular BCC meeting; and

• discuss proposals to call one or more County-wide special elections for the purpose of submitting to the voters questions whether to amend Home Rule Charter provisions, including but not limited to, proposals pertaining to: i) the powers and responsibilities of the County Commission, Mayor and County Manager; and, ii) the salary County Commissioners shall receive and any matters related thereto such as term limits and outside employment. The Commission may approve motions, resolutions and other documents related to the foregoing matters at this special meeting.

It was moved by Commissioner Jordan that the Board accept today’s (5/3) agenda as read by County Attorney Cuevas. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Sorenson, and upon being put to a vote, passed by a vote of 9-0 (Commissioners Barreiro, Edmonson, Rolle and Vice Chairman Diaz were absent).

Commissioner Heyman thanked Chairman Moss and the Miami-Dade County’s family for their great wishes for speedy recovery following her surgery. She noted the healthcare at Jackson Memorial Hospital was superb and the care was exceptional.

County Attorney Cuevas advised the Board members of the addition of Special Item No. 7 regarding term limits and commission salaries to today’s (5/3) Board’s agenda.

Chairman Moss reminded the Board members of the straw votes taken at the April 8, 2010, BCC Carryover Meeting. He provided the parameters on how the Board would proceed with today’s (5/3) meeting. He stated he would allow each member of the Board to present his/her proposal, followed by discussion among the Board members on the proposals and, subsequently, the Board would determine how to proceed.

SPECIAL ITEM No. 2, Legislative File No. 100933

Commissioner Gimenez presented the foregoing proposed ordinance for first reading that: 1) added provisions making management watch an additional Assistive Measure; (2) established an Oversight Board to make recommendations to the BCC rather than act independently; and (3) provides options for the BCC appointments to the 7-member Oversight Board.

In response to Chairman Moss’ question to Commissioner Gimenez regarding his recommendation for a 7-member Oversight Board, Commissioner Gimenez explained his rationale for having 7-members instead of 17-members. He outlined the appointment process along with the composition and organization of the Oversight Board.

A discussion ensued between Chairman Moss and Commissioner Gimenez regarding the City of Miami’s Financial Emergency Oversight Board that was appointed by the State of Florida former Governor Lawton Chiles; the role and the responsibility of the Oversight Board; the life of the Oversight Board for four (4) years (1997-2001); and that the Oversight Board did not replace the City Commission, but worked with the City Commission to address its budget deficit with city officials, because the board did not have the power to overrule the City Commission.

Chairman Moss questioned Commissioner Gimenez on his viewpoint on the BCC temporarily serving as the Oversight Board until an Oversight Board was established and members appointed.

Commissioner Gimenez stated that the BCC would have to rely on the County Mayor and the Manager for reporting to the BCC. He indicated that if the BCC became the Oversight Board it would depend on how long the BCC intends to serve as an Oversight Board. He noted it would be difficult for the BCC to focus on the operations of the Public Health Trust (PHT).

SPECIAL ITEM NO. 3, Legislative File No. 100664

Commissioner Jordan presented her proposal that authorized the BCC to take action if specified conditions pertaining to the financial status of the PHT have occurred or would likely occur, including assignment of technical experts and formation of a board with specified powers to oversee the PHT. She outlined the Oversight Board’s powers pursuant to Chapter 218 of the Florida Statutes, including:

(1) to approve and disapprove all budgets and budget amendments;
(2) to establish an Estimated Conference process for determining and monitoring revenues, expenditures, cash flow and deficit;
(3) to establish a Fiscal Sufficiency Advisory Board;
(4) to make recommendations to the BCC of any actions they may take to resolve financial emergency;
(5) to perform all duties assigned by the BCC; and
(6) to enter into an Intergovernmental Cooperative Agreement as described in this proposal.

In addition, Commissioner Jordan noted the PHT’s role as follows:

(1) to have all budgets approved by the Oversight Board, and cease spending funds not in accordance with the budget;
(2) to place all pledged revenues in principals and interest payments for all debts with a third party trustee who will be approved by the Oversight Board;
(3) to submit all financial plans and other documents to the Oversight Board;
(4) to cooperate with inspections of records and timely respond to requests; and
(5) to obtain approval of the Oversight Board before the issuance of any form of debt or prior to borrowing.

Commissioner Jordan presented an overview of her proposal regarding the roles and responsibilities of the Oversight Board and the BCC.

A discussion ensued between Chairman Moss and Commissioner Jordan regarding the appointment process based on the criteria set forth and approved by the BCC for Oversight Board members.

In response to Chairman Moss’ question regarding the BCC serving as the Oversight Board, Commissioner Jordan reiterated her comments regarding the time commitment the Board would need to make to fully address the PHT financial issues and still take care of the County’s business.

SPECIAL ITEM NO. 4, Legislative File No. 100888

Commissioner Martinez questioned the County Attorney regarding how the current PHT Board members were appointed.

In response to Commissioner Martinez’ question, Assistant County Attorney Valda Christian explained the current criteria and process for appointment of PHT Board members.

Commissioner Martinez noted the current process and the BCC’s role in PHT Board appointments in terms of philosophical differences versus politics. He stated that the BCC should remain as the governing board and should not be involved in the day-to-day operations.

A discussion ensued between Chairman Moss and Commissioner Martinez regarding the BCC being the governing board for the PHT.

SPECIAL ITEM NO. 5, Legislative File No. 100678

Commissioner Seijas noted her proposal recommended that nine (9) members serve on the Oversight Board in lieu of the other proposals on today’s (5/3) agenda. She provided an overview of the composition and the organization of a Transition Board.

A discussion ensued between Chairman Moss and Commissioner Seijas regarding the current PHT Board versus a new board.

Commissioner Souto noted his experience with the PHT and emphasized the need to televise and record the PHT meetings. He stated that the current organization does not need to be demolished, but should be modified to achieve the desired outcomes.

Commissioner Rolle stressed the need to obtain information requested from the PHT in a timely manner. He referenced his request from the Administration and advised that no response had been provided for the following information:
(1) who made the decision for closure of three clinics in Commission District 2 located in Liberty Square, Juanita Mann and in the North Miami area;
(2) who or what other entity in those communities absorbed those services due to the closure;
(3) what the status was for the accounts receivable; and
(4) the status of job loss and bumping rights.

Commissioner Sosa noted her request to hear from the PHT administration prior to taking any steps regarding an Oversight Board, which she supported.

Commissioner Edmonson spoke in support of Special Item No. 1 and stressed the need for the BCC’s approval of any action recommended by an Oversight Board.

Commissioner Sorenson noted the proposal sponsored by Commissioner Martinez (Special Item No. 4) addressed the critical issues with the PHT.

Commissioner Heyman spoke in support of management watch and an opportunity for the PHT to address and take corrective measures to resolve the current state of financial affairs. She indicated she would not support removal of the PHT. She stated the BCC should have powers since it was ultimately responsible for the PHT.

Commissioner Heyman stated that even though the County had a Strong Mayor form of government, the BCC would have input on the selection of individuals who would serve on the Oversight Board. She stated the BCC should not have only veto powers, but the ability for the Mayor and the BCC to put forth nominees to serve on the Oversight Board. She also pointed out that someone from the hospital association should serve on the Oversight Board.

Commissioner Diaz did not support having an Oversight Board and expressed his position that the current PHT Board should not be eliminated.

In response to Commissioner Diaz’ request to the County Mayor on his point of view from Administration, County Mayor Carlos Alvarez noted the BCC expressed a desire to implement an Oversight Board. He noted an Oversight Board should be ready to step in as needed to protect the BCC and for the BCC to have veto power on any actions taken by the Oversight Board.

A discussion ensued among the BCC members regarding the Oversight Board’s membership.

It was moved by Commissioner Seijas that the BCC establish an Oversight Board. Commissioner Jordan seconded this motion for discussion.

A discussion ensued among the BCC members regarding the name of the Oversight or a Recovery Board; the potential impact of the name on future bond ratings; the current PHT Board serving as the Oversight Board; the modification of the current PHT Board’s powers and duties versus the creation of an Oversight Board.

The Board proceeded with the following series of motions with discussion prior to the roll call vote on each motion as follows:

Motion No. 1
It was moved by Commissioner Seijas that the BCC establish a Financial Recovery Board, if needed. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Jordan, and upon being put to a roll call vote, passed by a vote of 8-5 (Commissioners Edmonson, Gimenez, Heyman, Jordan, Seijas, Sosa, Vice Chairman Diaz and Chairman Moss voted “Yes”; Commissioners Barreiro, Martinez, Rolle, Sorenson and Souto voted “No”).

Motion No. 2
It was moved by Commissioner Gimenez that the BCC have veto authority over the Oversight Board. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Seijas, and upon being put to a roll call vote, passed by a vote of 10-2 (Commissioners Edmonson, Gimenez, Heyman, Jordan, Rolle, Seijas, Sosa, Barreiro, Vice Chairman Diaz and Chairman Moss voted “Yes”; Commissioners Sorenson and Souto voted “No” and Commissioner Martinez was absent).

It was moved by Commissioner Seijas that the Oversight Board be comprised of seven (7) members. Commissioner Edmonson seconded this motion for discussion.

Motion No. 3
It was moved by Commissioner Seijas that the Oversight Board be comprised of seven (7) members. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Edmonson, and upon being put to a roll call vote, passed by a vote of 9-3 (Commissioners Edmonson, Gimenez, Heyman, Jordan, Rolle, Seijas, Sosa, Vice Chairman Diaz and Chairman Moss voted “Yes”; Commissioners Barreiro, Sorenson and Souto voted “No”; and Commissioner Martinez was absent).

A discussion ensued among the Board members regarding the composition the 7-member oversight board.

It was moved by Commissioner Heyman that the BCC designate the following categories for the seven (7) Oversight Board members to be appointed as follows: one (1) by the County Mayor, one (1) by he Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation, one (1) by the President of the South Florida AFL-CIO, and four (4) by the Board of County Commissioners. Vice Chairman Diaz seconded this motion.

Further discussion ensued among the Board members, County Manager George Burgess and County Attorney Cuevas regarding the categories for the seven (7) Oversight Board members.

It was moved by Commissioner Gimenez that the AFL-CIO designate a member to the Oversight Board. Commissioner Heyman seconded this motion.

Chairman Moss announced the withdrawal of the motion made by Commissioner Gimenez because a motion was already on the floor by Commissioner Heyman.

A discussion ensued among County Attorney Cuevas, Chairman Moss and Commissioner Heyman regarding categories for the one appointment by the Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation, and the President of the South Florida AFL-CIO.

Motion No. 4
It was moved by Commissioner Heyman that the BCC designate the following categories for the seven (7) Oversight Board members to be appointed as follows: one (1) by the County Mayor, one (1) by the Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation, one (1) by the President of the South Florida AFL-CIO, and four (4) by the Board of County Commissioners. This motion was seconded by Vice Chairman Diaz, and upon being put to a roll call vote, passed by a vote of 6-4 (Commissioners Gimenez, Heyman, Sorenson, Sosa, Vice Chairman Diaz and Chairman Moss voted “Yes”; Commissioners Edmonson, Jordan, Rolle and Seijas voted “No”; and Commissioners Barreiro, Martinez and Souto were absent).

It was moved by Commissioner Edmonson that a nominating committee select the four (4) BCC appointees. Vice Chairman Diaz seconded this motion.

Following a brief discussion on this motion by Board members, Commissioner Edmonson withdrew her motion.

Motion No. 5
It was Commissioner Seijas that the four (4) members of the Oversight Board appointed by the County Commission be from a ballot vote of persons nominated by each Commission member that receive the greatest number of votes; and providing that current members of the PHT would not be precluded from serving on the Oversight Board. This motion was seconded by Vice Chairman Diaz, and upon being put to a roll call vote, passed by a vote of 8-0 (Commissioners Edmonson, Gimenez, Jordan, Rolle, Seijas, Sosa, Vice Chairman Diaz and Chairman Moss voted “Yes”; Commissioners Barreiro, Heyman, Martinez, Sorenson and Souto were absent).

It was moved by Commissioner Gimenez that the Oversight Board be empowered to appoint, and evaluate the Chief Executive Office (CEO) of the PHT. Commissioner Jordan seconded this motion for discussion.

Commissioner Seijas offered an amendment to the motion to include the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the PHT.

Commissioner Jordan offered an amendment to the motion to also empower the Oversight Board to suspend the CEO and CFO of the PHT.

Chairman Moss clarified the motion to empower the Oversight Board to appoint, evaluate, suspend and terminate the CEO and the CFO of the PHT.

Commissioner Sosa questioned the termination with or without cause and stressed the need to outline the causes for termination.

Commissioner Gimenez agreed with Commissioner Sosa on the need to list the causes for termination.

A discussion ensued among Board members and County Attorney Cuevas regarding the contract between the PHT and CEO and/or CFO.

Commissioner Gimenez stated that his motion would exclude the CFO for the PHT.

Motion No. 6
It was moved by Commissioner Gimenez that the Oversight Board be empowered to appoint, evaluate, suspend and terminate the Chief Executive Office (CEO) of the PHT. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Jordan, and upon being put to a roll call vote, passed by a vote of 7-2 (Commissioner Barreiro, Edmonson, Gimenez, Jordan, Seijas, Vice Chairman Diaz and Chairman Moss voted “Yes”; Commissioners Rolle and Sosa voted “No”; and Commissioners Heyman, Martinez, Sorenson and Souto were absent).

A discussion ensued among the Board members regarding the duties of the Oversight Board.

Commissioner Jordan reminded the Board members of her comments made earlier regarding the duties of the Oversight Board as follows:

1) to approve or disapprove all budgets and budget amendments;
2) to establish an Estimated Conference process for determining and monitoring revenues, expenditures, cash flow and deficits;
3) to establish a Fiscal Sufficiency Advisory Board that would make recommendations to the BCC on any action that they may take to resolve financial emergency;
4) to perform other duties as assigned by the BCC; and
5) to enter into an Intergovernmental Cooperative Agreement with the PHT and the BCC.

A discussion ensued among the Board members and County Mayor Alvarez regarding the motion made by Commissioner Gimenez that when the Oversight Board was established, the PHT would be temporarily dissolved until the Oversight Board’s work was completed. Commissioner Seijas seconded this motion.

Commissioner Jordan stated that not only the PHT Board of Trustees be addressed, but the PHT committees and subcommittees as well. She noted those committees and subcommittees addressed certain areas and aspects of the operations at Jackson Health System that were not financial. Commissioner Jordan stated that the PHT Board of Trustees should remain in place to handle the day-to-day business at Jackson Health System.

Commissioner Gimenez stated that the PHT Board of Trustees would be dissolved only if the PHT failed to perform its duties.

Motion No. 7
It was moved by Commissioner Gimenez that when the Oversight Board was established, the PHT would be temporarily dissolved until the Oversight Board’s work was completed. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Seijas, and upon being put to a roll call vote, passed by a vote of 5-3 (Commissioners Barreiro, Gimenez, Seijas, Vice Chairman Diaz and Chairman Moss voted “Yes”; Commissioners Edmonson, Jordan and Rolle voted “No”; and Commissioners Heyman, Martinez, Sorenson, Sosa and Souto were absent).

Motion No. 8
It was moved by Commissioner Gimenez that all of the existing PHT powers as outlined in Chapter 25A of the Miami-Dade Code be transferred to the Oversight Board when established. This motion was seconded by Vice Chairman Diaz, and upon being put to a roll call vote, passed by a vote of 7-1 (Commissioners Barreiro, Edmonson, Gimenez, Jordan, Seijas, Vice Chairman Diaz and Chairman Moss voted “Yes”; Commissioner Rolle voted “No”; and Commissioners Heyman, Martinez, Sorenson, Sosa and Souto were absent).

Motion No. 9
It was moved by Commissioner Jordan that the Oversight Board also have the power to: approve or disapprove all budgets and budget amendments; establish an Estimated Conference Process for determining and monitoring revenues, expenditures, cash flow and deficit; establish a Fiscal Sufficiency Advisory Board; make recommendations to the BCC on any actions that they may take to resolve a financial emergency, and perform other duties assigned by the BCC. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Gimenez, and upon being put to a roll call vote, passed by a vote of 7-1 (Commissioners Barreiro, Edmonson, Gimenez, Jordan, Seijas, Vice Chairman Diaz and Chairman Moss voted “Yes”; Commissioner Rolle voted “No”; and Commissioners Heyman, Martinez, Sorenson, Sosa and Souto were absent).

Chairman Moss stated that the BCC should determine what Management Watch should entail.

Mayor Alvarez reminded the BCC members of the previous discussion regarding Management Watch with County Departments versus the PHT. He noted that Chapter 25A of the Miami-Dade Code governed the PHT role and the PHT’s CEO.

Commissioner Jordan questioned if the PHT followed the County’s policy for bumping rights. She noted the initial response to her question was that the PHT did follow the County’s policy and was now being informed that the PHT currently was not following the County’s policy.

Commissioner Jordan suggested that, once the entity was placed on Management Watch, it would become part of the County in terms of appointing or removing the PHT Chief Executive Office (CEO), if the BCC wanted Management Watch to work. She indicated Chapter 25A might be amended to include authorization for the removal, suspension or replacement of the leadership during Management Watch until the Oversight Board was in place.

A discussion ensued among the BCC members regarding the role and authority of the County Mayor during the Management Watch.

Motion No. 10
It was moved by Commissioner Jordan that Chapter 25A of the Miami-Dade Code be amended to provide that when the PHT was under Management Watch, the Mayor would have the authority to recommend to the BCC the suspension, termination, evaluation and replacement of the PHT CEO. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Seijas, and upon being put to a roll call vote, failed by a tie vote of 4-4 (Commissioners Gimenez, Jordan, Seijas and Chairman Moss voted “Yes”; Commissioners Barreiro, Edmonson, Rolle and Sorenson voted “No”; and Commissioners Heyman, Martinez, Sosa, Souto and Vice Chairman Diaz were absent ).

Motion No. 11
It was moved by Commissioner Gimenez that Management Watch be defined to direct the Mayor or the Mayor’s designee to place the PHT on management watch on such terms and conditions as the Mayor, or the Mayor’s designee, deemed appropriate, including the authority to assign support personnel and staffing to the PHT as needed. The BCC intends that the more stringent review and oversight of the PHT by the Mayor or Mayor’s designee would improve the functioning of the PHT, promote necessary planning, assessment and monitoring of the PHT’s financial health, and ensure essential management to advance the PHT’s financial sustainability. The Commission may direct the Mayor or the Mayor’s designee to periodically report to the BCC on the PHT’s compliance with the terms conditions of said management watch and the Trust’s progress toward resolving the conditions specified herein. The PHT shall remain under management watch for such period of time as determined by resolution of the BCC. This motion was seconded by Chairman Moss, and upon being put to a roll call vote, passed by a vote of 7-1 (Commissioners Barreiro, Edmonson, Gimenez, Jordan, Seijas, Sorenson and Chairman Moss voted “Yes”; Commissioner Rolle voted “No”; and Commissioners Heyman, Martinez, Sosa, Souto and Vice Chairman Diaz were absent).

Motion No. 12
It was moved by Commissioner Gimenez that the BCC require that a recovery plan, containing certain contracts, be prepared by the PHT, and brought back to this Board within 60 days; and in the event the Oversight Board was created, the recovery plan would be prepared in consultation with the Oversight Board. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Jordan, and upon being put to a roll call vote, passed by a vote of 8-1 (Commissioners Barreiro, Edmonson, Gimenez, Jordan, Rolle, Seijas, Sorenson and Chairman Moss voted “Yes” Commissioner Souto voted “No”; and Commissioners Heyman, Martinez, Sosa and Vice Chairman Diaz were absent).

Motion No. 13
It was moved by Commissioner Souto that the Commission Auditor or an external auditor be directed to perform an audit within sixty (60) days and the PHT be required cooperate with the Commission Auditor, or the County’s external auditor. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Rolle, and upon being put to a roll call vote, passed by a vote of 9-0 (Commissioners Barreiro, Edmonson, Gimenez, Jordan, Rolle, Seijas, Sorenson, Souto and Chairman Moss voted “Yes”; and Commissioners Heyman, Martinez, Sosa and Vice Chairman Diaz were absent).

Motion No. 14
It was moved by Commissioner Seijas that the BCC shall direct the Mayor or his designee to place at the PHT such technical experts and/or County staff to support the Oversight Board and address those managerial and fiscal factors giving rise to the conditions. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Souto, and upon being put to a roll call vote, passed by a vote of 9-0 (Commissioners Barreiro, Edmonson, Gimenez, Jordan, Rolle, Seijas, Sorenson, Souto and Chairman Moss voted “Yes”; and Commissioners Heyman, Martinez, Sosa and Vice Chairman Diaz were absent).

Motion No. 15
It was moved by Commissioner Jordan that the Oversight Board shall report to the BCC monthly or as deemed necessary by the BCC. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Souto, and upon being put to a roll call vote, passed by a vote of 8-0 (Commissioners Barreiro, Edmonson, Gimenez, Jordan, Rolle, Seijas, Souto and Chairman Moss voted “Yes”; and Commissioners Heyman, Martinez, Sorenson, Sosa and Vice Chairman Diaz were absent).

In response to Chairman Moss’ question regarding how to proceed following the series of motions taken at today’s (5/3) meeting, County Attorney Cuevas suggested that the BCC adopt Special Item No. 1 as amended by the series of motions taken today (5/3) on first reading, followed by a public hearing and second reading for final adoption.

Motion No. 16
It was moved by Commissioner Seijas that the BCC adopt Special Item No. 1, a proposed ordinance on first reading, as amended to incorporate the series of motions taken today (5/3) by the BCC. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Jordan, and upon being put to a roll call vote, passed by a vote of 6-2 (Commissioners Edmonson, Gimenez, Jordan, Rolle, Seijas and Chairman Moss voted “Yes”; Commissioners Barreiro and Sorenson voted “No”; and Commissioners Heyman, Martinez, Sosa, Souto and Vice Chairman Diaz were absent).

Motion No. 17
It was moved by Commissioner Jordan that the public hearing on the proposed ordinance be held before the Board of County Commissioners on May 20, 2010. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Gimenez, and upon being put to a roll call vote, passed by a vote of 6-2 (Commissioners Edmonson, Gimenez, Jordan, Rolle, Seijas and Chairman Moss voted “Yes”; Commissioners Barreiro and Sorenson voted “No”; and Commissioners Heyman, Martinez, Sosa, Souto and Vice Chairman Diaz were absent).

It was moved by Commissioner Gimenez that the Special Item Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 5 be withdrawn. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Sorenson, and upon being put to a vote, passed by a vote of 8-0 (Commissioners Heyman, Martinez, Sosa, Souto and Vice Chairman Diaz were absent).

During the Board's Regular meeting on May 4, 2010, there being no objection, and upon the advice of County Attorney, the Board publicly announced the public hearing for the foregoing proposed ordinance as amended would be held before the Board of County Commissioners on May 18, 2010 at 9:30 a.m.
 
Special Item No. 2  
  100933 Ordinance     Carlos A. Gimenez        
  ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 25A OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; AUTHORIZING COMMISSION ACTIONS IF SPECIFIED CONDITIONS PERTAINING TO THE FINANCIAL STATUS OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH TRUST HAVE OCCURRED OR WILL LIKELY OCCUR, INCLUDING MANAGEMENT WATCH; FORMATION OF A FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT BOARD WITH SPECIFIED POWERS TO ACT AS THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH TRUST SUBJECT TO COMMISSION AUTHORITY FOR UP TO TWENTY FOUR MONTHS UNLESS SHORTENED OR LENGTHENED BY RESOLUTION OF THE COUNTY COMMISSION; WAIVING THE PROCEDURES FOR CREATION AND REVIEW OF COUNTY BOARDS OF ARTICLE IB OF THE CODE FOR ANY OVERSIGHT BOARD ESTABLISHED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE (SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NOS. 100640, 100902) Withdrawn
Mover: Carlos A. Gimenez
Seconder: Katy Sorenson
Vote: 8 - 0
Absent: Heyman , Sosa , Souto , Martinez , Diaz
  REPORT: See Report under Special Item No. 1 Amended, Legislative File No. 101235.  
  4/8/2010 Continued by the Board of County Commissioners  
  4/20/2010 Deferred by the Board of County Commissioners  
  4/20/2010 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing by the Board of County Commissioners  
Special Item No. 3  
  100664 Ordinance     Barbara J. Jordan        
  ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 25A OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSION TO TAKE ACTION IF SPECIFIED CONDITIONS PERTAINING TO THE FINANCIAL STATUS OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH TRUST HAVE OCCURRED OR WILL LIKELY OCCUR, INCLUDING ASSIGNMENT OF TECHNICAL EXPERTS AND FORMATION OF A BOARD WITH SPECIFIED POWERS TO OVERSEE THE PUBLIC HEALTH TRUST FOR UP TO TWENTY-FOUR (24) MONTHS UNLESS SHORTENED OR LENGTHENED BY RESOLUTION OF THE COMMISSION; WAIVING THE PROCEDURES FOR CREATION AND REVIEW OF COUNTY BOARDS OF ARTICLE IB OF THE CODE FOR ANY OVERSIGHT BOARD ESTABLISHED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE Withdrawn
Mover: Carlos A. Gimenez
Seconder: Katy Sorenson
Vote: 8 - 0
Absent: Heyman , Sosa , Souto , Martinez , Diaz
  REPORT: See Report under Special Item No. 1 Amended, Legislative File No. 101235.  
  3/16/2010 4 Day Rule Invoked by the Board of County Commissioners  
  3/16/2010 Scheduled for a public hearing by the Board of County Commissioners  
  3/18/2010 Deferred by the Board of County Commissioners  
  4/6/2010 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing by the Board of County Commissioners  
  4/6/2010 Carried over by the Board of County Commissioners  
  4/8/2010 Continued by the Board of County Commissioners  
  4/20/2010 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing by the Board of County Commissioners  
  4/20/2010 Deferred by the Board of County Commissioners  
Special Item No. 4  
  100888 Ordinance     Joe A. Martinez        
  ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 25A OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA TO PROVIDE COUNTY COMMISSION MAY EXERCISE VETO AUTHORITY OVER ACTIONS OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH TRUST UPON NOTIFICATION THAT CERTAIN CONDITIONS AFFECTING THE TRUST’S FINANCIAL STATUS HAVE OCCURRED OR WILL LIKELY OCCUR; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN CODE AND EFFECTIVE DATE Withdrawn
Mover: Carlos A. Gimenez
Seconder: Katy Sorenson
Vote: 8 - 0
Absent: Heyman , Sosa , Souto , Martinez , Diaz
  REPORT: See Report under Special Item No. 1 Amended, Legislative File No. 101235.  
  4/6/2010 Carried over by the Board of County Commissioners  
  4/6/2010 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing by the Board of County Commissioners  
  4/8/2010 Continued by the Board of County Commissioners  
  4/20/2010 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing by the Board of County Commissioners  
  4/20/2010 Deferred by the Board of County Commissioners  
Special Item No. 5  
  100678 Ordinance     Natacha Seijas        
  ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 25A OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; AUTHORIZING MAYOR TO TAKE ACTIONS IF SPECIFIED CONDITIONS PERTAINING TO THE FINANCIAL STATUS OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH TRUST HAVE OCCURRED OR WILL LIKELY OCCUR, INCLUDING FORMATION OF A TRANSITION BOARD WITH SPECIFIED POWERS TO ACT AS THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH TRUST FOR UP TO TWO YEARS UNLESS SHORTENED OR LENGTHENED BY RESOLUTION OF THE COUNTY COMMISSION; WAIVING THE PROCEDURES FOR CREATION AND REVIEW OF COUNTY BOARDS OF ARTICLE IB OF THE CODE FOR ANY TRANSITION BOARD ESTABLISHED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE Withdrawn
Mover: Carlos A. Gimenez
Seconder: Katy Sorenson
Vote: 8 - 0
Absent: Heyman , Sosa , Souto , Martinez , Diaz
  REPORT: See Report under Special Item No. 1 Amended, Legislative File No. 101235.  
  3/18/2010 Deferred by the Board of County Commissioners  
  4/6/2010 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing by the Board of County Commissioners  
  4/6/2010 Carried over by the Board of County Commissioners  
  4/8/2010 Continued by the Board of County Commissioners  
  4/20/2010 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing by the Board of County Commissioners  
  4/20/2010 Deferred by the Board of County Commissioners  
RESOLUTION(S)  
Special Item No. 6  
  101000 Resolution     Government Operations Committee        
  RESOLUTION CALLING A COUNTYWIDE SPECIAL ELECTION IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN CONJUNCTION WITH A PRIMARY ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING TO THE ELECTORS OF MIAMI DADE COUNTY THE QUESTION OF WHETHER TO AMEND THE HOME RULE CHARTER TO PROVIDE A METHOD FOR DETERMINING A GREATER SALARY AND ESTABLISHING TERM LIMITS FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Amended
  REPORT: See Special Item No. 6 Amended, Legislative File No. 101190 for the amended version.  
  4/13/2010 Developed as a result of a series of motions taken by the Government Operations Committee  
Special Item No. 6 AMENDED  
  101190 Resolution     Government Operations Committee        
  RESOLUTION CALLING A COUNTYWIDE SPECIAL ELECTION IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN CONJUNCTION WITH A PRIMARY ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING TO THE ELECTORS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY THE QUESTION OF WHETHER TO AMEND THE HOME RULE CHARTER TO PROVIDE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SHALL NO LONGER RECEIVE THEIR CURRENT $6,000 ANNUAL SALARY ESTABLISHED IN 1957, BUT RECEIVE INSTEAD THE SALARY PROVIDED BY STATE STATUTORY FORMULA, ADJUSTED ANNUALLY BASED ON THE COUNTY’S POPULATION (CURRENTLY APPROXIMATELY $92,000) (SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 101000) Adopted as amended
Resolution
Mover: Barbara J. Jordan
Seconder: Sally A. Heyman
Vote: 8 - 4
No: Sosa , Gimenez , Souto , Seijas
Absent: Sorenson
  REPORT: At the Board's Special Carryover meeting on May 4, 2010, the Board adopted the foregoing proposed resolution as amended.

Assistant County Attorney Oren Rosenthal read the foregoing proposed resolution and Special Item No. 7, Legislative File No. 101153, into the record.

Commissioner Jordan stated that a commissioner’s annual salary should be approximately $75,000 versus the State formula, and the terms limits should be twelve (12) years and not eight (8) years versus sixteen (16) years. She expressed her preference for having no term limits.

Commissioner Edmonson stated she agreed with the state formula and supported the proposed three (3) year consecutive terms for a total of twelve (12) years.

Commissioner Barreiro supported the state formula for commissioner’s salary and no outside appointment. He stated that a maximum of sixteen (16) years for commissioners’ terms was appropriate. He further stated the prohibition of outside employment should be imposed if the annual salary for commissioners was increased.

Commissioner Sorenson supported the State formula as the annual salary for commissioners and no outside employment.

Commissioner Martinez spoke in support of State formula.

Commissioner Gimenez stated he would support the Charter Review Task Force’s recommendation on commissioner’s salary, term limits and outside employment. He stated that if the commissioner had the option to select, if salaried, they should abide by the same rules for outside employment as County employees.

Commissioner Sosa spoke in support in the State formula and twelve (12) years for term limits, and she did not support the option that required no outside employment.

Commissioner Diaz spoke in support of the commissioner’s salary remaining at $6,000 annually.

Commissioner Heyman spoke in support of the State formula and suggested that Palm Beach County be included, along with Broward County in the language regarding used by other Florida counties in the ballot question. She also suggested that “and hold no other employment” be deleted from the ballot language. She spoke in opposition to the term limits.

Commissioner Souto spoke in opposition to the foregoing proposed resolution and Special Item No. 7, Legislative File No. 101153).

Commissioner Rolle spoke in support of term limits for twelve (12) years equal to three (3) four-year terms. He spoke in opposition to the State formula.

Chairman Moss spoke in support of the State formula and spoke in opposition to term limits, and preferred no restriction on outside employment.

Motion No. 1
It was moved by Commissioner Heyman that the salary for County Commissioners be provided by State Statutory formula. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Sorenson, and upon being put to a vote, passed by a vote of 8-4 (Commissioners Barreiro, Edmonson, Gimenez, Heyman, Jordan, Sorenson, Sosa and Chairman Moss voted “Yes”; Commissioners Martinez, Rolle, Souto and Vice Chairman Diaz voted “No” and Commissioner Seijas was absent).

Commissioner Gimenez moved that the County Commissioners serve for only two consecutive 4-year terms. This motion died due to the lack of a second.

Motion No. 2
It was moved by Commissioner Martinez that no term limits be established for County Commissioners. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Heyman, and upon being put to a vote, passed by a vote of 9-4 (Commissioners Barreiro, Heyman, Jordan, Martinez, Rolle, Seijas, Sorenson, Vice Chairman Diaz and Chairman Moss voted “Yes”; and Commissioners Edmonson, Gimenez, Sosa and Souto voted “No”).

Motion No. 3
It was moved by Commissioner Martinez that the ballot question be silent on outside employment. This motion was seconded Commissioner Jordan, and upon being put to a vote, failed by a vote of 6-7 (Commissioners Edmonson, Jordan, Martinez, Rolle, Vice Chairman Diaz and Chairman Moss voted “Yes”; and Commissioners Barreiro, Gimenez, Heyman, Seijas, Sorenson, Sosa and Souto voted “No”).

NOTE: This motion failed and subsequently it was reconsidered, see Motion No. 4.

It was moved by Commissioner Heyman that language be added to the ballot question before or after the portion of the question regarding salary, stating, “…to devote full-time service to Office of Commissioner.” Commissioner Jordan seconded this motion for discussion.

Assistant County Attorney Rosenthal stated that adding the language suggested by Commissioner Heyman would cause an issue of confusion for ballot question unless a discussion occurred on no outside employment or add language to allow outside employment.

A discussion ensued among the Board members, County Attorney Cuevas and County Mayor Carlos Alvarez regarding full-time service to the Office of County Commissioner, outside employment and the appropriate language for the ballot question.

Chairman Moss asked for copies of the City of Miami ballot question that was similar to this proposed resolution regarding commissioner’s salaries.

Commissioner Heyman withdrew her motion.

It was moved by Commissioner Barreiro that the County Commissioner be given an option to accept the State formulated salary with full-time employment and with no outside employment, and if the County Commissioner desired to keep outside employment, the Commissioner should forgo the State formulated salary. This motion died due to the lack of a second.

It was moved by Commissioner Gimenez that the Board reconsider the motion regarding that the ballot question be silent on outside employment. Commissioner Martinez seconded this motion, and upon being put to a vote, passed by a vote of 11-1 (Commissioner Seijas voted “No”).

Motion No. 4
It was moved by Commissioner Martinez that the ballot question be silent on outside on employment. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Edmonson, and upon being put to a vote, passed by a vote of 7-6 (Commissioners Edmonson, Heyman, Jordan, Martinez, Rolle, Vice Chairman Diaz and Chairman Moss voted “Yes” and Commissioners Barreiro, Gimenez, Seijas, Sorenson, Sosa and Souto voted “No”).

Chairman Moss asked if the foregoing proposed resolution, as amended, be presented and amended further at the May 18, 2010, BCC meeting.

In response to Chairman Moss’ question, County Attorney Cuevas advised that the Board could adopt this proposed resolution today (5/4) or wait to adopt it on the May 18, 2010. He stated an instruction could be given to prepare an item for the May 18, 2010, meeting and the Board could vote on this item.

A discussion ensued among the Board members regarding the Office of County Commissioner salary.

Following the series of motions taken by the Board, the Board adopted the foregoing proposed resolution as amended.

Motion No. 5
It was moved by Commissioner Jordan that the Board adopt a resolution calling for a special election on August 24, 2010, before the voters of Miami-Dade County, for the following ballot question:

“Whereas, the members of the BCC devote full time service to the office of County Commission, shall the Charter be amended to provide that commissioners shall no longer receive the $6,000 annual salary established in 1957, but receive instead the salary provided by State statutory formula adjusted annually by the County’s population (approximately $92,000), used by other Florida counties including Broward County.”

This motion was seconded by Commissioner Heyman, and upon being put to a vote, passed by a vote of 8-4 (Commissioners Barreiro, Edmonson, Jordan, Heyman, Martinez, Rolle, Vice Chairman Diaz and Chairman Moss voted “Yes”; Commissioners Gimenez, Seijas, Sosa and Souto voted “No”, and Commissioner Sorenson was absent).

The amended version was assigned Resolution No. R-557-10.

NOTE: At the Board of County Commissioners’ meeting of May 18, 2010, the foregoing resolution was reconsidered, and subsequent motions to adopt the item failed to carry.

See the May 18, 2010, Legistar Meeting Key No. 2912, Non-Agenda Item Report- Agenda Item 16D1, Legislative File No. 101274.
 
Special Item No. 7  
  101153 Resolution     Carlos A. Gimenez        
  RESOLUTION CALLING A COUNTYWIDE SPECIAL ELECTION IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN CONJUNCTION WITH A PRIMARY ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING TO THE ELECTORS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY THE QUESTION OF WHETHER TO AMEND THE HOME RULE CHARTER TO PROVIDE THAT EACH COUNTY COMMISSIONER: SHALL DEVOTE FULL-TIME SERVICE TO THE OFFICE OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER AND HOLD NO OTHER EMPLOYMENT; SHALL NO LONGER RECEIVE THEIR CURRENT $6,000 ANNUAL SALARY ESTABLISHED IN 1957, BUT RECEIVE INSTEAD THE SALARY PROVIDED BY STATE STATUTORY FORMULA, ADJUSTED ANNUALLY BASED ON THE COUNTY’S POPULATION (CURRENTLY APPROXIMATELY $92,097), AND USED BY OTHER FLORIDA COUNTIES, INCLUDING BROWARD COUNTY; AND SHALL SERVE NO MORE THAN TWO CONSECUTIVE FOUR-YEAR TERMS IN OFFICE No Action Taken
  REPORT: See Report under Special Item No. 6 Amended, Legislative File No. 101190.  
2 ADJOURNMENT  
  REPORT: There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 5:43 p.m.  
3 CONSENT AGENDA  
 


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