Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 030548
   

File Number: 030548 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-294-03 Control: County Commission
File Name: DEVELOP AIRPORT WHISTLE BLOWER'S HOTLINE W/ETHICS COMMISSIO Introduced: 2/20/2003
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 4/8/2003
Agenda Date: 4/8/2003 Agenda Item Number: 7A2A
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING COUNTY MANAGER TO WORK WITH THE ETHICS COMMISSION AND THE COUNTY ATTORNEY TO DEVELOP AN AIRPORT WHISTLE BLOWER’S HOTLINE [SEE AGENDA ITEM NO. 6D]
Indexes: ETHICS COMMISSION
  WHISTLE BLOWER
Sponsors: Dennis C. Moss, Prime Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 4/8/2003 7A2A Adopted P
REPORT: See report under Agenda Item 6D - Legislative File No. 030400.

Transportation Committee 3/6/2003 2A Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P

County Attorney 2/20/2003 Assigned Transportation Committee

County Attorney 2/20/2003 Assigned Lee Kraftchick

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING COUNTY MANAGER TO WORK WITH THE ETHICS COMMISSION AND THE COUNTY ATTORNEY TO DEVELOP AN AIRPORT WHISTLE BLOWER’S HOTLINE

BODY
WHEREAS, the County has adopted an employee protection ordinance, Miami-Dade County Code § 2-56.28, to protect and award employees who report information about illegal and other improper conduct in accordance with the ordinance; and

WHEREAS, this Board wishes to ensure that County employees and others with knowledge of such conduct at the Miami Dade Aviation Department have a means of reporting such conduct promptly, efficiently and without fear of reprisal; and


WHEREAS, the creation of a hotline will facilitate the reporting of such conduct; and

WHEREAS, this Board wishes to ensure that all reported misconduct is properly investigated,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that the County Manager is hereby directed to work with the County Attorney and the Ethics Commission in order to establish an Airport Whistle Blowers Hotline exclusively for persons with information, as defined by the Employee Protection Ordinance, regarding activity at the Miami-Dade Aviation Department. The Ethics Commission will be responsible for receiving information on the hotline and for taking appropriate action on such information. Appropriate action shall include referral of the information to the Inspector General, the Miami Dade Police Department the State Attorney's or other investigative agency for further review, prosecution or administrative action.



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