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File Number: 052479
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File Number: 052479 File Type: Ordinance Status: Amended
Version: 0 Reference: Control: County Commission
File Name: ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO PLANNING ADVISORY BOARD Introduced: 8/30/2005
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 11/3/2005
Agenda Date: 11/1/2005 Agenda Item Number: 7B
Notes: SEE 053216 FOR FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED Title: ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO PLANNING ADVISORY BOARD; AMENDING SECTIONS 2-11-39.1, 2-107, 2-109, AND 2-110 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA (''CODE''); MODIFYING QUORUM REQUIREMENTS AND TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Indexes: MEMBERSHIP
  PLANNING ADVISORY BOARD
  QUORUM
Sponsors: Sally A. Heyman, Prime 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 11/1/2005 7B Amended
REPORT: See Agenda Item 7B Amended (Legislative File # 053216)

Infrastructure and Land Use Committee 10/11/2005 3A Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P

Board of County Commissioners 9/8/2005 Scheduled for a public hearing Infrastructure and Land Use Committee 10/11/2005

Board of County Commissioners 9/8/2005 4F Adopted on first reading 10/11/2005 P
REPORT: The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and set for public hearing before the Infrastructure and Land Use Committee on October 11, 2005 at 9:30 a.m.

County Attorney 8/30/2005 Referred Infrastructure and Land Use Committee 10/11/2005

County Attorney 8/30/2005 Assigned Dennis A. Kerbel 8/30/2005

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO PLANNING ADVISORY BOARD; AMENDING SECTIONS 2-11-39.1, 2-107, 2-109, AND 2-110 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA ("CODE"); MODIFYING QUORUM REQUIREMENTS AND TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE

BODY
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. Section 2-11-39.1 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida is hereby amended as follows:1
Sec. 2-11-39.1. Quorum.
Notwithstanding any other provision of the Code or of any resolution, a quorum for all County Boards shall consist of a majority of those persons duly appointed to the board, provided that at least one-half (1/2) of the full board membership has been appointed. It is expressly provided, however, that the quorum requirement for any board created or established pursuant to section 20-40 or section 33-306 of this Code (Community Council or Community Zoning Appeal Board) shall be four (4) members >>and that the quorum requirement for any board created or established pursuant to Section 2-107 of this Code (Planning Advisory Board) shall be six (6) members<<.

Section 2. Section 2-107 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida is hereby amended as follows:
Sec. 2-107. Planning Advisory Board--Established; composition; compensation of members.

A Planning Advisory Board is hereby established. This Board shall consist of [[thirteen (13)]] >>seventeen (17)<< members appointed by the County Commission. >>Each County Commissioner shall nominate one member. The Chair of the Board of County Commissioners shall nominate the remaining four (4) members, each of whom shall be a professional in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, urban planning, real estate or a similar field.<< Members shall serve without compensation, but shall be entitled to be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties, upon approval by the County Commission.

Section 3. Section 2-109 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida is hereby amended as follows:
Sec. 2-109. Same--Terms of office >>; vacancies<<.

>>(a)<
>>(b) A member's position shall become vacant when:

(1) The member is absent from two consecutive meetings, regardless of reason, provided that absences from emergency meetings or specially called meetings shall not count toward the attendance requirement;
(2) The member's term expires; or
(3) The member resigns or is removed.<<


Any vacancy occurring during the unexpired term of office of any member of the Planning Advisory Board shall be filled for the unexpired term by the County Commission within thirty (30) days after the vacancy occurs.

Section 4. Section 2-110 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida is hereby amended as follows:
Sec. 2-110. Same--Organization; meetings; quorum; rules; records of meetings.

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All meetings of the Board shall be held in a public place and shall be open to the public. [[Seven (7)]] >>Six (6)<< members of the Board shall constitute a quorum, and, except as otherwise provided, decisions may be made by majority vote of the members present at a meeting at which a quorum is present. The Planning Advisory Board may prescribe other rules for the conduct of its affairs. The Chairperson, or in his or her absence, the Acting Chairperson, may administer oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses in the manner prescribed for the attendance of witnesses in the County Court. The Planning Advisory Board shall keep minutes of its proceedings and records of its other official actions, showing the vote of each member on each question. If a member is absent or fails to vote, the record shall indicate such fact. All records shall be filed immediately in the Department of Planning and Zoning office and shall be open to the inspection of the public.

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Section 5. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or provision of this ordinance is held invalid, the remainder of this ordinance shall not be affected by such invalidity.
Section 6. It is the intention of the Board of County Commissioners, and it is hereby ordained that the provisions of this ordinance, including any sunset provision, shall become and be made a part of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida. The sections of this ordinance may be renumbered or relettered to accomplish such intention, and the word "ordinance" may be changed to "section," "article," or other appropriate word.


Section 7. This ordinance shall become effective ten (10) days after the date of enactment unless vetoed by the Mayor, and if vetoed, shall become effective only upon an override by this Board.
1 Words stricken through and/or [[double bracketed]] shall be deleted. Words underscored and/or >>double arrowed<< constitute the amendment proposed. Remaining provisions are now in effect and remain unchanged.



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