Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 052762
   

File Number: 052762 File Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: 05-171 Control:
File Name: COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEMBERS ATTEND ORIENTATION Introduced: 9/28/2005
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 9/8/2005
Agenda Date: 9/8/2005 Agenda Item Number: 7I
Notes: THIS IS FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. (also see 052487) Title: ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 20-44 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; REQUIRING NEW COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEMBERS TO ATTEND NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION SEMINAR AND REQUIRING EXISTING COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEMBERS TO ATTEND ANNUAL ORIENTATION WORKSHOP; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 052487]
Indexes: COMMUNITY COUNCILS
Sponsors: Jose "Pepe" Diaz, 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

County Attorney 9/28/2005 Assigned Abigail Price-Williams 9/28/2005

Board of County Commissioners 9/8/2005 7I AMENDED Adopted as amended P
REPORT: Chairman Martinez expressed opposition to the foregoing proposed ordinance as it related to additional funds charged to Community Councils. Planning and Zoning Department Director Diane O’Quinn Williams explained that this ordinance would require every community council member to attend annual seminars in addition to the current new member orientation seminar. Commissioner Jordan proposed an amendment to the foregoing proposed ordinance. Following discussion, the Board adopted the foregoing ordinance as amended to include "affordable and workforce housing" as part of the workshops included in the amended Section 20-44 of the Code of Miami-Dade County pertaining to Community Councils.

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 20-44 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; REQUIRING NEW COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEMBERS TO ATTEND NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION SEMINAR AND REQUIRING EXISTING COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEMBERS TO ATTEND ANNUAL ORIENTATION WORKSHOP; 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 20-44 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended to read as follows:1
Sec. 20-44. Community Councils; organization >>; new member orientation; annual orientation workshop<<.
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>>(D) Prior to serving on a Community Council, a Community Council member appointed or elected to a Council after the effective date of this ordinance shall attend a New Member Orientation Seminar conducted by the Department of Planning and Zoning, the Commission on Ethics, Team Metro and the County Attorney's Office. The seminar shall include, but shall not be limited to, review of the Comprehensive Development Master Plan and issues related thereto, review of zoning regulations, incorporation and annexation issues, workforce and affordable housing issues and applicable laws, rules and regulations pertaining to duties and responsibilities of Community Council members.

(E) All Community Council members shall attend an Annual Community Council Workshop organized and conducted by the Department of Planning and Zoning, the Commission on Ethics, Team Metro and the County Attorney's Office. The Workshop shall include, but shall not be limited to, review of the Comprehensive Development Master Plan and issues related thereto, review of zoning regulations, incorporation and annexation issues, workforce and affordable housing issues and applicable laws, rules and regulations pertaining to duties and responsibilities of Community Council members.

(F) Notwithstanding Sec. 20-43.2, failure of any elected or appointed member of a Community Council to attend an annual Community Council Workshop shall be deemed sufficient cause for removal.<<

Section 2. 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 3. 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 4. 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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