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File Number: 063022
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File Number: 063022 File Type: Ordinance Status: Second Reading
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Transit Committee
File Name: AMEND LANGUAGE TO HIRE & REMOVE CITT DIRECTOR Introduced: 10/19/2006
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: Agenda Item Number: 7
Notes: See amended version #070512 6 wks between 1st & 2nd reading Title: ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2-1421 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA TO BETTER REFLECT THE TERMS OF THE BALLOT LANGUAGE PRESENTED TO THE VOTERS AND TO AUTHORIZE THE CITIZENS' INDEPENDENT TRANSPORTATION TRUST TO HIRE AND TO REMOVE ITS OWN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Indexes: AMENDING CODE
  CITIZENS INDEPENDENT TRANSPORTATION TRUST
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

Transit Committee 2/14/2007 1E1 Amended

County Attorney 1/29/2007 Referred Transit Committees 2/14/2007

Board of County Commissioners 1/25/2007 Scheduled for a public hearing Regional Transportation Committee 2/15/2007

Board of County Commissioners 1/25/2007 4B Adopted on first reading 2/15/2007 P
REPORT: The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and set for public hearing before the Regional Transportation Committee meeting of February 15, 2007 at 9:30 a.m.

County Attorney 12/22/2006 Assigned Regional Transportation Committee 2/15/2007

County Attorney 10/19/2006 Assigned Bruce Libhaber

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2-1421 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA TO BETTER REFLECT THE TERMS OF THE BALLOT LANGUAGE PRESENTED TO THE VOTERS AND TO AUTHORIZE THE CITIZENS' INDEPENDENT TRANSPORTATION TRUST TO HIRE AND TO REMOVE ITS OWN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE

BODY
WHEREAS, on November 5, 2002, the voters of Miami-Dade County approved the imposition of a 1/2 percent sales surtax to improve transit and transportation; and
WHEREAS, the ballot language indicated that surtax proceeds would be overseen by the Citizens' Independent Transportation Trust ("Trust"); and
WHEREAS, the Trust's very name suggests its own independence; and
WHEREAS, in order to be truly independent, the Trust needs the authority to hire its own Executive Director,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. Section 2-1421 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended as follows:1
Sec. 2-1421. Citizens' Independent Transportation Trust created; powers over expenditure and use of proceeds of proposed Charter County Transit System Surtax.

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(h) Staff support. The [[County Manager and the]] County Attorney shall [[provide]] >>serve as legal counsel<< to the Trust [[adequate staff and support services to enable the Trust to carry out its duties and responsibilities]]. >>The Trust may by a majority vote of its membership hire an Executive Director. The Executive Director shall provide to the Trust adequate staff and support services to enable the Trust to carry out its duties and responsibilities. The Executive Director is authorized to hire and/or remove staff in order to provide adequate support for the Trust. The Executive Director may be removed by a two thirds (2/3) vote of the Trust members present.<<

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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 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. The provisions of this amendment 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.
Section 5. This Ordinance may only be amended or repealed by a two-thirds vote of the Board. Any amendment or repeal of this Ordinance shall further require a minimum of six (6) weeks between first and second reading.
PASSED AND ADOPTED:



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