Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 070527
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File Number: 070527 File Type: Resolution Status: In Draft
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Governmental Operations and Environment Committee
File Name: CHARTER REVIEW TASK FORCE Introduced: 2/22/2007
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: Agenda Item Number: 11A
Notes: SEE AMENDED VERSION #070850 Title: RESOLUTION CREATING CHARTER REVIEW TASK FORCE
Indexes: CHARTER REVIEW
  TASK FORCE
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

Governmental Operations and Environment Committee 3/13/2007 3H Amended
REPORT: (See Agenda Item 3H Amended; Legislative No. 070850 for the amended version.)

County Attorney 2/22/2007 Referred Governmental Operations and Environment Committee 3/13/2007

County Attorney 2/22/2007 Assigned Murray A. Greenberg 2/22/2007

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION CREATING CHARTER REVIEW TASK FORCE

BODY
WHEREAS, Section 8.08 of the Home Rule Charter of Miami-Dade County requires this Board at least once in every five year period to review the Charter and determine whether or not there is a need for revision of the Charter; and
WHEREAS, it has been at least five years from the last review of the Charter and this Board wishes to fulfill its obligation under the Charter,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. There is hereby created a Charter Review Task Force which shall consist of 14 members comprised of each County Commissioner and the Mayor, or their respective designees. The chair of the Task Force shall be selected by the chair of the Board of County Commissioners.
Section 2. The Task Force shall reflect racial, ethnic, and gender balance and diversity.
Section 3. The Task Force shall be staffed by the County Manager, County Attorney, and County Clerk.
Section 4. The Task Force shall review the Home Rule Charter of Miami-Dade County in its entirety and shall prepare and submit to this Board written recommendations setting forth any proposed amendments or revisions to the Charter. In conducting its review, the Task Force should:
a. Study the Final Report of the last Charter Review Task Force, dated July 10, 2001.

b. Invite knowledgeable members of the community to appear and make recommendations.

c. Conduct public hearings at various stages in the review process.
Section 5 . All proceedings of the Charter Review Task Force shall be conducted in accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Law (Sec. 286.011 Fla. Stats.) and the Citizens' Bill of Rights of the Miami-Dade County Home Rule Charter. The Task Force shall be deemed an "agency" for the purposes of the Public Records Law (Sec.119 Fla. Stats.).
Section 6. The Task Force shall submit its written recommendations to this Board within 120 days of the effective date of this resolution.



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