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File Number: 072593
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File Number: 072593 File Type: Resolution Status: Before the Board
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Governmental Operations and Environment Committee
File Name: ADD HAITIAN MEMBER TO CHARTER REVIEW TASK FORCE Introduced: 8/30/2007
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: Agenda Item Number: 11A
Notes: NOTE TO CAO: ITEM FILED IN COMM'R FILE Title: RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. R-462-07 TO EXPAND THE SIZE OF THE CHARTER REVIEW TASK FORCE TO 22 MEMBERS AND TO ADD KAREN ANDRE AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY'S HAITIAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY ON THE CHARTER REVIEW TASK FORCE
Indexes: CHARTER REVIEW
  TASK FORCE
Sponsors: Audrey M. Edmonson, 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 10/12/2007 3B Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation F
REPORT: The foregoing proposed resolution was read into the record by Assistant County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan. Commissioner Edmonson noted this proposed resolution was prepared in response to numerous calls she received from the members of the Haitian Community requesting that a Haitian representative be added to the Charter Review Task Force. Chairwoman Seijas noted that since the Task Force’s preliminary recommendations were due on October 31st, and the extension was only for 90 days, the individual appointed would only have an opportunity to participate in two meetings. She also noted, with all respect to the Haitian Community, that she could not support this resolution due to its timing and its negative impact on the process. She further noted this would not preclude the Haitian Community from attending the meetings, which were all open to the public. Commissioner Martinez noted this proposed resolution must be considered by the County Commission first, which would exceed the October deadline. He stated he understood and respected the Haitian Community’s request, but he could not support this resolution at this late date. Commissioner Diaz concurred with his colleagues that approving this resolution at this late date would cause problems in the process. Hearing no further discussion, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution, which failed to carry.

County Attorney 9/12/2007 Assigned Governmental Operations and Environment Committee 10/12/2007

County Attorney 8/30/2007 Assigned Monica Rizo 8/30/2007

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. R-462-07 TO EXPAND THE SIZE OF THE CHARTER REVIEW TASK FORCE TO 22 MEMBERS AND TO ADD KAREN ANDRE AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY'S HAITIAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY ON THE CHARTER REVIEW TASK FORCE

BODY
WHEREAS, the Charter Review Task Force was created on April 24, 2007, pursuant to Resolution No. R-462-07, and was to consist of 21 members; and
WHEREAS, no current member of the Charter Review Task Force is Haitian-American; and
WHEREAS, the Charter Review Task Force has been conducting its meetings and public hearings, during which time there have been repeated requests to add a representative of the Haitian-American community as a member of the Charter Review Task Force; and
WHEREAS, this community is an integral part of Miami-Dade County and should have direct input into the Charter Review process; and
WHEREAS, Karen Andre is a Haitian-American resident of Miami-Dade County who is intimately familiar, and works closely, with Miami-Dade County's Haitian-American community,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. This Board amends Resolution No. R-462-07 to expand the size of the Charter Review Task Force to 22 members and to add Karen Andre as a representative of Miami-Dade County's Haitian-American Community in the Charter Review process.
Section 2. Karen Andre shall commence her participation as a member of the Charter Review Task Force immediately after the effective date of this resolution.



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