Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 073318
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File Number: 073318 File Type: Resolution Status: In Committee
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Governmental Operations and Environment Committee
File Name: RCSE-BASED SALARY Introduced: 11/6/2007
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: Agenda Item Number: 11A
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION CALLING A COUNTYWIDE SPECIAL ELECTION IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN CONJUNCTION WITH A STATEWIDE ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING TO THE ELECTORS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY THE QUESTION OF WHETHER TO AMEND THE HOME RULE CHARTER TO PROVIDE THAT COMMENCING ON MARCH 1, 2008 AND EACH YEAR THEREAFTER, EACH COUNTY COMMISSIONER MAY CHOOSE TO DEVOTE FULL-TIME SERVICE TO THE OFFICE OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER AND HOLD NO OTHER EMPLOYMENT, AND RECEIVE THE POPULATION BASED SALARY PROVIDED BY STATE STATUTORY FORMULA (CURRENTLY APPROXIMATELY $91,995) INSTEAD OF THEIR CURRENT $6,000 ANNUAL SALARY ESTABLISHED IN 1957; OR CHOOSE TO CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THEIR CURRENT $6,000 ANNUAL SALARY WITHOUT ANY PROHIBITION ON OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT
Indexes: CHARTER AMENDMENT
  SALARY
  SPECIAL ELECTION
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Governmental Operations and Environment Committee 11/13/2007 3Q Withdrawn
REPORT: (See Agenda Item 3Q Substitute; Legislative File No. 073331)

County Attorney 11/6/2007 Referred Governmental Operations and Environment Committee 11/13/2007

County Attorney 11/6/2007 Assigned Wifredo A. Ferrer

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION CALLING A COUNTYWIDE SPECIAL ELECTION IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN CONJUNCTION WITH A STATEWIDE ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008 FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING TO THE ELECTORS OF MIAMIDADE COUNTY THE QUESTION OF WHETHER TO AMEND THE HOME RULE CHARTER TO PROVIDE THAT COMMENCING ON MARCH 1, 2008 AND EACH YEAR THEREAFTER, EACH COUNTY COMMISSIONER MAY CHOOSE TO DEVOTE FULL-TIME SERVICE TO THE OFFICE OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER AND HOLD NO OTHER EMPLOYMENT, AND RECEIVE THE POPULATION BASED SALARY PROVIDED BY STATE STATUTORY FORMULA (CURRENTLY APPROXIMATELY $91,995) INSTEAD OF THEIR CURRENT $6,000 ANNUAL SALARY ESTABLISHED IN 1957; OR CHOOSE TO CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THEIR CURRENT $6,000 ANNUAL SALARY WITHOUT ANY PROHIBITION ON OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT

BODY
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County established an annual salary of $6,000 for County Commissioners in 1957, when the County’s Home Rule Charter was adopted; and
WHEREAS, the demands of the position of County Commissioner have grown substantially, while the salary has remained the same; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County is now the most populous county in the State of Florida with a population of over 2.3 million residents and a budget in excess of $7.3 billion; and
WHEREAS, other counties in the State of Florida compensate their Commissioners pursuant to a state statutory formula based on population,


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. A countywide special election, to be held in conjunction with a statewide election, is hereby called and shall be held in Miami-Dade County, Florida on Tuesday, January 29, 2008, for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors of Miami-Dade County the proposal for amendment to the Home Rule Charter in the form attached hereto and made a part hereof.
Section 2. Notice of such election shall be published in accordance with Section 100.342, Florida Statutes.
Section 3. The result of such election shall be determined by a majority of the qualified electors of Miami-Dade County voting upon the proposal. The polls at such election shall be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on the day of such election. All qualified electors of Miami-Dade County, Florida shall be entitled to vote at said election. The County registration books shall remain open at the Office of the Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections until thirty (30) days prior to the date of such election, at which time the registration books will close in accordance with the provisions of general election laws. The question shall appear on the ballot in substantially the following form:







HOME RULE CHARTER AMENDMENT
RELATING TO SALARIES AND SERVICE OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SHALL THE CHARTER BE AMENDED TO PROVIDE THAT EACH COMMISSIONER CAN CHOOSE:

* COMMENCING ON MARCH 1, 2008 AND EACH YEAR THEREAFTER, TO DEVOTE FULL-TIME SERVICE TO THE OFFICE OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER, HOLD NO OTHER EMPLOYMENT, AND RECEIVE THE POPULATION BASED SALARY PROVIDED BY STATE STATUTORY FORMULA (CURRENTLY APPROXIMATELY $91,995) INSTEAD OF THE CURRENT $6,000 ANNUAL SALARY; OR

* TO CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THE $6,000 ANNUAL SALARY WITHOUT ANY PROHIBITION ON OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT


YES

NO

Section 4. The form of the ballot shall be in accordance with the requirements of general election laws.
Section 5. Early voting shall be conducted in accordance with the requirements of general election laws.
Section 6. Absentee paper ballots may be used by qualified electors of Miami-Dade County for voting on this question. The form of such absentee ballot shall be in accordance with the requirements prescribed by general election laws.
Section 7. A sample ballot showing the manner in which the question or proposal aforesaid will appear at this election shall be published and provided in accordance with the applicable provisions of general election laws.
Section 8. This special election on the proposal aforesaid shall be held and conducted in accordance with applicable provisions of the general laws relating to elections and the provisions of the Miami-Dade County Home Rule Charter. The County Manager, the Finance Director, the Supervisor of Elections and the Clerk of the County Commission are hereby authorized and directed to take all appropriate actions necessary to carry into effect and accomplish the provisions of this resolution. This election shall be a nonpartisan election. Election officials in connection with this election shall be appointed in accordance with the provisions of general election laws.
Section 9. This election shall be canvassed by the County Canvassing Board, in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.07 of the Home Rule Charter.

OTHER
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY HOME RULE CHARTER

ARTICLE-11

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

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Section 1.06. SALARY >>AND SERVICE AS A COUNTY COMMISSIONER<<.

Each County Commissioner shall receive a salary of $6,000 per year payable monthly and shall be entitled to be reimbursed for such reasonable and necessary expenses as may be approved by the Board.

>>Commencing on March 1, 2008 and each year thereafter, each County Commissioner may choose to devote full-time service to the Office of County Commissioner and hold no other employment, and receive a salary determined pursuant to general law applicable to non-chartered counties or, in the alternative, receive a salary of $6,000 per year payable monthly without any prohibition on outside employment. Each County Commissioner shall be entitled to be reimbursed for such reasonable and necessary expenses as may be approved by the Board.<<
1Words 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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