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File Number: 081787
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File Number: 081787 File Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
Version: 0 Reference: 08-97 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: AMEND CITT RELATING TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Introduced: 6/4/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 9/2/2008
Agenda Date: 9/2/2008 Agenda Item Number: 7A
Notes: 6 wk btwn 1st reading & 2nd reading Title: ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2-1421 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA RELATING TO THE STAFF SUPPORT TO THE CITIZENS' INDEPENDENT TRANSPORTATION TRUST; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 061818]
Indexes: CITIZENS INDEPENDENT TRANSPORTATION TRUST
Sponsors: Carlos A. Gimenez, Prime Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-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

Board of County Commissioners 9/2/2008 7A Adopted P
REPORT: County Attorney Robert Cuevas read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record. Commissioner Seijas questioned the proposed succession pattern for the executive director of the Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust (CITT). Assistant County Attorney Bruce Libhaber advised that this proposed ordinance would provide the CITT the authority to hire and fire its executive director. Responding to Commissioner Moss’ inquiries regarding CITT staff, Assistant County Attorney Libhaber advised that the executive director would hire and fire CITT staff, and that the executive director would report directly to the CITT. He clarified the CITT staff would no longer report to the County Mayor. Hearing no other questions or comments, the Commission proceeded to vote.

Transit Committee 7/9/2008 1D1 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Bruce Libhaber read the foregoing ordinance into the record. Chairman Rolle opened the public hearing. Ms. Linda Zilber, Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust (CITT) Vice Chair, appeared before the Committee in support of the foregoing ordinance. Chairman Rolle closed the public hearing. In response to Commissioner Sorenson’s question regarding whether the CITT’s Executive Director would be a County employee with benefits, Commissioner Gimenez noted his intent was for the Director to be a County employee, and the intent of the ordinance was to give the CITT control of hiring and firing the Executive Director. Hearing no further questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing ordinance.

Board of County Commissioners 6/17/2008 4B Adopted on first reading 7/9/2008 P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read the foregoing ordinance into the record. Hearing no questions or comments, the Board proceeded to vote on the foregoing ordinance. The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and scheduled for a public hearing before the Transit Committee on July 9, 2008, at 2:00 p.m.

Board of County Commissioners 6/17/2008 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing Transit Committee 7/9/2008

County Attorney 6/4/2008 Referred Transit Committee 7/9/2008

County Attorney 6/4/2008 Assigned Bruce Libhaber 6/4/2008

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2-1421 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA RELATING TO THE STAFF SUPPORT TO THE CITIZENS' INDEPENDENT TRANSPORTATION TRUST; 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 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.
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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