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File Number: 092764 File Type: Ordinance Status: Public Hearing
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Housing & Community Development Committee
File Name: CREATE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS UNDER BCC Introduced: 10/7/2009
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 10/20/2009 Agenda Item Number: 4B
Notes: Title: ORDINANCE CREATING AND ESTABLISHING OFFICE OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS UNDER THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS BOARD, THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY HISPANIC AFFAIRS ADVISORY BOARD, THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY BLACK AFFAIRS ADVISORY BOARD, THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY ASIAN-AMERICAN ADVISORY BOARD, THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS, AND THE COMMISSION FOR WOMEN; AMENDING SECTIONS 2-207, 2-535, 2-835, 2-1090, CHAPTER 11A, AND ARTICLE XXX OF CHAPTER 2 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS BOARD, THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY HISPANIC AFFAIRS ADVISORY BOARD, THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY BLACK AFFAIRS ADVISORY BOARD, THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY ASIAN-AMERICAN ADVISORY BOARD, THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS, AND THE COMMISSION FOR WOMEN, RESPECTIVELY, TO PROVIDE THAT THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, RATHER THAN THE COUNTY MAYOR AND COUNTY MANAGER, SHALL PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR SUCH ADVISORY BOARDS; AMENDING THE FISCAL YEAR 2009-10 COUNTY BUDGET; REMOVING APPROPRIATED FUNDING, REVENUE AND POSITIONS FROM THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ADVOCACY; APPROPRIATING FUNDING, REVENUE AND POSITIONS TO THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS UNDER THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; RESCINDING ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 9-2 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS; APPROPRIATING GRANT FUNDS; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Indexes: ASIAN AMERICAN ADVISORY BOARD
  BLACK ADVISORY BOARD
  BLACK AFFAIRS
  COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
  COMMUNITY RELATIONS BOARD
  HUMAN RIGHTS
  ORDINANCE AMENDING
  ORDINANCE CREATING
  ORDINANCE RESCINDING
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

Housing & Community Development Committee 11/10/2009 1G1 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation F
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Cynthia Johnson-Stacks read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record. Chairwoman Edmonson opened the public hearing and the following individual(s) appeared: 1) Reverend Walter T. Richardson, Sr. Pastor, Sweet Home Baptist Church 10701 S.W. 184th Street, Miami, appeared in support and noted he served as Vice-Chair of the Community Relations Board (CRB) and as Volunteer Sr. Chaplain of the Miami-Dade Police Department. He asked that the $392,000 originally budgeted for CRB staffing be allowed to remain intact. Reverend Richardson asked those individuals present today in support of this CRB Board presentation, to stand and be recognized. 2) Ms. Maria Roberts, former Chair and current member of Miami-Dade Commission for Women, 27700 S.W. 164th Avenue, spoke in support; 3) Ms. Carmen Elias-Levenson, Chair Miami-Dade Commission for Women and Community Relations Board member, 15800 Turnberry Drive, Miami Lakes, spoke in support; 4) Mr. Shabbir Motorwala, Asian-American Advisory Board member, 6800 S.W. 135 Avenue, spoke in support; 5) Madam Renita Holmes, 6118 N.W. 7th Avenue, Miami, spoke in support; 6) Ms. Joan Sampiere, Miami-Dade Commission for Women, 9031 S.W. 62nd Terrace, Miami, spoke in support; 7) Dr. Janet Launcelott, 7210 S.W. 64th Court, South Miami, representing the City of South Miami Commission for Women and on behalf of pioneer feminist Ms. Roxcy Bolton, spoke in support; 8) Ms. Marlene Bastien, 710 N.E. 152nd Street, spoke in support; 9) Mr. Shawn Khosvsavi, Haitian-American Advisory Board Chair, 299 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables, spoke in support; 10) Ms. Priscilla Dames-Blake, Vice-Chair Black Affairs Advisory Board and Conflict Resolutionist/Crisis Responder for Dade County Public Schools, appeared in support; 11) Ms. Marjorie York, 827 15 Street, Miami Beach, Community Relations Board member, spoke in support; 12) Rabbi Solomon Schiff, 2443 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach, representing the Community Relations Board, spoke in support; and 13) Mr. Mario Artecona, Chairman, Community Relations Board, spoke in support and expressed his gratitude to the County Commission for its continued funding support. Seeing no other individual(s) wishing to speak in connection with the foregoing ordinance, Chairwoman Edmonson closed the public hearing. Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz, prime sponsor, provided a brief overview of the purpose for this ordinance. He recommended that the advisory boards be placed under the Office of the Chair, along with appropriate funding to sustain them. Commissioner Diaz noted he felt that each advisory board should be represented by someone from their ethnic background. He noted the five program officers for the following boards: Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board, Black Affairs Advisory Board, Asian-American Advisory Board, Commission on Human Rights, and Commission for Women, should remain, along with a chief program officer Commissioner Sorenson noted she felt it was appropriate to place the CRB under the jurisdiction of the County Commission or the Office of the Chair; however, she questioned whether there was money budgeted for the Office of Community Affairs Discussion ensued among Committee members and staff regarding the amount allocated for administration of the five advisory boards with the reduction of four staff members. Ms. Irene Taylor-Wooten, Assistant to the County Manager, advised that the amount of funding needed to retain the entire CRB staff was $505,000, without the proposed five percent employee salary reduction. Commissioner Jordan expressed concern that the foregoing ordinance would not keep the CRB intact, and would eliminate the executive director position. Upon hearing Rev. Richardson’s response to her inquiry, Commissioner Jordan stated that Rev. Richardson’s support was based on a misinterpretation of the intent of this resolution. Assistant County Attorney Geri Bonzon-Keenan clarified the intent of the foregoing proposed ordinance and the staffing levels. She advised that this ordinance provided for the creation of a new office that would be renamed “Office of Community Affairs” and would be placed under the County Commission’s jurisdiction. Ms. Bonzon-Keenan stated an Interim Program Officer would be selected by the Commission Chairman, after which a Chief Program Officer would be selected by the Full Board. She explained that this ordinance also contained minimum staffing levels, which included a Chief Program Officer and five (5) Program Officers. In addition, Ms. Bonzon-Keenan advised that there were also budgeted positions for the Commission on Human Rights, which was a separate board that fell under the Office of Community Advocacy. She stated that the total amount budgeted for the Office of Community Advocacy by the Board for FY 2009-10 would be transferred to the Office of Community Affairs under the Office of the Chair. She further noted the Chief Program Officer position would assume the supervisory role over the entire department in lieu of a director. Reverend Richardson noted the members of the CRB would support this ordinance if it was amended to include the position of the Executive Director. Commissioner Diaz advised that the level of funding would not support the current executive director’s salary, and noted to retain that position would require a large salary reduction. Commissioner Jordan recalled that during the budget workshops held by the Budget, Finance, and Sustainability Committee, she recommended the funding be restored to the budget for those program officers targeted for elimination. She stated this recommendation did not receive the support of the Full Board and was not rated a priority. Commissioner Jordan expressed concern with the vast reduction in the number of Black male department directors within Miami-Dade County government and noted the Executive Director of the CRB was the sole Black director remaining. She noted her preference would be to retain all program officer positions, as well as the executive director position. Commissioner Martinez expressed concern that this matter was becoming a divisive and racial issue that had no place here. He read a passage from a County employee regarding the proper chain of command under the strong mayor form of government, and asked whether the County Home Rule Charter granted the BCC authority to make requests of department directors. He noted his support of this ordinance as presented because it addressed the original recommendation to keep all program officers and to retain the advisory boards. In response to Commissioner Martinez’ question regarding whether the Charter granted the BCC the authority to request information from the Administration, Assistant County Attorney Cynthia Johnson-Stacks read into the record Sections 4.04 (B) and Section 1.01A(20), which stated requests for assistance to constituents or requests for information by Commissioners were authorized. Ms. Taylor-Wooten responded to Commissioner Martinez’ inquiry regarding the amount of money transferred out of the functions that were previously under the Office of Community Advocacy. She advised that a total of $2.6 million was transferred out, of which $2.2 million was associated with the Domestic Violence Oversight Board and $382,000 was associated the Addiction Services Board, along with a total of four (4) positions. Ms. Taylor-Wooten noted the remaining budget totaled $1.158 million, which would support ten (10) positions. She explained that the four program officer positions, associated with the Commission on Women, Asian Affairs, Black Affairs, and Community Relations Board that were eliminated, were being restored through the $75,000 allocation from the Office of the Chair’s budget. Commissioner Diaz expressed concern that the information he used to create this ordinance was based on numbers that differed from those provided by staff today. He explained the discrepancy and pointed out that this ordinance proposed retaining the five program directors and a senior chief program officer; however, the executive director was never included. Commissioner Diaz emphasized that the request of this Board to keep the five program officers intact was addressed in this ordinance. It was moved by Commissioner Martinez that the foregoing ordinance be adopted as presented. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Souto, followed by discussion. Commissioner Rolle spoke in opposition to the intent of the foregoing ordinance and noted he concurred with Commissioner Jordan’s concern that this legislation was designed to eliminate the executive director’s position. Chairwoman Edmonson acknowledged Commission Diaz’ good intentions in creating this proposed ordinance; however, she concurred with Commissioners Jordan’s and Rolle’s comments that this item was designed to eliminate a position and a person. She noted she could not condone the act of intentionally taking advantage of a situation to get rid of a person. Chairwoman Edmonson stressed that her remarks were not racially motivated commented that she would fight for anyone being mistreated, regardless of race. She recalled a comment was made in another meeting regarding the number of Hispanics on the CRB staff and noted the racial connotations began there. Chairwoman Edmonson reiterated Commissioner Jordan’s concern that the Black department directors within Miami-Dade County government were disappearing, and noted this issue needed to be addressed. Regarding Chairwoman Edmonson’s request for a show of hands from those persons who presented earlier, if they were unaware of this proposal’s intent to eliminate the executive director position; one person responded. Commissioner Diaz clarified that this proposal was not designed to eliminate one position, rather would restore three positions. He explained that if everything remained as current, this office would remain under the County Manager’s purview, and the Asian-American, Commission on Women, and the Black Affairs program officer positions would be eliminated. Commissioner Diaz invited his colleagues to recommend alternatives that would allow the executive director’s position to remain intact within the available budget. He emphasized that his goal in creating this ordinance was to bring back the direct service of the five boards that represented the community. Commissioner Jordan recanted her statement that the CRB Executive Director was the only remaining Black director within County government, and recognized Miami-Dade Public Housing Agency Director Gregg Fortner as the last surviving Black director. Commissioner Sorenson noted this discussion was regarding dollars rather that race, and emphasized the importance of carrying out the mission, which was the program officers’ responsibility. She spoke in support and suggested the Committee provide the BCC Chair with the opportunity to make the appointment of the Chief Program Officer once this ordinance was adopted. In response to Commissioner Martinez’ question of whether the budget for this office would remain at $1.158 million if this office remained under the County Manager’s purview, Ms. Taylor-Wooten stated it would. Commissioner Martinez identified those individuals who were currently in one of the program officer positions targeted for elimination by asking them to stand. Commissioner Diaz recommended this Committee forward this ordinance to the BCC without a recommendation, and allow the BCC Chair to work out some of the issues, rather than letting it die on the table today. In response to Chairwoman Edmonson’s suggestion that this item be forwarded without recommendation, Commissioner Martinez reminded his colleagues that he had a motion on the table already; however, if a straw vote to forward this item without recommendation passed unanimously, he would withdraw his motion. There being no further questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on the motion to forward this ordinance with a favorable recommendation. Because the preceeding vote resulted in a tie vote, a subsequent motion was made by Commissioner Sorenson that the foregoing ordinance be forwarded to the BCC without recommendation. This motion was seconded by Chairwoman Edmonson, and upon being put to a vote, failed by a vote of 4-2 (Commissioners Jordan and Rolle voted no). SPECIAL NOTE: Pursuant to Ordinance 09-74, a committee could only forward an item without recommendation upon the unanimous vote of the members of the Committee present; therefore, the foregoing proposed ordinance shall be deemed to be laid on the table as a result of the tie vote.

County Manager 11/9/2009 Scrivener's Errors Housing & Community Development Committee 11/10/2009
REPORT: Grammatical errors were corrected on handwritten pages 4 and 5 and the fiscal impact was replaced. The new fiscal provides that the proposed ordinance, if enacted, would result in no fiscal impact to the County rather than positive fiscal impact.

Board of County Commissioners 10/20/2009 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing Housing & Community Development Committee 11/10/2009

Board of County Commissioners 10/20/2009 4B Adopted on first reading 11/10/2009 P
REPORT: The Board adopted the foregoing proposed ordinance on first reading and scheduled the public hearing before the November 10, 2009, Housing and Community Development Committee at 9:30 a.m.

County Attorney 10/7/2009 Referred Housing & Community Development Committee 11/10/2009

County Attorney 10/7/2009 Assigned Geri Bonzon-Keenan

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE CREATING AND ESTABLISHING OFFICE OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS UNDER THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS BOARD, THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY HISPANIC AFFAIRS ADVISORY BOARD, THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY BLACK AFFAIRS ADVISORY BOARD, THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY ASIAN-AMERICAN ADVISORY BOARD, THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS, AND THE COMMISSION FOR WOMEN; AMENDING SECTIONS 2-207, 2-535, 2-835, 2-1090, CHAPTER 11A, AND ARTICLE XXX OF CHAPTER 2 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS BOARD, THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY HISPANIC AFFAIRS ADVISORY BOARD, THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY BLACK AFFAIRS ADVISORY BOARD, THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY ASIAN-AMERICAN ADVISORY BOARD, THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS, AND THE COMMISSION FOR WOMEN, RESPECTIVELY, TO PROVIDE THAT THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, RATHER THAN THE COUNTY MAYOR AND COUNTY MANAGER, SHALL PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR SUCH ADVISORY BOARDS; AMENDING THE FISCAL YEAR 2009-10 COUNTY BUDGET; REMOVING APPROPRIATED FUNDING, REVENUE AND POSITIONS FROM THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ADVOCACY; APPROPRIATING FUNDING, REVENUE AND POSITIONS TO THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS UNDER THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; RESCINDING ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 9-2 RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS; APPROPRIATING GRANT FUNDS; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE

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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. Chapter 2 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida shall be amended to include a new Article entitled “Office of Community Affairs” that will read as follows:
Office of Community Affairs
Sec. 1. Authority and Purpose.
The Office of Community Affairs is hereby created and established under the Board of County Commissioners. The purpose of the Office of Community Affairs is to provide support to the Commission on Human Rights and five advisory boards: the Community Relations Board, the Miami-Dade County Asian-American Advisory Board, the Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board, the Miami-Dade County Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board, and the Commission for Women. The five advisory boards are collectively referred to as the “Advisory Boards.” The Office of Community Affairs shall be provided a discrete budget and staffing allowance.

Sec. 2. Staffing.
The Office of Community Affairs at a minimum shall be staffed by the Chief Program Officer and one Program Officer for each Advisory Board, for a total of six Program Officers including the Chief Program Officer. Subject to and in accordance with the minimum staffing levels set forth in the preceding sentence, the Chief Program Officer shall have the power to appoint, employ, remove and supervise such assistants, employees, and personnel as deemed necessary to provide appropriate support to the Commission on Human Rights and the Advisory Boards. The County Commission may, by a two-thirds vote of the members present, adopt a resolution amending the minimum staffing levels set forth in this Section.

Sec. 3. Interim Chief Program Officer.
Upon the creation of the Office of Community Affairs an interim Chief Program Officer shall be selected by the Chairperson of the County Commission. The interim Chief Program Officer shall serve at the will of the Chairperson of the County Commission as the head of the Office of Community Affairs in accordance with the provisions of this section and shall be removed upon the Board’s selection of the Chief Program Officer. The Chairperson of the County Commission shall determine the appropriate salary and benefits package for the interim Chief Program Officer.


Sec. 4. Chief Program Officer.
(a) Notwithstanding and prevailing over anything to the contrary in the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, a Chief Program Officer of the Office of Community Affairs shall be selected by the County Commission using the selection process described below and shall report solely to and receive direction from the County Commission. The County Commission shall determine the appropriate salary and benefits package for the Chief Program Officer.

(b) The selection process for the Chief Program Officer shall be open and competitive.

(c) An Ad Hoc Chief Program Officer Screening Committee (the “Screening Committee”) shall be appointed by the County Commission within thirty days after the effective date of this Ordinance. The Screening Committee shall be composed of five members appointed by the County Commission from a list of nominees and accompanying resumes submitted to the Clerk of the Board by each member of the County Commission no later than twenty days from the effective date of this ordinance. The members of the Screening Committee must reside in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The Miami-Dade County Department of Human Resources shall advertise the availability of the position of Chief Program Officer and shall provide the Screening Committee with a list of qualified candidates. The Chief Program Officer shall have managerial and community organization experience. The Screening Committee shall screen, interview and evaluate applicants for the position of Chief Program Officer, and propose a slate of the top five candidates for the County Commission’s consideration. The Screening Committee shall be staffed by the Department of Human Resources.

(d) The County Commission shall interview and select the Chief Program Officer from the slate presented by the Screening Committee. The Chief Program Officer may be removed from office by a vote of at least two-thirds of the membership of the County Commission.


Section 2. Section 2-207 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended to read as follows1:
Sec 2-207. Support.
[[The Executive Director and staff of the Community Relations Board shall be provided for in an administrative order prepared by the County Manager and approved by the Board of County Commissioners. Administrative]] >>The Office of Community Affairs shall provide appropriate support for<< [[Oversight of]] the Community Relations Board [[staff shall be the responsibility of the County Manager]].

Section 3. Section 2-535 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended to read as follows:
Sec 2-535. Support.

The >>Office of Community Affairs<< [[County Manager]], County Attorney and Clerk of the Board shall provide appropriate support for the Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board.

Section 4. Section 2-835 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended to read as follows:
Sec 2-835. Support.

The >>Office of Community Affairs<< [[County Manager]], County Attorney and Clerk of the Board shall provide appropriate support for the Black Affairs Advisory Board.


Section 5. Section 2-1090 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended to read as follows:
Sec 2-1090. Support.

The >>Office of Community Affairs<< [[County Manager]], County Attorney and Clerk of the Board shall provide appropriate support for the Asian >>-American<< Advisory Board.


Section 6. Section 11A-1 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended to read as follows:
Sec. 11A-1. Declaration of Policy and scope.
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(4) Deferment by other enforcement agencies. The [[Director of the Commission on Human Rights]] >>Chief Program Officer of the Office of Community Affairs<<, subject to approval by the County Commission, and upon written agreement with the United States Department of Housing and Urban development, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or any other federal, state, or local agencies may accept written, sworn and signed complaints of violations of this chapter deferred to the Commission on Human Rights by such agency for investigation and resolution; however, the [[Director of the Commission on Human Rights]] >>Chief Program Officer of the Office of Community Affairs<< may waive such deferment.

Section 7. Section 11A-2 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended to read as follows:
Sec. 11A-2. Definitions.
* * *
(7) Director shall mean the [[Director of the Miami-Dade County Commission on Human Rights]] >>Chief Program Officer of the Office of Community Affairs<<.


Section 8. Section 11A-3 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended to read as follows:
Sec. 11A-3. Office of the Director [[Established]].

(1) [[The position of Commission on Human Rights Director is hereby created and established. The Director shall be appointed by and serve at the will of the County Manager. The position shall be exempt from the classified service of the County.]] >>[REPEALED]<<

(2) The duties, functions, powers and responsibilities of the Director include but are not limited to, the following:
* * *
(i) Performing such other administrative duties as may be assigned by the >>Chairperson of the County Commission<< [[County Manager]].

Section 9. Section 11A-4 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 11A-4. Commission on Human Rights established.

* * *

(8) >>Office of Community Affairs<< [[County Manager]]. The >>Office of Community Affairs<< [[County Manager]] shall provide such adequate and competent administrative, technical and clerical personnel as may be reasonably required by the Commission for the proper performance of its duties. The >>Chairperson of the County Commission<< [[County Manager]] shall provide a regular meeting place for the Commission.


Section 10. Section 11A-30 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended to read as follows:
Sec. 11A-30. Definitions.


As used in this article:

* * *

(2) Director shall mean the [[Director of the Miami-Dade County Commission on Human Rights]] >>Chief Program Officer of the Office of Community Affairs<< or his or her designee.

Section 11. Section 11A-60 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended to read as follows:
Sec. 11A-60. Definitions.


As used in this article:

* * *

(2) Director shall mean the [[Director of the Commission on Human Rights]] >>Chief Program Officer of the Office of Community Affairs or his or her designee<<.

Section 12. The substantive rights that have been created and have accrued in whole or in part under Chapter 11A shall not be extinguished or in any way affected by the repeal, amendment or renumbering of Chapter 11A.
Section 13. Article XXX of Chapter 2 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, related to the Commission for Women is hereby amended to add a new section as follows:
Sec. 2-271. Support Staff.
>>The Office of Community Affairs, the County Attorney and Clerk of the Board shall provide appropriate support for the Commission for Women.<<

Section 14. In compliance with the provisions of Section 1.02(A) of the Miami-Dade County Home Rule Charter and Section 129.06, Florida Statutes, the Fiscal Year 2009-10 County budget, as amended and passed on September 18, 2009, is amended to remove the entire appropriation to the Office of Community Advocacy, together with the revenues supporting such appropriation and the 10 budgeted positions, and said amount, revenues, expenditures and budgeted positions shall be appropriated to the Office of Community Affairs under the Board of County Commissioners all as more fully set forth in Attachment A, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof. The budget as amended by Attachment A is hereby approved, adopted, and ratified and the budgeted expenditures therein provided are hereby appropriated.
Section 15. Administrative Order No. 9-2 entitled “Office of Community Relations” is hereby rescinded in its entirety.
Section 16. All grant funds received by the County are hereby appropriated at the levels and for the purposes intended by the grants.
Section 17. 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 18. It is the intention of the Board of County Commissioners, and it is hereby ordained that the provisions of Sections 1 through 11 and 13 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 re-lettered to accomplish such intention, and the word “ordinance” may be changed to “section,” “article,” or other appropriate word.

Section 19. This ordinance 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.

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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