Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 110655
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File Number: 110655 File Type: Resolution Status: Amended
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: RETURN CERTAIN POWERS TO THE COMMISSION AND THE MANAGER Introduced: 3/23/2011
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 3/24/2011 Agenda Item Number:
Notes: SEE FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED IN LEG# 110690. SPECIAL ITEM NO. 18 Title: RESOLUTION CALLING A COUNTYWIDE SPECIAL ELECTION IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, ______________, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING TO THE ELECTORS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY THE QUESTION OF WHETHER TO AMEND THE HOME RULE CHARTER TO RETURN CERTAIN POWERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE COUNTY COMMISSION AND THE COUNTY MANAGER, WHICH WERE PREVIOUSLY TRANSFERRED TO THE MAYOR
Indexes: EXECUTIVE MAYOR
  HOME RULE CHARTER
  SPECIAL ELECTION
  SPECIAL MEETING
Sponsors: Joe A. Martinez, Prime Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Lynda Bell, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, 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 3/24/2011 Special Item No. 18 Amended
REPORT: Note: See Special Agenda Item No. 18 Amended, Legislative File No. 110690 for the amended version.

County Attorney 3/23/2011 Assigned Cynthia Johnson-Stacks 3/23/2011

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION CALLING A COUNTYWIDE SPECIAL ELECTION IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, ______________, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING TO THE ELECTORS OF MIAMIDADE COUNTY THE QUESTION OF WHETHER TO AMEND THE HOME RULE CHARTER TO RETURN CERTAIN POWERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE COUNTY COMMISSION AND THE COUNTY MANAGER, WHICH WERE PREVIOUSLY TRANSFERRED TO THE MAYOR

BODY
WHEREAS, the Board wishes to call a special election in Miami-Dade County on Tuesday, _________________, for the purpose of submitting to the electors of Miami-Dade County the question stated herein,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. A countywide special election is hereby called and shall be held in Miami-Dade County, Florida on Tuesday, __________________, 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 twenty-nine (29) 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:
CHARTER AMENDMENT PERTAINING TO POWERS OF COUNTY COMMISSION, COUNTY MAYOR AND COUNTY MANAGER

SHALL THE CHARTER BE AMENDED TO:

* TRANSFER POWERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF ADMINISTERING COUNTY GOVERNMENT FROM AN ELECTED MAYOR TO AN APPOINTED COUNTY MANAGER, INCLUDING THE POWER TO APPOINT DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS SUBJECT TO COMMISSION APPROVAL AND DIRECT, SUPERVISE, REPRIMAND OR REMOVE DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS, AND

* ALLOW THE COMMISSION TO REMOVE THE COUNTY MANAGER OR APPROVE THE MAYOR’S REMOVAL OF THE COUNTY MANAGER?

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 Mayor or his or her designee, the Finance Director, 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 3.07 of the Home Rule Charter.



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