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File Number: 111051
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File Number: 111051 File Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
Version: 0 Reference: 11-41 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: RULES OF PROCEDURE RE: CANCELING REGULAR COMMISSION MEETINGS Introduced: 5/6/2011
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 7/7/2011
Agenda Date: 7/7/2011 Agenda Item Number: 7C
Notes: RULES OF PROCEDURE Title: ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; AMENDING SECTION 2-1 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO PROVIDE THAT THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE COMMISSION MAY CANCEL REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE COMMISSION UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Indexes: ORDINANCE RELATING
  RULES OF PROCEDURE
Sponsors: Joe A. Martinez, Prime Sponsor
  Bruno A. Barreiro, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Lynda Bell, 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 7/7/2011 7C Adopted P
REPORT: County Attorney Robert Cuevas read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record. Hearing no comments or questions, the Board voted on this ordinance as presented.

Internal Mgmt. & Fiscal Responsibility Committee 6/14/2011 1F2 Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Jess McCarty read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record. Chairwoman Bell opened the public hearing and called for persons wishing to appear before the Committee in connection with this proposed ordinance. After hearing no one wishing to speak, Chairwoman Bell closed the public hearing. Hearing no questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed ordinance as presented. .

Board of County Commissioners 5/17/2011 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing Internal Mgmt. & Fiscal Responsibility Committee 6/14/2011

Board of County Commissioners 5/17/2011 4E Adopted on first reading 6/14/2011 P
REPORT: First Assistant County Attorney Abigail Price-Williams read the foregoing proposed ordinance into the record. The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and set for public hearing before the Internal Management and Fiscal Responsibility Committee on June 14, 2011.

County Attorney 5/6/2011 Referred Internal Mgmt. & Fiscal Responsibility Committee 6/14/2011

County Attorney 5/6/2011 Assigned Gerald K. Sanchez

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; AMENDING SECTION 2-1 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO PROVIDE THAT THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE COMMISSION MAY CANCEL REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE COMMISSION UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES; 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 2-1 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, is hereby amended to read as follows:1
CHAPTER 2. ADMINISTRATION

ARTICLE I. IN GENERAL

Sec 2-1. Rules of Procedure of County Commission.

* * *
PART 3. MEETINGS
Rule 3.01 Regular meetings.
(a) The Commission shall hold regular meetings on the first and third Tuesday and Thursday of each month, and when the day fixed for any such regular meeting falls on a day designated by law as a legal holiday, such meeting may be held on another day selected by the Commission, or such meeting may be canceled at the discretion of the Commission. Unless otherwise determined by the Commission, regular meetings shall commence at 9:30 in the morning and shall end no later than 6:30 p.m. each day. Regular meetings may be otherwise postponed or canceled (1) by resolution or motion adopted at a regular meeting by a majority of the Commission members present [[or]]>>,<< (2) by the chairperson and six (6) other members of the commission serving notice containing the required seven (7) signatures upon the clerk who shall provide public notice when a meeting is canceled >>or (3) by the chairperson of the commission when: (a) the agenda for a meeting has not been provided to the members of the commission at least twenty-four (24) hours before the scheduled meeting; (b) the chairperson is in receipt of written communications from at least a majority of those commissioners then in office stating that said commissioners will not be attending the meeting; or (c) no action item has been placed on the agenda of a zoning or comprehensive development master plan meeting in compliance with the applicable notice requirements.<< All regular meetings shall be held in the Commission Chambers, Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1 Street, Miami, Florida 33128, or such location as may be approved by a majority of the Commission members present and shall be open to the public and all news media.

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, including any sunset provision, 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. 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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