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File Number: 121403
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File Number: 121403 File Type: Resolution Status: Before the Board
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: MAYOR RESPONSIBLE - MANAGEMENT OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS Introduced: 7/5/2012
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 8/23/2012 Agenda Item Number: 10A5
Notes: CHART AMENDMENT Title: RESOLUTION CALLING A COUNTYWIDE SPECIAL ELECTION IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH A GENERAL ELECTION ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012, 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 THE MAYOR SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE COUNTY’S INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS FUNCTIONS AT THE FEDERAL, STATE, REGIONAL AND LOCAL LEVELS AND FOR CARRYING OUT THE POLICIES ADOPTED BY THE BOARD RELATED THERETO
Indexes: CHARTER AMENDMENT
Sponsors: Sally A. Heyman, 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

Board of County Commissioners 8/23/2012 10A5 No Motion
REPORT: Commissioner Heyman noted this item could be addressed by ordinance and an analysis by the Mayor’s office of all the departments that employ lobbyists, and engage in intergovernmental activity. She said she believed this item should not be included in the Charter. Agenda Item 10A5 died for lack of a motion. Commissioner Sosa recalled that at the beginning of the meeting, it was noted that Agenda Items 10A2, 10A5, and 10A9 could be accomplished by ordinance. Chairman Martinez confirmed that it was noted that Agenda Items 10A2, 10A5, and 10A9 could be accomplished by ordinance, but he pointed out that no action was taken on these items at the beginning of the meeting. Chairman Martinez relinquished the Chair to Commissioner Diaz.

Board of County Commissioners 7/17/2012 10A5 Deferred 8/23/2012 P

County Attorney 7/5/2012 Assigned Jess M. McCarty

Legislative Text


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RESOLUTION CALLING A COUNTYWIDE SPECIAL ELECTION IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH A GENERAL ELECTION ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING TO THE ELECTORS OF MIAMIDADE COUNTY THE QUESTION OF WHETHER TO AMEND THE HOME RULE CHARTER TO PROVIDE THAT THE MAYOR SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE COUNTY’S INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS FUNCTIONS AT THE FEDERAL, STATE, REGIONAL AND LOCAL LEVELS AND FOR CARRYING OUT THE POLICIES ADOPTED BY THE BOARD RELATED THERETO

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WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners pursuant to Section 9.07 of the Miami-Dade County Home Rule Charter desires to place the attached Charter amendment before the electors of Miami-Dade County on the November 6, 2012 General Election ballot,
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 in conjunction with a General Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 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
RELATING TO RESPONSIBILITY FOR COUNTY
INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

SHALL THE CHARTER BE AMENDED TO PROVIDE THAT THE MAYOR SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE COUNTY’S INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS FUNCTIONS AT THE FEDERAL, STATE, REGIONAL AND LOCAL LEVELS AND FOR CARRYING OUT THE POLICIES ADOPTED BY THE BOARD RELATED THERETO?

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.

OTHER
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY HOME RULE CHARTER

ARTICLE-21

MAYOR


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SECTION 2.02. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE MAYOR.

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>>G. The Mayor, or such other persons who may be designated by the Mayor, shall be responsible for the management of the County’s intergovernmental affairs at the federal, state, regional and local level and for carrying out the policies adopted by the Commission related thereto. Unless authorized by the Mayor, the provisions of Section 5.09(B) shall apply.<<






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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