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File Number: 121407
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File Number: 121407 File Type: Resolution Status: Before the Board
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: SALARIES OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Introduced: 7/5/2012
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 8/23/2012 Agenda Item Number: 10A6
Notes: CHARTER 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 HOME RULE CHARTER PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO SALARIES OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
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 10A6 Motion to adopt as amended failed
REPORT: It was moved by Commissioner Jordan that Agenda Item 10A6 be adopted, as presented. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Bell for discussion. Commissioner Heyman noted in the past, the voters had rejected other proposals, and the Task Force was now proposing the County’s median income for the commissioners’ salaries. Commissioner Bell asked what the rationale was for the Task Force proposing that this salary would not come into effect before the year 2016. She said that the salaries should be effective immediately. Commissioner Heyman noted she agreed that this would be more palatable, and the item should be amended to propose that the salaries will be effective immediately. Commissioner Diaz noted the voters had already made their opinions quite clear on this issue. It was moved by Commissioner Heyman that the foregoing proposed resolution be adopted, as amended. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Bell, and upon being put to a vote, failed by a vote of 2-8; (Commissioners Heyman and Bell voted “Yes”; Commissioners Jordan, Monestime, Barreiro, Sosa, Moss, Souto, Diaz, and Bovo voted “No”; Chairman Martinez and Commissioners Edmonson and Suarez were absent).

Board of County Commissioners 7/17/2012 10A6 Deferred 8/23/2012 P

County Attorney 7/5/2012 Assigned Cynthia Johnson-Stacks

Legislative Text


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 MIAMIDADE COUNTY THE QUESTION OF WHETHER TO AMEND HOME RULE CHARTER PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO SALARIES OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

BODY
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 PERTAINING TO
SALARIES OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

SHALL THE CHARTER BE AMENDED TO PROVIDE THAT BEGINNING NOVEMBER 22, 2016, COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SHALL EACH RECEIVE AN ANNUAL SALARY EQUAL TO MEDIAN INCOME FOR FAMILIES WITHIN THE COUNTY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MOST RECENT ONE YEAR ESTIMATE AS CALCULATED AND ADJUSTED ANNUALLY BY THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU (2010 MEDIAN INCOME IS $46,126.00), INSTEAD OF THEIR EXISTING $6,000.00 ANNUAL SALARY?

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 61

MUNICIPALITIES
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>>Prior to November 22, 2016, e<<[[E]]ach County Commissioner shall receive a salary of $6,000>>, and beginning November 22, 2016, each County Commissioner shall receive a salary equal to the median income for families within the County, in accordance with the most recent one year estimate as calculated and adjusted annually by the United States Census Bureau, per year payable monthly. >>Each County Commissioner<< [[and]] shall be entitled to be reimbursed for such reasonable and necessary expenses as may be approved by the Board.
1 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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