Media Advisory Header
For Immediate Release:
April 17, 2012

Media Contact:
Suzy Trutie

Charter Review Task Force to Hold its First Meeting


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
The Miami-Dade County Charter Review Task Force is holding its first meeting on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., at the Miami-Dade County Main Library's Auditorium, located at 101 West Flagler Street.

Items to be discussed at the first meeting include: selection of a Chair; establishing a meeting calendar; an overview and briefing of Florida's Sunshine Law; and Task Force members' proposed areas of study. Proceedings of the Task Force will be conducted in accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Law (FS 286.011) and the Citizens' Bill of Rights of the Miami-Dade County Home Rule Charter.

On March 8, 2012, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners approved Resolution R-253-12 creating a Charter Review Task Force.  The Task Force is charged with reviewing the Home Rule Charter of Miami-Dade County; studying the final report of the 2008 Charter Review Task Force; reviewing amendments submitted to the voters since 2008; inviting knowledgeable members of the community to appear; conducting public hearings; hosting regional public meetings; and providing written recommendations to be presented to the Board of County Commissioners at their July 17, 2012 meeting.

The Task Force consists of 20 members, 13 of the members are appointed by each County Commissioner, one by the Mayor of Miami-Dade County, four by each of the four largest cities in the County, and two by the Miami-Dade League of Cities. 

For more information visit Charter Review.

Who: Charter Review Task Force

What:Miami-Dade County Charter Review Task Force Meeting

When: April 19, 2012, 10:00 a.m.

Where:Miami-Dade County Main Library, Auditorium
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130


# # #


Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street, 29th Floor Miami, Florida 33128
(305) 375-5071