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2010 MIAMI-DADE COUNTY ELECTIONS: COUNTY QUESTIONS FOR CHARTER AMENDMENTS (Commissioners’ votes, resolution background)

Posted by FactReal on August 18, 2010

BACKGROUND FOR THE MIAMI-DADE CHARTER AMENDMENTS QUESTIONS
For the Primary Election on August 24, 2010

There is not a lot of information on these items thanks to the poor information disseminated by the local media and the Miami-Dade County government. It’s hard to know what the real objectives of the Commissioners are, but here is some background of the Commissioners’ resolutions and votes.

QUESTION #1: TO ELIMINATE THE OFFICE OF COUNTY MANAGER

“Charter Amendment Eliminating the Office of County Manager:
Shall the Charter be amended, effective November 2012, to eliminate the office of the County Manager as a charter office which currently assists the Mayor in administering County government?”

Resolution Information: Official PDF, Legislation Text & History
File #101527 (Original file #101181), Reference/Resolution: R-573-10, Agenda Date: 5/18/2010, Agenda Item #11A3
Requester/Sponsor: Commissioner Carlos A. Gimenez. Seconded by: Commissioner Rebeca Sosa

Commissioners approved this resolution: 7 – 4; on 6/10/2010:
Dennis C. Moss, Chairman: YES
Jose “Pepe” Diaz, Vice-Chairman: YES
Bruno A. Barreiro: YES
Carlos A. Gimenez: YES
Barbara J. Jordan: NO
Dorrin D. Rolle: NO
Katy Sorenson: NO
Sen. Javier D. Souto: Absent
Audrey M. Edmonson: YES
Sally A. Heyman: Absent
Joe A. Martinez: YES
Natacha Seijas: NO
Rebeca Sosa: YES
QUESTION #2: TO ABOLISH MUNICIPALITIES OF 20 OR FEWER ELECTORS

“Home Rule Charter Amendment Authorizing County Commission to Abolish Municipalities of Twenty or Fewer Electors:
Shall the Miami-Dade County Home Rule Charter be amended to add to the provision that no municipality shall be abolished without the municipal governing body calling an election and without the approval of a majority of electors at such election to provide that the Board of County Commissioners may by ordinance abolish municipalities with twenty or fewer electors?”

Resolution Information: Official PDF, Legislation Text and History
File #100800, Reference: R-605-10, Agenda Date: 6/3/2010 Agenda Item Number: 8L1A
Requester: Office of Strategic Business Management
Sponsors: Commissioner Rebeca Sosa. Seconded by: Commissioner Chairman Dennis C. Moss

Commissioners approved resolution: 13 – 0; on 6/3/2010.:
Dennis C. Moss, Chairman: YES
Jose “Pepe” Diaz, Vice-Chairman: YES
Bruno A. Barreiro: YES
Carlos A. Gimenez: YES
Barbara J. Jordan: YES
Dorrin D. Rolle: YES
Katy Sorenson: YES
Sen. Javier D. Souto: YES
Audrey M. Edmonson: YES
Sally A. Heyman: YES
Joe A. Martinez: YES
Natacha Seijas: YES
Rebeca Sosa: YES
QUESTION #3: ELIMINATE VOTERS’ POWER IN FRANCHISES AMENDMENTS

“Home Rule Charter Amendment Relating to Franchises:
Shall the Charter be amended to make it consistent with the practice of all Florida Charter Counties by allowing the Board of County Commissioners to grant a franchise or amend a franchise agreement upon approval by a two-thirds vote of board members present without requiring subsequent approval by a majority of the electorate as is currently provided for in the Charter?”

Resolution Information: Official PDF, Legislation Text & History
File #101434 (Original file #101215), Reference/Resolution: R-663-10, Agenda Date: 6/15/2010, Agenda Item #8L1A
Requester: Office of Strategic Business Management
Sponsors: Commissioner Dorrin D. Rolle. Seconded by: Commissioner Chairman Dennis C. Moss

Commissioners approved this resolution: 9 – 3 on 6/15/2010:
Dennis C. Moss, Chairman: YES
Jose “Pepe” Diaz, Vice-Chairman: YES
Bruno A. Barreiro: NO
Carlos A. Gimenez: YES
Barbara J. Jordan: YES
Dorrin D. Rolle: YES
Katy Sorenson: NO
Sen. Javier D. Souto: NO
Audrey M. Edmonson: YES
Sally A. Heyman: YES
Joe A. Martinez: YES
Natacha Seijas: YES
Rebeca Sosa: Absent
SOURCES
Miami-Dade Commission Legislation
Miami-Dade Legislative Information Center
Miami-Dade County – Board of County Commissioners
Notice of Special Election
Sample Ballot
Agenda of the Board of County Commission (BCC)

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