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Vote ‘YES’ on Term Limit – Miami-Dade Charter Amendment (Election: Nov. 2012)

Posted by FactReal on November 4, 2012

The 2012 November ballot for Miami-Dade County has several Charter Amendment Questions which will amend the home-rule charter (the “constitution” for Miami-Dade county.) Below is a quick background and recommendation for one of the questions:

Title: Home Rule Charter Amendment Relating to Term Limits of County Commissioners
Language on the ballot:

Shall the Charter be amended to provide that County Commissioners shall serve no more than two consecutive four-year terms in office excluding terms of service prior to 2012?

RECOMMENDATION: Vote ‘YES’ even though voters wanted more like barring commissioners from outside employment (to eliminate unseemly conflicts of interests), barring them from lobbying activities for ten years after leaving office, capping their lifetime public pension costs, and banning them from reelection. It is not retroactive, but at least this time they are not tying it to salary increases for themselves.

Commissioners passed the resolution: 8 – 5. (Agenda item Special Item No. 3 on 3/8/2012)
Resolution Reference: R-254-12
Proposed changes to the Charter (See page 7)

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