Vote ‘NO’ on Commissioners Land Vote – Miami-Dade Charter Amendment (Election: Nov. 2012)
Posted by FactReal on November 5, 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:|
QUESTION: ADDITIONAL LAND VOTE
Title: Charter Amendment Requiring Extraordinary Vote to Include Additional Land within the Urban Development Boundary
RECOMMENDATION: Vote ‘NO’ since a county ordinance already takes care of this. This proposed amendment is unnecessary, because a county ordinance already requires a two-third (2/3) vote of all commissioners to move the county’s Urban Development Boundary (UDB), which is an evolving imaginary line to manage urban growth. If this is placed in the Charter (the county’s “constitution”), it will be very difficult to change it later in the future. It is easier to change an ordinance. That is why lefty environmentalists want this 2/3 vote requirement in the Charter to make it more difficult to move the UDB. Why? Because they want urbanization only within the current boundary, which will create highly populated (high density) areas in Miami-Dade county. This will allow many of their utopian dreams to come true: Reduce auto dependency, increase use of bikes and public transportation, etc.
Video: Commissioners explaining that the 2/3 vote requirement is already in the ordinance. (Commissioners’ Agenda Item 10A2 refers to this proposed amendment)
The commissioners are proposing this change to the Charter:
Section 2‐116.1(3)(g) also states the same.
|MAPS & PLANS
* Plan: Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP)
* Map: UDB map (Page 7) | UDB map (color)
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