Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 022344
   

File Number: 022344 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-898-02 Control: County Commission
File Name: RETAIN IKON PUBLIC AFFAIRS FOR STATEWIDE CAMPAIGN Introduced: 8/6/2002
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 7/25/2002
Agenda Date: 7/23/2002 Agenda Item Number: 9A6
Notes: THIS IS FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. ALSO SEE LEGISTAR #022005. Title: RESOLUTION ALLOCATING $1.8 MILLION TO ''THE COMMITTEE TO SAVE LOCAL CONTROL'' FOR THE PURPOSE OF RETAINING IKON PUBLIC AFFAIRS TO UNDERTAKE A STATEWIDE CAMPAIGN TO DEFEAT A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION WHICH WOULD ALLOW THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO PROPOSE AMENDMENTS TO THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY HOME RULE CHARTER; DIRECTING COUNTY MANAGER TO PROVIDE STAFF SUPPORT FOR THIS EFFORT; AND WAIVING FORMAL BID PROCEDURES AND BID PROTEST PROCEDURES FOR THE PURCHASE OF ITEMS AND SERVICES BY A TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT
Indexes: HOME RULE CHARTER
Sponsors: Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler, Prime Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Natacha Seijas, Co-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

County Attorney 8/6/2002 Assigned Gerald K. Sanchez 8/6/2002

Board of County Commissioners 7/25/2002 9A6 Adopted as amended P
REPORT: Following a discussion on the issues of concern forwarded by the Mayor and the resources that will be required, Commissioner Carey-Shuler reiterated that all of the decisions of the political action committee would be made at publicly noticed meetings; and that the members of the political action committee, once coordinated, will be in charge to make those decisions. Commissioner Carey-Shuler advised that she would like the Mayor to be involved in the process and requested that he be invited to appoint a vice-chair and forward the names of individuals to be considered as members of the political action committee. Commissioner Morales advised that he would like to become very active in this process and recommended that Mr. Harvey Ruvin, Clerk of Courts, be invited to participate. Commissioner Sorenson advised that she would support the bus tour and would like to participate. It was moved by Commissioner Carey-Shuler that the Mayor be invited to appoint a vice-chairperson to the political action committee. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Cancio; and upon being put to a vote, passed by a vote of 11-0. (Commissioners Barreiro and Martinez were absent) In connection with Commissioner Sosa's recommendation that other elected officials be asked to participate, Commissioner Carey-Shuler advised that the consultant would design the message for the Board. In connection with Commissioner Carey-Shuler's inquiry, Mr. Snyder responded that the research on the public's opinion could be conducted during the month of August 2002 if the organization of the political action committee was completed within the next few days. He advised that the messages and strategy should be prepared by September 2, 2002. He noted that the Board should be provided with campaign materials by September 3, 2002, to be able to communicate with the voters. Commissioner Cancio suggested that Governor Jeb Bush be asked to provide his point of view on the foregoing issue. In connection with the Board's inquiry relating to the Mayor's ability to veto the foregoing item, County Attorney Ginsburg advised that the County Commission was only permitted to consider a mayoral veto and a possible override at a regularly scheduled Board meeting. He also stated that the Board's rules provide that there were regularly scheduled County Commission meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of every month, and there was no provision on the rules or specific recognition of an August break. County Attorney Ginsburg reviewed the veto process for the Mayor and deadlines of the process. He advised that the Board could determine at today's meeting to leave its first regularly scheduled Tuesday meeting in August on its calendar, in the event there was a mayoral veto, available to consider the Mayor's veto and possibly consider a motion to override. He noted that, in the event there was no mayoral veto, provision could be made for the cancellation of the meeting. Commissioner Carey-Shuler concurred with the County Attorney and advised that the Board should follow the County Attorney's recommendation. It was moved by Commissioner Carey-Shuler that the dates of August 6, 2002, and August 20, 2002, be scheduled tentatively for a Board meeting. This motion was seconded by Commissioner Cancio; and upon being put to a vote, passed by a unanimous vote of those members present at today's meeting.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION ALLOCATING $1.8 MILLION TO "THE COMMITTEE TO SAVE LOCAL CONTROL" FOR THE PURPOSE OF RETAINING IKON PUBLIC AFFAIRS TO UNDERTAKE A STATEWIDE CAMPAIGN TO DEFEAT A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION WHICH WOULD ALLOW THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO PROPOSE AMENDMENTS TO THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY HOME RULE CHARTER; DIRECTING COUNTY MANAGER TO PROVIDE STAFF SUPPORT FOR THIS EFFORT; AND WAIVING FORMAL BID PROCEDURES AND BID PROTEST PROCEDURES FOR THE PURCHASE OF ITEMS AND SERVICES BY A TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT

BODY
WHEREAS, the Home Rule Charter currently provides two mechanisms for Charter amendments to be presented to the electorate: (1) placement on a local ballot by the County Commission or (2) placement on a local ballot by initiative petition of electors registered in Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, these existing provisions give the County Commission and local electors the ability to control the direction of local government issues, functions and powers; and
WHEREAS, House Joint Resolution 471 of the 2001 Florida Legislature calls an election at the time of the general election in November, 2002 to amend Section 6 of Article VIII of the Constitution of the State of Florida to authorize amendments or revisions to the Miami-Dade County Home Rule Charter by special law approved by a vote of the electors of Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, this Board adopted County Resolution No. R-214-02 requesting this Florida Legislature to repeal this joint resolution, however, the requested repeal was not acted upon by the Florida Legislature; and
WHEREAS, a political action committee named "The Committee to Save Local Control" (the "Committee") has been created for the express purpose of opposing the aforementioned effort to amend the Florida Constitution; and
WHEREAS, to support the efforts of the Committee, this Commission finds that it would be in the best interest of the County for the Committee to retain IKON PUBLIC AFFAIRS to undertake a statewide campaign to defeat a proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution which would allow the Florida Legislature to propose amendments to the Miami-Dade County Home Rule Charter; and
WHEREAS, the Commission further finds that the proposed constitutional amendment is contrary to the best interests of the citizens of Miami-Dade County in that it would allow the state legislature, comprised of persons predominantly representing areas outside of Miami-Dade County, to influence, shape and even control the County's functions and powers relating to local government affairs - a power enjoyed by the County since 1957,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board hereby: allocates $1.8 million from county-generated funds, not including any funds allocated by the State of Florida pursuant to the 2002-2003 General Appropriations Act, to "The Committee to Save Local Control" for the purpose of the Committee's retaining IKON PUBLIC AFFAIRS to
undertake a statewide campaign to defeat a proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution which would allow the Florida Legislature to propose amendments to the Miami-Dade County Home Rule Charter; directs the County Manager to identify and make available staff to support this effort; finds that it is in the best interest of Miami-Dade County to waive formal bid procedures and bit protest procedures and waives the requirements of section 4.03(D) of the Home Rule Charter, section 2-8.1 and 2-8.4 of the Code and A.O. 3-4 by a two-third (2/3) vote of members present. Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler shall serve as the Chairperson of The Committee to Save Local Control. The Mayor shall appoint the Vice-Chairperson of the Committee.



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