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File #: 22-861   
Status: Agenda Ready
In control: County Commission
On agenda: 6/7/2022 Final action: 6/7/2022
Title: MOTION TO ADOPT Resolution to place a proposed amendment to the Broward County Charter on the ballot for the November 8, 2022, General Election, amending Sections 2.01, 2.02, 2.03, and 2.04 of the Broward County Charter to establish a countywide elected Mayor, the title of which is as follows: (Deferred from June 1, 2021 - Item No. 82) A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR A REFERENDUM ELECTION TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 8, 2022, THE DATE OF THE GENERAL ELECTION, TO DETERMINE WHETHER TO AMEND THE BROWARD COUNTY CHARTER TO PROVIDE FOR A COUNTYWIDE ELECTED MAYOR; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. (Sponsored by Commissioner Tim Ryan)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Copy of Proposed Resolution, 2. Exhibit 2 - Memorandum from the Broward County Auditor, 3. Exhibit 3 - Additional Material from the June 1, 2021, Meeting (May 26, 2021, Letter from the League of Women Voters), 4. Additional Material - Information, 5. Additional Material - Information, 6. Additional Material - Information, 7. Additional Material - Information, 8. Additional Material - Information, 9. Additional Material - Information
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Broward County Commission Regular Meeting                               

Director's Name:                     Tim Ryan 

Department:                                           County Commission 

 

Information

Requested Action

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MOTION TO ADOPT Resolution to place a proposed amendment to the Broward County Charter on the ballot for the November 8, 2022, General Election, amending Sections 2.01, 2.02, 2.03, and 2.04 of the Broward County Charter to establish a countywide elected Mayor, the title of which is as follows: (Deferred from June 1, 2021 - Item No. 82)

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR A REFERENDUM ELECTION TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 8, 2022, THE DATE OF THE GENERAL ELECTION, TO DETERMINE WHETHER TO AMEND THE BROWARD COUNTY CHARTER TO PROVIDE FOR A COUNTYWIDE ELECTED MAYOR; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

(Sponsored by Commissioner Tim Ryan)

 

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Why Action is Necessary

The Broward County Charter authorizes the County Commission to propose amendments to the Broward County Charter, subject to referendum of the general electorate.

 

What Action Accomplishes

Places a referendum on the ballot that, if approved by the voters, would establish a countywide elected mayor.

 

Is this Action Goal Related

No

 

Previous Action Taken

 

 

Summary Explanation/Background

This Resolution proposes an amendment to the Broward County Charter that, to be effective, must be approved by the Broward County electorate during the 2022 General Election. If approved, the proposal would establish the Broward County Mayor as a Charter Office elected countywide beginning in November 2024. The Mayor would have a salary of $220,000 (subsequently adjusted for inflation), be limited to two (2) consecutive four year terms, and be prohibited from holding outside employment. The Charter amendment would not, in any way, expand the duties and obligations of the Mayor as stated in the current Charter.

 

Six (6) affirmative votes are required to place this proposed Charter amendment on the ballot.

 

Source of Additional Information

 

 

Fiscal Impact

Fiscal Impact/Cost Summary

Pursuant to Section 11.07 of the Broward County Charter, the County Auditor has reviewed the proposed amendment to the Charter and determined that the amendment would result in additional costs in the amount of approximately $707,000 per year (Exhibit 2).