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File #: 22-974   
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 various sections of the Broward County Charter to establish a countywide elected Mayor, the title of which is as follows: 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 Jared Moskowitz)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Copy of Proposed Resolution, 2. Additional Material - Information, 3. Additional Material - Information, 4. Additional Material - Information
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Broward County Commission Regular Meeting
Director's Name: Jared E. Moskowitz
Department: County Commission

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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 various sections of the Broward County Charter to establish a countywide elected Mayor, the title of which is as follows:

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 Jared Moskowitz)

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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.

Under this proposed amendment, the Mayor would be the ceremonial head of the County and would have other powers as provided in the Charter, including the authority to declare a state of emergency or to terminate a declared emergency, although the Board would retain final decision-making power regarding the declaration of emergencies, terminating such declarations, and actions taken during declared emergencies. The Mayor would not be a member of th...

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