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November Commission Digest

December 13, 2018

The County Commission did not have a regular meeting in November, so instead we followed the happenings in a few of the commission’s committees —Transportation and Public Works, Zoning, and Housing and Social Services. Transportation and Public Works On November 16th, the Transportation and Public Works Committee convened and spent time discussing an item brought…

Miami-Dade County Charter Amendments, the Long Breakdown

October 26, 2018

Back in April we gave you a rundown of the proposed referenda the County Commission were considering for inclusion on the November ballot. That 300-page document has since been whittled down to six ballot measures. Unlike the statewide ballot amendments, which need a supermajority 60% of voters approval to become law, these referenda only need…

Updating the Miami-Dade Charter

April 9, 2018

At least every five years our county charter (which is the constitution that sets out how our county government operates) undergoes review by a special task force. That review has just been completed and now the task force has released their report, including a set of recommended changes to the county charter. The full report…

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