Technical Amendments to Home Rule Charter

Shall the Charter be amended to clarify the titles of subsections, correct and update cross-references between provisions, and delete references to offices and agencies which have been abolished?

Charter Amendment Requiring Extraordinary Vote to Include Additional Land within the UrbanDevelopment Boundary

Shall the Charter be amended to require a two-thirds vote of County Commissioners then in office to include additional land within the Urban Development Boundary established by the County’s Comprehensive Development Master Plan?

Charter Amendment Pertaining to Changes in Municipal Boundaries and Creation of New


Shall the Charter be amended to:

? Require the County Commission to consider the benefits of any proposed annexation of commercial areas, when approving or authorizing an annexation

? Establish alternative procedure for creation of new municipalities in unincorporated areas of the County by petition which provides conditions for creation of new municipalities and a single election to approve the creation of a new municipality and approve its Charter, instead of two elections for these purposes?

Charter Amendment Regarding Penalties and Enforcement of Citizens’ Bill of Rights

Shall the Charter be amended to eliminate the provision providing for forfeiture of office if a public official or employee willfully violates the Citizens’ Bill of Rights and allow, in addition to suit in circuit court, the Commission on Ethics and Public Trust to enforce the Citizens’ Bill of Rights with penalties authorized by the Code?

Charter Amendment Related to Option for Filling Mayoral or County Commissioner Vacancy

Shall the Charter be amended to:

? Extend the time to conduct an election to fill a mayoral or commissioner vacancy from 45 to 90 days from the decision to call such election and provide a timeframe for qualification and any necessary runoff;

? Temporarily transfer, during a mayoral vacancy or incapacity, certain mayoral powers to the Commission Chairperson, Vice Chairperson or Commissioner chosen by the Board?

Charter Amendment Regarding Mayoral Conflicts in County Procurement

Shall the Charter be amended to provide that when the County Mayor declares a conflict of interest in a particular procurement of a County contract, the chairperson of the Board of County Commissioners shall exercise all authority provided by the Charter or the County Commission to the Mayor with regard to such procurement including the authority to recommend a bid waiver?

Referendum Regarding Structures and Modification of Existing Agreements for the Tennis Center at Crandon Park

In accordance with Article 7 of the Home Rule Charter, do you approve as set forth in ResolutionR-660-12:

? Erection of permanent structures and expansion of existing structures at Crandon Park Tennis Center for public park and tennis tournament use, which shall be funded solely by tennis center and tournament revenues and private funds; and

? Modification and extension of agreements with operator of Sony Open Tennis Tournament or its successors?

Non-Binding Straw Ballot on Funding Improved Animal Services Programs

Would you be in favor of the C ounty Commission increasing the countywide general fund millage by 0.1079 mills and applying the additional ad valorem tax revenues generated thereby to fund improved animal services, including:

? Decreasing the killing of adoptable dogs and cats (historically approximately 20,000 annually);

? Reducing stray cat populations (currently approximately 400,000 cats); and

? Funding free and low-cost spay/neuter programs, low-cost veterinary care programs, and responsible pet ownership educational programs?

Non-Binding Straw Ballot on Contracting with Companies Doing Business with State Sponsors of Terrorism

Would you support, to the extent permitted by law, prohibiting further the use of taxpayers’ dollars to procure services or capital improvement projects from companies actively doing business in countries that are on the U.S. Department of State’s list of state sponsors of terrorism?

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