140307 Resolution Esteban L. Bovo, Jr., Prime Sponsor
RESOLUTION CALLING A COUNTYWIDE SPECIAL ELECTION IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH A GENERAL ELECTION ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2014, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING TO THE ELECTORS OF MIAMI- DADE COUNTY THE QUESTION OF WHETHER TO AMEND THE CHARTER TO PROVIDE THAT THE OFFICE OF THE PROPERTY APPRAISER BE CHANGED FROM AN OFFICE ESTABLISHED AND EXISTING UNDER THE HOME RULE CHARTER AND COUNTY CODE TO AN OFFICE ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO AND UNDER THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION, INDEPENDENT FROM COUNTY GOVERNMENT EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROVIDED IN THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION AND STATE LAWS
I think getting the Property Appraiser's Office out of the hands of the County Government is a good thing -- it should be more independent as should the elections department. Carlos Lopez Cantera was trying to do that before he left. He called me the other day to see how I liked the new search program. He really cared about that job. Too bad he left.