Thursday, January 29, 2015

...And The County Commission Keeps Thinking Up Stuff To Dumb Us Down and Keep Us in The Dark. By Geniusofdespair

ORDINANCE RELATED TO THE COMMUNITY IMAGE ADVISORY BOARD; RENAMING THE COMMUNITY IMAGE ADVISORY BOARD AS ''NEAT STREETS MIAMI''; AMENDING ARTICLE XCII OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA; REPLACING REFERENCES TO ''COMMUNITY IMAGE ADVISORY BOARD'' WITH ''NEAT STREETS MIAMI''; PROVIDING THAT ALL REFERENCES TO THE COMMUNITY IMAGE ADVISORY BOARD IN BOARD ENACTMENTS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE REFERENCES TO NEAT STREETS MIAMI; DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR DESIGNEE TO DISCONTINUE THE USE OF THE NAME COMMUNITY IMAGE ADVISORY BOARD AND USE THE NAME THE NEAT STREETS MIAMI IN ALL DOCUMENTS, SIGNAGE, AND OTHER REFERENCES;

I don't know, was Community Image Advisory Board too hard for anyone to understand? Is it a mouthful? This ordinance will be heard by the County Commission February 3rd. Neat Streets Miami is catchy but so are some new Committee names I can think of (submit your own):

Run Amok Development (Miami-Dade Land Use & Development Committee)
Fly the Bribe or Sink the Ship (Miami-Dade Economic Development & Port Miami Committee)


This Ordinance sponsored by Barbara Jordan scares me, getting in the renaming spirit I will call it "Shades of Grey":

ORDINANCE RELATING TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; AMENDING SECTION 2-1 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO AUTHORIZE COMMISSION COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO CONVENE A WORKSHOP OF THE COMMITTEE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES;

This will block you from watching on TV. If they start doing committees (workshops) to discuss what they are going to do in committees you will all be left in the dark. Bad, bad, idea. Committees are enough for us to stomach, why another layer? Who wants to attend workshops too? This is a way to get around the public. And only 24 hours notice -- don't these have to be published?:

Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in the Code, to convene a workshop of the committee to discuss matters within the committee’s jurisdiction, including, but not limited to, discussion of matters referred to the committee by the commission chairperson. The commission committee may not take action on any matter considered at a committee workshop. Whenever such a workshop is called, a notice in writing signed by a majority of the committee members shall be served upon the commission chairperson, the committee chairperson, and the Clerk. Each signature by a committee member shall constitute a representation that, at the time of affixing his or her signature to the notice, the committee member has the present intention to attend the workshop. The Clerk shall forthwith serve verbal and written notice upon each member of the committee and the commission chairperson stating the date, hour and place of the workshop and the purpose for which such workshop is called, and no other business shall be discussed at that workshop. At least 24 hours must elapse between the time the Clerk receives notice in writing and the time the workshop is to be held.

Neat!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

These types of meetings used to be called Sunshine in the Shade, now we can call Jordan's new ordinance Total Darkness.

Anonymous said...

Idiots.

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't Barbara Jordan and Dennis Moss try to stop the torrent of new illegal billboards? That would make streets neater.