In plainer language: (By the way a Political Action Committee (PAC) and an Electioneering Communication Organizaiton (ECO) can raise funds without limits)
It passed with enough votes to go to Committee. All agreed, except Xavier Suarez (has a PAC or ECO), Audrey Edmonson and of course -- it goes without saying -- Pepe Diaz. This early discontent at first reading is a sign of the ordinance's shaky ground. Juan Zapata and Steve Bovo were absent for the vote.
There is a story in the Miami Herald on it:
In her first-ever run for office last year, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava experienced the shadowy world of campaign finance firsthand — thanks to political action committees that supported her opponent.
“It was very difficult, if not impossible, to trace exactly where that money was coming from,” Levine Cava told the Miami Herald on Tuesday, after introducing a proposed county ordinance that would require greater PAC disclosures.
Commissioner X talked about free-speech when objecting. Come on, you have a PAC and this will effect you. And Pepe babbled about how it would hurt him support veterans. I suppose asking the foxes to patrol the hen house will be a losing proposition. I believe this will go down in committee on January 12th. Members of that Committee: Zapata (chair), Sosa, Levine-Cava, Heyman, Souto and Bovo. I don't recall Souto or Sosa ever having a PAC. Who knows, they might vote in favor of it.