This is the ballot text addendum:
Local leaders announced the launch of An Accountable Miami Dade, a county initiative to update an existing law aimed at giving ordinary voters a stronger voice in Miami Dade County politics. The initiative will increase accountability and limit the power of wealthy special interests in the local political process. Do you all remember we once had a $250 limit on contributions? It is now $1,000. That is so awful. It is the reason Mayor Gimenez was able to raise $1,325,156 to run his campaign.
|Co Chairs: Monica Russo and Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera|
This initiative would break down the barriers that prevent working people of all races and genders to run and win office and as well as removing barriers that prevent the voices of ordinary people from being heard in our political system. And:
This initiative will update an existing law, reducing the power of big-money interests, increase accountability and transparency, and give ordinary people a stronger voice in our elections.
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They filed as a PAC on May 13th, there are no financial reports yet.
Here is the Advisory Board:
Advisory Board Chair
Philip Levine, Mayor of Miami Beach (D) and entrepreneur.
Advisory Board Members
Marlon Hill, past president of the Caribbean Bar Association (2001-2003), former Vice Chair of The Miami Foundation, and a board member of the Orange Bowl Committee, Miami Book Fair International, and Good Government Initiative. Mr. Hill was one of the Inaugural Fellows in the Miami Foundation’s Miami Fellows Initiative; a model of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation National Leadership Program.
Maribel Balbin, President League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade and Vice President League of Women Voters of Florida, former chair of the Miami Dade County Commission for Women, and a special projects administrator with Miami-Dade County.
Gihan Perera, Executive Director of the New Florida Majority.
Sara Yousuf, Chair Engage Miami, Miami-Dade Public Defender’s office, and co-founder of Sweat Records and Emerge Miami.
Ed MacDougall, Former Mayor of Cutler Bay (R), Chair of the Trump for Miami-Dade Campaign Committee, Vietnam veteran, former Special Forces Green Beret (Airborne), and former Miami-Dade Police Sergeant.
Ken Russell, City of Miami Commissioner and Vice-Chairman and businessman.
Juan Cuba, Executive Director of Miami-Dade Democratic Party.
Cindy Lerner, Mayor of Pinecrest (D), attorney, leader at the National League of Cities, former president of the Miami-Dade County League of Cities, National Board Chair of Democratic Municipal Officials, and Vice Chair of Miami-Dade’s 21st Century Schools Bond Advisory Committee.