Residents in Davie have a Tuesday deadline to return a ballot that could raise taxes to help put more police officers in local schools.
It wasn’t just political offices Miami-Dade County voters had to evaluate during Tuesday’s election. They made their voices heard on a variety of proposed amendments to the Miami-Dade County Charter.
Thirteen times over the years the Miami-Dade commission has asked voters for a pay raise. Twelve times before this GOP primary day, voters rejected their request. It appears that this latest request, on the primary ballot, may be unlucky 13.
Just months after overwhelmingly voting to remove former Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez from office; Miami-Dade voters began hitting the polls at 7:00 a.m. to make their selection for the next county mayor, two commission seats, and charter amendment changes.
To pay them or not to pay them, that is the question. Or at least that is the central question to the first charter amendment that Miami Dade voters will have an opportunity to decide on May 24.
Fresh off his recall campaign that ousted Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez, businessman Norman Braman is now asking that charter amendments be put on the ballot when a new mayor is selected to finish Alvarez’s term.