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2009-25-197 - Reimbursement Procedure for Elected Officials City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: Sept. 21, 2009 Item Type: (Enter X in box) Resolution Ordinance Other X Fiscal Impact: (Enter X in box) Yes No Ordinance Reading: (Enter X in box) 1st Reading 2nd Reading X x Public Hearing: (Enter X in box) Yes No Yes No X Funding Source: n/a Advertising Requirement: (Enter X in box) Yes No X Contract/P.O. Required: (Enter X in box) Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #: x n/a Sponsor Name Danny O. Crew Department: City Manager Short Title: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, ESTABLISHING A REIMBURSEMENT PROCEDURE FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2.6 OF THE CITY’S CHARTER; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE Staff Summary: Section 2.6 of the City’s Charter provides that elected officials and authorized employees of the City are to receive reimbursement in accordance with applicable law or as may be otherwise provided by Ordinance, for authorized expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties limited to no more than $1,200.00 per month. Nowhere in the Charter does it better define this procedure, although it does say that City Council can provide for rules by ordinance. The attached ordinance provides those guidelines. The main difference from current procedures is that unspent, budgeted funds are carried forward. The ordinance still prohibits the Council from receiving reimbursement using future allocations. Recommendation: That City Council approve the Ordinance on second reading. Attachment: ITEM I-4) ORDINANCE SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING Reimbursement Procedure None