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2012-015-1610 - Ratifying 01-31-2012 Election Results 1515 NW 167 Street, Building 5 Suite 200 Miami Gardens, Florida 33169 City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: February 8, 2012 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 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 Strategic Plan Related (Enter X in box) Yes No Strategic Plan Priority Area: Enhance Organizational Bus. & Economic Dev Public Safety Quality of Education Qual. of Life & City Image Communcation Strategic Plan Obj./Strategy: (list the specific objective/strategy this item will address) X Sponsor Name Ronetta Taylor, MMC, City Clerk Department: Office of the City Clerk Short Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RATIFYING THE ELECTION RESULTS OF THE SPECIAL ELECTION HELD ON JANUARY JANUARY 31, 2012 FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING A COUNCILMEMBER TO AT‐LARGE SEAT 5, TO SERVE THE BALANCE OF THE TERM FOR THE OFFICE LEFT VACANT BY FORMER COUNCILWOMAN SHARON PRITCHETT; RATIFYING RESULTS OF SPECIAL ELECTION RELATING TO PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT; PROVIDING FOR ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE Summary: March 9, 2011, the City Council ratified Mayor Gibson’s nomination of David Williams Jr., to serve on the City Council in At‐Large Seat 5, until the next regularly scheduled Miami‐Dade County Election. That At‐Large Seat was vacated when former Council Member Sharon Pritchett resigned to run for the Florida House of Representative. At the time of this resignation more than six months remained on that seat, which terms out August 14, 2012. Therefore, pursuant to the City’s Charter when more than six months remain on a seat, the Mayor can nominate someone to serve in that vacancy, and the Council approve ITEM K-1) CONSENT AGENDA RESOLUTION Ratifying the Election Result of the the Special Election 1515 NW 167 Street, Building 5 Suite 200 Miami Gardens, Florida 33169 that nomination, to the next “regularly scheduled Miami‐Dade County‐wide Election”. Said election took place January 31, 2012. A proposed Charter Amendment deleting charter references to residential boundaries and permitting such boundaries to be amended by ordinance was also presented to the voters at this Special Election. This resolution ratifies the results of that City of Miami Gardens Special Election. On January 31, 2012, the Miami Dade County Canvassing Board certified the results of the Miami Gardens Special Election, held January 31, 2012, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part of this memorandum. RESULTS: David Williams Jr., has been elected as Miami Gardens At‐large Seat 4 Council Member to serve the balance of the term for the office left vacant by former Councilwoman Sharon Pritchett. Section 2.3(C) of the City Charter has not been amended to delete Area boundary descriptions and authorize the City Council to amend Residential Area Boundary descriptions by Ordinance after each decennial census. Proposed Action: That City Council approve the resolution ratifying the results of the City of Miami Gardens Special Election held, January 31, 2012. Attachment: Attachment “A” – Certification of Results