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2012-115-1710-Z-125 - Ratifying the August General Election  1515  NW  167  Street, Building  5  Suite  200    Miami  Gardens, Florida  33169    City of Miami Gardens Agenda Cover Memo Council Meeting Date: September 5, 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) 1 st Reading 2 nd Reading x Public Hearing:(Enter X in box) Yes No Yes No Funding Source: Advertising Requirement:(Enter X in box) Yes No Contract/P.O. Required: (Enter X in box) Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #:N/A X 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)N/A X Sponsor Name Ronetta Taylor, MMC, City Clerk Department:Office of the City Clerk  Short  Title:  A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY CO UNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA, RATIFYING TH E ELECTION RESULTS OF THE GENERAL ELECTION HELD ON AU GUST 14, 2012, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING A MAYOR AND CO UNCILMEMBERS FOR RESIDENTIAL SEATS 1 AND 3, AND A SPECIAL ELECTION FOR A PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT RELATING TO A BOUNDARY CHANGE IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS 1 AND 4; DECLARING THE RESULTS OF SAID ELECTION; PROVIDING FOR THE AD OPTION OF REPR ESENTATIONS; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.  Staff  Summary:  As per the City Charter a General Election was hel d, August 14, 2012 to elect a Mayor for a four year term, a Council member for Residential Area Seat 1 for a four year tern; A Council member for Residential Area Seat 3 for a four year term , and a Council member for At-large Seat 5. ITEM 10-A) RESOLUTION Ratifying the Results of the August 14, 2012 General Election   1515  NW  167  Street, Building  5  Suite  200    Miami  Gardens, Florida  33169    At the close of qualifying, May 22, 2012 only one ca ndidate had qualified in At-large Seat 5. Pursuant to Article V of the City’s Charter entitl ed “Election”, more particularly Section 5.1(G) entitled “Single Candidate”, provides that, “No election for Ma yor or any Council Seat shall be required in any election if there is only one duly qualified candidate for Ma yor or for any Council Seat. That candidate shall be co nsidered elected by operation of law”. In this instance, David Williams Jr., was elected by operation of law to At-Large Seat 5 for a four (4) year term. This resolution ratifies the results of the City of Miami Gardens Gener al and Special Election held, August 14, 2012. As pre scribed by the Charter of the Cit y of Miami Gardens, the City of Miami Gardens General Election is held in conj unction with the State of Florida’s Primary Election. That particular election is conduc ted by the Miami-Dade County Supervisor of Elections. On August 17, 2012 the Miami-Dade Coun ty Canvassing Board certified the results of the Miami Gardens G eneral and Special Election, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part of this memorandum. Proposed Action: That the City Council approve the resolution ratify ing the results of the City of Miami Gardens General and Special Elec tion held, August 14, 2012. Attachment: Attachment “A” – Certificate of Count y Canvasing Board, State of Florida