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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 23, 2020
TOWN OF DAVIE, BROWARD LEAGUE OF CITIES, AND BROWARD COUNTY CITY MANAGERS’ ASSOCIATION LEAD INITIATIVE TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT CHARTER AMENDMENT TWO
Broward County, FL – The Town of Davie, in collaboration with the Broward League of Cities (BLOC) and the Broward County City Managers’ Association (BCCMA), is launching an educational initiative to inform Broward County residents about County Charter Amendment #2 that will appear on the November 2020 ballot. The initiative, Uncover Broward County Amendment Two, kicks off today countywide.
The proposed amendment, if approved, would give Broward County the power to supersede municipal zoning and regulatory authority for projects on county properties that are funded in whole or in part by funds from the transportation surtax, even if the projects fall within municipal borders.
“Across Broward County, our residents rely on their local municipal leaders to manage our Home Rule authority to ensure projects meet zoning, architectural, landscaping, and aesthetic standards,” said Town of Davie Mayor Judy Paul. “If approved, this amendment would ignore the standards the Town has taken years to develop in cooperation with its community and residents.”
“Before residents make a decision regarding the charter amendment, I encourage them to reach out to their city officials and learn more about Home Rule which allows municipalities local authority and power to regulate and enact ordinances, codes, plans, and resolutions within the city in which they were elected,” said City of Hollywood Commissioner Traci Callari, President of the Broward League of Cities.
In response, both organizations, along with the municipalities throughout the County, have worked collectively to better ensure voters have a clear explanation of the amendment and explain how this will impact each municipality in Broward County. The educational efforts will include social media outreach, mailings, public service announcements, videos, and a speaker’s bureau.
“As the voice for the Broward County City Management, it is our job to ensure residents are educated on this amendment,” said Greg Harrison, City of Pompano Beach City Manager, President of the BCCMA
About Broward League of Cities
The Broward League of Cities is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and resolving issues facing Broward County’s 31 cities and municipalities at the local, county, and state level. The organization’s dedicated committees conduct research and suggest policies for current topics affecting residents, including education, housing, economic concerns, and municipal services.
About Broward County City Managers’ Association
The Broward County City Managers’ Association brings together local government professional managers and administrators in Broward County, Florida, to stimulate the highest standards of public service and administration and to promote good fellowship and closer intergovernmental relationships. BCCMA advocates the principles, standards, and code of ethics of the International City Management Association, and members are bound and agree to abide by the ICMA Code of Ethics.
These educational materials are paid for by the Town of Davie at 6591 Orange Drive, Davie, FL 33314.
Town of Davie Media Contact:
Leona Henry, Intergovernmental Affairs Manager
Sussette Rodriguez, Public Relations Coordinator
BLOC Media Contact:
Aimee Adler (954) 732-0754 (or)
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