2019 Municipal Election Guide

Madeira Beach Ballot Issues

Madeira Beach voters will see 11 Charter Amendments on the March 12th, 2019 ballot.These Amendments are the second in a group of 21 (the first 10 were voted on in 2018), proposed by the Charter Review Committee, and approved by the Board of Commissioners. The committee was established in 2017 and tasked with the first review of the City Charter in over a decade. Charter amendments are passed by a simple majority (plurality) vote.

Madeira Beach Charter Amendment 1 – Simple Majority Vote

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This charter amendment would require a simple majority vote of a quorum of Commissioners present and eligible to vote, instead of three affirmative votes for most actions of the Board of Commissioners including Ordinances, Resolutions and other routine actions of the Board.

Yes
No

Votes % of Votes Result
442 37.94%

Failed

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Madeira Beach Charter Amendment 2 – Term Limits

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This charter amendment would amend the charter to establish new consecutive term limits. The Mayor and District Commissioners shall serve no more than 3 consecutive regular terms and shall not thereafter seek re-election for a period of 2 years for either Mayor or District Commissioner.

Yes
No

Votes % of Votes Result
837 71.11%

Passed

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Madeira Beach Charter Amendment 3 – Forfeiture of office for knowing violations of certain state laws

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This charter amendment would provide that a Commissioner shall forfeit office if the Commissioner is found to have knowingly violated the Sunshine Laws, Ethics Laws, or Public Records Laws by the Florida Ethics Commission or a court of competent jurisdiction. A Special Magistrate shall make the final decision concerning forfeiture of office if a Commissioner requests a forfeiture hearing.

Yes
No

Votes % of Votes Result
957 81.24%

Passed

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Madeira Beach Charter Amendment 4 – Forfeiture of office after three (3) unexcused absences

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This charter amendment would provide that a Commissioner shall forfeit office if the Commissioner fails to attend three (instead of four) consecutive regular meetings, or regular workshop meetings without being excused by the Board of Commissioners.

Yes
No

Votes % of Votes Result
853 72.23%

Passed

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Madeira Beach Charter Amendment 5 – Adjustment of district boundaries every five (5) years

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This charter amendment would require that the Board of Commissioners shall review and, if necessary, change the existing municipal district boundaries to ensure that each district shall be approximately equal in number of electors every five (5) years, instead of every four (4) years required in the current charter.

Yes
No

Votes % of Votes Result
634 54.00%

Passed

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Madeira Beach Charter Amendment 6 – Adopt state law for recall procedures

Race: 2019 Municipal Election » Madeira Beach Ballot Issues

This charter amendment would cross reference procedures for the recall of elected officials in Florida Statutes section 100.361 (Municipal Recall) because the City Charter is currently silent regarding procedures for recall.

Yes
No

Votes % of Votes Result
904 80.21%

Passed

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Madeira Beach Charter Amendment 7 – Induction of newly elected Commissioner

Race: 2019 Municipal Election » Madeira Beach Ballot Issues

This charter amendment would require the induction of new Board of Commissioners and appointment of a Vice Mayor at the first regular or special meeting, which shall be held on or before the last day of the month in which the election was held. Rules of Board procedure shall be adopted within 90 days following each election.

Yes
No

Votes % of Votes Result
837 74.47%

Passed

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Madeira Beach Amendment 8 – Recognize City Manager and remove City Treasurer on the list of Charter Officers

Race: 2019 Municipal Election » Madeira Beach Ballot Issues

This charter amendment would recognize the City Manager as an existing Charter Officer and remove the City Treasurer/Finance Director from the list of Charter Officers that are hired and fired by the Board of Commissioners thereby placing the authority to hire and fire the City Treasurer/Finance Director directly under the authority of the City Manager and place the City Treasurer/Finance Director under the direct supervision of the City Manager by Ordinance.

Yes
No

Votes % of Votes Result
561 49.69%

Failed

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Madeira Beach Charter Amendment 9 – Delegation of Commission investigation procedures

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This charter amendment would amend the section of the charter concerning investigations by the Board of Commissioners to delegate investigations into the internal affairs of the City by appointing a Charter Officer to investigate internal affairs of the City.

Yes
No

Votes % of Votes Result
654 58.50%

Passed

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Madeira Beach Charter Amendment 10 – Special Magistrate to replace Board of Adjustment

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This charter amendment would replace the Board of Adjustment with a Special Magistrate.

Yes
No

Votes % of Votes Result
523 47.59%

Failed

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Madeira Beach Charter Amendment 11 – Citizens’ initiative and referendum procedures

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This charter amendment would allow citizens to circulate petitions to propose adoption, require reconsideration or repeal of ordinances by an initiative and referendum vote of the full electorate where not preempted by state law with signatures of at least 10 percent (rather than the current 25 percent) of the total number of electors registered to vote in the last regular City election and authorize petition circulators to collect qualified signatures on petitions.

Yes
No

Votes % of Votes Result
577 50.79%

Passed

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