General Election Guide 2018

Madeira Beach

No. 1 Charter Amendment – Grammar and Gender Neutrality

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This charter amendment would amend the charter throughout numerous sections of the charter to reflect gender neutrality, correct and streamline grammar and correct typographical errors, reorganize and renumber the section and articles contained in the Charter. Should the Charter be amended?

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No. 2 Charter Amendment – Supermajority Vote for Planned Dev. and Special Area Plans

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This charter amendment would require a super-majority vote of four members of the Board of Commissioners for approval of any Planned Development Rezoning or Special Area Plan. Should the Charter be amended?

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No. 3 Charter Amendment – Appointing Pinellas County Canvassing Board

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This charter amendment would amend the charter to appoint the Pinellas County Canvassing Board to serve as the designated Canvassing Board for all elections under this Charter. Should the Charter be amended?

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No. 4 Charter Amendment – Nepotism Definition of Relative

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This charter amendment would adopt Florida Statute 112.312 definition of a prohibited relative for the nepotism prohibition (prohibiting employing and contracting a defined relative of City Commissioner, City Manager, City Clerk, or City Treasurer). Should the Charter be amended?

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No. 5 – Mgr. Duties, Qualifications, Residency, Removal Procedures, and Acting City Mgr

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This charter amendment would require the City Manager maintain membership in good standing in the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and Florida City and County Managers Association (FCCMA), clarify powers and duties of City Manager, procedures for removal of City Manager and appointment of acting city manager, and state that while it may be preferable the City Manager live within the City of Madeira Beach, it is not mandatory. Should the Charter be amended?

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No. 6 Charter Amendment – City Clerk Qualifications

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This charter amendment would require the City Clerk to maintain certification with the International Institute for Municipal Clerks (IIMC) and Florida Association for City Clerks (FACC). Should the Charter be amended?

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No. 7 Charter Amendment – City Atty Limits and Legal Representation of Elected Officials

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This charter amendment would prohibit the City Attorney, or the City Attorney’s law firm, from personally representing an elected official in any recall litigation or Florida Commission on Ethics proceeding, however, the elected official is entitled to legal representation in any recall litigation or Florida Commission on Ethics proceeding at the expense of the City. Should the Charter be amended?

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No. 8 Charter Amendment – City Taxes

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This charter amendment would provide that the City shall have the right to levy taxes by ordinance in a manner not in conflict with the general law of the State of Florida and would delete specific references to a public service tax. Should the Charter be amended?

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No. 9 Charter Amendment – Delete References to Publicity Expenditures

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This charter amendment would delete references to, and limitations on the use of ad valorem taxes for the purpose of giving publicity to the advantages, facilities, and resources of the City. Should the Charter be amended?

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No. 10 Charter Amendment – Five Year Capital Improvements Plan

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This charter amendment would require adoption of a longer five (5) year Capital Improvements Program each year instead of the current requirement for a two (2) year Capital Improvements Program. Should the Charter be amended?

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