DECISION 2012: Brevard Ballot Amendments and Referenda

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POLITICS – DECISION 2012

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The items below are scheduled to appear on the November 6, 2012 General Election ballot. See the 2012 Candidates page for information on candidates.

The Brevard County Supervisor of Elections’ office is committed to providing exemplary public service to the citizens of Brevard County,” according to VoteBrevard.com.

“It is our intent to provide quality election services to include transparent, yet secure, elections with timely and accurate results. Our responsibility is to remain apprised of and ensure compliance to all election laws. Additionally, we strive to maintain accurate voter registration statistics and keep voters informed through our voter outreach programs. We pledge to conduct ourselves in a manner which builds upon the public trust and acknowledge that our main purpose is to serve the citizens of Brevard County with honesty and professionalism.”

2012 Amendments and Referenda

Last updated 9/18/12

The items below are scheduled to appear on the November 6, 2012 General Election ballot. See the 2012 Candidates page for information on candidates.

State Constitutional Amendments and Referendum
(Voted on by all registered voters in Florida)

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Amendment 7 was removed by court order.
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The Collins Center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that provides an overview and explanation of the Florida’s 11 proposed amendments to the State Constitution.  The Collins Center website can be reach by visiting here.

 

Brevard County Referenda
(Voted on by all registered voters in Brevard County)

School Board Referendum

ONE-HALF CENT SALES SURTAX FOR SCHOOL FACILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY; AND ELIMINATE ONE-QUARTER MILL PROPERTY TAX

As the School Board will stop levying the critical needs 0.25 mills property tax in 2013-14, shall it be allowed to levy a one-half cent school capital outlay surtax on sales in Brevard County, effective 1/1/13 for a period of 10 years unless property tax assessments return to the 2008-09 level. Proceeds will be used for critical improvements to school facilities and educational technology needs as described in a School Board resolution adopted on 7/10/12.

County Referendum

OPERATION OF SLOT MACHINES AT MELBOURNE GREYHOUND PARK

Shall Melbourne Greyhound Park be allowed to operate slot machines in accordance with the authority granted by Florida law?

 

Local Referenda

Barefoot Bay Non-Binding Referendum Question No. 1
(voted on by all registered voters in Barefoot Bay)

Do you support an amendment to the Charter of the Barefoot Bay Recreation District that would allow for persons who own property within Barefoot Bay Recreation District, but who are not registered electors of Barefoot Bay Recreation District, to vote in elections for Board of Trustee members?

Cocoa Referendum
(voted on by all registered voters in the city of Cocoa)

The current City Charter prohibits a person from serving more than two consecutive full terms on the City Council arising out of a general election.  The Charter does not define the meaning of the phrase “full term.”  Shall the Charter be amended to define the phrase “full term” to mean a person serving for more than two (2) years of any one council term arising out of a general election?

Cocoa Beach Referendum
(voted on by all registered voters in the city of Cocoa Beach)

In order to align Cocoa Beach election policy with State Statutes, shall Cocoa Beach amend its charter to allow an election in November of all years for a Commission Seat vacancy that occurs prior to August 1 of that year or where the City Clerk receives an irrevocable resignation of a commissioner, 10 days prior to the first day of qualifying for the election and effective at the next election in November?

Malabar Questions
(voted on by all registered voters in the town of Malabar)

Question 1, Binding
Continued participation in the Brevard County Law Enforcement MSTU. 
Shall the Town continue to participate in the Brevard County Law Enforcement MSTU?
Question 2, Binding
Amendment to section 2.03 of the Charter relating to the Qualification for Council Seat.

Shall section 2.03 of the Charter be amended to require petitions authorized by section 2.03 of the Charter be signed by qualified electors of the Town?

Question 3, Binding
Amendement to section 2.04 (b) of the Charter relating to the Qualifications and Duties of the Mayor

Shall section 2.04 (b) of the Charter be amended to authorize a candidate for the office of Mayor to qualify for office by use of a petition signed by qualified electors of the Town?

Question 4, Binding
Amendment to section 2.11 (d) of the Charter removing the requirement for a roll call vote for voting on restrictions.

Shall section 2.11 (d) of the Charter be amended to remove the requirement of a roll call vote for voting on Resolutions?

Question 5, Binding
Amendment to section 4.01 of the Charter authorizing the use of electronic payments or direct deposit for the dispursement of public monies.

Shall section 4.01 of the Charter be amended to allow the use of electronic payments or direct deposit as an alternative for the disbursement of public monies?

Question 6, Binding
Purchase Land for Future Town Purposes.

Shall the Town pursue land acquisitions for future Town purposes as identified in the Capital Improvement Plan of the Town of Malabar Comprehensive Land Use Plan by funding of said purchases through the imposition of an additional 1 mil for a period of two years beginning in 2013?

Question 7, Non-Binding
Support for land acquisition for town hall.

Should the Town of Malabar support future land acquisition for town hall?

Question 8, Non-Binding
Support for land acquisition for community center.

Should the Town of Malabar support future land acquisitions for community center?

Question 9, Non-Binding
Support for land acquisition for river front access.

Should the Town of Malabar support future land acquisition for river front access?

Palm Bay Referenda
(voted on by all registered voters in the city of Palm Bay)

 1 Section 3.03 – City Council Compensation, Salaries
 2 Section 3.06 – Filling Vacancies on City Council
 3 Section 3.09 – Petitions to Amend the City Charter or to Adopt or Repeal Ordinances
 4 Section 3.11 – City Attorney’s Office, Assistant Attorney
 5 Section 5.02 – Qualifications, Candidate for Office of the City Council
 6 Subsection 5.044 – Election Returns, Certification of Official Results

 

Rockledge Referendum
(voted on by all registered voters in the city of Rockledge)

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TAX EXEMPTIONS

Shall the City Council of the City of Rockledge, Florida, be authorized to grant, pursuant to Section 3, Art. VII, of the State Constitution, property tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses?

Satellite Beach Referenda
(voted on by all registered voters in the city of Satellite Beach)

DELETING REFERENCES TO PLANNING AND ZONING BOARDS; AMENDING COUNCIL AUTHORITY REGARDING BOARDS.

Shall Satellite Beach delete Sec. 4.02(b), (c) and (d) of its Charter which currently establish and define certain duties of Comprehensive Planning Advisory Board and Planning and Zoning Advisory Board and eliminate city council as planning and zoning board; and amend Sec. 4.02(a) of Charter governing general authority of City Council to establish and abolish boards, committees, agencies and advisory groups, as well as providing generally for membership and removal of members from such bodies?

REQUIRING 4/5 VOTE BY CITY COUNCIL TO RAISE REVENUE SOURCES ABOVE RATES IN PRIOR BUDGET.

Shall Satellite Beach amend its charter to require a supermajority (4/5) vote to approve any increase in ad valorem millage rate, non-ad valorem assessments or public service tax rates in excess of the current rate as well as to approve the imposition of new non-ad valorem assessments or public service tax rates?

 

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Brevard County Supervisor of Elections * www.votebrevard.com
Phone (321) 633-2124 * Fax (321) 633-2130 * 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Suite C-105, Viera Fl 32940
General Email: soe@votebrevard.com * Absentee/Mail Ballot Request: mailballot@votebrevard.com


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