Broward County Charter Amendment Two

Broward County Charter Amendment Two

Our Community. Our Choice

What is the ballot language?

COUNTY REGULATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF SURTAX-FUNDED TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS ON COUNTY PROPERTY

“To facilitate implementation of surtax-funded improvements to the countywide transportation system, shall the Broward County Charter be amended to provide that County ordinances regulating the development, including zoning, permitting, construction, operation, or administration, of transportation improvement projects that are (1) on County-owned or County-leased property and (2) funded in whole or in part with proceeds from the transportation surtax approved by the County’s voters in 2018, prevail over conflicting Municipal ordinances?”

YES ____________

NO ____________ 

If it passes, how could Amendment Two potentially affect the Island City?

If Amendment Two passes Broward County would have the power to supersede Wilton Manors’ 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 city borders.

How can you obtain more information about the potential impacts of Amendment Two?

Reach out to your Wilton Manors City Commissioners to learn more about Home Rule. Home Rule essentially provides municipal leaders with the local authority and power to regulate and enact ordinances, codes, plans and resolutions. Home Rule could be diminished if Amendment Two passes.

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Important Deadlines for the November 3, 2020 Election

Vote-By-Mail Ballot requests are due by October 24, 2020. Early voting begins October 19 and runs through November 1, 2020. Broward County residents may cast their vote in-person or deliver their Vote-By-Mail Ballot to any one of the early voting sites from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The Women’s Club of Wilton Manors (600 NE 21st Court, Wilton Manors, FL 33305) is an early voting location. During early voting you may cast your vote at any early voting site in Broward County however on Election Day, November 3, 2020, you must cast your vote at your designated polling location. To view the full list of early voting sites or request your Vote-By-Mail Ballot, visit www.browardsoe.org.