Monday November 19, 2007

Heading to a ballot question near you: the results of the charter review, mainly a change in salary from $6,000 to $92,000 for county commissioners, and the requirement that they not have outside employment. Can we pass this, please? (Similar measure have been rejected by voters in the past.) Update: Pushed back, at least until November. It sounds like the Commissioners are having cold feet about having to give up their “other” jobs, and the possibility of term limits

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  1. David    Mon Nov 19, 11:48 AM #  

    I don’t believe the ones in the past had the provision banning outside employment. If it does ban outside employment, I’m all for it. The City of Miami for example pays its commissioners a full salary but still allows them to have outside employment. Removing the outside employment would remove the #1 source of corruption from the commission. You can’t openly bribe a commissioner but you can give them a $200k no-show job.



  2. Michael    Mon Nov 19, 11:53 AM #  

    Have a link to the question language?



  3. alesh    Tue Nov 20, 08:42 AM #  

    Update: Pushed back, at least until November. It sounds like the Commissioners are having cold feet about having to give up their “other” jobs, and the possibility of term limits