FAQ: The Surtax Charter Amendment Two
What is Broward County Charter Amendment Two?
Recently, Broward County Commissioners voted to place the following ballot question on the November 3, 2020 ballot:
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?”
FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT: It is estimated that this amendment will have no financial impact to Broward County.
When was this ballot question decided on?
On August 20, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners by a 6-3 vote adopted Resolution 2020-361, which placed a proposed amendment to Section 11.01 of the County Charter on the ballot for voter consideration at the November 3, 2020 election.