Election Related Resolutions

  • Resolution No. 2021-31763 A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, CALLING FOR A GENERAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 2, 2021 IN THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING A MAYOR AND THREE CITY COMMISSIONERS (GROUPS I, II, AND III); FURTHER PROVIDING FOR A RUN-OFF ELECTION, IF REQUIRED, TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 16, 2021; PROVIDING FOR CONDUCT OF SAID ELECTIONS BY THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT (MIAMI-DADE COUNTY); PROVIDING THAT VOTING PRECINCTS FOR SAID ELECTIONS SHALL BE THOSE AS ESTABLISHED BY MIAMI-DADE COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR NOTICE OF SAID ELECTIONS; PROVIDING FOR THE FORMS OF BALLOT AND REGISTRATION OF VOTERS IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW; PROVIDING FOR VOTER PARTICIPATION VIA VOTE-BY-MAIL IN SAID ELECTIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW; AND PROVIDING FOR PAYMENT FOR CONDUCTING ELECTIONS TO MIAMI-DADE COUNTY.
  • Resolution No. 2021-31764 A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING EARLY VOTING FOR THE NOVEMBER 2, 2021 CITY OF MIAMI BEACH GENERAL ELECTION, SPECIAL ELECTION, AND, IF REQUIRED, A NOVEMBER 16, 2021 RUN-OFF ELECTION AND DIRECTING THE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OR HER DESIGNEE TO PROVIDE DRIVE-THROUGH DROP-OFF LOCATIONS AT ALL EARLY VOTING SITES DURING EARLY VOTING TO ALLOW VOTERS TO SECURELY AND TIMELY RETURN VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTS FOR THE NOVEMBER 2, 2021 CITY OF MIAMI BEACH GENERAL AND SPECIAL ELECTIONS, AND, IF REQUIRED, THE NOVEMBER 16, 2021 RUN-OFF ELECTION.
  • Resolution No. 2021-31765 A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, AUTHORIZING THE ADMINISTRATION TO VIDEO-RECORD AND AIR ON MBTV THE MAYOR AND GROUPS, I, II, AND III COMMISSION CANDIDATE VIDEO PRESENTATIONS FOR THE NOVEMBER 2, 2021 GENERAL ELECTION AND AFFIRMING AS ITS POLICY STATEMENT THE PUBLIC PURPOSE OF EDUCATING THE CITY’S VOTERS AS TO CANDIDATES SEEKING ELECTION IN THE CITY’S NOVEMBER 2, 2021 GENERAL ELECTION.
  • Resolution No. 2021-31766 A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, AFFIRMING AS ITS POLICY STATEMENT THE PUBLIC PURPOSE SERVED BY INFORMING AND EDUCATING THE CITY’S VOTERS ON THE CITY’S SPECIAL ELECTION BALLOT QUESTIONS THAT WILL APPEAR ON THE CITY’S NOVEMBER 2, 2021 SPECIAL ELECTION BALLOT, THROUGH VARIOUS METHODS, INCLUDING A PRINTED VOTER’S GUIDE AND A VOTER EDUCATION VIDEO; AND APPROVING THE EXPENDITURE OF AN ADDITIONAL $6,800 OF BUDGETED FUNDS, TO ADD UP TO 12 EXTRA PAGES TO THE FALL 2021 ISSUE OF MB MAGAZINE IN ORDER TO INCLUDE THE VOTER’S GUIDE IN SAID PUBLICATION.
  • Resolution No. 2021-31809 A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, APPROVING, FOLLOWING SECOND READING / PUBLIC HEARING, PURSUANT TO SECTION 82-37(A)(2) OF THE CITY CODE, AN AMENDMENT TO THE CITY’S LONG-TERM LEASE (“THE AMENDMENT”) WITH THE GREATER MIAMI JEWISH FEDERATION, INC., A FLORIDA NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION (THE “FEDERATION”) FOR THE HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL SITE LOCATED AT 1933-1945 MERIDIAN AVENUE (THE “MEMORIAL”), ATTACHED AS AN EXHIBIT TO THE COMMISSION MEMORANDUM ACCOMPANYING THIS RESOLUTION, WHICH AMENDMENT: (1) EXTENDS THE TERM OF THE EXISTING LEASE FOR AN ADDITIONAL TWENTY-ONE (21) YEARS; AND (2) EXPANDS THE LEASED PREMISES TO INCLUDE THE ADJACENT MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT AT 775 19TH STREET (THE “ADDITIONAL PREMISES”), FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF PERMITTING THE FEDERATION, AT ITS SOLE COST AND EXPENSE, TO DEVELOP, CONSTRUCT, OPERATE, AND MAINTAIN A STATE OF THE ART HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER ON THE ADDITIONAL PREMISES, FOR THE PRESENTATION OF EXHIBITS, LECTURES AND OTHER INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMING THAT CONNECTS THE HOLOCAUST EXPERIENCE TO CONTEMPORARY CIVIC LIFE AND PROMOTES TOLERANCE, REMEMBRANCE AND GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS; FURTHER, WAIVING, BY 5/7TH VOTE, THE COMPETITIVE BIDDING AND APPRAISAL REQUIREMENT OF SECTION 82-39 OF THE CITY CODE, FINDING THAT THE PUBLIC INTEREST WOULD BE SERVED BY WAIVING SUCH REQUIREMENTS; FURTHER, WAIVING, BY 5/7TH VOTE, THE ART IN PUBLIC PLACES CONTRIBUTION REQUIREMENT, PURSUANT TO SECTION 82-587(C)(1) OF THE CITY CODE, FINDING THE WAIVER TO BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CITY; FURTHER, PROVIDING THAT THE AMENDMENT SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL BY A VOTE OF AT LEAST SIXTY PERCENT OF THE CITY’S VOTERS VOTING IN A CITY-WIDE REFERENDUM, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 1.03(B)(3) OF THE CITY CHARTER.
  • Resolution No. 2021-31810 A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA CALLING FOR A NOVEMBER 2, 2021 CITY OF MIAMI BEACH SPECIAL ELECTION, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING TO THE ELECTORATE OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH A QUESTION ASKING WHETHER THE CITY’S LEASE WITH GREATER MIAMI JEWISH FEDERATION OF LAND LOCATED AT DADE BOULEVARD AND MERIDIAN AVENUE, THE SITE OF THE HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL, SHOULD AT NO COST TO CITY BE EXTENDED AN ADDITIONAL 21 YEARS AND THE LEASED PREMISES EXPANDED TO INCLUDE THE ADJACENT 12,000 SQUARE FOOT CITY PARKING LOT, PER RESOLUTION NO. 2021-31809, WITH FEDERATION AT ITS SOLE EXPENSE CONSTRUCTING, OPERATING AND MAINTAINING AT 7,000 SQUARE FOOT LEARNING CENTER PROMOTING TOLERANCE AND HUMAN RIGHTS.
  • Resolution No. 2021-31824 A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA CALLING FOR A NOVEMBER 2, 2021 CITY OF MIAMI BEACH SPECIAL ELECTION, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING TO THE ELECTORATE OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH A NON-BINDING STRAW BALLOT QUESTION ASKING WHETHER THE ELECTORATE SUPPORTS CHANGING THE TERMINATION TIME FROM 5:00 A.M. TO 2:00 A.M. FOR SALES / CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT ALCOHOLIC ESTABLISHMENTS THROUGHT THE CITY, WITH SPECIFIC LOCATIONS AND RELATED RESTRICTIONS AND EXCEPTIONS TO BE DETERMINED BY CITY COMMISSION BY ORDINANCE.
  • Resolution No. 2021-31805 A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, APPROVING, FOLLOWING SECOND READING / PUBLIC HEARING, PURSUANT TO SECTION 82-37(A)(2) OF THE CITY CODE, AN AMENDED AND RESTATED LEASE AGREEMENT (“LEASE AMENDMENT”), ATTACHED TO THE COMMISSION MEMORANDUM ACCOMPANYING THIS RESOLUTION, BETWEEN THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH (“CITY”) AND 1 WASHINGTON AVENUE CORP. D/B/A SMITH & WOLLENSKY RESTAURANT (THE “TENANT”), THE CURRENT LONG-TERM RESTAURANT OPERATOR OF THE CITY-OWNED PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1 WASHINGTON AVENUE, MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, AS DESCRIBED MORE PARTICULARLY IN THE LEASE AMENDMENT (THE “PREMISES”), FOR THE CONTINUED OPERATION OF THE SMITH & WOLLENSKY RESTAURANT, WHICH LEASE AMENDMENT SHALL PROVIDE FOR: (1) AN EXTENSION TO THE TERM OF THE EXISTING LEASE, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2045, WITH TWO (2) 10-YEAR RENEWAL OPTIONS; (2) INCREASED RENT DUE TO THE CITY FOR THE PREMISES, WHICH SHALL BE THE GREATER OF $1,042,550 ANNUALLY, SUBJECT TO A 2.5% ANNUAL ESCALATOR, OR 9% OF THE TENANT’S GROSS REVENUES; (3) TENANT IMPROVEMENTS TO THE PREMISES, INCLUDING UPGRADES AND COMPLETION OF THE 40-YEAR RECERTIFICATION FOR, THE PREMISES; AND (4) COMMUNITY BENEFITS, INCLUDING, THE REIMBURSEMENT OF THE CITY’S COSTS, IN AN AMOUNT NO TO EXCEED $60,000 FOR THE CITY’S INSTALLATION OF A SECURITY GATE FOR THE ENTRANCE TO THE SOUTH POINTE PARK PARKING LOT, AND FREE RESTAURANT MENTORSHIP SEMINARS, AT TENANT’S SOLE EXPENSE; FURTHER, PROVIDING THAT THE LEASE AMENDMENT SHALL BE SUBJECT TO AND CONTINGENT UPON APPROVAL BY A MAJORITY OF THE VOTERS VOTING IN A CITY-WIDE REFERENDUM PURSUANT TO SECTION 1.03(B)(1) OF THE CITY CHARTER, FURTHER, WAIVING, BY 5/7TH VOTE, THE COMPETITIVE BIDDING REQUIREMENT OF SECTION 82-39(A) OF THE CITY CODE, FINDING THAT THE PUBLIC INTEREST WOULD BE SERVED BY WAIVING SUCH CONDITION.
  • Resolution No. 2021-31806 A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, APPROVING A CONCESSION AGREEMENT, ATTACHED AS AN EXHIBIT TO THE COMMISSION MEMORANDUM ACCOMPANYING THIS RESOLUTION, BETWEEN THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH (“CITY”) AND 1 WASHINGTON AVENUE CORP. D/B/A SMITH & WOLLENSKY RESTAURANT (“CONCESSIONAIRE”) FOR THE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATION OF AN OUTDOOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE CONCESSION IN CONNECTION WITH CONCESSIONAIRE’S SMITH & WOLLENSKY RESTAURANT OPERATION LOCATED AT 1 WASHINGTON AVENUE, MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, WHICH CONCESSION AGREEMENT INCLUDES (1) A COMBINED OUTDOOR CONCESSION AREA OF 1,450 SQUARE FEET; (2) A TERM OF NINE YEARS COMMENCING ON JANUARY 1, 2022; AND (3) A CONCESSIONAIRE PAYMENT TO THE CITY CONSISTING OF THE GREATER OF A $400,000 MINIMUM GUARANTEE OR 10% OF GROSS REVENUES DERIVED FROM THE OPERATION OF THE CONCESSION AREA; AND FURTHER, WAIVING, BY 5/7TH VOTE, THE COMPETITIVE BIDDING REQUIREMENT OF SECTION 2-367(E) OF THE CITY CODE, FINDING SUCH WAIVER TO BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CITY.
  • Resolution No. 2021-31807 A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA CALLING FOR A NOVEMBER 2, 2021 CITY OF MIAMI BEACH SPECIAL ELECTION, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING TO THE ELECTORATE OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH A QUESTION ASKING WHETHER, PER RESOLUTION NO. 2021-31805, THE CITY’S LEASE OF 0.56 ACRES OF PROPERTY TO 1 WASHINGTON AVENUE CORP. FOR “SMITH & WOLLENSKY RESTAURANT” IN SOUTH POINTE PARK, WHICH LEASE EXPIRES NOVEMBER 2025, SHOULD BE EXTENDED THROUGH DECEMBER 2045, PLUS RENEWAL OPTIONS, WITH RESTAURANT PROVIDING: MINIMUM $3,305,970 IN RESTAURANT UPGRADES; RENT GREATER OF: GUARANTEED RENT, INCREASED ANNUALLY BY 2.5% ($11,680,085 OVER FIRST TEN YEARS) OR PERCENTAGE OF REVENUES; FREE RESTAURANT MENTORSHIP SEMINARS; PARK’S SECURITY GUARD INSTALLATION.
  • Resolution No. 2021-31808 A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, DEDICATING ALL INCREMENTAL REVENUES RECEIVED BY THE CITY FROM THE SMITH & WOLLENSKY RESTAURANT OPERATION, PURSUANT TO THE AMENDED AND RESTATED LEASE AGREEMENT (“LEASE AGREEMENT”) AND CONCESSION AGREEMENT WITH 1 WASHINGTON AVENUE CORP. D/B/A SMITH & WOLLENSKY RESTAURANT, WITH ALL REVENUES RECEIVED IN EXCESS OF 2021 REVENUES TO BE ALLOCATED FOR PUBLIC SAFETY PURPOSES IN SOUTH POINTE PARK AND THE SURROUNDING SOUTH OF FIFTH NEIGHBORHOOD FOR A MINIMUM OF FIVE (5) YEARS OR LONGER, AS MAY BE DETERMINED BY THE CITY COMMISSION, SUBJECT TO AND CONTINGENT UPON THE APPROVAL OF THE LEASE AMENDMENT BY A MAJORITY OF THE VOTERS VOTING IN A CITY-WIDE REFERENDUM PURSUANT TO SECTION 1.03(B)(1) OF THE CITY CHARTER.
  • Resolution No. 2021-31823 A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA CALLING FOR A NOVEMBER 2, 2021 CITY OF MIAMI BEACH SPECIAL ELECTION, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING TO THE ELECTORATE OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA A NONBINDING STRAW BALLOT QUESTION ASKING THE ELECTORATE WHETHER THEY WOULD SUPPORT THE CITY COMMISSION ADOPTING A RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO AMEND SECTION 212.0306, FLORIDA STATUTES, TO ALLOW FOR THE COLLECTION OF A ONE PERCENT HOMELESS AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TAX WITHIN THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH TO ASSIST HOMELESS PERSONS, AND THOSE AT RISK OF HOMELESSNESS, AND VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.