Commissioner John Aleman, what could be more DESPICABLE than someone peeping in someone’s bedroom window? That is the definition of a “Sexual Predator”.
AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 2 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH, ENTITLED “ADMINISTRATION,” BY AMENDING ARTICLE VII, ENTITLED “STANDARDS OF CONDUCT,” BY AMENDING DIVISION 2, ENTITLED “OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENCY MEMBERS,” BY AMENDING SECTION 2-458, ENTITLED “SUPPLEMENTAL ABSTENTION AND DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS,” TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC OFFICERS RELATING TO PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH PERSONS DIRECTLY BENEFITED BY A VOTE OF THE AGENCY ON WHICH THE PUBLIC OFFICER SERVES, AND CLARIFYING EXISTING PROVISIONS THEREIN; PROVIDING FOR REPEATER, SEVERABILITY, CODIFICATION, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to the request of Commissioner John Elizabeth Aleman, the above-referenced Ordinance is submitted for consideration by the Mayor and City Commission on First Reading. This Ordinance amends the City’s “Standard of Conduct” provisions for public officers contained in Section 2-458 of the City Code. The new provisions require a written disclosure and a public announcement of public officer’s personal relationship with any person who is directly benefited by the vote of the agency on which the public officer serves.
Currently, State and County ethics laws do not require such disclosures. Under Florida law, local governments may adopt additional or more stringent standards of conduct and disclosure requirements than those specified in Part III (“Code of Ethics for Public Officers and Employees”) of Chapter 112 of the Florida Statutes. Sec. 112.326, Fla. Stat. Moreover, the Miami-Dade County Conflict of Interest and Code of Ethics Ordinance constitutes a “minimum standard” of ethical conduct and behavior for municipal officials and officers. Sec. 2-11.1(a), Miami-Dade County Code.
The proposed amendments in the attached Ordinance further support the City Commission’s commitment to the principles of integrity, transparency, and adherence to the highest ethic standards in government.
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Commissioner John Elizabeth Aleman