North Miami Mayor Smith Joseph issued a Press Release this morning announcing that he will vote against the proposed Ordinance to change the date of the May, 2015 election. The second reading is scheduled to be voted on at the next council meeting on February 10, 2015 unless it is pulled from the agenda beforehand.
Mayor Dr. Joseph stated in his press release, “After a week of listening to residents, going door to door seeking opinions and input from residents, Mayor Joseph is now pledging to vote against amending the election dates by ordinance from May 2015 to August 2016,” and that he believes “it is in the best interest of the city and residents to keep the scheduled elections for May 2015.”
Although this proposal is legally allowed by the State of Florida (and I thought it was a good idea), Mayor Dr. Joseph is responding to the feedback he received from the residents of North Miami, who obviously do not want the date of the election changed.
“Spreading the Wealth”