Broward County has placed an item on the November 3, 2020 ballot that would give the County the power to supersede municipal zoning and regulatory authority for projects on County property that are funded in whole or in part by transportation surtax funds, even when the project(s) will be within City boundaries. This essentially means that City ordinances will be overruled by County ordinances. Cities have fought to protect their Home Rule rights. The residents of Margate and every other municipality in Broward have a right to have their voices heard. Be informed and know what is on your ballot! The following language will be on the 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?"