DAVID

Tuesday is deadline for Davie ballots to be returned

 

jsimmons@MiamiHerald.com

Tuesday is the deadline for registered voters in Davie to return a ballot asking if they support raising taxes to pay for a police officer in every public school in the town.

In addition, Davie residents are being asked to vote on 12 charter amendments proposed by an advisory council. The changes would range from changing the wording to make the charter gender neutral, such as substituting “council member” for “councilman,” and changing how often district boundaries are reviewed.

Although the straw ballot on the tax increase is non-binding, town officials want to know whether there is support for paying to put police officers in the elementary schools. There already are officers in the town’s middle and high schools.

After the Sandy Hook shootings, David did place officers in the elementary schools, but the Police Department said it was too much of a financial strain.

The ballots, which were mailed out, can be dropped off at the Davie Town Hall at 6591 Orange Dr. by 4 p.m., or at the Supervisor of Elections Office at 115 S. Andrews Ave., Room 102 in Fort Lauderdale or the branch office at the Lauderhill Mall at 1501 NW 40th Ave. by 7 p.m.

To learn more about the ballot initiatives, visit davie-fl.gov or call the town clerk’s office at 954-797-1023.

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