Miami-Dade County

Property appraiser ballot question moves to full Miami-Dade commission

The Miami-Dade County Commission will decide whether to ask voters in November to clarify the powers of the elected property appraiser.

A group of commissioners gave preliminary approval Thursday to the proposed ballot question, which would ask if the appraiser’s office should fall under the authority of the county or be more independent under the Florida Constitution.

“We would set its budget, but at least it would give more of an independence to the work that they do,” said Commissioner Esteban “Steve” Bovo, who sponsored the legislation.

The economic development and PortMiami committee unanimously signed off on the measure, which will likely head to the full commission next month.

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