Doral voters will decide council members’ salaries

Doral’s voters have the power to change the city’s charter — it’s constitution — during the Aug. 26 primary election.

City governments have documents like constitutions called charters. The city charter sets out basic rules such as how local officials are elected, how long they may serve, and what authority the city government may exercise in other areas.

Every five years, the City Council appoints a five-person Charter Review Commission to examine the rules and suggest changes.

Ten amendments to Doral’s charter have been proposed by this year’s commission. Voters in Doral will decide whether or not the changes will be enacted by voting “yes” or “no” on each amendment in the Aug. 26 primary.

City residents must register by July 28 to vote in the election.

In June, the Miami Herald reviewed the first five proposed amendments. We’ll go over the last five here.

“Provide process for City Council members to place items on meeting agendas”:

“Provide process for City Council to establish boards and appoint individuals to the boards”:

“Increase the base salary for the mayor and council”:

“Reduce residency requirements for running for office”:

“Reduce number of signatures needed for initiative and referendum petitions”: