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Folder Charter School

The city establishes a charter school oversight committee with the intent and purpose to provide supervision of the operation of city-sponsored charter schools through charters granted by The School Board of Miami-Dade County.

The charter school oversight committee shall consist of the mayor and all seven councilmembers. The mayor and each councilmember shall serve on the charter school oversight committee without additional compensation. Each term of service for each member shall coincide with the term of office of each elected official.

The charter school oversight committee shall establish the date, time and place of its meetings.

The charter school oversight committee shall oversee the operations of the city-sponsored charter school. Accordingly, the charter school oversight committee may delegate daily management of a city-sponsored charter school.

The enumerated powers and duties of the charter school oversight committee for charters granted by the School Board of Miami-Dade County to the city are as follows:
  1. Provide oversight and supervision for all of the charter school operations;
  2. Establish policies regarding educational philosophy, and oversee assessment and accountability procedures to ensure that student performance standards are met or exceeded;
  3. Provide oversight and guidance in the creation and modification of the curriculum and approving an annual budget;
  4. Employ or remove personnel, including, but not limited to, the director/principal, teachers, support staff and technical and maintenance personnel or enter into an agreement with a charter school management company to exercise this responsibility;
  5. Adopt rules, policies, standards and programs that are consistent with all applicable federal, state and local law and all rules and regulations that are necessary or desirable for the efficient operation and general improvement of a city-sponsored charter school; and
  6. Follow the city procurement procedures and spending limitations that require approval as provided in the Charter and Code.

Folder Commission on Status of Women

The commission on the status of women shall consist of eight members. Each councilmember and the mayor shall select a member. Members shall serve without compensation. Members shall serve for a term of two years.

The commission on the status of women shall establish the date, time and place of its meetings.

The enumerated powers and duties of the commission on the status of women are to:
  1. Report, recommend and advise the city council on significant and pertinent matters relating to or affecting the status of women within the city, including but not limited to discrimination, employment and education of women; attitudes towards women; and establishment of day care centers.
  2. Study and assess existing municipal institutions, facilities and programs as they relate to or affect the status of women in the community and recommend solutions or suggest methods or programs to improve the status of women in the community.
  3. Increase public awareness of problems that affect or relate to the status of women at home, in the workplace and in general.
  4. Represent the city and its interests in any county, state or national initiatives, programs, boards or committees concerning the status of women.

Folder Pension Reform Committee

The pension reform committee shall consist of nine members as follows:
  1. One member shall be a trustee of the Hialeah Retirement System appointed by the board of trustees.
  2. One member shall be a councilmember appointed by the council president.
  3. One member shall be appointed by the city council selected from the general public who resides in the city and who has financial, business or professional training and experience.
  4. One member shall be appointed by union representatives for AFSCME to represent its bargaining unit membership.
  5. One member shall be appointed by union representatives for PBA to represent its bargaining unit membership.
  6. One member shall be appointed by union representatives for IAFF, Local 1102, to represent its bargaining unit membership.
  7. The mayor shall appoint three members, of which two members selected from the general public and a city resident elector who has financial, business or professional training and experience. One member shall be selected from the general public with financial, business or professional training and experience, without necessarily residing in the city. One member shall be a management employee from the city.
Members shall serve without compensation.

The pension reform committee shall establish the date, time and place of its meetings, but in no event shall the committee meet less than two times during the calendar year.

The enumerated powers and duties of the pension reform committee are to:
  1. Study and evaluate the present and future viability, sustainability and financial condition of the pension plan.
  2. Report and recommend to the mayor, city council and the board of trustees of the retirement system on significant and pertinent matters relating to or affecting the present and future viability, sustainability and financial condition of the pension plan.
  3. Report and recommend to the mayor, city council and the board of trustees of the retirement system pension reforms, changes or modifications that would enhance the sustainability and viability of the pension plan.
  4. Report and recommend to the mayor, city council and the board of trustees of the retirement system on matters involving the substance, manner and effectiveness of information and communication disseminated to current employees and retirees relating to the present and future viability, sustainability and financial condition of the pension plan.
  5. Select and retain an independent actuary with expertise in evaluating and advising pension plans to assist the committee in performing its duties and responsibilities, subject to city council approval of any expenditure.

Folder Faith Committee

The Mayor’s Community and Religious-Sponsored Charities Advisory Committee (Faith Committee) is hereby established in order to help the City of Hialeah coordinate efforts to utilize and expand opportunities for community and religious-sponsored charities to address social needs in Hialeah.

The Committee shall be composed of up to 15 members, all of whom shall be appointed by the Mayor. The Mayor shall select a chairperson from the membership of the Committee. Appointees may include, but shall not be limited to, representatives from community charities, religious-sponsored charities, foundations, corporations and municipalities. The Mayor shall fill any vacancy occurring on the Committee. All members shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor.

The Committee shall advise the Mayor on policies, priorities and objectives for the City’s comprehensive effort to enlist, enable and expand the work of community charities, religious-sponsored charities and other volunteer organizations. The duties of the Committee are to determine:
  1. How best to encourage private charitable giving to support community needs;
  2. How best to bring concerns, ideas and policy options to the Mayor for assisting and supporting successful community charities and religious-sponsored charities;
  3. How best to showcase and publicize innovative grassroots non-profit organizations and civic initiatives;
  4. How best to ensure that the efforts of the community and religious-sponsored charities meet objective criteria for performance and accountability.

Folder Employees General Retirement System Board Trustees

There is created a board of trustees in whom is vested the general administration, management and responsibility for the proper operation of the retirement system and for making effective this article. The board of trustees shall consist of seven trustees appointed and elected in the following manner:
  1. One trustee shall be appointed by the mayor. This trustee shall be an elector of the city.
  2. One trustee shall be appointed by the city council. This trustee shall be an elector of the city.
  3. Four trustees shall be appointed, one from each group; management, AFSCME Local, IAFF Local, and PBA. The appointee must be an active member of the retirement system or of the deferred retirement option program (DROP). Term of office for each trustee so elected shall be for a two-year period, and the trustee shall be voted into office and elected as determined by each group.
  4. The seventh trustee shall be elected from the membership by majority vote by the trustees appointed pursuant to subsections (a)(1) through (3) of this section as soon as practicable after their appointment. This appointee shall be an elector of the city. The trustee so appointed shall serve for two years.
  5. All appointments shall be made on the second Tuesday in December, and the appointed trustees shall take office on the following January 1.
  6. The even members of the board shall serve for a period of two years.
Each trustee shall, immediately after the trustee's appointment or election, take an oath of office to be administered by the city clerk or notary public.

If a vacancy occurs in the office of a member of the board of trustees, the vacancy shall be filled within 30 days after the date of the vacancy for the unexpired term in the same manner as the vacated trustee was originally elected or appointed.

The board of trustees shall hold regular meetings at least once each quarter year and shall designate the time and place thereof by written notice to the members of the retirement system.

The board shall adopt its own rules of procedure and shall keep a record of all of its proceedings.

All meetings of the board shall be public, and members of the board shall serve without compensation for their services as trustees.

Four trustees shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the board of trustees. Each trustee shall be entitled to one vote in the meetings of the board. At least four concurring votes shall be necessary for a decision by the trustees.

The city council shall have the right to dismiss any member of the board by a five-sevenths vote, after a public hearing, such trustee having failed to comply with any of the stipulations of this article or any city ordinance involving moral turpitude.

The board of trustees shall elect from its members a chairman and vice-chairman and shall designate a person to act as secretary of the retirement system.

The city treasurer shall be treasurer of the retirement system and the custodian of its funds. All payments from the funds of the retirement system shall be made only upon evidence of a motion adopted by the board authorizing such payments. All vouchers and checks shall be signed by the treasurer and a trustee designated by the board.

The city attorney or his designee shall be the legal advisor to the board and shall represent the board in any and all matters pertaining to this retirement system, except in such cases as the board of trustees may deem it advisable to employ other legal service.

The board may appoint an actuary who shall be the technical advisor to the board on matters regarding the operation of the retirement system and who shall perform such other duties as are required in connection therewith.