Ecosystem & Restoration Management Manager
Martin County, FL
Martin County is seeking a responsible professional capable of administrative work leading and managing the Ecosystem Restoration and Management Division. Serves as program liaison to state and federal agencies implementing regional water management improvement projects and environmental land and restoration initiatives. Work requires responsibility in managing the development and execution of environmental programs, projects and studies. Coordinates with other County departments and outside regulatory agencies. Work is reviewed by results obtained, by periodic written reports and through conferences with the Public Works Director.
Martin County is located on the east coast of Florida known as the Treasure Coast and boasts a beautiful natural landscape from ocean, to river, to lake and everything in between. Our pristine shoreline invites you to peaceful beaches with natural sand dunes and beautiful water access. The legacy of old Florida is alive in Martin County where arts and cultural attractions host dance, music, theatre, visual arts, historical preservation and beautiful public beaches. Martin County is the destination of choice for work and play.
To apply, please go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/martinfl.
Proposal 13 Eliminates a Constitutional Right of Local Citizens
Even though the legislature has gone home, the appointed members of Florida’s Constitutional Revision Commission are debating and voting on proposed amendments. After two failed attempts in the Florida legislature, one of the fundamental provisions of the 1968 homerule Constitution is under assault again.
Proposal 13 would eliminate the constitutional right of local citizens to govern their sheriff, tax collector, property appraiser, supervisor of elections, and the management of county finances.
Voters of charter counties are constitutionally empowered to determine whether or not the clerk of court should serve as the county finance officer; whether the tax collector, supervisor of elections, sheriff, and property appraiser should be elected; and whether the responsibilities of these officers to their local citizens should be determined by the voters through their county charter.
Even if your county is not a charter county or has not changed the role of any of the officers, the constitutional ability of local voters to hold their county officers accountable remains important to ensure that these officials prioritize the needs of the community at-large and not just their office’s agenda.
The ability of local voters to decide the best form of government for their communities is the foundation of homerule. Proposal 13 erodes that foundation focusing instead on political power grabs rather than respecting the discussion and decisions making authority of the citizens.
Proposal 13 was moved forward yesterday and will be considered in the Style & Drafting Committee at an upcoming meeting. After that, the proposal will be considered by the full CRC and will need the approval of 22 commissioners to be placed on the ballot in November.
CALL or E-MAIL CRC Members and ask them to vote NO on Proposal 13!
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How Florida voters may be asked to decide changes to Miami-Dade government
Voters across Florida would be asked to decide if Miami-Dade County should have an elected sheriff. Greyhound racing would be banned statewide. And the lieutenant governor would have to head a state agency.