By Stephanie M. Womble, Stephanie@dcpba.org
On the heels of Mayor Gimenez giving his State of the County Address, an appellate court ruled that Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez does not have the authority to veto an impasse hearing. (See the highlighted opinion below). The court ruled that the Mayor cannot veto an impasse hearing that has been resolved by the Commission. The case dealt with the imposition of a second (additional) 5% that the Mayor wanted taken out of employees’ paychecks – ostensibly for healthcare.