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ORDINANCE NO. 2013- 015 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF <br />INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, CONCERNING POLICIES <br />GOVERNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO <br />BE HEARD; AMENDING SECTION 102.07 (ADDRESSING THE <br />COMMISSION) AND ESTABLISHING A NEW SECTION 102.11 <br />(PUBLIC OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD) AND OF CHAPTER 102 <br />(BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; MEETINGS AND <br />PROCEDURES); MAKING FINDINGS AND PROVIDING FOR <br />SEVERABILITY, CODIFICATION AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. <br />WHEREAS, Section 286.0114, Florida Statutes, requires that "[m]embers of the public <br />shall be given a reasonable opportunity to be heard on a proposition before a board or <br />commission"; and <br />WHEREAS, Section 286.0114, Florida Statutes, provides that the opportunity to be <br />heard on such a proposition shall be subject to certain rules and policies adopted by the board or <br />commission considering the proposition; and <br />WHEREAS, Section 286.0114, Florida Statutes, provides that if a board or commission <br />adopts rules or policies in conformity with the scope of the limitations set forth in Section <br />286.0114, Florida Statutes, then "when providing an opportunity for members of the public to be <br />heard, the board or commission is deemed to be acting in compliance" with Section 286.0114, <br />Florida Statutes; and <br />WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners by adoption of this ordinance desires <br />and intends to adopt rules and policies in conformity with the scope and limitations set forth in <br />Section 286.0114, Florida Statutes, <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY <br />COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, THAT: <br />Section 1. Enactment Authority. <br />Article VIII, § 1 of the Florida Constitution and Chapter 125, Florida Statutes, vest broad home <br />rule powers in counties to enact ordinances, not inconsistent with general or special law, for the <br />purpose of promoting the public health, safety and welfare of the residents of the county. The <br />Board specifically determines that the enactment of this ordinance is consistent with general or <br />special law, and is necessary and appropriate to promote the health, safety and welfare of the <br />residents of Indian River County. <br />