Miami-Dade County could change the bounds of its government seat from the city of Miami to the entire county.
Commissioners advanced an item by Joe Martinez Wednesday that would allow the county’s elected offices – including the incoming elected Sheriff, Tax Collector of Supervisor of Elections – to set up shop anywhere in Miami-Dade.
Some, like Oliver Gilbert III, posited that internet-based services could make physically centralizing government offices unnecessary. Others, like Raquel Regalado, argue the county first needs to determine what the powers of the new positions will be.
“This actually puts the horse in front of the cart,” Regalado said.
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics