May 16, 2016

The Initiative

The initiative would:

  1. Increase accountability by strengthening enforcement of existing campaign finance laws and increasing penalties for violations.
  2. Limit the power of big-money interests in county policymaking by banning large contractors from making political donations to county candidates and by closing loopholes that allow lobbyists to wield influence through gifts to officials and their staff.
  3. Set strict limits on big-money contributions by reducing the maximum contribution to $250 per election ($500 for the cycle) for mayoral and county commission candidates.
  4. Give ordinary people a stronger voice in government and give community-oriented candidates more opportunity to run for office by updating Miami-Dade County’s small-donor system to replace the large donations from wealthy contributors with small donations from ordinary people matched by limited public funds.

You can read the full text of the initiative here »