Civil rights icon, Ambassador Andrew J. Young, Chairman of the Southern Africa Enterprise Development Fund (SAEDF), will deliver the keynote address on International Trade at a Fundraiser on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fort Lauderdale Women's Club building at 15 South East 1st Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
In addition to promoting international trade, particularly with Africa and developing nations in Latin America and the Caribbean, the event will raise funds for Haiti relief and development efforts and for Lauderhill Vice Mayor and candidate for Broward County Commission, District 9, Dale Holness.
The Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust today accepted a negotiated settlement from Miami-Dade Police Sergeant Denis Morales over charges he exploited his official position when he was chief of staff for Mayor Carlos Alvarez. Morales paid a fine of $1,500 and will receive a public reprimand for the misappropriation of 40 hours of paid leave in March of 2009, while he was earning outside income teaching in Panama. Investigation of the complaint (C 10-25) found that Morales violated the CountyÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢s Conflict of Interest and Code of Ethics Ordinance by citing earned leave for overtime work long after it expired, exempting himself from standard leave procedures and destroying payroll records.
The Ethics Commission denied a motion to dismiss the case against North Miami Beach Mayor Myron Rosner for exploitation of official position. Complaints filed last year (C 09-02 & C 09-04) alleged that, while he was a member of the City Council, Rosner used his influence to obtain permits for additions to his private home without seeking required variances. The mayor, who is a licensed building contractor and a member of the Miami-Dade County Board of Rules and Appeals, will face a public hearing on the charge.