The City of North Miami Beach is governed by an elected mayor and six-member city commission who are responsible for carrying out any lawful purpose for the advancement of the interest, welfare, health, morals, comfort, safety, and convenience of the city and its inhabitants as outlined in the City Charter.
The City of North Miami Beach has a strong manager form of government. The City Commission (consisting of the Mayor and 6 Commissioners) has and exercises power and control via decision making, establishing policy for the City (legislative function), while the City Manager has the responsibility for ensuring that those decisions and policies are carried out (executive function).
The City Commission will sometimes have a Commission Conference meeting prior to the City Commission Meeting. Depending on the agenda topics, the starting time will vary. Commission Conference meetings are also held in the Commission Chambers.
The commission has a rule which does not allow discussion on any matter which is brought up under Public Comment. We are however, very happy to listen to you. The reason for this is that the commission must have staff input and prior knowledge as to facts and figures so that they can intelligently discuss a matter. The commission may wish to ask questions regarding this matter but will not be required to do so. At the next or subsequent commission meeting, you may, if you so desire, have one of the commissioners introduce your matter as his or her recommendation.
There is a 3 minute time limit for each speaker during all public hearings. Your cooperation is appreciated in observing this 3 minute time limit policy.
If you have a matter you would like to discuss which requires more than 3 minutes, please feel free to arrange a meeting or appointment with the appropriate administrative or elected official.