Board of Commissioners Responsibilities
In accordance with the City Charter, Article VII, Section 7.1, the Board of Commissioners of the City of Madeira Beach shall have the power to make ordinances and resolutions and establish for the government of said City, such ordinances or resolutions in writing not inconsistent with the Charter, Constitution and laws of the State of Florida, or the United States, as they may deem necessary. Said ordinances to be passed and become effective as hereinafter provided.
An ordinance is an official, legislative action of the Board of Commissioners, which action is a regulation of a general and permanent nature and enforceable as local law. Ordinances are an essential part of the governmental function. It provides both local governments and citizens with a body of current, enforceable laws, in a way that makes the Code easy to use and reference.
A resolution is an expression of the Board of Commissioners concerning matters of administration, expression of a temporary character, or a provision for the disposition of a particular item of the administrative business of the Board of Commissioners.