Miami-Dade Appraiser Sues To Assert Office's Independence

Law360, Miami (August 21, 2013, 6:18 PM EDT) -- Miami-Dade County, Fla.'s property appraiser on Monday sued to assert his office's independence from the county's board of commissioners and county mayor, who have allegedly exercised budgetary and veto power over the appraiser's office.

In a suit filed in Florida's Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, county appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera said the county's board of county commissioners and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez have exerted control over his office despite a 2008 ballot measure that made the county appraiser an independent, elected officer and not a mayor-appointed...
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