Charter Review Committee

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The Committee meets on a periodic basis, as needed, to identify and address issues of concern to the City relevant to its Charter. The committee shall study the existing City Charter with the view to improve the Charter to provide for the preservation of the general health, welfare and safety of the inhabitants of the City, and to make recommendations to the City Commission for amendments and/or revisions to the Charter. The committee shall act only in an advisory capacity to the City Commission.

*The committee shall be made up of individuals appointed by the City Commission on or before the first Tuesday of November 2019, by motion of the Commission, and again every eight (8) years thereafter, on or before the first Tuesday of November, and shall continue to exist until the committee renders the report described in subsection (g) of Section 8.01 Charter Amendment. This provision shall not be construed to preclude the City Commission from appointing a Charter review committee at any other time.

Each City Commissioner shall nominate one (1) member of the Charter review committee. Nominations shall be approved by a majority vote of the City Commission. The City Commission shall select two (2) additional committee members by majority vote in an effort to assure diversity within the committee.



Duties & Responsibilities:


The duties of the Committee are to study the existing Charter with the view to improve it and to provide for the preservation of the general health, welfare and safety of the inhabitants of the City. Pursuant to Section 2-121(a) of the City’s Code of Ordinances, a Charter Review Committee is to be appointed every eight (8) years. The last Charter Review Committee was appointed by the City Commission in the first quarter of 2003.