Charter Review Commission to Conduct Final Public Hearing
The Pinellas County Charter Review Commission (CRC) will conduct its second and final public hearing on Monday, June 28, in Clearwater. The 13-member Charter Review Commission is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners every six years to look at the Pinellas County Charter and discuss areas needing of improvement. The commission comprises four elected officials and nine members of the community. The commission functions as an independent authority with the ability to put charter amendments and referendum questions directly on the November 2010 general election ballot. Any proposed amendments will be outlined in a report to citizens issued by July 31st. Three proposals currently under discussion include 1) stricter requirements in the county's lobbying ordinance, 2) changing the frequency of CRC meetings from every six years to every eight years, and 3) providing that the Pinellas County Charter may be repealed and replaced by referendum of the local electorate.
The commission is seeking public input on these proposed amendments and recommendations. A meeting will be held on Monday, June 28, at the Pinellas County Courthouse, Fifth Floor Assembly Room (315 Court St. Clearwater.) The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. Interested parties can call (727) 464-3485 for more information.
Complete information on Charter Review Commission meetings and activities can be found at www.pinellascounty.org/charter. Residents may contact the CRC via e-mail through that website to share suggestions and ideas concerning the current charter review process.
Pinellas County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Within two working days of your receipt of this notice, please contact the Office of Human Rights (400 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Suite 500, Clearwater) or call (727) 464-4062 (VOICE/TDD).
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