Commissioner District 3
(Vote for One)
J. Roger Pryor
Commissioner District 4
(Vote for One)
John E. Douthirt
Simple majority vote
This charter amendment would require a simple majority vote of a quorum of Commissioners present and eligible to vote, instead of three affirmative votes for most actions of the Board of Commissioners including Ordinances, Resolutions and other routine actions of the Board.
No. 2 Charter Amendment
This charter amendment would amend the charter to establish new consecutive term limits. The Mayor and District Commissioners shall serve no more than three (3) consecutive regular terms and shall not thereafter seek re-election for a period of two (2) years for either Mayor or District Commissioner.
No. 3 Charter Amendment
Forfeiture of office for knowing violations of certain state laws
This charter amendment would provide that a Commissioner shall forfeit office if the Commissioner is found to have knowingly violated the Sunshine Laws, Ethics Laws, or Public Records Laws by the Florida Ethics Commission or a court of competent jurisdiction. A Special Magistrate shall make the final decision concerning forfeiture of office if a Commissioner requests a forfeiture hearing.
No. 4 Charter Amendment
Forfeiture of office after three (3) unexcused absences
This charter amendment would provide that a Commissioner shall forfeit office if the Commissioner fails to attend three (instead of four) consecutive regular meetings, or regular workshop meetings without being excused by the Board of Commissioners.
No. 5 Charter Amendment
Adjustment of district boundaries every five (5) years
This charter amendment would require that the Board of Commissioners shall review and, if necessary, change the existing municipal district boundaries to ensure that each district shall be approximately equal in number of electors every five (5) years, instead of every four (4) years required in the current charter.
No. 6 Charter Amendment
Adopt state law for recall procedures
This charter amendment would cross reference procedures for the recall of elected officials in Florida Statutes section 100.361 (Municipal Recall) because the City Charter is currently silent regarding procedures for recall.
No. 7 Charter Amendment
Induction of newly elected Commissioners
This charter amendment would require the induction of new Board of Commissioners and appointment of a Vice Mayor at the first regular or special meeting, which shall be held on or before the last day of the month in which the election was held. Rules of Board procedure shall be adopted within 90 days following each election.
No. 8 Charter Amendment
Recognize City Manager and remove City Treasurer on the list of Charter Officers
This charter amendment would recognize the City Manager as an existing Charter Officer and remove the City Treasurer/Finance Director from the list of Charter Officers that are hired and fired by the Board of Commissioners thereby placing the authority to hire and fire the City Treasurer/Finance Director directly under the authority of the City Manager and place the City Treasurer/Finance Director under the direct supervision of the City Manager by Ordinance.
No. 9 Charter Amendment
Delegation of Commission investigation procedures
This charter amendment would amend the section of the charter concerning investigations by the Board of Commissioners to delegate investigations into the internal affairs of the City by appointing a Charter Officer to investigate internal affairs of the City.
No. 10 Charter Amendment
Special Magistrate to replace Board of Adjustment
This charter amendment would replace the Board of Adjustment with a Special Magistrate.
No. 11 Charter Amendment
Citizens’ initiative and referendum procedures
This charter amendment would allow citizens to circulate petitions to propose adoption, require reconsideration or repeal of ordinances by an initiative and referendum vote of the full electorate where not preempted by state law with signatures of at least 10 percent (rather than the current 25 percent) of the total number of electors registered to vote in the last regular City election and authorize petition circulators to collect qualified signatures on petitions.
Deborah Clark, Supervisor of Elections, Pinellas County
13001 Starkey Rd., Largo, FL 33773
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