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File #: 4928   
Type: New Business - County Manager Status: Adopted
File created: 8/8/2022 In control: County Manager
On agenda: 8/16/2022 Final action: 8/16/2022
Title: Discussion Re: Proposed Charter Amendments to the Brevard County Home Rule Charter
Attachments: 1. RCRC Resolution No. 2022-001.pdf, 2. CRC Resolution No. 2022-002.pdf, 3. CRC Resolution No. 2022-003.pdf, 4. CRC Resolution No. 2022-004.pdf, 5. CRC Resolution No. 2022-005.pdf, 6. CRC Resolution No. 2022-006.pdf, 7. BCC Resolutions for Proposals 1 through 6.pdf, 8. Fiscal impact review of Charter amendments (R).pdf, 9. J3 08152022 Three Person Panel - Combined File.pdf
Discussion Re: Proposed Charter Amendments to the Brevard County Home Rule Charter
Fiscal Impact:
F.Y. 2022-23 Minimal cost of election related to adding ballot language to existing ballot
Fiscal Impacts provided as attachment

County Attorney's Office
Requested Action:
Contingent upon approval by at least two members of three person review panel, recommend the Board adopt six resolutions authorizing the Supervisor of Election to hold a referendum on the Charter Review Commission's six proposed amendments with the next general election.
Summary Explanation and Background:

Under Section 7.4, of the Charter the Board of County Commissioners shall appoint a Charter Review Commission every six years and the Charter Review Commission must meet and present its recommended amendments, to the Charter, within twelve months of their first meeting. The 2021-2022 Charter Review Commission held their first meeting on August 12, 2021 and elected Mike Haridopolos as it's Chair.
The Charter Review Commission held 11 meetings, including 6 public hearings. The Charter Review Commission considered 24 proposed amendments to the Charter from Commission members and the public. Under the adopted rules of procedure, any proposed amendment required the vote of at least ten members to pass. Of the 24 proposed Charter amendments, six (6) amendments met the ten-vote threshold to be presented to the voters.
Under the Charter, any amendment sponsored by the County Commission or the Charter Review Commission must be reviewed by an Independent Three Person Panel comprised of members with demonstrated experience in Florida Local Government Law that are either licensed to practice law in the State of Florida or have retired from a Florida Law Practice or the Florida Judiciary within the past five years. Amendments which have been approved by at least two members of the Three Person Panel must be placed on the ballot by the Board of C...

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