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Charter Review

View City Charter | Ordinance 2018-9

Our Charter Review

The Palm Coast City Council reviewed the City Charter in late 2017/early 2018. After receiving public comments, opinions, and input and following multiple public workshops, the Council adopted an Ordinance to ask the voters of Palm Coast to consider three proposed amendments to the City Charter. Those proposed amendments will be on the ballot for voter consideration on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, the date of the general election. All Palm Coast electors will be asked to vote YES or NO on each proposed Charter amendment.

The form of the ballot for the Charter Amendments proposed in the Ordinance shall be as follows:

City Charter Amendment 1:

TITLE: CHARTER AMENDMENTS TO UPDATE OUTDATED AND TO CLARIFY AMBIGUOUS CHARTER PROVISIONS.

SUMMARY: Shall the Charter be amended (1) to remove outdated portions of the Charter, (2) to replace the current legal boundary description with a general boundary statement, and (3) to revise requirements for consistency with state laws.

Shall the above-described Charter Amendment be adopted? Yes or No.

City Charter Amendment 2:

TITLE: CHARTER AMENDMENT TO REVISE THE CHARTER REVIEW PROCESS TO INCLUDE AN ADVISORY CHARTER COMMITTEE.

SUMMARY: Shall the Charter be amended to eliminate outdated language regarding an initial Charter review, to include an appointed Advisory Charter Review Committee in the Charter review process, and to require a Charter review at least once every ten (10) years.

Shall the above-described Charter Amendment be adopted? Yes or No.

City Charter Amendment 3:

TITLE: CHARTER AMENDMENT REVISING HOW TO FILL A VACANCY IN THE OFFICE OF A COUNCIL MEMBER.

SUMMARY: Shall the Charter be amended to provide that a vacancy in the office of a council member be appointed within 90 days unless the vacancy occurs within 6 months of the next regularly scheduled election?

Shall the above-described Charter Amendment be adopted? Yes or No.

All Palm Coast voters are encouraged to vote in 2018!