June 24 Charter Review Commission Virtual Meeting

Press release from Alachua County

The Alachua County 2020 Charter Review Commission (CRC) will meet on Wednesday, June 24, at 5:30 p.m. This is a virtual meeting, as authorized by the Florida Governor’s Executive Order No. 20-69, and Alachua County Emergency Order No. 2020-10.

The public may attend virtually through Cox Cable Channel 12, Facebook, and the County’s Video on Demand website. For meeting audio only, call 301-715-8592, and when prompted, enter Meeting ID 670 695 3024. The public may submit comments to the CRC through email (CharterReview@alachuacounty.us) or by calling into the public comment message line when prompted to call during the meeting.

Public comment will be taken by telephone for all Public Hearing items, on all non-ministerial items on which the CRC votes, and on CRC-related matters not on the agenda.

Once public comment is opened for an item under discussion, please call 929-205-6099, and when prompted, enter Meeting ID 273 174 8038. Callers will be put in a queue, and prompted when it is their turn to speak. TO AVOID FEEDBACK, SPEAKERS MUST TURN DOWN THEIR MEETING SOUND WHEN ADDRESSING THE COMMISSION.

Callers should state their name and limit comments to three minutes.

The public is encouraged to submit any written or photographic documents prior to the meeting to CharterReview@alachuacounty.us. Any questions regarding participation should be directed to the Alachua County Communications Office at 352-374-5204.

Backup documents for indicated agenda items, including all charter amendments for which public hearings are being held, may be accessed online at the following web address: https://alachuacounty.us/charterreview.

The meeting agenda includes:

1. Final Report – Approve Final Report; authorize Chair and CRC staff to work with County Communications staff to digitize the report; and authorize the Attorney to correct scrivener’s errors.

2. Public information program

3. CRC Guest Column -Approve guest column

4. Attorney Invoice – Vose Law Firm Approve invoice

5. Final Attorney invoice -Authorize Chair to approve a final invoice

6. Public Comment – on any CRC-related matter not on the Agenda (not to exceed 30 minutes)

7. Member Comments

8. Attorney and Staff Comments

9. Information Items

View the complete meeting agenda.

Visit the 2020 Charter Review Commission website for more information.

In 1986, the electorate established a home rule charter for Alachua County. This gave the County the full local home rule benefits afforded by the Constitution of the State of Florida. Every ten years, the CRC reviews the Charter and proposes amendments or revisions for placement on the general election ballot, which in the case of this CRC would be the November 2020 ballot.

The members of the 2020 CRC are Penny Wheat (Chair), Joe Little (Vice-Chair), Douglas Bernal, K. Richard Blount, Scott Camil, James Ingle, Nicholas Klein, Pradeep Kumar, Erroll “Stanley” Richardson, Tamara Robbins, James Thompson, and Kristen Young.

Watch Alachua County Talks interviews with CRC members Penny Wheat and Joe Little.

For more information, contact 2020 Alachua County Charter Review Commission Liaison Kurt Lannon at 352-337-6144 or CharterReview@alachuacounty.us.