Charter Review Commission

In May 2019, the City of Gainesville formed a Charter Review Commission (CRC) to review and propose changes to the City Charter. After holding public hearings to receive feedback from community members, the CRC submitted proposed charter amendments to the City Commission for approval. The City Commission approved the four following charter amendments to be placed on the November 2020 ballot for voter consideration:

Changing the Name of the Charter Officer "Clerk of the Commission" to "City Clerk"

Shall the City Charter be amended to change the name of the charter officer “Clerk of the Commission” to “City Clerk,” as proposed by Ordinance No. 191051?

Eliminating Restrictions on Construction of Paved Surfaces on City-Owned Land

Shall the City Charter be amended to eliminate the restrictions in 5.06 on the use of public or private funds for the construction of paved surfaces on city-owned land, as proposed by Ordinance No. 191115?

Limiting Commission Authority to Dispose of Certain Utility Systems

Shall the City Charter be amended to limit the authority of the City Commission to dispose of the city’s natural gas, wastewater, or telecommunications utility system, in a manner that materially reduces the capacity of that system to produce, distribute or treat, without prior approval of the qualified electors of the city, as proposed by Ordinance No. 191120?

Creating a Preamble to the Charter

Shall the City Charter be amended to insert a preamble statement that affirms the charter and expresses the values of the people, as proposed by Ordinance No. 191121?

En Español

ENMIENDA DEL ESTATUTO DE LA CIUDAD DE GAINESVILLE PARA CAMBIAR EL NOMBRE DEL FUNCIONARIO DEL ESTATUTO “SECRETARIO DE LA COMISIÓN” POR “SECRETARIO DE LA CIUDAD

¿DEBE ENMENDARSE EL ESTATUTO DE LA CIUDAD PARA CAMBIAR EL NOMBRE DEL FUNCIONARIO DEL ESTATUTO “SECRETARIO DE LA COMISIÓN” POR “SECRETARIO DE LA CIUDAD” TAL COMO PROPONE LA ORDENANZA NO. 191051?

ENMIENDA DEL ESTATUTO DE LA CIUDAD DE GAINESVILLE PARA ELIMINAR LAS RESTRICCIONES EN MATERIA DE CONSTRUCCIÓN DE SUPERFICIES PAVIMENTADAS EN TERRENOS QUE SON PROPIEDAD DE LA CIUDAD

¿DEBE ENMENDARSE EL ESTATUTO DE LA CIUDAD PARA ELIMINAR LAS RESTRICCIONES EN 5.06 SOBRE EL USO DE FONDOS PÚBLICOS O PRIVADOS PARA LA CONSTRUCCIÓN DE SUPERFICIES PAVIMENTADAS EN TERRENOS QUE SON PROPIEDAD DE LA CIUDAD TAL COMO PROPONE LA ORDENANZA NO. 191115?

ENMIENDA DEL ESTATUTO DE LA CIUDAD DE GAINESVILLE PARA LIMITAR LA AUTORIDAD DE LA COMISIÓN A LA HORA DE DISPONER DE CIERTOS SISTEMAS DE SERVICIOS PÚBLICOS

¿DEBE ENMENDARSE EL ESTATUTO DE LA CIUDAD PARA LIMITAR LA AUTORIDAD DE LA COMISIÓN DE LA CIUDAD A LA HORA DE DISPONER DE LOS SISTEMAS DE GAS NATURAL, DE AGUAS RESIDUALES O DE SERVICIOS DE TELECOMUNICACIONES DE LA CIUDAD, REDUCIENDO SUSTANCIALMENTE LA CAPACIDAD DE TALES SISTEMAS PARA PRODUCIR, DISTRIBUIR O TRATAR, SIN LA NECESIDAD DE APROBACIÓN PREVIA POR PARTE DE LOS ELECTORES DE LA CIUDAD, TAL COMO PROPONE LA ORDENANZA NO.191120?

ENMIENDA DEL ESTATUTO DE LA CIUDAD DE GAINESVILLE PARA LA CREACIÓN DE UN PREÁMBULO DEL ESTATUTO

¿DEBE ENMENDARSE EL ESTATUTO DE LA CIUDAD PARA LA INTRODUCCIÓN DE UN PREÁMBULO CON UNA DECLARACIÓN QUE AFIRME EL ESTATUTO Y EXPRESE LOS VALORES DE LA GENTE TAL COMO PROPONE LA ORDENANZA NO. 191121?

History of the Charter Review Commission

In March 2019, Gainesville voters approved the creation of a Charter Review Commission to create a regularly established process for reviewing and placing a charter amendments on the ballot. The Charter Review Commission will be assembled once a decade to engage with the public and create a list of potential changes to the city charter.

At its May 16, 2019 meeting, the City Commission appointed 11 members to serve on the Charter Review Commission (CRC) from a pool of applicants. In April 2020, Charter Review Commission held three public hearings on proposed changes to the City Charter. In June 2020, the City Commission approved four proposed charter amendments to appear on the November 2020 ballot for voter consideration.

Charter Review Members

Walter Barry
Richard Blount
Susan Bottcher
Jorge Campos
Cynthia Chestnut
Robert Cohen
Crystal Goodison, Vice-chair
Scherwin Henry
Mary Lou Hildreth, Chair
Jeremiah Tattersall
Donna Waller
Bryan Eastman, alternate
Nicolas Gonzalez, alternate

Contact

Email:  DG_CharterReviewCommission@cityofgainesville.org
Phone: 352-334-5015

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