Charter Review Committee Invites Public Feedback August 30

Government

Members of the public are invited to provide input on possible revisions to the City Charter when the Charter Review Committee meets at 6 pm, Monday, August 30. The meeting will be held in the City Commission chambers at City Hall, 1565 First St.

It will also be streamed live on the City’s website, SarasotaFL.gov (click on the “Meetings/Agenda/Video” button). The agenda can be viewed onlineThose who prefer to participate remotely may do so via Zoom. For instructions on how to join the meeting virtually, email clerk@sarasotaFL.gov no later than 5 pm, Friday, August 27. 

The City Charter outlines the basic organization, functions, powers and procedures of the city government. Once every 10 years, a Charter Review Committee is appointed to review the charter and recommend changes that are in the best interests of the citizens of Sarasota. The 10-member committee was appointed last month by the City Commission and held its initial meeting earlier this week. 

The City Commission has requested a full report and recommendations from the committee due in March 2022. Any proposed changes to the charter would be placed on a future voter referendum.

Individuals can sign up to receive future meeting agendas and other email notifications from the City by visiting SarasotaFL.gov. For more information, contact the City Auditor and Clerk’s Office at 941-263-6222.

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