Alachua County Charter Review Commission

November 3rd 2020 Ballot Proposals

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  • 1
    County Growth Management Area (CRC Resolution 2020-01)
    Ballot Proposal - The ballot title and ballot summary for this question are as follows:

    COUNTY CHARTER AMENDMENT ESTABLISHING COUNTY GROWTH MANAGEMENT AREA

    Shall the Alachua County Charter be amended, effective countywide, to establish a County Growth Management Area (“Area”), provide that the County’s comprehensive plan and land development regulations will exclusively govern land development in the Area, whether inside or outside municipal boundaries, authorize implementing ordinances, provide for removal of lands from the Area, and provide that the charter and implementing ordinances shall prevail over conflicting municipal ordinances?

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  • 2
    Affordable Housing Trust Fund (CRC Resolution 2020-04)
    Ballot Proposal - The ballot title and ballot summary for this question are as follows:

    COUNTY CHARTER AMENDMENT ESTABLISHING ALACHUA COUNTY AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUND

    Shall the Alachua County Charter be amended to establish an Alachua County Affordable Housing Trust Fund used to create and sustain affordable housing, which may be funded by fees from new commercial and residential development and other sources, all as directed by the County Commission, and to provide for the purposes, revenue sources, appropriation and expenditure of funds, annual audit, continuing nature, implementation by ordinance, and administration and oversight of the Trust Fund?
  • 3
    Unconstitutional Item “Cleanup” (CRC Resolution 2020-05)
    Ballot Proposal - The ballot title and ballot summary for this question are as follows:

    COUNTY CHARTER CLEANUP AMENDMENT REMOVING UNCONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS

    Shall the Alachua County Charter be amended to remove two unconstitutional provisions, one unconstitutionally prohibiting protections based on sexual orientation, sexual preference, or similar characteristics, and another imposing unconstitutional residency requirements for Alachua County Commission candidate qualifying?
  • 4
    County Commission Candidate Treasurer Report (CRC Resolution 2020-06)
    Ballot Proposal - The ballot title and ballot summary for this question are as follows:

    COUNTY CHARTER AMENDMENT CONCERNING CANDIDATE TREASURER REPORT REQUIREMENTS

    Shall the Alachua County Charter be amended to remove any requirement that candidates file treasurer reports on paper, while retaining the existing requirement that they must file treasurer reports electronically?

Public Meeting Schedule

The 2020 Charter Review Commission meeting agendas, and minutes are available by request. If you need assistance please contact the liaison, Todd Hutchison at CharterReview@alachuacounty.us

No meetings scheduled

The meetings are virtual public meetings, as permitted by Florida Governor’s Executive Order No. 2020-69. The public may attend virtually through Cox Channel 12, Facebook, the County’s Video on Demand Website. For meeting audio only call 301-715-8592 and when prompted use code 670 965 3024. The public may submit comments to the Commission through e-mail CharterReview@alachuacounty.us or by calling the public comment message line at (352) 418-0705 when prompted to call during the meeting. The public is encouraged to submit any written or photographic documents prior to the meeting at CharterReview@alachuacounty.us. Any questions regarding participation should be directed to the Alachua County Communications Office at 264-6923 or 264-6693.

Mission

The mission of this Commission is to review the Charter and propose any amendments or revisions which may be advisable for placement on the 2020 general election ballot.

The citizens of Alachua County, Florida, believed that governmental decisions affecting local interests should be made locally rather than by the State. To provide the County the full home rule benefits afforded by the Constitution of the State of Florida to charter counties, the electorate established a home rule charter for Alachua County, Florida. The Charter allows for amendments to be proposed by a Charter Review Commission, which convenes every ten (10) years. The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners has established a twelve (12) member 2020 Charter Review Commission for the 2019-2020 review period.

Contact

E-mail the Charter Review Commission at CharterReview@alachuacounty.us E-mail comments received at this address are forwarded to the members of the Charter Review Commission on a weekly basis Tel: 352-337-6144 TDD/TTY Users: Please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)

Commission Members

Penny Wheat Chair Joe Little Vice-Chair Douglas Bernal K. Richard Blount Scott Camil Nicholas Klein James Ingle Pradeep Kumar Eroll "Stanley" Richardson Tamara Robbins James Thompson Kristen Young

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