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 Charter Review
Commission for the 2019-2020 review period.
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.
How does the
Charter Review Commission (CRC) work?
The CRC shall meet for the purpose of
organization within thirty (30) days after the appointments have been made.
A majority of the members of the CRC
shall constitute a quorum.
The CRC shall hold at least 3 public
hearings at intervals of not less than 10 days apart nor more than 20 days on
any proposed charter amendment or revision.
No charter amendment shall be
submitted to the electorate unless favorably voted upon by a majority of the
entire membership of the CRC.
Not later than 90 days prior to the
general election, the CRC shall deliver to the BoCC the proposed amendments.
The BoCC shall by resolution place
such amendments on the general election ballot.
If a majority of the electors voting
favor adoption, such amendments shall become effective on January 1 of the
succeeding year. The CRC shall be dissolved on the
date of the general election. However,
if no amendments are submitted, the CRC shall be automatically dissolved 90
days prior to the general election.
If you are a
registered voter of Alachua County, Florida, are not a member of the State
Legislature or the Board of County Commissioners, and wish to be considered for
a seat on the CRC, please review the following reports and videos and complete
the application. The Alachua County
Board of County Commissioners will review the applications and appoint the CRC
members at the regular meeting on September 10, 2019 at 5:00pm.
For questions related to the Charter Review Commission, you may email the liaison, Leslie Moyer, at CharterReview@alachuacounty.us .
Charter Review Commission Reports and Documents
Charter Review Commission Meeting Videos
Charter Review Commission (CRC), March 24, 2010
Charter Review Commission (CRC), April 19, 2010 - Part 1
Charter Review Commission (CRC), April 19, 2010 - Part 2
Charter Review Commission (CRC), May 12, 2010
Charter Review Commission (CRC), May 26, 2010
Charter Review Commission (CRC), June 09, 2010 - Part 1
Charter Review Commission (CRC), June 09, 2010 - Part 2
Charter Review Commission (CRC), June 23, 2010 - Part 1 Charter Review Commission (CRC), June 23, 2010 - Part 2
While filling out the application, please disregard the Preferences section.