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Palm Coast Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 2 years ago

Palm Coast City Council approves charter review process

The city is hiring a facilitator to guide the charter review.
by: Jonathan Simmons News Editor

Palm Coast will begin its city charter review process, seeking public input that City Council members will use to evaluate possible charter changes, and, if needed, draft ballot language.

The process will be guided by Florida Institute of Government at the University of Central Florida facilitator Marilyn Crotty.

The council voted unanimously at its Aug. 15 meeting to approve a $6,000 contract with Crotty for the project.

The review process will likely involve seven or eight meetings, including a series of evening meetings at local schools in which members of the public will be given opportunities to suggest charter changes. 

The city would also set up a website page to solicit public comment.

Crotty would present a report, including any recommended changes, to the council sometime in November for consideration. 

The council would then decide whether to craft an ordinance to place proposed charter changes on the 2018 ballot, and would vote on the proposed ordinance in January or February.


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