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File #: PO-2018-06    Version: Name: Charter - Article 4 & 5
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/10/2018 In control: Regular City Commission Meeting
On agenda: 5/16/2018 Final action: 5/16/2018
Title: An Ordinance Of The City Of Hollywood, Florida, Amending Articles IV And V Of The City Charter, Entitled "Initiative" And "Referendum", Including A Change To Increase The Time Within Which A Committee Of Petitioners Must File Supplementary Petition Papers Containing Additional Signatures And Non-Substantive Changes Primarily Aimed At Making Uniform The Procedures For An Initiative And A Referendum, Subject To Approval By The Electorate At A Referendum To Be Held On November 6, 2018.
Attachments: 1. Charter initiative referendum - Article 4 & 5.pdf

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An Ordinance Of The City Of Hollywood, Florida, Amending Articles IV And V Of The City Charter, Entitled "Initiative" And “Referendum”, Including A Change To Increase The Time Within Which A Committee Of Petitioners Must File Supplementary Petition Papers Containing Additional Signatures And Non-Substantive Changes Primarily Aimed At Making Uniform The Procedures For An Initiative And A Referendum, Subject To Approval By The Electorate At A Referendum To Be Held On November 6, 2018.

 

 

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Staff Recommends:  Approval of the attached Ordinance

 

 

Explanation:

The Charter Review Committee was created for the purpose of conducting a comprehensive study of the City Charter.  By a vote of two thirds (2/3), the Charter Review Committee may submit proposals to amend or revise the Charter to the City Commission.

 

The Charter Review Committee must submit to the City Commission any proposed amendments or revisions with associated ballot language no later than the first Tuesday in June.  The City Commission shall place the Committee's proposals with the associated ballot language on the ballot.

 

This ordinance proposes to (i) increase the time within which a committee of petitioners must file supplementary petition papers containing additional signatures and (ii) make non-substantive changes primarily aimed at making uniform the procedures for an initiative and a referendum.

 

 

Recommended for inclusion on the agenda by:

Dr. Wazir Ishmael, City Manager

George R. Keller, Jr. CPPT, Assistant City Manager for Public Safety and Interim Assistant City Manager for Finance and Administration

Patricia A. Cerny, City Clerk

Lorie Mertens-Black, Chief Civic Affairs Officer

Charter Review Committee