St. Pete Charter Review Commission hosts public hearing May 17

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Every 10 years, St. Petersburg’s mayorand members of City Council appoint nine citizens to a Charter ReviewCommission to take a look at the City Charter and consider amendments that maybe placed before voters on the ballot. This City Charter is the legaldocument that defines the political powers of city government – in essence,the city’s version of the U.S. Constitution.
On Tuesday, May 17, citizens are invited to a second public hearing to sharetheir input with the commission at 6 p.m. in Council Chamber, City Hall, 175
Fifth St. N.
Some of the areas the City Charter covers include the powers of the mayor andCity Council, development of the waterfront parkland, how many Council membersthere are, and how the districts are divided, and more. The charter may beread, along with agendas and minutes of eachmeeting, a list of the Charter Review Commission members and more.
Any proposed changes to the City Charter will come before voters in the Nov.8, General Election.

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