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Public hearing on proposed Pinellas charter changes went without comment

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The first public hearing to gather public comment on proposed changes to the Pinellas County charter went swimmingly. No one commented. And only one member of the public even showed up. It took a bit less than 15 minutes to call the meeting of the Charter Review Commission to order, read the six proposed referenda, ask for comment and adjourn. The CRC has one more public hearing scheduled before a final vote on their report. Then, the report and any…

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Pinellas Commission finalizes Charter Review board

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The Pinellas County Commission has finalized its list of Charter Review Commission members. After receiving more than 30 applications for the committee, 13 members have been approved by the County Commission. Not surprisingly the Democratic-led commission has approved several prominent members of the party to the board. That includes former Darryl Rouson staffer Barclay Harless, attorney Johnny Bardine, former St. Pete City Council and Florida House candidate Josh Shulman and local party leader Tom Steck. Attorney Keisha Bell and James…

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Oh no, what’s Neil Brickfield gonna do? Charter Review Commission kills County Mayor proposal

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From David DeCamp: The Charter Review Commission killed a proposal Monday night to ask voters to create a Pinellas County mayor this fall. Safety Harbor Mayor Andy Steingold, a panel member, and other mayors supported a push to replace the county administrator, who is now hired by the County Commission, with a county mayor elected by voters. But a 9-3 majority decided against the dramatic step. The charter panel has the power to put questions on the ballot.

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Oh no, what’s Neil Brickfield gonna do? Charter Review Commission kills County Mayor proposal

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From David DeCamp: The Charter Review Commission killed a proposal Monday night to ask voters to create a Pinellas County mayor this fall. Safety Harbor Mayor Andy Steingold, a panel member, and other mayors supported a push to replace the county administrator, who is now hired by the County Commission, with a county mayor elected by voters. But a 9-3 majority decided against the dramatic step. The charter panel has the power to put questions on the ballot.

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