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Hillsborough Charter Review Board rejects idea of changing BOCC makeup

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Perhaps a proposal to prevent anybody in Hillsborough County from staying in office longer than eight years will provoke more unity among members of the Hillsborough County Charter Review Board. That idea was briefly discussed at the end of Tuesday night’s sometimes contentious discussion among those 14 board members after they decisively rejected a proposal to add two additional members to the seven-member County Commission. The vote was 11-3, with only E.J. Otero, Norma Reno and Gerald White supporting the…

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Window closing on advocates’ attempts to change Hillsborough County Commission composition

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Though they haven’t been completely dismissed yet, advocates supporting a change in the size and/or configuration of the current Hillsborough County Commission are on life support today. On Tuesday night the Hillsborough County Charter Review Board voted to review a proposed  “5/4 plan,” which would expand the current number of county commissioners from seven to nine, adding an additional single-member district and another member who would be elected countywide. The other option they will review will be simply to maintain the  status…

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Hillsborough Charter Review Board not ready to decide on County Commission makeup

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They batted it around for more than two hours Tuesday night, but in the end, the members of the Hillsborough County Charter Review Board were no closer to recommending any changes regarding the current configuration of the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners than they were when they began. For over 30 years, the board has consisted of seven members — four from single-member districts, and three at-large, voted on countywide. But there is once again a demand to change the current system,…

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