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Pinellas Charter Review Commission sets dual vote and term limit discussion dates

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Next up for the Pinellas County Charter Review Commission: dual voting and term limits. Both are issues that county residents have expressed concern over since the CRC was established last year. The term-limit debate goes all the way back to the 90s. It’s set for discussion at the CRC’s Wednesday, February 17 workshop. A public meeting, which will include time for public comment, will be held immediately after the workshop. The CRC will discuss the dual vote matter at its…

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Pinellas Charter Review Commission unanimously votes against including recall provisions

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Proponents of recall provisions for elected officers in Pinellas County may have cause for both celebration and defeat. During Pinellas’ January 6 charter review commission meeting, board members examined the topic, but unanimously voted against further pursuing it — and ultimately against adding it to the 2016 ballot — deciding that the measure is already enforced enough throughout the county.      According to Florida Statute, any member of the governing body of a municipality or charter county “may be…

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LGBT issues, recall procedures, nonpartisan elections slated for next Pinellas charter review meeting

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It’s looking like members of Pinellas County’s charter review commission will welcome in the new year with a human rights discussion. On the January 6 meeting agenda is the matter of amending language to the topic’s section (2.02) of the Pinellas County Charter – basically, the county’s constitution – to say “gender and sexual orientation,” rather than just “sex.” The current version of this portion of the charter reads as follows: “The county shall establish provisions, pursuant to state and…

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Pinellas Charter Review Board public hearing brings flood of suggestions

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When asking the public for suggestions to improve the county charter, Pinellas County probably hoped for a stream of ideas. What they didn’t expect was a flood. As commissioners for the County Charter Review board begin getting to work, citizens — especially those connected with the Tea Party — have been eagerly waiting to chime in. During the most recent public hearing — and in e-mails which were sent both before and after the hearing — waves of recommendations came in on how to change…

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