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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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Draft changes to Pinellas charter ready to go before public

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After almost a year’s work, members of a volunteer group tasked with proposing changes to Pinellas’ charter are ready to take their suggestions to the public. They’ve scheduled two hearings to give residents a chance to comment. The hearings are one of the last steps before the six proposed changes are put on the November ballot so voters can decide whether to adopt them. The county charter acts like a constitution, providing the framework under which Pinellas is governed. The…

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