County begins public Charter Review meetings – pls attend one!

Palm Beach County is beginning the Charter Review process.  If you recall from prior TAB updates, the Charter is the County’s constitution.  While many counties have Charter Review committees who meet periodically – eg. every 8 or 10 years,  Palm Beach County does not have a formal Charter Review process nor has it ever had a broad look at the charter in many, many years. 

County staff is going to have  a series of public meetings, beginning this week at which they will present details about the charter, the process and solicit ideas.  In addition, they have a website questionnaire where one can submit charter change ideas.  These will be compiled, reviewed and submitted to the County Commission over the next several months.  The Commission will select those to place on the  Nov. 2012 ballot for citizens to vote upon.

You can look up the details here.  Below are the currently scheduled meetings.  Before you attend one of these, check back to the site in case there are schedule changes.

West County
Tuesday, June 14, 6:00 p.m.
Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center
1977 Southwest College Drive
Belle Glade, FL 33430
Central County
Tuesday, June 28, 6:00 p.m.
Clayton Hutcheson Agricultural Center
599 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
District 2 Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, June 15, 7:00 p.m.
Charter Review Topic
Vista Center Complex
2300 North Jog Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
North County
Wednesday, June 29, 6:00 p.m.
Gardens Branch Library
11303 Campus Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Midwestern County
Monday, June 20, 6:00 p.m.
Wellington Branch Library
1951 Royal Fern Drive
Wellington, FL 33414
South County (West)
Wednesday, July 6, 6:00 p.m.
Hagen Ranch Road Branch Library
14350 Hagen Ranch Road
Delray Beach, FL
South County (East)
Monday, June 27, 6:00 p.m.
City of Boca Raton Emergency Operations Center
6500 Congress Avenue
Boca Raton, 33497
District 3 Town Hall Meeting
Monday, July 25, 6:00 p.m.
Charter Review Topic
City of Atlantis Council Chambers
260 Orange Tree Drive
Atlantis, FL 33462

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