City of South Pasadena, FL
Pinellas County
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[Added 6-13-1995 by Ord. No. 95-06, Ref. of 3-5-1996]
[Amended 6-26-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-03, Ref. of 3-5-2002; 10-9-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-06, Ref. of 1-29-2008; 12-10-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-08, Ref. of 3-17-2020]
During the month of March 2001, and every six (6) years thereafter, the process to establish a Charter Review Committee composed of nine (9) registered voters of the City who shall serve without compensation shall be implemented. The members shall be appointed by the City Commission. A maximum of one (1) current and one (1) past member of the City Commission may serve on this Committee.
[Amended 6-26-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-03, Ref. of 3-5-2002]
The Charter Review Committee shall be responsible for reviewing the entire City Charter, including the compensation of the Mayor and Commissioners. The Committee may solicit input from residents, business owners, staff and other cities in conducting its evaluation of the Charter. The Committee shall make recommendations for any changes to the Charter which the Committee determines are proper and in the best interest of the City. The Committee shall adopt a final written report detailing its recommendations.
[Amended 10-9-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-06, Ref. of 1-29-2008]
The current member of the City Commission on the Committee shall schedule the first meeting, set the agenda and temporarily open and preside over the first meeting. At the first meeting, the Committee shall elect a permanent Chairperson and Vice Chairperson from its membership. The Committee shall establish its own meeting schedule. All meetings shall be posted and open to the public. Meetings shall be conducted using Robert's Rules of Order as a procedural guide to a fair and orderly meeting. In order for the Committee to adopt a recommendation for modification of the Charter, a majority of the entire Committee must be physically present and vote in favor of the recommendation [five (5) affirmative votes regardless of number of members in attendance].
[Amended 6-26-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-03, Ref. of 3-5-2002; 10-9-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-06, Ref. of 1-29-2008; 12-10-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-08, Ref. of 3-17-2020]
The City Commission shall be responsible for soliciting volunteers to serve on each Charter Review Committee. The Commission shall by resolution establish the duration of each Committee, set the date for each Committee's final report, furnish each Committee with staff assistance, including City Department Heads, a recording secretary and legal advisor. The City Commission shall place an item incorporating the recommendations of the Committee on the first available agenda following submission of the Committee's final report. Nothing in this section shall obligate the Commission to adopt or submit for referendum any of the recommendations of the Charter Review Committee.