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File #: 191051.    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 2/25/2020 In control: City Attorney
On agenda: 6/18/2020 Final action: 6/18/2020
Title: Proposed Charter Amendment to Retitle the Clerk of the Commission to City Clerk (B) ORDINANCE NO. 191051 An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida; proposing an amendment to 3.04 titled "Clerk of the commission" of the Charter Laws of the City of Gainesville to change the name of the position to "city clerk"; providing for submission of the charter amendment to the voters for approval or disapproval at the November 3, 2020 election; approving the question to be placed on the ballot; providing that this charter amendment shall become effective if approved by the voters; providing directions to the codifier; providing directions to the clerk of the commission; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an immediate effective date.
Attachments: 1. 191051_Charter Amendment Ordinance - City Clerk-0001_20200511.pdf, 2. 191051_Updated Charter Officer Analysis Memo_20200511.pdf, 3. 191051_CRC Letter to Commission_20200511.pdf, 4. 191051_draft ordinance_20200604.pdf
title
Proposed Charter Amendment to Retitle the Clerk of the Commission to City Clerk (B)

ORDINANCE NO. 191051

An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida; proposing an amendment to 3.04 titled "Clerk of the commission" of the Charter Laws of the City of Gainesville to change the name of the position to "city clerk"; providing for submission of the charter amendment to the voters for approval or disapproval at the November 3, 2020 election; approving the question to be placed on the ballot; providing that this charter amendment shall become effective if approved by the voters; providing directions to the codifier; providing directions to the clerk of the commission; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an immediate effective date.


recommendation
The City Commission adopt the proposed ordinance.

explanation
This Charter amendment proposed by the City Charter Review Commission (the CCRC) would place the following ballot question on the November 3, 2020 general election ballot: "SHALL THE CITY CHARTER BE AMENDED TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE CHARTER OFFICER "CLERK OF THE COMMISSION" TO "CITY CLERK", AS PROPOSED BY ORDINANCE NO. 191051?"

The first decennial CCRC established in 5.01(2) of the City Charter commenced meetings in May 2019 to review the City Charter and propose any amendments which may be advisable for placement on the November 2020 general election ballot. The CCRC finalized its work and, per direction of the City Commission, the City Attorney's Office drafted Charter Amendment ordinances for the CCRC. As required by the Charter, the CCRC held three public hearings (on Wednesday, April 15th; Thursday, April 23rd and Thursday, April 30th) on its proposed charter amendments. Four proposed amendments were favorably voted upon by 6 or more members of the CCRC and delivered to the City Commission by May 3, 2020.

At its meeting on May 11, 2020, the City Commission considered this proposed charter amend...

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