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File #: 191121.    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 3/11/2020 In control: City Attorney
On agenda: 6/18/2020 Final action: 6/18/2020
Title: Proposed Charter Amendment to Create a Charter Preamble (B) ORDINANCE NO. 191121 An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida; proposing an amendment to the Charter Laws of the City of Gainesville, to insert a Preamble prior to Article I of the Charter; providing for submission of this charter amendment to the voters for approval or disapproval at the November 3, 2020 election; approving the title and 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. 191121_Charter Amendment Ordinance - Preamble_20200511x.pdf, 2. 191121_Updated Charter Officer Analysis Memo_20200511.pdf, 3. 191121_CRC Letter to Commission_20200511.pdf, 4. 191121_draft ordinance_20200604.pdf
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Proposed Charter Amendment to Create a Charter Preamble (B)

ORDINANCE NO. 191121

An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida; proposing an amendment to the Charter Laws of the City of Gainesville, to insert a Preamble prior to Article I of the Charter; providing for submission of this charter amendment to the voters for approval or disapproval at the November 3, 2020 election; approving the title and 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 INSERT A PREAMBLE STATEMENT THAT AFFIRMS THE CHARTER AND EXRESSES THE VALUES OF THE PEOPLE, AS PROPOSED BY ORDINANCE NO. 191121?"

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 directed the City Attorney to advertise this ordinance for first reading on ...

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