Charter Review Commission Applicants Sought


The Gainesville City Commission is seeking applications for the newly-established Charter Review Commission. All registered voters within the City of Gainesville are eligible to apply

In March 2019, Gainesville voters approved the creation of a Charter Review Commission to create a regularly established process for reviewing and placing a charter amendments on the ballot. The Charter Review Commission will be assembled once a decade to engage with the public and create a list of potential changes to the city charter.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, May 9, 2019. The City Commission will appointment the 11-member body at its May 16 meeting.

The Charter Review Commission will hold at least three public hearings, and must complete its work no later than May of 2020. The first tentative meeting of the Charter Review Commission is set for May 30 at 5:30 p.m. at GRU multipurpose room. Future meetings will be scheduled at that time.

Changes recommended by the Charter Review Commission will be brought to the City Commission for final consideration before appearing on the November 2020 ballot for voter consideration.