Downtown Sarasota

Downtown Sarasota

Members of the public are invited to provide input on possible revisions to the City of Sarasota charter when the Charter Review Committee meets at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 30. The meeting will be held in the city commission chambers at City Hall. It will also be streamed live on the city’s website. Those who prefer to participate remotely may do so via Zoom. For instructions on how to join the meeting virtually, email [email protected] no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27.

The city charter outlines the basic organization, functions, powers and procedures of the city government. Once every 10 years, a Charter Review Committee is appointed to review the charter and recommend changes that are in the best interests of the citizens of Sarasota. The 10-member committee was appointed last month by the city commission and held its initial meeting earlier this week. The commission has requested a full report and recommendations from the committee due in March 2022. Any proposed changes to the charter would be placed on a future voter referendum.

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