BREVARD COUNTY, FL. – The public is invited to attend the upcoming meeting of the 2021-2022 Brevard County Charter Review Commission which will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, at the Brevard County Government Center, Building C, 1st Floor, Commission Room, Viera, Florida. Future meeting dates, agendas, minutes, and video recordings will be posted on the Brevard County Government website on the following page: https://brevardfl.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx. All meetings are open to the public.
The Brevard County Home Rule Charter requires that every six years, a Charter Review Commission be appointed for the purposes of reviewing the existing Charter. The Charter Review Commission is made up of 15 members, and three appointees from each of the Brevard County Commissioners to represent their Commission Districts. The Commission has elected Mike Haridopolos as the Chair.
The Charter Review Commission is scheduled to meet regularly until its sunset date of August 12, 2022.
If any individual, group, or organization has a desire to comment on the Charter or offer any amendments, you may appear before the Charter Review Commission during Public Comment at any of the scheduled meetings. Due to input and proposals from the public, there were three adopted amendments to the charter in November of 2010. Those items were: Charter Amendments Affecting Municipalities (Section 1.8), Citizens process for advising the County Commission (Section 2.9.10), and Analysis of fiscal impact or proposed charter amendment (Section 7.4.2).
There are currently 3 active proposals still in the debate process waiting for a vote. Those proposals are: Proposal 8 (Amend Section 2.7-Vacancies and Suspensions); Proposal 17 (Amend Section 2.4-Term Limits); and Proposal 24 (Establish a Trust Fund that will create and sustain affordable housing for vulnerable families)
Further information can be found at: http://www.brevardfl.gov/CountyCommission/CountyCharter/ReviewCommission2021-2022
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons needing special accommodations or an interpreter to participate in the proceedings, please notify Melissa Brandt no later than 48-hours prior to the meeting at (321) 301-4438.
Pursuant to 286.0105, Florida Statutes, the County hereby advises the public that if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Charter Review Commission with respect to any matter considered at its meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings and that for such purpose, affected persons may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. This notice does not constitute consent by the County for the introduction or admission into evidence of otherwise inadmissible or irrelevant evidence, nor does it authorize challenges or appeals not otherwise allowed by law.