City Council to consider Charter amendments aimed at restoring legislative powers

Regular City Council meetings are typically held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, beginning at 5:30 pm in City Council Chambers on the first floor of City Hall, 222 West Main Street, Pensacola, Florida.

April 24, 2014, the Pensacola City Council will vote to (or not to):

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  • “That the City Council schedule a workshop before July 1, 2014 to discuss possible charter amendments for the 2014 election cycle and that if necessary a legal consultant to facilitate this workshop” (meeting agenda item 6).
  • “That the City Council approve an ordinance proposing an amendment to the City Charter to grant the City Council the legislative power to determine the organization of the city government and the power and duties assigned to various departments and, if adopted on second reading, that the issue be placed on the August 26, 2014 primary ballot” (agenda item 7, proposed ordinance 20-14, see pages 29-47 of April 24, 2014 meeting agenda).
  • “That the City Council approve an ordinance proposing and amendment to the City Charter to grant the city council legislative powers and duties related to financial controls and the power to fix salaries of elected officials and, if adopted on second reading, that the issue be placed on the August 26, 2014 primary ballot” (agenda item 8, proposed ordinance 21-14, see pages 48-66 of April 24, 2014 meeting agenda).
  • “That the City Council approve an ordinance proposing an amendment to the City Charter requiring that the mayor serve as the presiding officer of the City Council with the power to vote; creating the position of Vice Mayor; eliminating the Council President and Vice President positions; and, if adopted on second reading, that the issue be placed on the August 26, 2014 primary ballot” (agenda item 9, proposed ordinance 22-14, see pages 67-85 of April 24, 2014 meeting agenda).

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