What Are the Orange County Charter Amendments in 2012?

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What is the Orange County Charter?

Orange County has what is called a home rule or charter form of government.
The Charter is a constitution that sets up the county’s local government structure and function.

The Charter Amendment questions and links to more information follow:

  1. Question #1 (click for details)

    Orange County Charter/Amendment 1

    Local Method Filling Vacancies in Office of Commissioner and Mayor When Authorized Under Florida Law

  2. Question #2 (click for details)

    Orange County Charter/Amendment 2

    County Charter Amendment Changing Due Date of Charter Review Commission’s Report

  3. Question #3 (click for details)

    Orange County Charter/Amendment 3

    Effect Within Municipalities of County Ordinances Concerning Simulated Gambling or Gambling

  4. Question #4 (click for details)

    Orange County Charter/Amendment 4

    County Charter Amendment Authorizing Designation of Unincorporated Villages and Creation of Village Advisory Boards

      5.  Orange County Charter/Special Referendum

           Requiring County and Municipal Approval of Zoning or Comprehensive Plan Amendments Affecting Overcrowded Public Schools

 

Click here for LWVOC Positions on The Orange County Charter Amendments.

 

About the Orange County Charter Amendments and Special Referendum

Who reviews the Charter?
A 15-member board of Orange County citizens, appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, solicits public input in reviewing the Charter for proposed updates or improvements. A new review of the Charter is conducted every four years.

How many proposed amendments are there this year?
Four (4) , plus a special referendum.  The first four are from the Charter Review Commission. The fifth is from the Board of County Commissioners.

Who determines if a proposal becomes part of the Charter?
You, the voters, do. Proposals will become part of the Charter only if they are approved by a majority of Orange County voters.

Where will the proposals and special referendum be on the ballot?
They follow the proposed amendments to the state Constitution and are identified as Question #1, Question #2, Question #3, Question #4 and Special Referendum.
Note: This page pertains to Orange County Charter Amendments and Special Referendum.