County plans charter review meetings for citizen input
The Palm Beach County Charter is undergoing a thorough review of its content to determine what changes, if any, citizens would like placed on the November 2012 ballot.
A series of public meetings has been scheduled to obtain comments and suggestions. Those planned in the Boca-Delray area are:
South County (East) — Monday, June 27, 6 p.m., city of Boca Raton Emergency Operations Center, 6500 Congress Avenue, Boca Raton.
South County (West) — Wednesday, July 6, 6 p.m., Hagen Ranch Road Branch Library, 14350 Hagen Ranch Road, Delray Beach.
The Palm Beach County Charter, in essence, is the document that spells out how county government will operate. It establishes home rule and a county manager form of government, as well as providing a process to amend or modify the document itself.
The charter enables Palm Beach County voters, through their elected officials, to have greater independence in determining how their local government will function and what services it provides.
Anyone wishing to offer suggestions may do so by completing an online survey at www.pbcgov.com/charter or a self-addressed survey card available at the charter meetings and at any county branch library.