Volusia accepting applications for charter review committee

Filed under EVENTS, VOLUSIA

The Volusia County Council is seeking civic-minded citizen volunteers to spend the next year studying the Volusia County Home Rule Charter.

The county charter, the equivalent of a local constitution for the operations of Volusia County Government, requires a citizen review at least every 10 years.

The county council has opened the application process and intends to appoint 15 citizens to serve on the charter review committee. According to the charter, the citizen review committee must be appointed not more than 18 months prior to the next general election.

June 15 deadline
The charter review commission can look at the structure of county government operations and the charter itself. Any recommended amendments to the charter are placed directly on the next general election ballot. In addition to any proposed charter amendments, the charter review commission can present a report on matters that do not require a vote by the Volusia electorate.

Residents who want to serve on the charter committee must fill out an application no later than June 15. Applications can be obtained on the county’s website, volusia.org, or in the community services office by calling 386-943-7029.

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