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Issues for Study 2007

On August 1, 2007, the Task Force adopted the below 12 issues of study during this charter review process. At its September 5 and 19 meeting, the Task Force further revised this list to include an additional three issues.

  1. Study of the Sheriff, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser and Supervisor of Elections being elected
  2. Study of Compensation - Mayor and Board of County Commissioners (BCC)
  3. Study of Term Limits - BCC or other elected officials
  4. Study of BCC Composition
  5. Study of Municipalities and Unincorporated Municipal Service Area (UMSA) 
    - Creating/Abolishing Municipalities
    - Separation of Powers or Responsibilities between the County and municipalities
    - Annexation/Incorporation in effort to eliminate UMSA
  6. Study of Initiative, Referendum, Petition & Recalls
  7. Study of Balance of Power - Mayor & BCC
    - Review Functions of Mayor vs. County Manager
    - Review Powers of Commission Auditor
  8. Study of Procurement Reform
  9. Study of Lobbying Reform
  10. Study of Ethics Regulations
  11. Study of Public Records
  12. Study of Zoning and Urban Development Boundary (UDB) reform
  13. Study of the Delineation of Powers and Checks and Balances of the Ethics Commission and the Office of the Inspector General for Inclusion in the Charter
  14. Study of Any Changes to the Form of County Government be Required to be Placed on the Ballot during a General Election
  15. Study of Placement in the Charter Language regarding County Employees Convicted of Any Crime Involving a Breach of the Public's Trust be Subject to Forfeiture of his/her Public Salary, Pension Rights and Privileges
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