At the Commission Workshop held on Monday, May 28, 2013, the City Commission concurred that each Commissioner would submit two (2) recommendations to be considered for selection to a five (5) member Charter Review Committee with two (2) of the nominees to be selected as alternates; that Chief Assistant City Attorney Wade Vose would facilitate the process; that City Attorney Becky Vose would create and distribute the application forms to the Commission at the June 3, 2013 Regular City Commission Meeting; that all applications would be submitted by the Commission at the Commission
Workshop on June 10, 2013, the Commission would make their selections of the members at the Regular Commission meeting on June 17, 2013; and the first Charter Review Committee Meeting would take place in July, 2013.
The City Charter defines the municipal powers, rights and privileges of the City of Deltona including form of government, powers and duties of the City Commission and City Manager, designated Charter officers, type of elections conducted, and identifies City boundaries. The Committee's work is expected to take approximately one (year), with Charter amendments to be placed on the ballot in the election of November, 2014.
The language included in the City Charter related to Charter Review includes the following:
"(2) CHARTER REVIEW.
(a) The Charter shall be reviewed no sooner than 5 years after the creation of the City of Deltona on December 31, 1995, and thereafter at least every 10 years.
(b) A five-member Charter Review Committee shall be appointed at least 1 year before the next scheduled general election and complete its work and present any recommendations for change no later than 60 days before the general election.
(c) The Deltona City Commission shall hold a minimum of two public hearings on the proposed changes to the Charter prior to placing the proposed changes on the scheduled general election ballot."