Crystal River Charter Amendments
By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times, published November 1, 2000
Crystal River voters will be asked to address seven city charter amendments on Tuesday. They include:
AMENDMENT 1: City Council chairperson serving in the mayor's absence has no veto power.
AMENDMENT 2: Requires City Council to adopt an ordinance on city's purchasing policies and imposes limits on how much city manager can spend without council approval.
AMENDMENT 3: Council and mayor salaries will be set by ordinance, not resolution.
AMENDMENT 4: Mayor no longer must deliver annual state of city message to council and public.
AMENDMENT 5: Council will pass an ordinance defining standards of conduct for council members and disciplinary action against them. Either the mayor or city manager would have the authority to call a special council meeting to address such questions.
AMENDMENT 6: Provides specific timetables for a charter review committee to be formed and report to council, as well as clarifying methods of selecting committee members.
AMENDMENT 7: Sets four-year terms of office for council members and mayor and implements a schedule for elections being held every two years.
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