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Pensacola Charter

Pensacola Charter



New Pensacola Charter

New Pensacola Charter

A Mayor-Council form of government, replacing a Council-Manager form of government.



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    Pensacola Charter Pensacola Charter Presentation Transcript

    • Do You Believe In Pensacola? Do You Believe In A BETTER Pensacola?
    • What is the New Charter?
      • Shall the City of Pensacola replace its current Charter with a completely revised Charter providing for:
      • • A Mayor-Council form of government, replacing a Council-Manager form of government;
      • • A nine-member Council with two at-large seats and seven district seats;
      • • Four-year staggered terms of office instead of two-year terms of office;
      • • Term limits of three consecutive terms;
      • • Recall, initiative and referendum,
      • as described in Ordinance No. 35-09.
    • What is The New Charter?
      • A document that lays out our city’s form and structure of government
      • A “Constitution” for the City of Pensacola
      • An update and replacement of the old Charter from 1931.
    • What Does the New Charter Do?
      • Separate, elected branches of government
        • Elected, full-time Mayor, not appointed manager
        • Mayor serves as Chief Executive, responsible for directing city staff.
      • Consistent with the separation of powers in State and Federal government.
    • What Does the New Charter Do?
      • Gives citizens broad, new powers to hold city government accountable
        • Referendum to overturn Council actions
        • Citizens Initiative to allow voters to pass their own laws
    • What Does the New Charter Do?
      • Gives Council four-year terms to prevent “constant campaign”
      • Sets Term Limits of three terms to prevent special interests from taking over
      • Staggers terms of Council to preserve continuity in leadership
    • What Does this Mean for Pensacola?
      • Government is more accountable to the citizens
          • Elected Mayor answers to the people for how City Government operates
          • Mayor can set an agenda for the City, and work to implement it
    • What Does this Mean for Pensacola?
      • Community can unite around a common vision for the future
      • Clear line of responsibility for budgets, services, and overall performance of City Government
      • Continued representation for neighborhoods and communities on City Council
    • What Does this Mean for Pensacola?
      • No more excuses for failure or runaway spending - City Hall will be accountable at all levels
      • Citizens have the right to challenge, overturn, or write their own laws governing the city
      • A Better Pensacola !
    • How Can You Help?
      • Speakers
      • Writers
      • Sweat-ers
      • Givers
    • Coming Soon...
      • Yes on Charter! web site
      • Lots of misinformation and scare tactics from the “NO” crowd
      • A better future for all of us who love Pensacola
    • Tell Your Friends
      • If you believe that Pensacola can be better, Vote Yes on the New Charter
      • If you believe that our government should be more accountable to citizens, Vote Yes on the New Charter
      • If you think this is the best we can do, then throw your ballot away.