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Orange County Charter

Orange County, Florida has been governed by Charter since 1987. The County’s charter is like its constitution and grants our own citizens and citizen-elected officials control over local and regional issues. This control adapts and evolves with our community as the Charter Review Commission (CRC) convenes every four years to assess the powers of this home-rule document. Fifteen appointed citizen representatives utilize research, discussion, professional advisors and input from the public to develop questions that may be placed on the ballot during a presidential election year.

A vital component of county governance and operation is citizen involvement. As with dozens of other Commissions and Advisory Boards, Orange County Government facilitates proceedings for the citizen representatives of the CRC, who now seek input from fellow community members for the 2020 review process. This portion of the County Comptroller’s website is the hub where information can be found about CRC MembersMeeting Schedules and Matters that will be under your consideration as you participate in the November 2020 election. Get in Contact with CRC Staff to join the mailing list for updates as the CRC gathers information and evaluates topics that you might spot on your next ballot.

Your voice is important to the success of the CRC’s mission. Citizens may submit final written proposals for the February 5, 2020, meeting agenda up until January 24, 2020. Proposals should be sent via email to charter2020@occompt.com with background research and information provided by the proposer. Staff is available to answer any questions you may have pertaining to the process and upcoming deadline.

The CRC Regular Business Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. in County Commission Chambers has been rescheduled for Monday, April 20, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. via WebEx. If you would like to attend this virtual meeting and/or address the CRC during its Regular Business Meeting scheduled for April 20, 2020, please contact CRC staff at Katie.Smith@occompt.com.