The hiring of that lawyer would also be subject to city council approval.
Again, if we’d had a mayor with a better approach to transparency, we might not be having this conversation, but eight years between charter reviews is reasonable. Power and the way it’s allocated is meant to be checked, and so what if citizens want a tune-up every eight years?
Vote yes on the charter amendment about the charter review commission. See the ballot language below.
Amendment to Tampa Charter Section 10.10 Regarding the Charter Review Advisory CommissionSee all of CL's endorsements and charter amendment recommendations here.
Shall the amendment to section 10.10 of the Tampa Charter, providing that, commencing in 2025, a Charter Review Advisory Commission shall be established every eight years, instead of every ten years, providing for the hiring by the city of legal counsel and a professional facilitator for the Commission, with city council approval, and correcting a scrivener’s error, as set out and proposed by City of Tampa Ordinance No. 2023-5, be ratified and approved: