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Title: Voting Matters


1
Voting Matters
Comprehensive Campaign to Keep Your Right to Vote!
2
Palm Beach County Charter Review Initiative
  • Independent Charter Review Committee (Commission
    appoints representation)
  • County Commission acting as Charter Review
    Committee

3
County Commission Proposals
  • Appointed Supervisor of Elections
  • Appointed Tax Collector
  • Consolidate some departments
  • Elect non-partisan commissioners
  • New districting mixed 5 single-member/2 at-large
  • Voter approved sale of conservation easements

4
County Commission Timeline
  • January 2011
  • County Commission held initial discussion
  • April 2011
  • County Commission approved broad process to
    receive public input

5
County Commission Timeline
  • Summer 2011 (June September)
  • Public meetings to educate and gather input from
    the public regarding possible charter revisions
  • Written and online surveys are distributed to
    prioritize suggested charter revisions
  • Survey results are tabulated
  • Fall/Winter 2011 (November)
  • BCC reviews survey results

6
CNMG Outreach Response
  • Determine Key Stakeholders in tier system
  • Chambers of Commerce (County, Municipalities,
    Special Interest)
  • Civic Groups (Taxpayer Advisory Board, Tea Party,
    South Florida 9/12, League of Women Voters,
    Jewish Womens Federation, Urban League)
  • HOA/Neighborhood Groups (Century Village)

7
CNMG Outreach Response
  • Partnered with other Constitutional Officers

8
CNMG Outreach Response
  • Developed Talking Points (Ask Anne) Sample
    Responses
  • Set goals for stakeholder comment card
    distribution/collection
  • Attended each PBC public input meeting

9
Survey Card
10
Ask Anne Constitutional Officers
11
Ask Anne Elections Power
12
Talking Points
13
Sample Messages
14
CNMG Outreach Response
  • Set up Charter Review webpage
  • Included Charter review articles in TaxTalk and
    monthly HOA Newsletters
  • Attended various community/neighborhood
    association meetings

15
Charter Review Landing Page
16
TaxTalk Newsletter Charter Review Article
17
Local Press Coverage Palm Beach Post Editorial
18
Local Press Coverage Citizen Letter to the
Editor
19
Corruption Collage of Charter Counties w/out
Constitutional Officers
20
Voting Matters Accomplishments
Campaign Goals Accomplishment
300 public input cards submitted 348 Cards submitted Keep elected constitutional officers was the top charter review comment of the constitutional officer respondents (532/768)
500 Charter Reform Ask Anne FAQs distributed 950 Charter Reform Ask Anne FAQs distributed
1 Print 1 elect Media Covering Driver License Service Offering/Real ID Requirements Coverage in 2 print media (Palm Beach Post Sun-Sentinel) Grassroots coverage in United Civic Organization of Century Village Newsletter Town Crier Palm Beach County Tea Party website)
21
Preliminary Public Comments
  • Appointed Sheriff
  • Appointed Supervisor of Elections
  • Appointed Tax Collector
  • Consolidate some departments
  • Eliminate term limits
  • Elect all commissioners at-large
  • Elect non-partisan commissioners

22
Preliminary Public Comments, contd.
  • Add two commissioners by region (north/south
    east/west)
  • Eliminate commissioners from serving on other
    boards (SWA)
  • Place constitutional offices under the Inspector
    General
  • Implement instant runoff voting for commission
    and constitutional offices
  • Place Sheriffs budget in county control
  • Cap yearly millage increase to no more than 1.5

23
Public Comments - Final Results
  • No changes
  • Keep Elected Constitutional Officers
  • Keep 8 Year Term Limits
  • Keep Single-Member Districts
  • Do not switch to a Strong Mayor format

24
Top Ten Public Charter Review Comments
Keep Elected Constitutional Officers
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