City of Sarasota’s Charter Review Committee inviting public comments for Aug. 30 meeting

Meeting to be held at City Hall at 6 p.m. that day

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Members of the public are invited to provide comments on possible revisions to the Sarasota City Charter when the Charter Review Committee meets at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, the City of Sarasota has announced.

The meeting will be held in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, which is located at 1565 First St. in downtown Sarasota, a news release says. It also will be streamed live on the city’s website, (click on the “Meetings/Agenda/Video” button). The agenda may be viewed online.

“Those who prefer to participate remotely may do so via Zoom,” the release points out. “For instructions on how to join the meeting virtually, email no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27,” the release adds.

“The City Charter outlines the basic organization, functions, powers and procedures of the city government,” the release explains. “Once every 10 years, a Charter Review Committee is appointed to review the charter and recommend changes that are in the best interests of the citizens of Sarasota.”

The City Commission appointed the 10-member committee last month; the committee conducted its initial meeting earlier this week, the release notes.

The City Commission has requested a full report and recommendations from the committee by March 2022, the release points out. “Any proposed changes to the charter would be placed on a future voter referendum.”

Individuals can sign up to receive future meeting agendas and other email notifications from the city by visiting For more information, contact the City Auditor and Clerk’s Office at 941-263-6222.