City Council Candidate Forum - A City Council Candidate Forum was held on Oct. 11 at Lightfoot Center. Approximately 170 people came out to hear James Chambers, Cheri Donohue, Gil Schisler and Don Statz discuss their platforms and answer questions posed by residents. Special recognition goes to Dan Petty, Ph.D., Vice President and Academic Dean at Florida College, who served as the moderator. A video of the Forum is available here.
Charter Revision Page and Proposed Charter Amendments - The Temple Terrace City Charter, which provides the basis for municipal regulatory functions and the delivery of municipal services, was adopted on May 28, 1925. Since that time, assessments have been conducted and revisions made. In August 2017, the City Council called for the most recent review. Each Council member appointed a resident to serve on the Charter Review Committee (CRC). The CRC began their review the following month and the Council and the CRC met in a workshop in February 2018 to discuss the CRC’s recommendations. The final revisions were submitted to the City Attorney for legal review and preparation of an ordinance incorporating the proposed amendments. After two public hearings, the ordinance was adopted by the City Council in July. The proposed Charter Amendments will be voted upon by the electorate as three separate ballot questions in the General Election on November 6. Read about the process here. View the final referendum questions here.
Rules for Campaign Signs - City Code governs the placements of temporary signs, including traditional campaign signs, in Section 12-989. Temporary signs may not be placed in parks or on other city property. They are not allowed in the public right of ways and may not be placed at a location where the sign obscures visibility at any intersection. There is a limit of 4 signs allowed on each parcel of property. Signs in residential zones may not exceed 6 square feet in total area. Signs in commercial zones may not exceed 32 square feet in total area. Campaign signs may be placed in the community within 90 days prior to the election and must be removed within 7 days following the election. Read more on Temporary Signs here. Read the entire Signs and Advertising Code here.
CITY HALL NEWS:
City Council Passes Resolution Honoring 50 years of Home Rule in Florida - See the resolution here.
Police Department Now Hiring - Are you ready to serve and protect? Would you like an extra $2000? Click here to learn more...
Friday Report Archive - Download weekly reports here...
|Community Video Project|
The following links connect to videos prepared as part of the CGI Community Video Project and are sponsored by local business partners. There are a total of five videos available featuring various assets of the community: (1) Welcome (2) History & Preservation (3) Golf & Recreation (4) Economic Development (5) River & Environment