In response to resident-led inquiries and initiatives, the City Commission has asked a community Task Force on Elected Representation (TFER) to examine potential changes in voting processes and elected representation.
The goal is to thoughtfully consider and better understand the benefits, risks and potential tradeoffs or unintended consequences of various proposed changes, which include:
- Moving City elections from odd years to even years
- Changing the composition of the Council from its current form (two Commissioners representing each of three Wards) to an expanded Commission with single-member districts
- Requiring general elections, regardless of whether a candidate receives a majority of votes during primary elections
- Requiring a special election to fill vacancies on the City Commission
TFER will receive and review information, research and provide testimony on the impacts of these proposed recommendations.
TFER is tasked with providing a report with any recommendations to the City Commission no later than December 17, 2019.
The Task Force on Elected Representation presented their recommendations in the below report.
Final Report Memorandum
Task Force on Elected Representation documents