Strong Mayor Task Force

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Strong Mayor Task Force and the Clearwater City Council to Meet Weekly

The city of Clearwater Strong Mayor Task Force and the Clearwater City Council will meet every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

These meetings are to work out the details on how to­­ replace the council-manager form of government with a strong mayor form of government and rewrite the charter. The idea was proposed by a group of local business owners. If approved by the Clearwater City Council, voters will have the final say, as the new plan that the task force comes up with will require changing the city charter.

The task force must submit proposed charter changes for the City Council to review by July 19. In order to make the Supervisor of Elections’ deadline to get a question on the Nov. 6 ballot, the council would have to give first approval to the language Aug. 2 and final on Aug. 16.­­


Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, June 12, 5:30 p.m. - Clearwater East Community Library @ St. Petersburg College, 2465 Drew St. [ AGENDA ]

Tuesday, June 19, 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 26, 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 3, 5:30 p.m. 


Video: Previous Strong Mayor Task Force Meetings

Tuesday, May 22

Tuesday, May 29


Meeting Agendas

Tuesday, May 22:  Council Agenda;  Strong Mayor Task Force Agenda

Tuesday, May 29: Strong Mayor Task Force Agenda

Tuesday, June 5: Strong Mayor Task Force Agenda


Reference Materials and Informational Documents

Strong Mayor Task Force Rules of Procedure

Strong Mayor Task Force Members

Drafts and Revisions

Powers and Duties of the Mayor

Election - Majority vs Plurality


Email for Bud Elias

Comparative Charters

City of Orlando Charter

City of St. Petersburg Charter

City of Tampa Charter

City of West Palm Beach Charter


Tipton PowerPoint Presentation

Reference Documents

Background on Municipal Forms of Government

Basic Forms of Municipal Government in FL

Copy of Comparison of Tampa, Orlando, St. Petersburg and West Palm Beach

Forms of Municipal Government in Maryland

Model Charter Section

Tampa Powers of Mayor

West Palm Beach Powers of Mayor

Article III Administration

Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, May 22


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