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Local  Government Committee

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Local Government Program
Local Government Program

1. Continue development of the Observer Corp.

2. Study Sustainability and institutions that may offer programs to include Brevard County and promote them through the League to the membership and community members and make recommendations for developing a Sustainability program.

3. Partner with the Natural Resources Committee on continuing developments concerning the industrialization of Port Canaveral and make appropriate recommendations.

4. Continue to study Brevard County’s economic incentives and how it is administered by the Economic Development Council (EDC) and make recommendations.

5. Continue to study the office of a non-partisan Inspector General in local government (county and municipal) and make recommendations. 
6. Study the Comprehensive Planning Process in Brevard County to include the unincorporated and incorporated municipalities and make recommendations.

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Local Government Positions
Local Government Positions

Support for:

1. County Government charter incorporating:

    a. An appointed, qualified administrator, with clearly defined duties and the power to appoint or fire department heads.

    b. Removal of non-judicial functions from the office of the Clerk of  the Courts.

    c. Elected Constitutional Officers, i.e. Sheriff, Property Appraiser, Tax Collector, Supervisor of Elections, and the Clerk of the Courts

        (changed 4/2/05)

    d. Initiative, referendum, recall.

    e. Provision for entering into inter-local government agreements.

    f. Periodic charter review.

2. A merit system for all county employees below department head.

3. Accountable fiscal practices including:

    a. A citizen advisory board to make fiscal recommendations.

    b. An annual County status report.

    c. Periodic review of special tax districts.

4. Coordination of all the countywide law enforcement agencies within Brevard County.

5. Enforcement of those portions of the County sign ordinance that deal with the elimination of illegal, abandoned or nonconforming


6. The countywide library system.

    a. Stabilization of the library budget at l (one) mill limit.

    b. Accountable fiscal practices with appropriate oversight mechanism, professional budget analysis and five-year plan for

building/maintenance facilities, personnel cost containment,

maximum use of computer to analyze and upgrade library

collections and services.

    c. Appointment of county and local library board members with expertise in library and fiscal operations to ensure effective review of needs assessment and goal-setting.

    d. Adoption of Florida State Guidelines as minimum standard in long range plans, measure performance/output, and allocation of funds for materials and services.

    e. Public hearings and maximum participation of county/local library boards and citizens’ groups in the critical review of location and efficient design of library system and the fiscal plan for

implementation of these objectives.