June 2019 Committee Update
The City of Pompano Beach is Participating in International Surfing Day
For the first time, Pompano Beach is participating in International Surfing Day. On June 15, head to the Great Lawn for an epic time from 5:00pm to 10:00p.m. There will be a variety of exciting and environmentally friendly activities, including a beach clean-up with the Surfrider Foundation from 5:00p.m until 7:00p.m, land surfing lessons with Living Water from 7:00pm – 8:00p.m, and face painting from 6:30p.m to 8:30pm. Finally, to end what should be a great evening, the city will feature the movie “Soul Surfer” at 8:00p.m. Admission is free.
Throughout the month, there are many different artistic and cultural events happening around Pompano Beach. Check out the city’s “Events” page for more information on the many opportunities to incorporate more art and culture into your life.
Public Outreach Meeting for Mitchell Moore Park Improvements
On June 24, there will be a public outreach meeting for the Mitchell Moore Park improvements (part of the G.O. Bond projects) at 6:00 pm at the E. Pat Larkins Center.
Check out the city’s Meetings page for more. Attending these meetings is a great way to stay informed and involved!
We Recommend Staggered Terms for City Commissioners
The Committee supports staggered terms for our City Commissioners. Staggered terms will:
- avoid the possibility of electing an entirely new commission at any given election, thereby providing better continuity.
- result in improved “corporate memory”, since there will always be experienced commissioners on the dais; these commissioners are also familiar with recent issues.
In 2017, the City’s Charter Amendment Advisory Board considered and provided recommendations to the City on several potential amendments to the City charter.
More recently, the City conducted a public workshop to discuss these amendments, which are as follows:
- Whether the Commissioners’ terms should be staggered
- Whether to move City elections from November to a different month (most likely March)
- Whether to adopt term limits for the Mayor and City Commissioners
- Whether Commissioners’ terms should be extended to three or four years
As of this writing, we expect that the June 11, 2019 City Commission agenda will include an item to determine whether these charter amendments should be placed on an upcoming election ballot. The voters will then decide whether to make these changes.
There are many factors to consider for each of these, and we encourage you to read the full Charter Amendment Advisory Board. You can read the full report in PDF form here.
As a reminder, you can contact our City Commissioners and Mayor on the City’s “Commission” page, at http://pompanobeachfl.gov/pages/commission.
Thanks again for your support. Let’s keep it going!