Ormond Wants Charter Referendum In County Special Election

By on February 25, 2019 in WNDB News

Ormond Beach, FL – City leaders will vote on whether to include a charter referendum in Volusia County’s special election or not.

And that amendment, if approved by Ormond residents, will change the terms of office for Mayor and City Commissioners from two years to four.

Those new terms could take effect beginning on 2020 for the office of Mayor, Zone 2 and Zone 4 commissioners.

Zone 1 and Zone 3 commissioners will hold their spots for two years starting in 2020. But, when the terms are up, they will transition into four year terms, allowing staggered terms.

But, Ormond wants to “piggy back” that referendum on an upcoming special election for Volusia County to save costs

On May 21st, the county will hold a special referendum election that will decide whether or not a half-cent sales tax is implemented or not.

The Volusia County Supervisor of Elections allows cities to add these elections with county-wide elections, that does provide costs savings to residents by avoiding costs associated with holding a separate election.

The request to do so was drafted on February 5th and will be voted on by the Ormond Beach City Commission tomorrow (February 26th).


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