DECISION 2019 — CANDIDATE PROFILES

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2019 PINELLAS COUNTY MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

March 12th:

BELLEAIR BEACH MAYOR

Joseph Manzo

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Leslie Notaro (incumbent)

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BELLEAIR BEACH COUNCIL - Vote for 3

Robyn Ache

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Steve Marsh

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Dave Gattis

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Rita Swope

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Todd Harper (incumbent)

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GULFPORT MAYOR

Frank Kemnetz

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Sam Henderson (incumbent)

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GULFPORT COUNCIL - WARD 2

Christine Brown

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Byron Chalfont

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Chrisan Herrod

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GULFPORT COUNCIL - WARD 4

Michael Fridovich

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Richard Fried

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INDIAN ROCKS BEACH COMMISSION - vote for 2

Diane Flagg

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Philip Hanna

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John Pfanstiehl

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MADEIRA BEACH COMMISSION - DISTRICT 3

Doug Andrews

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Roger Pryor

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MADEIRA BEACH COMMISSION - DISTRICT 4

John Douthirt

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Steve Kochick

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MADEIRA BEACH CHARTER AMENDMENT 1

Simple Majority Vote

This charter amendment would require a simple majority vote of a quorum of Commissioners present and eligible to vote, instead of three affirmative votes for most actions of the Board of Commissioners including Ordinances, Resolutions and other routine actions of the Board. of Commissioners including Ordinances, Resolutions and other routine actions of the Board.

YES to approve

NO to reject

Madeira Beach Charter Amendment 2

Term Limits

This charter amendment would amend the charter to establish new consecutive term limits.  The Mayor and District Commissioners shall serve no more than 3 consecutive regular terms and shall not thereafter seek re-election for a period of 2 years for either Mayor or District Commissioner.

YES to approve

NO to reject

MADEIRA BEACH CHARTER AMENDMENT 3

Forfeiture of office for knowing violations of certain state laws

This charter amendment would provide that a Commissioner shall forfeit office if the Commissioner is found to have knowingly violated the Sunshine Laws, Ethic Laws, or Public Records Laws by the Florida Ethics Commission or a court of competent jurisdiction . A Special Magistrate shall make the final decision concerning forfeiture of office if a Commissioner requests a forfeiture hearing.

YES to approve

NO to reject

MADEIRA BEACH CHARTER AMENDMENT 4

Forfeiture of office after 3 unexcused absences

This charter amendment would provide that a Commissioner shall forfeit office if the Commissioner fails to attend three consecutive regular meetings, or regular workshop meetings without being excused by the Board of Commissioners.

YES to approve

NO to reject

MADEIRA BEACH CHARTER AMENDMENT 5

Adjustment of district boundaries every 5 years

This charter amendment would require that the Board of Commissioners shall review and, if necessary, change the existing municipal district boundaries to ensure that each district shall be approximately equal in number of electors every 5 years, instead of every 4 years required in the current charter.

YES to approve

NO to reject

MADEIRA BEACH CHARTER AMENDMENT 6

Adopt state law for recall procedures

This charter amendment would cross reference procedures for the recall of elected officials in Florida Statutes section 100.361  because the City Charter is currently silent regarding procedures for recall.

YES to approve

NO to reject

MADEIRA BEACH CHARTER AMENDMENT 7

Induction of newly elected Commissioners

This charter amendment would require the induction of new Board of Commissioners and appointment of a Vice Mayor at the first regular or special meeting, which shall be held on or before the last day of the month in which the election was held.  Rules of Board procedure shall be adopted within 90 days following each election.

YES to approve

NO to reject

MADEIRA BEACH CHARTER AMENDMENT 8

Recognize City Manager and remove City Treasurer on the list of Charter Officers

This charter amendment would recognize the City Manager as an existing Charter Officer and remove the City Treasurer/Finance Director from the list of Charter Officers that are hired and fired by the Board of Commissioners thereby placing the authority to hire and fire the City Treasurer/Finance Director directly under the authority of the City Manager and place the City Treasurer/Finance Director under the direct supervision of the City manager by Ordinance

YES to approve

NO to reject

MADEIRA BEACH CHARTER AMENDMENT 9

Delegation of Commission investigation procedures

This charter amendment would amend the section of the charter concerning investigations by the Board of Commissioners to delegate investigations into the internal affairs of the City by appointing a Charter Officer to investigate internal affairs of the City.

YES to approve

NO to reject

MADEIRA BEACH CHARTER AMENDMENT 10

Special Magistrate to replace Board of Adjustment

This charter amendment would replace the Board of Adjustment with a Special Magistrate

YES to approve

NO to reject

MADEIRA BEACH CHARTER AMENDMENT 11

Citizens’ initiative and referendum procedures

This charter amendment would allow citizens to circulate petitions to propose adoption, require reconsideration or repeal of ordinances by an initiative and referendum vote of the full electorate where not preempted by state law with signatures of at least 10 percent of the total number of electors registered to vote in the last regular City election and authorize petition circulators to collect qualified signatures on petitions.

YES to approve

NO to reject

Oldsmar Council - Seat 1

Matt Clarke

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Andrew Knapp

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Linda Norris

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OLDSMAR COUNCIL - SEAT 4

Jerald Beverland

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Katie Gannon

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OLDSMAR REFERENDUM

Economic development property tax exemptions for new businesses and expansions of existing businesses

Shall the City Council of the City of Oldsmar, Florida, be authorized to grant, pursuant to s. 3, Art. VII of the State Constitution, property tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses that are expected to create new, full-time jobs in the City?

YES to approve

NO to reject

Tarpon Springs Mayor

Chris Alahouzos

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David Archie

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Tarpon Springs Commission - Seat 3

Connor Donovan

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Susan Miccio-Kikta

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Tarpon Springs Referendum

Economic development property tax exemptions for new businesses and expansions of existing businesses

Shall the Board of Commissioners of the City of Tarpon Springs, Florida, be authorized to grant, pursuant to s. 3, Art. VII of the State Constitution, property tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses that are expected to create new, full-time jobs in the City?

YES to approve

NO to reject

PINELLAS SUNCOAST FIRE & RESCUE DISTRICT REFERENDUM QUESTION

Authorization to increase non-ad valorem assessment rates for delivery of fire protection and rescue services

Beginning FY 2019/2020, shall Pinellas Suncoast Fire and Rescue District be authorized to increase its non-ad valorem Annual assessment rates (set in 2008) as follows: Single Residential Unit from $260 to $360; Commercial Units: Up to 500 square feet from $286 to $386; Motel Units, Mobile Home Lots, Recreational Vehicle Lots (per rental unit/lot) from $165 to $265; with all other categories to be unchanged?

YES to approve

NO to reject

CANDIDATE PROFILES

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ELECTION CALENDAR:

  • April 2nd
    • Citrus
      • Homosassa
    • Polk
      • Bartow
      • Davenport
      • Fort Meade
      • Frostproof
      • Haines City
      • Lake Alfred
      • Lake Wales
      • Polk City
  • April 9th
    • State House 38 primary
  • April 23rd
    • Hillsborough
      • Tampa runoff
  • June 18th
    • State House 38 general
  • August 27th
    • Pinellas
      • St. Petersburg (primary)
  • November 5th
    • Manatee
    • Pinellas
      • Anna Maria
      • Bradenton Beach
      • Holmes Beach
      • Seminole
      • St. Petersburg (general)

 

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