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Charter Committee to Study Whether to Require More Signatures for Petitions

Charter Review Committee Chairman George “Mackie” McCabe told commissioners last week that his advisory committee will study whether the city should make it more difficult for city voters to petition commissioners…

City to look at longer residency requirements for candidates

City to look at longer residency requirements for candidates

Fruitland Park city commissioners Thursday night discussed several potential changes to the city’s charter. Commissioners want to ease the sudden transition from a city of 4,000 residents—some of whose families…

Charter Review Committee Takes Aim at Districting Plans

Charter Review Committee Takes Aim at Districting Plans

Fruitland Park’s Charter Review Committee voted Tuesday night to send its chairman—George “Mackie” McCabe, a longtime city resident and Villages executive—to the city commission Thursday night to ask for money…

Could a Special Magistrate have averted a horrible tragedy?

Could a Special Magistrate have averted a horrible tragedy?

The ghastly death of two-year old Marissa Leigh Ann Daniels last week was sensitively reported by Millard K. Ives in the Daily Commercial and at DailyCommercial.com. Assistant Editor Scott Callahan…

Lauren Ritchie posts “refreshing” Fruitland Park item at OrlandoSentinel.com

Lauren Ritchie posts “refreshing” Fruitland Park item at OrlandoSentinel.com

From The Orlando Sentinel Lake Edition, February 5, 2014, by veteran columnist Lauren Ritchie: City creates charter committee How refreshing to be able to write that the city of Fruitland…

DailyCommercial.com: Clermont government transparency

DailyCommercial.com: Clermont government transparency

From today’s edition of the Daily Commercial: Clermont officials make effort to empower residents By Roxanne Browne, Staff Reporter at the Daily Commercial New software the city implemented is equipped…

News Release: Fruitland Park Appoints Charter Review Committee

For Immediate Release January 22, 2015 from the City of Fruitland Park:  Mayor Chris Bell appointed five city residents to the Fruitland Park Charter Review Committee during Tuesday night’s commission…

City Calls for Volunteers to Serve on Charter Review Committee

City Calls for Volunteers to Serve on Charter Review Committee

Fruitland Park, Fla. — Fruitland Park commissioners established a charter review committee last week that will look into the city’s governing document, solicit input from residents and recommend changes, if…

City to Set Charter Review Committee

City to Set Charter Review Committee

Fruitland Park city commissioners Thursday night are expected to move toward establishing a charter review committee that could substantially change the way city government operates and prevent The Villages from…

City Eyes Charter Amendment Committee

City Eyes Charter Amendment Committee

Fruitland Park — Fruitland Park commissioners gave the go-ahead Thursday night to look at whether the city should amend its charter to allow single-member districts. City attorney Scott Gerken and…

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