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Hillsborough Board to Hold Hearing on Banning Discrimination

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The hearing is part of the county’s charter review process.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – The 2015 Hillsborough County charter review board will hold the second of two public hearings on a proposed amendment to the section of the county charter that prohibits discrimination. This will be the final public hearing before the CRB decides whether to send the item to voters.

The hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 1) at Frederick B. Karl County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., in the Commission Board Room on the second floor.

The CRB is comprised of 14 volunteers appointed every five years by the county commission. Each commissioner appoints two members from his or her district. The board conducts a comprehensive review of the county charter and recommends any changes.

Since 1983, when voters approved a countywide referendum, Hillsborough County has operated under a home-rule charter. Any proposed amendments by the CRB must be approved by two-thirds of the CRB members, and then voted upon in a public referendum. The charter acts as a kind of constitution for the county, setting out the framework under which Hillsborough government must operate.

For information about the charter or the CRB,. contact Brandon Wagner, (813) 276-2640 or go to

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