For Immediate Release:
April 28, 2017
Contact: Meredith Beatrice, Meredith.Beatrice@flcrc.gov, (850) 508- 5204
GAINESVILLE and JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Approximately 500 Floridians attended public hearings held by the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) on April 26 in Gainesville at the University of Florida (UF) and on April 27 in Jacksonville at Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) as part of its, “Floridians Speak, We Listen” statewide tour. At UF, more than 100 individual Floridians requested to speak before the CRC and approximately 200 attended the hearing. At FSCJ, more than 110 individual Floridians spoke before the CRC and approximately 300 attended the hearing. Both hearings lasted longer than three hours and extended past the noticed end times. All Floridians who attended the public hearings and wanted to speak were given an opportunity to be heard by the CRC.
To watch the public hearings held in Gainesville and Jacksonville, visit the Florida Channel’s website which has a page dedicated to all CRC public hearings and meetings. Complete transcripts of the public hearings and appearance forms will be available online at flcrc.gov as soon as possible. The next public hearing held by the CRC will be on Wednesday, May 3, at Gulf Coast State College (GCSC) in Panama City beginning at 4:00 PM Central Time. Visit flcrc.gov/Meetings/PublicHearings for the schedule of confirmed public hearings and full event details.
Photo by CRC: Floridians make their voices heard at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville.
Photo by CRC: Floridians make their voices heard at Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ).
ABOUT THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION REVISION COMMISSION (CRC)
Once every twenty years, Florida’s Constitution provides for the creation of a thirty-seven member revision commission for the purpose of reviewing Florida’s Constitution and proposing changes for voter consideration. The Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) meets for approximately one year, traveling the State of Florida, identifying issues, performing research and possibly recommending changes to the Constitution. Any amendments proposed by the CRC would be placed on the 2018 General Election ballot. For additional information, visit flcrc.gov. Follow the CRC on Twitter (@FloridaCRC) and Instagram (@FloridaCRC). Like the CRC on Facebook (@FloridaCRC).