September 25, 2017

Have ideas for how to fix Florida after the storm? CRC extends the deadline

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If you have any ideas about the future of Florida after the storm, you now have until Oct. 6 to prepare your pitch to the Constitution Revision Commission.

The powerful panel meets every 20 years and has the authority to put constitutional amendments directly on the November 2018 ballot. On Monday, its rules committee tentatively extended the deadline for Floridians to submit ideas. The previous deadline of Sept. 22 was postponed because of Hurricane Irma.

After months of public hearings around the state, the commission has already received more than 1,400 proposals from the public through its public web site, FLCRC.gov, said Tim Cerio, chair of CRC's Rules and Administration Committee.

"How we handle these proposals is going to be critically important,'' he said at a meeting of the committee. Some ideas may be duplicates, others may be consolidated, and some may merge as a proposals authored by one of the 37 commissioners on the panel. More details here.

Photo: Constitution Revision Commission in Miami In April. Pedro Portal for the Miami Herald.