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CITY COMMISSION

Mission

The City of Clearwater government provides the municipal services and infrastructure necessary for a high quality of life for all our citizens.

Program Description

The duty of the City Commission is to discharge the obligations and responsibilities imposed by State Law, City Ordinance, and the Clearwater Charter. Policy is set by the City Commission, the elected representatives of the City. The City Commission is responsible for approving the budget and determining the ad valorem tax rate on all real and personal property within the corporate limits of the City.

In addition, the Commissioners evaluate the job performance of the City Manager and the City Attorney, attend City Commission meetings, special workshops/meetings, schedule and attend community meetings to address areas of concern, serve as the City liaison for various area-wide boards, and represent the City at numerous ribbon cuttings, opening day festivities, and organizational welcomes.

Program Summary

Actual 2000/01

Actual 2001/02

%

Budget 2002/03

%

Budget 2003/04

%

Transfers

-

3,000

n/a

3,000

0.0%

Total

205,578

222,555

8.3%

266,850

19.9%

140,809

2.8%

52,600

57.1%

26,146

15.8%

-

-100.0%

1.0

Personnel

136,958

Operating

33,489

Internal Services

22,572

Capital

12,559

1.0

165,540

17.6%

69,030

31.2%

29,280

12.0%

-

n/a

Department Full- Time Equivalent Positions

1.0

175,110 69,780 32,910

- 3,000

280,800

1.0

    • 5.8

      %

    • 1.1

      %

    • 12.4

      %

n/a 0.0%

5.2%

Program Highlights

  • The City Commission program includes salaries for the five Commissioners and a staff assistant. The Commissioner’s salaries have been adjusted per Ordinance in this budget year by a 2% cost of living increase, which is greater than the social security adjustment of 1.406%.

  • Included in the operating category is the anticipated cost of memberships for fiscal 2003/04 totaling $23,630. This includes funding for memberships for the Clearwater Regional Chambers, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the Florida League of Cities, Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, Sister Cities International, as well as other ancillary memberships.

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