Opponents to the proposed charter appear to be upset that the new city charter is 21 pages….actually it’s 18 if don’t count the cover page and index, but the naysayers never let facts get in their way of a negative opinion.
I’m not sure why length is so important…I guess it insinuates that it’s more complicated than other charters.
I looked up the City of Tallhassee’s charter—remember Tallahassee is the city that Don Caton used as his example. The Tallahassee charter has 70 sections. The proposed Pensacola charter only has 42 sections, including a code of ethics.
The number of pages is really immaterial and those who use it as an issue need to find better reasons to oppose the new charter. …at least get the page count right.