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West Orange Times & Observer Tuesday, Apr. 17, 2018 5 months ago

Ocoee Commission meeting set for April 17

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City leaders will discuss dissolving the Violations Hearing Board and a trip to send four employees to Montgomery, Alabama, for the grand opening of a national memorial honoring victims of racial terror.
by: Gabby Baquero News Editor
First Reading: Violations Hearing Special Magistrate

Commissioners will vote on the first reading of a proposed ordinance that aims to dissolve the Violations Hearing Board and instead make use of a Special Magistrate to consider appeals for violations issued by the City of Ocoee Police Department, the Ocoee Fire Department and any other city employee as designated by the Ocoee Police Chief. City staff recommends using a Special Magistrate because it would standardize the appeal procedures for citizens. If the ordinance is approved, the Violations Hearing Special Magistrate would serve for one year. The magistrate may also be reappointed for consecutive one-year terms and removed from their position at any time during his or her term. 

Second Reading: National Memorial Grand Opening

The City Commission will discuss sending four city employees to Montgomery, Alabama, for the grand opening of Equal Justice Institute's National Memorial for Peace and Justice on April 26, which will be dedicated to the victims of racial terror. The city of Ocoee was invited to the grand opening because of the Ocoee Election Day Massacre that took place on Nov. 2, 1920. City employees attending the memorial's grand opening are as follows: Ocoee Mayor Rusty Johnson, Kathleen Crown, William Maxwell and Nichole Dawkins. The estimated cost to send all four individuals is $1,500 per person, which will be funded via Human Relations Diversity Board's discretionary account. 

Any residents with questions or concerns may contact Ocoee City Hall at (407) 905-3100.

Gabby is the news editor for the West Orange Times and Windermere Observer newspapers.┬áHave a┬ástory tip? Contact her at (352) 448-5856 or at [email protected]....

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