2023 Lee County Charter Review

Every eight years, Lee County undergoes a charter review process. A Charter Review Commission of 15 members is appointed by the Lee County Commission to review the county’s current charter and propose any amendments or revisions for placement on the general election ballot.

To be placed on the ballot, proposed Charter amendments or revisions must:

  • Receive an affirmative vote of three-fifths (3/5) of the membership of the entire Charter Review Commission and be submitted to the County Commission for its consideration for placement on the November 2024 ballot. The County Commission must agree to place the item on the ballot.


  • Receive an affirmative vote of four-fifths (4/5) of the entire membership of the Charter Review Commission. These items are placed directly onto the November 2024.

The Charter Commission began meeting earlier this year and will continue for a total of 18 months to conduct the review and suggest items for placement on the ballot. Members of the public may attend Commission meetings and make comments or suggestions for consideration.

Upcoming Charter Review Commission meetings:

  • When: 5 p.m. May 9 and 5 p.m. June 13 (there is no meeting in July)
  • Where: The Lee County Administration East Building, First Floor Conference Room 118, 2201 Second Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901.
  • Email charter@leegov.com to submit comments about changes to the charter


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