Posted: June 13, 2012
The City of Port St. Lucie is inviting citizens to participate in the search for a new police chief by submitting questions to the final candidates, who will respond Saturday, June 16 at a public forum at City Hall.
The forum will run from 2 to 5 p.m. in the City Council meeting room. Until then, residents can submit questions online through the city’s website, or can print them on an index card (provided) and leave them in a drop box at City Hall (pictured).
The inclusion of the public is intended to make the search process open to all residents. It will allow citizens to raise issues that are personally important to them.
After a review panel screens the questions for redundancy and appropriateness, a moderator will present them to the candidates. A separate question and answer session will be held for each candidate with the other candidates out of the room.
The three candidates are:
A meet and greet session with the City Council, city staff and the public will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Civic Center, and various meetings and tours will take place Friday and Saturday. Formal interviews with City Manager Gregory J. Oravec will be held Sunday morning.
Mr. Oravec alone will make the final selection of the new chief, but he will consider all valid input and ideas that develop as a result of the forum and the visit to the city.
The address for City Hall is 121 S.W. Port St. Lucie Blvd.
For more information, contact:
City of Port St. Lucie