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Posted on: October 26, 2023

City Council summary for Oct. 24

City Hall Building

The Fort Walton Beach City Council took the following actions during the regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24: 


Item 8.1:  2023-20 Resolution to Amend the FY 2022-23 Budget 

Recommends City Council adoption of Resolution 2023-20 to amend the FY 2022-23 original amended adopted budget total of $59,129,382 to $79,528,160 to be audit compliant. 


Item 8.2:   2023-21 Resolution to Accept Bureau of Justice Grant Funding for Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vests 

Recommends City Council adoption of Resolution 2023-21 accepting $6,525.00 in grant funding from U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs for the purchase of Bullet Proof Vests for the Fort Walton Beach Police Department. 



Item 9.1: Charter Amendment Discussion 

The City Manager and City Attorney are requesting direction from the City Council regarding proposed charter amendments. 

Council directed the city attorney to reword the charter amendments to meet legal requirements while keeping the original intent of the amendments and to bring that back to the council for review.

RESULT: Passed 7-0



Item 9.2: Resolution 2015-13 Rules of Procedure for Council Meetings

Item 9.3: City Hall Parking Lot

Item 9.4: 2024 Legislative Funding Requests

Item 9.5

Recommends City Council discussion and approval of the FY 2022-23 Charter Officer Evaluations.

RESULT: Passed 5-2

Mayor Dick Rynearson recognized Fort Walton Beach High School student Angelina Romano and Choctawhatchee High School student Addison Aden with the City’s Award for Civic Excellence (ACE) Award.

Samantha Abell, on behalf of the Florida City and County Management Association, recognized the City of Fort Walton Beach on its 70th anniversary of the Council Manager form of government.

The next regular Fort Walton Beach City Council meetings are scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2023 @ 6:00 pm

Unless otherwise noted, all City Council meetings are in the Fort Walton Beach City Council Chamber and 107 Miracle Strip Parkway SW and are open to the public.


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