AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           May 23, 2011

 

From:                          Fred A. Morrison, City Attorney

 

Subject:                      Charter Review Committee

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Determine whether the Commission wishes to appoint a Charter Review Committee, and if so, how its membership should be constituted and the scope of its responsibilities.

 

Analysis:

At an earlier meeting, Commissioners expressed an interest in the possible formation of a committee to review the existing City Charter and propose possible amendments to it, which would then go before the electorate in a referendum. I was tasked with preparing a proposal for the formation of such a committee. I did prepare a proposal which has been reviewed by the City Manager over the past several weeks and is now being presented to the City Commission for its consideration.

 

Options:        

1.      Appoint a Charter Review Committee; determine how many members should be on it, how they should be appointed, and what qualifications if any the members should possess; establish a scope of responsibility for the Committee. Or,

2.      Decline to appoint such a Committee at this time.

 

Fiscal Impact

If a Committee is appointed, the City will incur some minor expense related to its meetings, and would incur the expense of a referendum on any changes the Committee proposes.

 

Submission Date and Time:    5/18/11 4:09 PM____

 

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Prepared by:  __Fred A. Morrison

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