The city has decided to place 9 proposed city charter amendments on the ballot in the November 3, 2015 election. We’ll spend some time this week highlighting some of them.
We have previously written about two of them. When resolving is dissolving was about allowing council to use resolutions instead of ordinances to do what they want to do if some other law does not specifically require than an ordinance be used. The most obvious potential use of this change would be to use a resolution to sell or lease property. Resolutions only take one council meeting and if properly cloaked like we have seen other agenda items the public will not even know what is about to happen.
Sold out again pointed out that we were not going to get to vote on our form of government (strong mayor vs. city manager) nor will we be allowed to set the terms of office for city representatives back to two years instead of the four year terms that we have been suffering with for the last decade.
Stay tuned for more about the proposed changes.
We deserve better