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Posted on: February 6, 2023

Mayor and Council to Discuss, and Possibly Adopt, Charter Resolution to Amend Size of Council

Mayor & Council Chambers

The Mayor and Council will, at their meeting tonight, discuss and possibly adopt a resolution that will amend the city’s charter to increase the number of elected councilmembers from four to six.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

The city’s Charter Review Commission has made several recommendations that could change the city’s voting age, the size of the Mayor and Council and other elements of city elections. They presented those recommendations Dec. 12.

The Mayor and Council will additionally hold a public hearing on CRC recommendations, including lowering the voting age from 18 to 16, permitting noncitizens to vote, setting term limits, creating representative districts, creating an administrative process to fill a vacancy on the council, changing election years to coincide with presidential or gubernatorial elections, and implementing ranked-choice voting.

The Mayor and Council could consider additional recommendations to include as ballot questions for voters in the 2023 municipal election in November.

For more information, see the agenda for tonight’s meeting.



Kathy Kirk-Dantzler
Director of Communication

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