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City Plans to Amend Charter to Clarify Mayoral Roles

Since last fall, the City Council, legal Counsel, and City staff have met several times to receive legal advice about necessary Charter amendments.

At this week’s meeting, the Council discussed a few minor changes to clarify Mayoral’s role during Council votes.

The proposed draft of the City Charter that Council is asked to consider includes language clarifying that the Mayor has historically and correctly been a part of the “legislative body” and language specifically allowing the Mayor to vote to transfer funds, amend the Charter, and alter an assessment regardless of whether there is a tie vote. Clarifying language concerning the presiding officer is also included.

The Council will later seek public input about these changes before they vote on them at a later time.

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