At next week’s worksession, the Council will discuss a charter amendment to lower the minimum age to run for City Council position from 21 to 18 and Mayoral position from 25 to 18.

A similar motion was brought in October 2010, but was defeated by 6-2 votes.

Additionally, the Council will also discuss to remove the residency requirement to run for a mayor. Also the amendment will lower the age requirement to vote in the Mayor and Council election from 18 to 16.

The Charter amendment is expected to be introduced on December 10 regular meeting. The new Council will vote on the amendment on February 11, 2014 followed by a public hearing.

Please let me know what you think about the proposed changes.