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Council concerned about some charter amendments



Published: Tue, May 29, 2012 @ 7:57 p.m.

Council concerned about some charter amendments

YOUNGSTOWN

Several city council members expressed concerns — and in some cases, completely disagreed — with a number of the charter-review committee’s proposed charter amendments today.

Most of the disputes are on issues that directly impact city council members.

They include: reducing their annual pay, making it more difficult for them to receive medical benefits from the city, the elimination of president of council as an elected position, changing to nonpartisan elections, and requiring council committee and general meetings to start no earlier than 6 p.m.

Overall, the 11-member charter-review committee made 17 recommendations to council.

Council will determine what proposals will be on the November ballot for voters to consider.

For the complete story, read Wednesday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com


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