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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


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


1biggee(43 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

So this group was put togeather to review the charter. After numerous meetings and their time and effort the "highly educated" and self serving council members rejected or questioned any suggestion that they loose a little pay or power? Who would have thunk it? When we we realize that it is not about what may move thecity forward it is about moving certin people forward. Kinda remember when youngstown went to a full time council it was the first in the state to do so. Well since that time we have showed columbus,cincinatti,cleveland and toledo what a little extra in council's pocket can do for an area right? Until we wake up and elect public servants we will be stuck with what we get....just sayen......

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